Our Story

Bratzo Basagoitia was raised in Coastal Lima, Peru. When he moved to San Diego​,​ he began sharing his family recipes with friends for dinner parties​. Eventually,​ he realized sharing the food of Peru was his calling and decided to leave the environmental industry to start Café Secret. Café Secret is a small, humble café located on the historic Hwy. 101 in the heart of Del Mar. Our goal is to treat every customer like a guest in our own home. It’s our​ way​ ​​of​ giv​ing​​ ​back for all this country has offered​ ​​these​ ​wonderful years. We strive to represent Peruvian food the right way, using fresh local ingredients. Our menu features sustainable seafood whenever possible and plenty of organic, gluten free and vegan options. And let’s not forget about the dogs! Our outdoor patio is pet-friendly (ask about ordering the Charlie Bowl for your pup). Café Secret operates like a family, and we pride ourselves on taking the best care of our staff who make all the magic happen. Leading the team at Café Secret along with Founder/ Chef Bratzo is Rachel Metzger. A longtime employee who now owns the Del Mar location, Rachel is excited to bring her experience in many restaurants around the country to our Café. Contact us to make a reservation or ask about catering for your next party or event.