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All 80 Del Mar Restaurants

Cafe Secret

1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
858-792-0821
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Ranked #11 of 80 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Easton, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We certainly enjoyed the food. Great pork sandwiches. Enjoyed the outdoor seating and the humming birds. Did not enjoy the fact that people are allowed to bring their dogs without any consideration for people with allergies or how badly the dog's hair was matted or how bad the dog smelled or how loud the dog barked. Leave the dogs at... More

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was one of the best and freshest meals I've ever had! Every single thing I had I thoroughly enjoyed. I don't care for ceviche and even the ceviche was incredible! The sangria was delicious, and the scallop appetizer was unreal! Already planning our return visit!

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Cardiff by the Sea, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Have been here several times with a friend who's half Peruvian. We've ordered almost everything on the menu already (will complete it in future visits). Having been to Lima last year for Mistura, I agree with my Peruvian friend that the food is excellent. The husband/wife Peruvian couple that own/operate Cafe Secret are passionate about the food and the experience.... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

They don't know how to cook eggs over medium. First they sent out over easy, then the sent out eggs that were so well done they were rubbery and the third time they were sunny side up. I left after that. The server didn't even apologize and no manager was to be found.

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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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