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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 good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (10 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 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 17 August 2015

I walked by on my way to lunch elsewhere and decided to try Cafe Secret because the plates they were putting out to diners on the patio caught my eye. I'm so glad I stopped. The menu is loaded with great choices for seafood lovers...More

Thank mfortin
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I just had lunch here and it couldn't have been better! Server was outstanding and personable, food was very unique and delicious! I had a mixed ceviches with yams, giant corn, and raw corn which I've never had before, all fantastic! I'll definitely be back!

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Excellent! Everything was perfection, food, atmosphere, drink, and staff.......Yummylicious!!! It was so good I went back 2 days straight to try different items on the menu and was not disappointed by a single item, a party for the taste buds.

Thank Shesmiles7
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The restaurant is small with patio seating and friendly, attentive service. I stated with the ceviches clasicos which was an interesting presentation of local halibut topped with slivers of white onion. Also included the large Peruvian choclo or white corn in a tangy sauce. Next...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Great ambience, outdoor seating, locally owned, everything fresh and made to order. Patio is dog friendly, service was great, and the food was even better. Daniella, the owner, is super friendly and knowledgable about her home country's cuisine. You can tell she's really passionate about...More

Thank jeremypreiss
Reviewed 24 April 2015

It was my first time in a Perugian restaurant and it was a nice suprise. The food was very good, fresh fish and the service was friendly.

Thank Jaana K
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I received a coupon flyer in the mail advertising Cafe Secret. It stated that it had won a "Best" award and it also stated that they serve gluten free and vegan dishes! I called in advance to make reservations and talk about their gluten free...More

Thank SDFamily1918
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I guess this place really is a secret, because it's been open 5 years and we only just discovered it. It's a very small restaurant, tucked away at one end of the Del Mar high street. It's sort of set in a very 'Hansel and...More

Thank lwew
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Lunch time and we are on a street in a town that is totally new to us. How do you pick a restaurant, the old fashion way? Well it is easy. Walk the length of the restaurant district and spot the crowd. Most were eating...More

Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We happened on this restaurant by chance, and sat at an outdoor table which was sheltered from the street by foliage, etc. so it was not noisy. I loved my lunch, which was chaufas (peruvian-cantonese fried rice) with shrimp and pork. There were four large...More

Thank Janiecleo
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29 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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