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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (6)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

This was our second visit to Cabezone. This meal was as wonderful as the first. 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. It was creamy, cheesy and had a perfect amount of spiciness. I ended the meal with the chocolate pot a crème which was suburb. The texture was amazingly smooth. It had a consistency that was more like a ganache -- a bit heavier than most pot a crèmes I've eaten. It was most satisfying -- 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. 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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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our favorite local place. We go back over and over again and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy, great food. My 3rd visit and this meal was by far better than the past. Friendly and attentive service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although a seafood restaurant, there were other delicious options. The menu is varied but not too long. The ambiance and service were perfect, professional but personal. Looking forward to going again.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great experience, have be here 3-4 times always prefect from start to finish. Great hand blown lamp shades over bar which are very cool

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a family birthday dinner at Cabezon and everyone was delighted with his/her dinner. The tombo tuna and cioppino were excellent and the Maker's Mark profiteroles were the perfect ending to the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Creative menu with delicious food. Unsung gem in NE neighborhood

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great experience!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful food! Enjoyed our meals. And everything we tried had distinctly different flavor profiles. Delicious.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This will be my seafood restaurant of choice. Local and fresh.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another excellent meal at Cabezon, delicious from starters through to dessert. Service was first rate and very amiable. The grilled shrimp with curried lentils was especially tasty. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We enjoyed the tasty food and local beer. It was a perfect place for our first dinner in Portland. We spent a week visiting in Portland and eating in restaurants---Cabezon continued to be my favorite one.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant itself and the food were interesting. A great little neighborhood spot with character. Quite Portland culture forward for out of town guest to get a feel for the citys unique atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Organic
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants to go to when its a special occasion. My partner loves fish and I am more of a meat eater so we love this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and great service. A bit on the upper side price wise, but well worth it!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

One of the best meals of my life. I had the lamb, which was amazing. The fish and pork chops are also great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Came here for a fancy date to impress a girl and it was a home run! Food was delicious, the wine was perfect, ambiance great and the service was brilliant! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was amazing! So delicious, great wine! Our server Norman was the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Consistently the best fish in town. Always fresh and what in in season. The preparations change regularly so it is always exciting to return for the latest dish.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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