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Cafe Secret

1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
+1 858-792-0821
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
“chaufa” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All 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 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 30 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 26 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
Reviewed 21 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 15 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 17 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 17 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 16 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are pets allowed, and, if so, is there a fee?
29 December 2014|
Answer Show 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
USD 9 - USD 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
  • 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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