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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Healthy, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in SCDLC for my mother's birthday, and I wanted to treat my mother to a great birthday dinner so we went to El Secreto. It completed exceeded our expectations! The cuisine is fine Mexican fusion with a strong base in Chiapanecan ingredients and...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

Foodie, fine dining Chiapas experience in trendy minimalist Earthy setting. Excellent service. Cool, beautiful, trendy, flavorful.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

This little restaurant is an absolute star. Small complimentary appetizer made of cactus was delicious. I ordered a Ococingo cheese soup, which was absolute hit. Main course was Bass, which was juicy, tender and tasty. Dessert was mini tacos with chocolate mousse - together with...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Living in Mexico City since 2 years, our road trip through Tabasco and Chiapas was far from a gastronomic highlight. But this place stands out. Excellent food and service, for a very reasonable price. We especially enjoyed the tabla de embutidos (local cheeses and cold...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Jose and Captain Jorge’s service was beyond excellent. The food, exquisite. Try “Falso Tamal” for dessert, you won’t regret it.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Director General at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2020

Dear Victor. Thank you for your review.. we hope see you again in El Secreto in your next visit to San Cristobal.

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Delightful flavor combinations, outstanding service, this is the best experience available in SC. Compliments to Celestino, the restaurant manager and the chef. Try the duck tostadas and the suckling pig leg, both are out of this world. Keep doing what you are doing 👏

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Director General at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2020

Dear Said.. Its our plesure to read your review.. its very important to us know your expirience in El Secreto was greatfull. We hope see you soon again.

Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Excellent menu and service. Came back twice in a five day stay. Nicest Restaurant manager. Total hit!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Director General at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Dear Yvonneka, its a pleasure know that your enjoyed your expirience at El Secreto, we hope to see you once again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2020

Visited based on TA rating and were not dissappointed. Service is really attentive and the presentation and flavouring were impecable. The duck tostadas were so good we repeated our order. We also enjoyed two exceptionally fresh and tasty salads. The desserts are wonderful. Wine list...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Director General at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Dear Cavedodger, we´re glad to know that your expectatation was fulfilled, we really apreciatte your review and we hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

I stumbled on this place by chance, their bar looked nice so next day took my girlfriend there for her birthday. They exceeded expectations and wowed us with their delicious food, great wine choices, and 5-star service. Our server Celestino was an excellent host and...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2020

Dear Jack. we are very grateful to you for entrusting us with such a special date as your girlfriend's birthday and we feel very honored that you have chosen us to celebrate. we hope you had a very good experience and that you will share...More

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

This restaurant exceeded our high expectations based on several recommendations from our hotel and others. The duck tostadas and crema de Huitlacoche were divine. The service was impeccable. Thank you, Enrique and José for answering all of our questions and making this a most memorable...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Gerente_CasaAlma, Director General at Restaurante El Secreto, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

It was an honor to meet you, we are happy to be a restaurant recognized by other hotels, we always give the best of our service so that all people trust us. El Secreto is a guarantee of great flavors and amazing dining experiences, thank...More

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No, we did not arrive with a reservation and were seated immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Restaurante El Secreto

  • Yes, Restaurante El Secreto offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Restaurante El Secreto offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Restaurante El Secreto is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Restaurante El Secreto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5