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Cabezon Restaurant

5200 NE Sacramento, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 284-6617
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Ranked #23 of 3,547 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: NE Sandy Blvd.
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San Diego, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

AMAZING is the only word I need to use the describe this place. The Chef is spot on and the food quality here is a notch above anything else I've had in a long time. The seafood is fresh, mostly local stuff, and the presentation of the food is fantastic. Would definitely return again. The menu is smaller, so don't... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Truly a wondrous experience. Particularly enhanced by our waitress, Jen. Unique flavors. The lamb dish was a Moroccan delight. The fish cooked to perfection on a bed of yumminess. Shared almond cake dessert and ice cream sandwiches- stunning! What a find!

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Surprise, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was looking for a restaurant to take my wife to dinner for her birthday. I always look at trip advisor for reviews. I decided to go to Cabezon. Small restaurant, nice inside. You can see the cooking if you sit at the bar. Michelle, our waitress was attentive, good attitude, great. Food: I ordered sturgeon, never had it, with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to Cabezon for dinner. The food was nothing special. I'm not a proponent of huge portions, but theirs were pretty small, though fancifully prepared. Deserts were total disappointment. The prices were pretty steep, especially considering the location.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visiting in Portland, were invited to Cabezon by local friends. Snarfed up 2 dozen oysters in 10 minutes, maybe 15, as we settled into dinner. It's warm in the place, so was happy to be sitting near the door for a breeze. Had my first ever sand dabs and they were delish. Others had bouillabaisse, salmon, and a version of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

8 of us went there last nite to celebrate a birthday and a graduation and had reservations for 530 (opening). service was excellent, friendly, helpful! we had the cheese plate and fries w/ awesome aoli to start with. cheese plate was not enough for all 8 to taste all cheeses, but we didn't plan to as there was plenty of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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160 reviews 160 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The wait staff was very friendly and had many recommendations for indecisive people like us. We decided on a salmon starter with a side of oysters- all awesome. Our entrees were mac and cheese, cabezon, cioppino, and rack of lamb. Every dish was perfect, not a crumb or spot remained. The only complaint that i have is that the portions... More

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Portland, OR
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a great restaurant find! Unassuming, friendly, delicious food and drink, great service, quiet enough for a conversation and crowded enough to be successful, but still accessible for reservations on most nights. Highly recommended as a place for a quiet dinner, a meal with friends or family, and even kids like it!

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Midland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite, and boy am I glad I did! The monkfish was excellent, the pot du creme decadent, and the service was friendly and efficient. I would not recommend Cabezon to a family with small children. The staff would accommodate you happily, but the price point and complexity of tastes makes it much more of a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We arrived with a reservation and were seated immediately. It smelled fantastic. The bar was full and there was a nice "din" of activity. Just enough ambient noise to make it seem Alice but not too much to distract. The menu is small and varied. Everything looked interesting. I wanted to try many things. The salads were nice. My wife... More

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