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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.

5200 NE Sacramento
Portland, OR 97213
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM,
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM.

Cross Street:
NE Sandy Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 284-6617

Website:
http://www.cabezonrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Parking Details:
Ample street parking in the neighbourhood.

Executive Chef:
David Farrell

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

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Special Occasion (27)
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Good for a Date (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Cozy (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was individually and expertly prepared and presented. Service was excellent.

Off street parking bit of challenge but normal for Portland

Definitely recommend this spot and will go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first visit and it won't be our last. We went there for my Husband's Birthday. The food was absolutely wonderful. We found ourselves sharing bites from each other plates. We usually don't indulge in dessert but this time we did. Pot du Crème and Illy coffee. What a way to celebrate a special day. I think this is where I want to go on my Birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always good food, variety and attentive service. Will return for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our first time here and we will be back. This is a neighborhood gem that is lively and energetic. The seafood dishes were well crafted and tasty. The servers are timely, helpful and knowledgeable. Our server Norman was wonderful. Prices are about average for a nice meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

For the quality and expensive ingredients, the end dishes were just so-so. The king cod was beautifully prepared but the vege underneath were undercooked and purée not seasoned enough. Foie gras was beautifully paired with grapefruit and arugula but was rubbery. My husband’s lamb was the toughest piece of lamb we have encountered and he’s from New Zealand. He sawed through it with a steak knife and the olives were too salty with it. Great neighborhood place with nice vibe. The food and service disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, the size, and of course the food. I would love to see what culinary magic can be made with one more option for a seafood entree. The food is supreme.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fabulous service with even more fabulous food and wine!! A must!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food and great service. The fish was cooked just right and with lots of favor and complex favor surrounding it. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good 🥘, great service, lively place . Location is not that great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Even having a reservation we had to wait for aprox 40min to get a table in the new year's eve. Which was not a problem at all because we enjoyed couple drinks at the bar. The food is delicious, every bite it's full of flavors!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated without much of a wait on New Year's Eve. Waitstaff was quite knowledgeable and service was good. They don't "split" checks which was a surprise. It would have been nice for them to check if we wanted more coffee after dessert. I was surprised we were able to park so close to the restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a reservation for New Year's Eve which was confirmed on behalf of the restaurant in an email I received at 11:30 a.m. that day. When we arrived at the restaurant for our reservation, we were told we had never made one. Given that it was New Year's Eve we had no choice but to sit at the bar. Provided restaurant with written proof we had a reservation and asked only for an apology and assurances it would not happen again. We have received no apology. We have been going to this restaurant at least 3 or 4 times a year since they opened in 2009-2010 and never have experienced such rudeness. As for the food we had, the sea bass entree was very good however, the crab cake pot pie was a huge disappointment since the amount of crab in both my pot pie and my wife's pot pie was negligible. Not the way to treat customers. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre New Year’s Eve celebration!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely food—beautifully presented and very tasty. We especially like the pate and the blinis. Fish entrees are usually very good. The creme brûlée is the best I’ve ever had!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cabezon was our 2017 favorite restaurant of the year. The food is consistently outstanding, the service is warm and friendly, and the restaurant has a lovely intimacy, enhanced by Jackie's artwork.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and great service. It has never disappointed us.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cabezon is our go-to spot for date night or whenever we have out of town guests. Amazing food, highlighting the best fish and seafood of the PNW, with a menu that changes enough each time to be interesting but always has their star dishes, like the cioppino and mussles. The owners are delightful and all the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Such a great vibe and ambiance through the whole restaurant. We also had a dinner party in their back room with 20 people. They worked with us on the menu and all our guests were so impressed with the food, price was on-point, and service was excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had an outstanding meal.The service was wonderful and the food was fresh and creative.This is a gem

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cioppono is always a great option and the basil wrapped prawns were fantastic!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was excellent! I did some research for the best cioppino in Portland because it was my husbands birthday and it's his favorite dish. We were not disappointed, Thank you!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Dinner with my patents from out of town. We were looking for a seafood restaurant.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great ambiance. Great food. Go there.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A girlfriend and I were going to The Grotto and had a reservation for dinner afterwards at Cabezon. Although we wound up being more than an hour early, the hostess graciously found a table for us. All of our food was beautiful and delicious - beet salad, steamed mussels, lamb. Bonus: when they needed our table for the next reservation, the hostess offered to buy our dessert if we would move to the bar. So we ended the evening with a scrumptious pot de creme. Cabezon is a great find, and I’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

After selecting a steak and potatoes dish from a menu limited in its gluten free options, I asked the server to request that the kitchen remove the bread crumb topping from the potato gratin to accommodate my allergy to gluten. I was told that "chef" insists on serving his dishes as he created them and that I could remove the topping myself if I wanted to. We have had good experiences at this restaurant before but this degree of belligerence and retention is unacceptable and we will not be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is DELICIOUS! Service is WONDERFUL! We cannot recommended Cabezon highly enough.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This restaurant has 3 rooms- the first time we ate here, we were in a corner, front table- and not so many guests, so very quiet. This time I asked for quite table-there were two large parties so more difficult, but they did seat us in another corner - and the large party next to us was quiet, but the two fellows next to us were loud. When they left, it was easy for us (older adults) to hear.
The food is excellent- we will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time at Cabezon on one of our many trips to Portland and it was wonderful, by every measure: the staff, food, wine list, ambiance. All were outstanding and made for a perfect get-together with good friends.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Crab/Lobster Pot Pie special appetizer was excellent. We both got the Cioppino...was flavorful and one of the better Ciopinnos I've had in a restaurant, however, had toomuch "heat". We both love spicy food and heat but there comes a point where adding more heat actually ruins the dish...you get the heat but the other flavors start to wash out (ie the seafood all tastes the same)...and this dish just crossed that line...too bad.

Our waitress was very pleasant and nice but OUR service was horribly slow. Tables on both sides of us were being served more rapidly (same waitress). One table came 20 minutes after us and left 30 minutes before us...they had an appetizer and a "cooked" fish dish. We waited 25 minutes for bread (we got our bread when the table above got theirs), and 45 minutes for our appetizer. Dinner came 1:15 hours after ordering...and it was "soup." Waitress did say "thanks for waiting" when our dinners came but no free dessert or bill discount for what appears to be her forgetting to put our orders in.

We bought a bottle of wine and had planned to drink half and take half home (being responsible drivers and all). We finished the whole bottle and were sober enough to drive home after being there 2.5 hours

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great meal with friends at Cabazon - the mussels where cooked perfectly followed by the Cioppino with a great assortment of fresh fish. Our friends had the cod what tasted out of this world. The char on the outside of the cod was amazing. We would recommend this place and plan on coming back later this year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Somewhat bummed.... there were so many great reviews. We are thinking it was just an off night. The Restaurant is very quaint and cozy, we sat in wonderful high back arm chairs which were very comfy. The noise level is medium - just an energetic buzz. The food was ok - unfortunately we all ordered the same thing, so it may have just been that dish (again the reviews lead me to hope) The service was just off, plain and simple. Service can make or break a dining experience. We were so happy to be with friends, and tend to be 'go with the flow' kind of people, so while it didn't completely ruin our meal/time, we definitely noticed and commented about it on the way home.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our second visit to Cabezone. This meal was as wonderful as the first. This visit, my husband had the lamb and dumplings with rosemary. The lamb was perfectly cooked, tender, and wonderfully seasoned. He enjoyed every bite and cleaned the plate with some bread! I had the macaroni and cheese appetizer with a glass of Chardonnay...and dessert. The appetizer was creamy, cheesy and had a perfect amount of spiciness. I typically drink other white wines but our waiter's recommendation was wonderful -- not too dry or oaky. Our meal ended with the chocolate pot a crème: It was SUBURB. The texture was amazingly smooth. It had a consistency that was a bit more like a ganache -- slightly heavier than most pot a crèmes but an amazing smooth and luscious mouth feel. It was absolutely delicious -- with a cup of freshly brewed coffee -- and not too sweet. We will definitely return to this lovely restaurant soon. BTW, during out first meal there (2 weeks ago), my husband had the monkfish (baked bone in). He made sure to tell the chef it was the best prepared and delicious fish -- of any kind -- he'd ever had in his life.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful food and great service. I had the Mahi Mahi which was marvelous.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our new favorite place. Loved everything about this lovely resturaunt!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great experience with good conversation and good food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We keep coming back to this neighborhood gem. Small and relatively quiet, but there's a separate room for larger groups. Good bar, great seafood and a few meat entrees to choose from. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

A wonderful place to bring out of town guests. A bonus that there were accommodations made for GF diners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love this neighborhood restaurant! My husband and I have been coming here for special occasions and Thursday night "treats" - since it opened. Love the cheese/paté to start the meal with some nice cocktails. My husband can always find a solid fish dish (or meat) with delicious vegetables and great presentation. I prefer pasta or shrimp and both are prepared deliciously. Whenever we have indulged in desserts, they have been excellent.

However, on our last visit there was a mix up with our reservation.This was my mother-in-law's 85th bday and I had made a reservation for 4 at least 3 weeks in advance using Open Table. When we arrived, Jackie (I believe she is part owner and runs the front of the restaurant) couldn't "find" the reservation on her system though I showed her mine on my phone. Luckily, they were able to seat us, but not in the side room which I had requested (it's carpeted and much quieter.) A dessert was comped for my mother-in-law, but I never really got an apology for their mess up :(

Lesson learned- while I use Open Table and have never had a problem before, for an important occasion I will go "old school" and confirm by phone!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Super good food ( seafood) & really tasty cocktails
Great service
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

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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