Cafe Secret is one of my favorite restaurants! I dream about the ceviche and tiradito and it’s always a treat to eat here.
The service is outstanding, the servers always make you feel spoiled and it feels like you are in their home!
I love this place. I want it to stay my little secret.
Excellent meal at an excellent restaurant! One of our favorites!
we have eaten at all of the high end restaurants in north san diego, and the food here was spectacular!
don't miss this restaurant
TERRIBLE service and mediocre, overpriced food. Will not return
consistently excellent Peruvian fare. Not as much spice as I remember, but still delicious. Dog-friendly patio makes the experience that much better.
The service was a little bit slow due to only one guy taking on all the tables but then backup help came and saved the day. The food was delicious! The organic quinoa tamales was nothing to rave about but the steak and rice dish was really good and also the chicken curry like dish was really good for lunch. I'd love to go back for the empanadas!
The conchitas were good, although very salty. The Parihuela soup was okay, but one mussel, on clam and one undercooked shrimp weren’t enough. The chicken dish was mediocre and my wife left 80% of it on her plate. The positive ratings are inexplicable.
Outstanding find. A little gem
Excellent as usual! Fish sudado with quinoa is fabulous, as is the filet mignon. Truly feels like you're in a foreign country!
Our party of four enjoyed a leisurely Sunday lunch with the chicken aguadito, lomito saltado, and fish plates. We topped it off with desserts of alfajores and chocolate bread pudding. Everyone left happy!
From the name, I wasn't at first interested. I read separate reviews and saw 4 to 5 stars consistently. We went with an open mind and the food was fantastic. I see why it is rated so high. My wife and I don't normally finish everything, but the two dishes we had were so unique and tasty that I almost licked the plates clean. 100% recommend!
I took my boyfriend to Cafe Secret for his birthday as he loves Peruvian ceviche. Let me tell you, it was worth the drive up! We had the ceviche, the lamb and the mussels for lunch. I had their limeade to drink and an alfajore for dessert. Everything was delicious!!! The service was sub-par (we got there around 12:45-1; there were three tables at the end of their meals and we had to ask for plates to be cleared and water refilled). There was only one member of the waitstaff working, which I get that she has responsibility for everyone, but it wasn't exactly a fast-paced time of day (lunch on a Wednesday). The restaurant itself is pretty neat - tucked away under a flowing canopy of bouganvilla and has a distinct South American flavor to it.
Overall, highly recommend for coffee, lunch with friends, a date, and possibly business meetings (but it was a little loud on the patio). Will be back for the delicious food!
This restaurant features Peruvian food, so fun if you're looking for something different
Everything was amazing!! The Mixo ceviche was on point!! The Macho was fabulous. Everything prepared to perfection, quite possibly one of the best meals I've had.