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Cafe Secret

1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
+1 858-792-0821
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (38 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had read a lot of great reviews about this place, particularly the ceviche. The atmosphere was lovely...patio seating with heat lamps and very dog friendly. I had the ceviche Classico and it was good. I’ve never had it before so it was strange but...More

Thank LesleyGulledge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual, laid-back outdoor eatery with friendly, helpful staff and a tempting menu of Peruvian favorites. Our server suggested we order three starters and three entrees and share among our party of four. Great suggestion. Everyone enjoyed everything. The stars of our meal were the ceviche...More

Thank gdeakins
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a friend celebrating her 78 birthday and though she had been to Cafe Secret before, this experience was unfortunately not so good. Service was slow and the poor girl was overwhelmed, and uninformed. Happy hour prices were communicated on the website, but not...More

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I'm a local, and love taking my out-of-state guests here for the cozy street-cafe atmosphere and authentic, interesting food. The empanadas are a breakfast and lunch hit; the sandwiches are terrific; the ceviches are terrific for seafood lovers, and the chicken dish, aji de gallina,...More

Thank SoCalFlaneuse
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 23 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 2 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 23 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
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SanDiegoTraveler12
29 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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