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About Cabezon Restaurant
Cabezon is a bustling neighborhood seafood bistro and fish market. Opened in December 2009,
Cabezon is located near both Portland’s Hollywood and Rose City Park neighborhoods. Offering
“Coastal Cuisine with Passion” – elemental seasonal cooking driven by the offerings of the day
from local producers and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Owners, Chef David Farrell and
wine maven Jackie Speck, look forward to delighting you with their unique menu, and invite you
to stop by for our local wood-fired fish and meats, chef made pates, and seasonal ice creams.
Our diverse wine list features small hands-on producers.
Portland, OR 97213
Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM,
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM.
NE Sandy Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact the restaurant for further details.
Ample street parking in the neighbourhood.
Private Party Facilities:
Cabezon Restaurant is a quaint and intimate bistro that offers space for private dining that can seat up to 40 people and cocktail/hors d'oeuvres for 50. Our restaurant is great for hosting holiday parties, wedding rehearsals, and many other events.
Private Party Contact:
jackie speck: (503) 501-7677
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cabezon Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Super good food ( seafood) & really tasty cocktails
Decor needs to be updated to elevate to next level. Because the food is SO GOOD!!!! ( Nix the tin ceiling/upholstered high back chairs & Cafe au lait paint)- coming from a designer ;-) so I’m picky
Our third time here, haven't had a dish short of outstanding. The oysters, basil wrapped shrimp and mac n' cheese were good starters, the halibut was excellent. Service is prompt and timely without being intrusive. Server very knowledgable about menu. We were in a recessed alcove by the entry door and noise seemed much less than I remember.
Truly excellent seafood. Cioppino usually not my thing, but here was not overly heavy and tasted delicious. Cheese board was fantastic. Caesar salad and bread very lovely. Pinot noir on the money. Servers busy but get the job done. Decor is interesting, homey, though seating a bit odd in places. Parking at first quite hard, tricky streets to navigate. Just be patient. Worth the visit to Cabezon for fresh seafood and a unique Portland experience.
It took a bit to get a drink after seating, but everything else was excellent and the service improved as the night continued on; she was just really busy. The food is really good and my date and I would both recommend it for good seafood in the Portland area.
After several visits to this restaurant I have never been disappointed. The food, the service, and the ambiance of Cabezon are perfect for any occasion. You cannot ask for a better dining experience anywhere in Portland, at any price. If I want to impress someone, this is where I take them! Menus update daily.
This restaurant is not as good as it once was. Seems like they have fallen into a rut. Condition of the restroom was appalling. Special appetizer of the evening was barely above average. Our seafood dishes were on the same par as many other restaurants -- nothing special.
The food was good, not spectacular considering the Portland food scene. However, the biggest disappointment was at the start of the meal when my dining companion and I wanted to share a Caeser Salad. It came to us way overdressed - too much dressing, too much cheese. We asked the server who brought it to us to have the kitchen split it for us. He hesitated a moment and took it back to the kitchen. It came back moments later with our original server, not split. She informed us that the chef wanted it presented this way, that it was their intention to look like the mess it was.
I made an effort to split it, but then had them take it away after one bite. It was inedible.
The arrogance of the kitchen astounds me even days after. If the chef or one of his staff feels that they can be a diva, they better earn it with outstanding food. Arrogance has no place where mediocrity is evident.
BTW, we didn't ask, nor did they note whether it was taken off our bill. It really doesn't matter. I won't be back and have already I have already told friends of my experience.
Cabezon is just terrific and has been our go-to restaurants for special occasions for years. We often come from our respective birthdays and our anniversary. The staff is tremendous and the food fresh and delicious. I am also a huge fan of their cocktails. We love to it at the bar and watch the chefs work. We can't recommend this place more highly.
We found the food and environment underwhelming for the prices. The cioppino was fairly spicy and had texture of too much tomato paste, and for some ungodly reason they plopped a huge dollop of creme fraiche in the middle of the stew, effectively contaminating the entire dish with sour curdles of dairy. We didn't even think to ask about preventing this culinary catastrophe (because who does this?). The stew came with two small, anemic pieces of toast. Go elsewhere.
A lovely, quiet spot, tastefully decorated with special touches such as the glass art chandelier which made me think of work I've seen by Chihuly, just lovely. There are 2 dining areas, the one with the chandelier was romantic. Service was thoughtful and efficient and food choices all sounded so good. Not a whole lot of options, but what was there was excellent quality and the menu seems to change often (daily?) The bread was so very good and when we return I'm going to avail myself of the Maker's Mark Whisky ice cream profiteroles. Nice wine list too.
Had dinner with my fiance, his dad, and my mom. The menu had a nice range of appetizers and entrees, most of which are seafood based. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had two nice bottles of wine at reasonable prices. It was quiet enough that hard-of-hearing parents could hear the conversation. Nice atmosphere, somewhat formal but not "fine dining." A balance between fancy enough to feel like a special meal, but casual enough to be quite relaxing.
Took my in-law to show off a neighborhood gem. They are not very adventurous and was a bit rocky when reading the menu. That was until I got a few apps and they proclaimed "wow, someone in that kitchen knows how to cook!"
Fabulous evening in a sexy restaurant. Thanks to staff for being patient and very helpful.
This is the second time I have been to Cabezon. We were seated in the corner at the front window. I think it is a little quieter since its out of the way a bit, which I prefer, however the restaurant isn't overly noisy. My only complaints are the the cocktail I ordered was alcohol forward, which gave my more of a buzz than I expected and impacted the taste of the drink, and the food took a little longer to arrive than we expected (we didn't expect it to come quickly--this is slow food, after all). I didn't order from their cocktail menu and will probably do so in the future. I know I could have returned the drink but decided to not bother. The food was delicious with the exception of my friend's veggie--some kind of broccoli. We all agreed it was too chewy. She had plenty on her plate that she liked so she just didn't eat it. The service was good (server not in control of timing of food).
We live in Hollywood and just love walking to Cabezon for dinner. The food is just phenomenal. Have never had anything other than succulent, flavorful food. Our only issue was the service. It did not match the outstanding food we had. The waiter was good, but was overly busy and did not even have time for a photo during our special event. They either need more staff or better organization. But we will go back. Go there and you will not be disappointed.
Cabezon does a fine job with their offerings. We enjoyed custom cocktails from their menu prior to dinner. All were very good. The evening that we were there, a large party had purchased all of the halibut entrees which was disappointing. Instead we ordered scallops, cioppino and a pork chop. The seafood dishes were very good, but the pork chop was over cooked and dry. We also shared three excellent desserts.
Our server was cheerful and helped with our choices. However, we shared desserts and split two salads and had to ask for extra plates each time. The restaurant would not split the salads for us. When ordering desserts we had mentioned that we would be sharing. Those service flaws were surprising.
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