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Cabezon Restaurant

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5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666 (NE Sandy Blvd.)
+1 503-284-6617
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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260 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I have had Cabezon on our list for a while and we finally made reservations and took a bottle of wine. The place is tiny and tucked back across the street from the Laurelwood Pub and Rhinelander. We were seated immediately. Our server got us drinks before we were ready for the wine. We both ordered seafood from a pretty... More 

1 Thank Stew M
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The three of us agreed Cabezon has the best seafood we have had - ever. In various dishes we had mussels, oysters, clams, crab, shrimp, cavier, and cod. Each prepared and accompanied perfectly whether it was sauce, breads or veg. The creme brûlée' and chocolate pot were also outstanding. We had the recommended wines and the pairing was spot on.... More 

Thank MTTravelbug
Seattle, Washington
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212 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Our party of six devoured two and a half dozen oysters before dinner. They were great. I had the ciopinnio -- which we were told was always on the menu -- as did several others which almost lived up the the rave reviews others have given it (Dungeness crab was a bit tasteless) with fresh, perfectly cooked shrimp, good number... More 

Thank Foodtwosome
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It was one of the best dinners we had for a long time. Fresh, inventive and surprising. The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. This place is one of the reasons we'd like to visit Portland again.

Thank js972
New York City, New York
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167 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

A little bit of a drive from downtown but well worth it for super fresh seafood. We had Oysters and local seafood specials. Everything was top notch with just enough in the way of seasonings and vegetables to enhance but not overwhelm the flavor of the fish. The wine list was also full of good local choices with thoughtful servers... More 

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Logan, Utah
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This lovely restaurant is top notch. It opens at 5:30pm for dinner and you are seated at every other table. Candlelight and privacy add to the ambiance. The menu evidently changes daily as we were given a new one. I had New York Steak cut in tips over wonderful potatoes with onion rings on top. Others in my party had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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198 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Tried this place with my wife on our anniversary. We had a delightful experience. Great cocktails, good food and great service. I had the lamb and my wife had the Ciopino, both were excellent.

Thank Cachims
Randolph, Vermont
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277 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This could be a one word review. Order the cioppino (a pseudo-Italian seafood stew supposedly invented in San Francisco) and you will understand everything about this place. It's fresh, spicy, local, and layered with flavors), The menu is mercifully limited, and yoou can't make a bad choice. We tried, but everything was good. Friendly ambiance and service to match.

1 Thank StepMorris1
Sacramento CA
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Stopped here for an early dinner while in town for a conference. Great seafood with fresh local ingredients. Mussels and fish were really fresh. Nice atmosphere, good service. The place fills up so get reservations if you want to eat during busy times. A more expensive than some places but really good food.

Thank Hiker-7
Uniontown, Ohio
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We really thought the food and atmosphere at Cabezon was fantastic! We had the mussels, cioppino, and sea bass...all fresh and delicious. And my margarita was fabulous. The restaurant is very quaint and seemed to be more of a restaurant favored by locals. The problem lies in the service. Our waiter took our order immediately and dinner arrive soon...a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97213-2666
    (NE Sandy Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-284-6617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?