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1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
858-792-0821
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Ranked #14 of 81 Restaurants in Del Mar
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited this restaurant with a friend who has Peruvian roots. I didn't know what to expect but came away with a nice impression of Peruvian food. I wouldn't have expected the interesting ceviches, unusual drinks and yucca & corn items on the menu. We got a bit of a sense of the range there must be... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited Cafe Secret twice while we were visiting in La Jolla. The location is charming with only outdoor seating which is heated if necessary. The service and food was very good. The first time there we both had great empanadas (wonderful crust) with a small side salad for lunch. The wine to accompany it was also great. Th second... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is the place to go for great Peruvian food. The spices really add a kick to all the dishes. The fish dishes are outstanding both raw or cooked. The wine list is small but has a number of great wines that pair well with the food. Don't miss dessert. All are great and should be ordered. Prices are a... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful Peruvian food. We really enjoy empanadas (beef, chicken, or spinach/chard) for lunch or breakfast. Great ceviche and salads +peruvian specials for dinner. It's way too small and there is no indoor seating, but the food is really great.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to relax and just enjoy your meal this is the place. The restaurant has a limited menu but the selection is very good. The food is amazing and the service is very efficient. The parking area is good and for Del Mar finding parking space can be a big challenge. The Peruvian food here is fantastic and... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food here is amazing. I had papas a la huancainaI for an appetizer "delicious!" For the main course I had the Lomita Saltado. This is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes and this is the best I have had! The staff is friendly, they make you feel like part of the family and the service is excellent. In all... More 

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Agoura, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed at the Secret Garden Hotel adjacent to the Cafe Secret. Included with the hotel is breakfast at the Secret Garden. We enjoyed our breakfast and the staff is very nice. We went back the next night for dinner. It is a Peruvian restaurant with lots of Civiche and tasty dishes. The seating is outside, nice on a summer... More 

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Davis, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a couple of ceviches. Very expensive for what you get. Also had seafood soup, yam, shrimp appetizer was good.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have spent much time in Peru since I have family living there. We have also tried several Peruvian restaurants in California. Many are really nouveau Peruvian and are quite expensive and not worth the money. Don't let the name of the restaurant fool you, the food is great and very authentic. All the sauces have just enough aji (hot... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Fantastic food! I got the macho...a seafood sampler. Fresh local sea bass, plus a half dozen other things. Cheap wine and tapas Tuesday-Thursday evenings too. Outdoor seating. Great staff.

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Additional Information about Cafe Secret

Address: 1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
Phone Number: 858-792-0821
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Thursday 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Friday 9:00 pm - 7:30 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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