Limon
Limon

Limon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://limondenver.com/
  • Phone: 3033220898
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Alex Gurevich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Limon
The vision for Limón, Denver’s eclectic Latin American bistro, began during Chef Alex Gurevich's trips to the Latin American region. Continually in awe of and impressed by the richness of the culture and cuisine, he envisioned a place in Denver where people could gather to experience the warmth and liveliness of Latin America. Limón's space was built with this concept in mind. It is rustic and inviting, comfortable and chic. Burgundy walls, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors and antique casks set an undeniably warm tone. The restaurant and patio offer distinctly different settings where guests can enjoy the food, the ambience and the energy that represent the Latin American lifestyle.

Limón is located in the revitalized uptown district of Denver and serves inspired Latin American cuisine that blends various styles of preparation but uses fresh, authentic ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Limon reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (11)romantic (6)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Bobbi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Shredded Beef was dry as were the black beans and plantain was rock hard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent small plates
    Cindi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Limon continues to provide a broad range of creative, small-plate choices. Every dish gets attention and is beautifully prepared. The ahi tuna was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tapas style plates...just enough to share with a dining partner. Very good and interesting options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for restaurant week. Everything was fine but a lot of the items were only ok and tasted the same (relleno, empanadas).... The things reccommended by our serve were our least favorite but the black bean cakes and the tres leches cake were awesome
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but a little pricy
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is good, but a little bit pricy. They have wine special on Wednesdays. You can ask the servers about it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    NYEspecial
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Limon was a nice little spot tucked away on 17th Street. Very nice but casual atmosphere - the food was really good - sharing plates is always a nice way to try out several different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Limon it outstanding. I have eaten there several times, the service is awesome, the food is incredible! It is small and very cozy with a group or somewhat romantic with just hubby and I! I highly recommend it. It is one of my favorites!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    RobJ
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our first time was a great experience. Was able to try several menu items and they all were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was good but overpriced in general. They charged us for 3 tiny slices of bread. No butter or oil or anything- just 3 dry pieces of bread. Can't remember how much they charged but anything was too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the Limon reviews archive.
  • Very Nice, but...
    Epicuriousone5280
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took my lady to Limon for her birthday. Overall, the food was creative and excellent. HOWEVER, The Shrimp Ceviche was VASTLY overpriced for what you get. That item needs to be recognized for it's poor value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    nice small plates that allow you to be able to try a lot. Good flavors and lovely people serving. I really liked that the owner came over and asked our opinion.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS
    Barb
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants my husband and I have ever been to. The food was extraordinary. Plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as meat eaters. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Exciting menu, outstanding experience in every way.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High prices are not justified
    MediumRare
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Even with my groupon, it was not worth the "$160" bill that we had. I understand what they are trying to do but they just aren't giving customers the whole experience. There are many other high price restaurants in the area that I would rather spend my time. Also, the waitress was rude and even rolled her eyes at our group at one point.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, but not great either
    Munchers
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We were at Limon on a Sunday evening. Most of the time, there was only one other party in the restaurant. Our waiter was great and let us order the tapas-style shared dishes one at a time, as we preferred. There was no ambience, because there were no people! We looked at the menu online and assumed it was just a sampling of dishes offered. Wrong! What you see is what you get at Limon. Food is listed as Central American, South American, and Caribbean. We sampled some of each. They were all very bland and lacking the character of their region. Even the pisco sour was made odd by a generous sprinkling of cinnamon on the top?!? We won't be back.
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  • Enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Overall a very nice experience. Service was great. Food was very good. Parking a bit of a challenge but very worth the walk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smorgasboard of Small Plates
    RDCATVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I had always wanted to do Limon. I did not realize it was a small plates restaurant where you can sample and share many dishes with friends. In spite of the slow service and forgetfulness of the wait staff (we kept had to remind her of a order or two), the food was so tasteful and artfully presented. Atmosphere was quiet and very conducive to conversation, Of course it was a Sunday night and there were not many patrons at the time we were there...so it was a treat for us to just talk over the 3 hours we were there. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small dinner restaurant
    BentleySD
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    You can go small or you can go big! Food is excellent, service is friendly, attention to detail and requests are great for this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The raspberry jalapeño creme
    Dean
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The raspberry jalapeño creme brule topped off an evening of wonderful surprises. The atmosphere is pleasant, but not overwhelming. The staff was very attentive, and seemed to enjoy describing the courses as they were delivered. We had a great time. Very relaxed with time to savor everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Neighbor
    tlorenz
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    First, we had a reservation for 7 and were sat next to the door despite other large tables being open. It was snowing and we were freezing -hostess fail. We were there for Restaurant week so I try to be lenient since it’s hard on staff. However, we had to stop the server several times to get a drink – the main complaint with the promotion is low ticket totals so why wouldn't she want us to order another round? The food was not as impressive as other Latin American restaurants. Recommended items like the scallops and the wok-fried beef were barely touched; dessert is the only thing that kept us from having to eat a second dinner elsewhere. I think the food and service are lacking the extra touch to make it memorable and a return destination
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's day
    Kroc83
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went here for Valentine's day for the special they were having and the food was great and the setting was perfect. Really good tapas to share with your loved one had a blast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for date night
    reviewVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been here a couple of times for dinner. We always have a great time and the food is always excellent. We enjoy the the small plates so we can try a variety of items on the menu. Plus it is fun to share :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiancée and I chose to spend our Valentine's evening at Limon this year and enjoyed ourselves very much. The special menu was a great value and the Skirt Steak and Pumpkin Soup were especially delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and prices
    Limon
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food items list was not extensive but it includes a variety of dished to choose from. The food was fresh and tasty and the restaurant was very clean something i considered very important when we east out. Casual atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu includes many Gluten free selections and the list changes often. A place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates, Big Flavor
    out4meals
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    A cozy place with delicious food. Small plates are from Central and South America. We loved the white fish in lime, citrus salad with mango and fennel, crab cakes w/veggies, and a spicy pumpkin soup. The black bean biscuits with butternut squash and goat cheese was another favorite. Dessert finished the meal off very well-- flan with caramel sauce. Service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Our second visit -- and it won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limon going downhill?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We used to LOVE this place, but between the menu changes over the past year, and this past visit, we may not be going back. We had to return a bean soup that was runny, and even though we made clear we wanted certain things first, they were not presented in that order. If the soup hadn't been sent back, my wife would have had to watch me eat the skirt steak dish. Servers didn't check on us much except to try to get us to buy more drinks. And, they didn't check me into Open Table, so I had to take extra steps to make sure I got my "credit." Definitely didn't have A team in the kitchen or on the floor on NY Eve.
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  • food and service as usual,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    food and service as usual, this was our 3rd time back, will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the pork belly and the
    DeeeVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    loved the pork belly and the chili relleno but the clams & chorizo should be avoided
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Small Plates!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Were greeted, checked in, and seated right away. Our server, Summer, was very friendly, efficient and fast. I liked the cozy decor and the place was very vibrant. This restaurant serves small plates (tapas). Chose one Central America dish-Pork Picadillo Tamale, $10, one South American dish-Skirt Steak & Chimichurri, $14 and one Caribbean dish-Slow-Roasted Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja), $13. All of them were quite tasty, especially the Skirt Steak & Chimichurri, which was a really good portion. We ended the meal with the Banana Tres Leches with one Americano coffee and a double expresso. It was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I really like it here. I like how small the place is, very cozy. Food is yummy. I had brunch here a couple years ago and it's fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Please try the Pablano chili
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Please try the Pablano chili rellenos. Also the black bean soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Delicious food, great environment and excellent service. Wouldn't have changed a thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Easy
    GirlbartendingVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Interesting variety of plates (a bit larger than Tapas) that are great for sharing. Several are good with a few that shine. Nice evening with really pleasant service. I'd go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude maître d
    Jim54
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Food was fine and our server was good but had to wait over a half hour for our reserved table and forty minutes between first two dishes and last two. The maître d was rude. When my wife told him that forty minutes between dishes was too long he informed us that was how dining was supposed to be. He put us down and then hAd an attitude the rest of the evening. We were there 2.5 hours and we didn't even have dessert. Drinks were also overpriced.
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  • A delightful surprise
    prc07VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Lots of lovely flavors in the small share plates....a delightful way to dine...nice because the cuisine is out of the ordinary and very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The only thing I would add is that it is so dark in there, and the print on the menu so fine and in an unusual font, that I could barely read the menu and finally had to just ask the waiter to tell me what was on it. My boyfriend has had Lasic and still had some trouble with the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Atmosphere!
    slfz
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We really enjoyed our dinner (happy hour) at Limon! I have already recommended this restaurant to several of my friends. We will be going back......several times!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OperationDinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    They told us this is not tapas, but I think it really was that. Either way I loved it. A great atmosphere, not too loud. The drinks were amazing and picking food from various countries was great. This is different than your average restaurant and has a great upscale south american tapa feel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made reservation for four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Made reservation for four when we got there they had the reservation for only two.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time and
    bill9687
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    This was our first time and the food and service was excellent. Really enjoyed the small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Enjoyed dinner at Limon on a Saturday night. Nice atmosphere outside on the patio, fairly quiet inside. Service was attentive but not overbearing - dishes arrived timely and promptly. Everything we had was good, in particular the tamale and street tacos.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.