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Cafe Secret
Cafe Secret

Cafe Secret

8.45 reviews
££££
Peruvian
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1140 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2606
1(858) 792-0821
http://cafesecret.com
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Cooking was always a passion for former Peruvians Daniella and Bratzo Basagoitia. “We always had a lot of people over. The one thing we love to do together is cooking.” Their aim is to present ... Read more
traditional food and cooking and introduce Peruvian food slowly as it gains acceptance. They are continually testing different types of Peruvian food, evaluating the response and, if positive, continue featuring it on the menu – a menu which is proving to be highly eclectic and international.“We learned early on not to be too stubborn about fitting everything into our vision, but to acknowledge opportunities when they presented themselves, such as catering special celebrations, holding weekend tapas and wine events, serving breakfast to persons staying in the adjacent Inn or adopting, small, but important, things, like offering organic Peruvian coffee when it proved a favorite among guests.”

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Local from San Diego
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Cafe Secret is a full-service restaurant proud to serve homemade authentic Peruvian cuisine. It's a tiny and adorable restaurant tucked away by the beach in Del Mar. The food is delish! The restaurant does not visually make itself apparent from the street, but if you pass by it during dinner time or a weekend brunch, you'll notice the lovely and completely packed outdoor patio. On Wednesdays, hear guitar strumming and vocals of a live musician. Outside of it being intimate and welcoming, winos get excited because you can BYOB, with no tariff to pop the top! Plan some extra time to find street parking during busy hours.

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Local from Oceanside
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Café ‘Secret’ is a small Peruvian restaurant located in Old Del Mar. The building has been redone to look like an older European cottage. It’s absolutely stunning and fits in perfectly with the Del Mar feel.

Tables are set up outside as well as a small dining area inside.

I came here for lunch and tried a traditional chicken empanada.
The meal came with a side salad. I am not very familiar with Peruvian, but I enjoyed the flavors immensely and for only $5.95, you can’t go wrong. It’s so much healthier (and tastier!) than getting a value meal a fast food joint for the same price.
The soup of the day was a vegan roasted garlic and squash; YUM! This was just the soup of the day, not a regular menu item.

The dinner menu looked fabulous. Obviously, I can not comment on that….yet. But I will definitely be back for more!

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