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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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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an appetizer (fried Yuca) and a 1/2 carafe of sangria. Pretty tasty. Nice service. Id recommend for a quick bite.

Thank Danamyte
Reviewed 14 March 2017

AMAZING, cute & quaint little sidewalk cafe! Fresh seafood, amazing sangria and friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Very relaxed atmosphere!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ordinary food and the only time my credit card was charged more than the meal cost. When I got my statement back it showed the meal was charged twice. The restaurant did make a correction after protesting, but they were not apologetic. Outside patio is...More

Thank sdphil
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Food was great. The service was great later in the visit. Very nice patio area with natural cover. Older and rustic. Ended up being a nice little breakfast.

Thank Mrsacorp
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Cozy, romantic setting wasted on me since I was dining alone. Service friendly but not crisp. Wednesday night so lively but not too busy. Food arrived quickly and hot stuff was hot. Wednesday is ceviche night. Tasty, but normal "classic". Unusual Peruvian presentation. Aji de...More

Thank GMRoos
Reviewed 24 August 2016

while the service was never that great, the food used to be... but the ownership has changed, and the food is no longer the same.. and the service is still questionable.. won't be going back.

Thank BK122
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Every now and then, one stumbles upon a place with amazing food that is visually appealing and tastes amazing. We were seated right away and enjoyed the patio vibe. The servers were all very friendly and attentive. It's casual in an elevated way. The Shrimp...More

Thank mishywishy2016
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Cafe Secret is really a restaurant with a nice dinner menu. The outside seating is basically on a sidewalk... The various seafoods were tasty; the beverages adequate. Service was mostly casual, friendly and expedient, expect for the check,

Thank rokkap
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were going to a Mexican restaurant in Del Mar but could not find close parking. Where we did find parking was near this restaurant and the outside seating area (which is all they offer) was so quaint, combined with the aspect...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We've been dining here since the day before they opened to the public seven years ago. Daniella and Bratzo just sold the restaurant to their manager - so sad to see them go! The new owner is also wonderful. So far nothing has changed and...More

1  Thank Kris P
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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