Coya Peruvian Secret

4.4
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Located in the heart of downtown Del Mar, Coya Peruvian Secret Restaurant offers authentic traditional Peruvian cuisine. We proudly serve dishes made with only the freshest ingredients, provided by local purveyors. Voted best Seafood by San Diego Magazine!

Offers

  • Charming Tuesday's

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    $3 beers and live music at our charming patio with colorful lights.
What 417 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KurtD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We look forward to going back soon

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MaryMarket
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find, we ended going back just four days later as well.

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Brees
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Hostess was rude and lied to the manager about what tables were available and that I refused to sit at the available tables. Manager then lied when explaining why we were still not seated at 9 when the reservation was for 7:15

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious flavorful food. Fun sidewalk dining.

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AndyD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a nice little place to have a drink and a meal and feel like you are in a different town. Food is amazing.

JM
JamesM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely fantastic. Cozy outdoor patio set up for these pandemic times.

BG
vipBrionaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with bursts of flavors, highly recommend

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vipTedV
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service is kind and makes an effort. We wanted to like this place...but...

The food just under delivers. Flavor and seasoning was good - but texture and cook is way off. Empanadas need to be less doughy and more crispy. The lamb was tough and over cooked. The tres leches cake never absorbed the milk and was like stale bread pudding in a pool of milk. Also need to get better wine glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria gave great service and the food is amazing! Will definitely be a go to spot for Peruvian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Visited for my partners birthday, he is Peruvian so we love Peruvian food and have very high standards. My only feedback focused on the food itself would be the aji de gallina was prepared with a excess of garlic (paired with garlic rice) and the chicken was not shredded how it is prepared traditionally.

Our server was great, he took care of our drinks due to our special occasion. We will most certainly be back to try other menu items!
Thank you!

EM
EreniaM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Will definitely go back 😊

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JohnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There were problems with the order - it was not submitted - and we waited for 30 minutes before being told our order was never submitted. We did eventually receive our food, but the food quality was meh at best.

On a positive note, the waiter was very nice and apologetic for theissues.

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vipGorgi
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely good, the green raviolis ,are yummy. The Pisco Sour are delicious .

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SandyP
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant food is delicious. The appetizers are all terrific. My favorite is the filet. The lamb stew and chicken are wonderful. Highly recommended

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vipJonS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food great service

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NNDelMar
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a very nice place to sit and talk without noise and to have very nice ambience. The service was really good, and also the environment, and the atmosphere, but the food was just ok, it was very little at the first place, and the taste was a little bland. So if you do not care about the food and just wanted to sit and have a casual dinner then it works, but the value and quality do not match

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave local spot!

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vipHusky
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

nice dinner, nothing crazy.. good prices and good food

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LupeL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food great, service a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Everything we had blew us away. Can’t recommend enough

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vipGiege
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The entire evening was a huge let down. Didn’t get the high table I reserved, instead we were sat on the farthest table on the sidewalk which had an ant trail under the table which ended up crawling over my wife and I.
Service was terrible, waited 20 minutes before the waiter finally asked what we wanted to drink. We tried two different wines and neither were any good.
We chose the Empanadas for an appetizer and only one salty beef Empanada turned up, it was horrible.
My lamb stew was the only highlight, we gave up on desert due to bad service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and great hosts food was amazing. I really enjoyed myself and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Even with reservations we waited 30 min before someone came to take our drink orders. Then we waited about an hour before receiving our food and there was only three of us. Other tables that came after us were getting their food and leaving before we even had our plates. Our food looked nothing like the photos. I’m pretty sure they cut our scallops in pieces and they were not served in their shells like the photo. Way overpriced for what we received. $11.5 for a can of beer, $20.5 for 7 small pieces of scallops (maybe 1 full scallop). Not returning.

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CLaw
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

everything was good but their rare is medium-rare Order under

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KienT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Very good food. Not enough server (1) for the entire restaurant. Restaurant is look like a taco shop so keep that in mind.

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Bananna
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as delicious as it was beautiful, the service was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine and service was impeccable I love the ceviche, the scallops, the fried rice they serve and I love how they have a beautiful patio

JD
vipJoyofDining
San Diego
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is always one of my favourite casual restaurants. The food is always fresh and delicious. The sangria is homemade and great too!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from appetizer to dessert was fantastic. A first time experience for everyone in our party and we all we extremely happy with the experience!

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vipMiguelE
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in San Diego for Outstanding food.

VB
ValeryB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation on open table, and when we arrived the hostess said they had no tables available, and they would not honor a reservation made via the app. She said they forgot to turn off their availability on the app.

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jssclnn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The seafood throughout our dishes was so amazingly fresh. Recommend adding the hearts of palm to the ceviche, it makes for a sensational bite. Unfortunately the Catch of The Day which was Mahi Mahi was on the dry side. My partner ordered it and it came in a pool of butter with otherwise flavorless quinoa on the side. The dry mahi was present in my dish as well, but I really enjoyed there rest of the seafood in the Macho, especially the giant prawn and mussels. OH, there is no liquor here and the sangria was on the weak side.

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vipAndrewH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was way too slow

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great service but it does take some time.

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vipFoodiemom
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

This restaurant is delicious we have eaten there before. Unfortunately we left since we didn’t feel they were being Covid safe. The chef and lady inside preparing drinks were not wearing masks.

JD
vipJoyofDining
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego was sold and I was worried to go. The former owners had this place down pat. Great service, food, and the ambiance was casual and nice. The good news is the new owners seem to have inherited the same recipes. Everything seemed in place and good like before. Hugely relieved.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food ... bad service. Didn’t feel welcome, the girl server didn’t very seem happy when we told her we are also ready to order, when she asked for our drinks (after almost 20 minutes). We were with hungry kids and to see other people who just got there , getting served first , can be extremely annoying. They never check how we’re doing and while the food is good, wouldn’t come back here. Sometimes first impressions do last.

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vipDisappointed
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ceviche!

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vipTemeculaBen
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was friendly but slow. Bathroom was unavailable. Food tasted very good. Portions were generous. Sangria was tasty

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A8000family
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. Apps were like warm and a bit cheery w what seemed like sand grains.

FAQs

Coya Peruvian Secret offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-0821.

Coya Peruvian Secret is rated 4.4 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.