Cabezon Restaurant

4.7
1770 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1770 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, but the portions were very small for the price. Ordered the Ahi Tina special appetizer and it was 4 very thin slices of tuna about an inch long for $16. Cioppinno was very good but again not a lot to eat. For $31 I left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My fish may have been slightly over cooked. Staff was lukewarm in their friendliness. They were busy , but politeness could go a long way

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was a nice date-night for my wife and I. We really appreciated our waitress and the mellow mood of the restaurant. My food was not bad by any means, but I was not blown away which is why I rated it how I did. I look forward to trying the sturgeon the next time we attend. This is definitely a wonderful place for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood. Consistently excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back.

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SteffaniB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was attentive and very helpful in recommending dishes, and the atmosphere was cozy. Definitely will return!

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vipCM13
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious, every single thing we ordered was terrific!

Service was lovely, such an enjoyable dinner, thank you!

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with delicious food, amazing service, and just all around amazing experience for a very special occasion with my family! Thank you!

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LARJAR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the bass and the ono. Both were excellent. The server was quite skilled in crafting cocktails.

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AlisonS
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had inadvertently made an outside reservation but it was too cold to stay. We were about to leave when the hostess told us she had had a cancellation and could seat us inside, which we appreciated.
The food was great and the service pleasant. My only hesitation was the noise level, which made it hard to have a conversation at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and food was outstanding!

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vipmyronwong
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Belated birthday surprise with a candle on dessert. My fish dish, Ono was delicious. So was the potato gratin.

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sassyhigg
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and the ambiance was great. Had the Gravlax special tasty, would’ve liked a little horseradish or spice in the sauce and a little more bread. My Ono was a little dry, my friend’s was perfect. The Pot de Crème …OMG!!! So incredibly good. The consistency was more like a ganache or the inside of a truffle. So decadent and delicious. 😍

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arrived a few minutes before our reservation, got seated well afterwards even though our empty table sat unoccupied all the while. It was a delightful corner table but the ventilation system had us alternately freezing and roasting. Aside from the logistical glitches the food and service was tremendous. Knowledgeable staff, locally sourced fare, prices very good for the Portland market.

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vipShareG
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They were really helpful making sure I had a gluten free meal due to allergies. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous.

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Michan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambience were top notch but the cocktails were subpar. The food ranged from incredible to inedible, quite puzzling.

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roadrunner
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've always had seafood here, and for good reasons. The preparation, of any dish, is done beautifully, tender (and crispy top layer where it calls for) and flavorful, as if it's infused into the flesh. And we never miss the dessert (and I am not even big on dessert in general).

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busdiner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to enjoy a succulent meal. Truly an enjoyable dining experience

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NoahC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! I almost don't want to share but -- go!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, super varied flavors

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DavidF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Most of the food was good or very good. Monkfish was not that good. Lamb chops were under cooked and had to be sent back. Wine was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overall a very underwhelming experience. My husband and I both got ill afterwards. I think we had some bad oysters.

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sheri
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Weird that we are supposed to put our masks back on everytime the server comes to the table. They are back and forth so fast it doesnt make sense. And just when you get it on they are done and gone. But all in all will be back. Great place

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Great
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great meal. Covid restrictions followed.

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vipScotty
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're new to Portland, but we've already eaten at Cabezon three times. Each time, the menu had some new items; and each time, the food, preparation, and service were excellent

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Marlys
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably delicious, attentive (but not overly so) service, pleasant yet unfussy ambience

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vipNorCalStu
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food quality and value for the money was high. The service was good but not great, for example we had to remind the server that we had ordered coffee when she delivered the desserts. The Sturgeon caviar & creme fraiche on chive belinis were fantastic and worth the upgrade! The warm upside down pear tarte was delicious. The prawn wrapped in philo and basil over glass noodles were very tasty! We sat outside under the heat lamps, indoor the jellyfish glass lights give a soft and inviting look.

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Ivananthony
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small restaurant with great service and food. I will be back again.

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KTSU
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and delicious, the staff was friendly and prompt even though it was really busy. Great experience!

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vipwonderwindypdx
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with our experience here…food was amazing. Sole was delicious…as were the phyllo wrapped prawns.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had delicious sole and best cocktail ever. My spouse loved his pork chop and the French were amazing

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BrendaM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Cozy environment, amazing food, great service!

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MonicaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb meal at Cabezon! I’ve been there 4 times now and they are consistently excellent in all regards. Amazing food, friendly staff, gorgeous artwork and warm ambience.

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DebiS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cabazon because it appeared in an Open Table Top Neighborhood Gems email. Did not disappoint that’s for certain. We were seated (on a chilly night) on their outdoor patio and were quite cozy. The service was impeccable for the moment we arrived. Enjoyed wonderful cocktails! Blood Orange Old Fashion a must have. Dinner was spectacular. Between the four of us we had lamb, pork chop and cod after enjoying fabulous appetizers. The entire evening was spectacular and we can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here. We were pleased with the food and service. The space is very nice. We will be back to try more thinks on the menu.

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WhitneyP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was so good at such good price. They made a very lovely experience. Would come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had picked my husband up from PDX & wanted to dine near airport (with time constraints). Found Cabezon through search & so glad I did! Excellent food, drink, & service. We’ll be back!

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JillG
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! Fresh ingredients and creative dishes. Had a great server, very knowledgeable and personable.

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MonicaT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cabazon is a wonderful bright spot in our neighborhood. They sure know how to gently cook fish. The staff is helpful, friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is sophisticated and original. We love to go there for special occasions.

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.