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Cafe Secret

1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
+1 858-792-0821
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (37 reviews)
“chaufa” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in Old Del Mar on 101 - but behind a large tree - perhaps making for name Secret. Delicious Peruvian dishes - very creative - full of flavor. Healthy portions - the Del Mar salad featuring quinoa could have been a full meal...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful authentic Peruvian restaurant. Fabulous ceviche. Very small, and difficult to get a table.

Thank laura c
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

First time I had Peruvian food and I say it's just okay. Service is great though and stuff are all friendly. Nice ambience for a street side quick bite to eat

Thank Fatima H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

You will not be disappointed with your choice to eat at Secret. Not only the food but the environment is dreamy. Small and intimate it feels like you are at some hidden European gem. The owners are Peruvian and there is some of that influence...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My first experience at a Peruvian restaurant and we weren't disappointed. I recommend making reservations or getting there early as it gets very busy very quickly. We had walked by the restaurant the night before and the smells coming from there were so intriguing we...More

Thank seibo2830
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. A great little place with nice character. Keep up the great work!

Thank bradring
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This was a delightful and surprisingly delicious meal. We all tried different dishes and we were all very pleased with the flavor and the way it was prepared and presented.

Thank Abby H
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Macho with barramundi was delicious, as was the quatro leches for dessert. I felt the portions were great and the atmosphere and service was wonderful. The sangria was a little too sweet for me, so we opted for a nice Sauvignon Blanc from New...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were cycling through on maybe our 6th day on the road, this place was a treat and it is authentic. They were super friendly and made sure we were taken care of and also were nice to bring a pitcher of water to fill...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Wonderful service and great food. Chatted with the owner and she was lovely. We had breakfast there. We sat under a tree. It was charming.

Thank hipkidz48
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28 December 2014|
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Response from Ida M | Reviewed this property |
The preceding answer tells it all. It is ALLoutdoor seating but they do have several heaters to keep warm on a chilly day. Enjoy this outdoor (with covering) cafe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-792-0821
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The magic that happens in Cafe Secret's tiny kitchen dates back to the couple's childhood years in Peru, where good food and great company was a part of life. We are full-service restaurant proud to serve homemade authentic Peruvian cuisine. Join us in the heart of Del Mar, San Diego California. Our cozy indoor-outdoor setting, on the street, covered by beautiful bugambilia, resembles side street cafe from a european city. Romatic, quaint with a lot of character. Come and join us for some out of this world flavors.
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