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Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.limon-sf.com
  • Phone: (415) 252-0918
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Martin Castillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Fernando at(415)252-0918 for full details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Fernando at (415)252-0918.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th
  • Public Transit: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are 2 parking garages, 1 on 16th St. between Mission and Valencia and the other on Hoff, an alley on 16th St. between Mission and Valencia.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
Diner Reviews
  • "Awesome place. Recommended by several people. Did not disappoint. We decided on one of the Prix Fixed Menu $37 with Sangria. Food was delicious. We all went home satisfied. Both chicken dishes is my favorite. One crispy the other moist."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Came here with 4 friends for my birthday dinner. Really good food (rotisserie chicken, pescado cerviche, tuna tartar), attentive waiter. It was pretty noisy on a Friday evening at dinner time so be ready for that."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went to Limon early, a 6 pm reservation on a Saturday night. The food was delicious. We had the cerviche and the rotisserie chicken, both delicious. The only real issue with the restaurant is the noise. The music was deafeninng. I couldn't hear the person talking sitting next to me. Also, the tables were way too close together. We were practically on top of the table next to us. It's too bad. With a few less tables, and lower music, it would have been a great evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really enjoy the rotisserie chicken and sides. Highly recommend the yucca fries."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been to Limon several times over the last year or so, and it never disappoints. The chicken always comes out with lightening fast speed and is flavorful and moist. The sauces continue to be my obsession and I put them over everything. When I can tear myself away from the chicken, I am always struck by how consistently good the other food on the menu is as well."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had to have the rotisserie chicken which was perfectly cooked and seasoned (maybe even brined beforehand) served with three absolutely scrumptious sauces - two were different levels of spiciness but basically the same sauce and one was a chimichurri which was more oil than herbs, but no matter, enhanced the chicken and took it to a whole new level. Great vegetables with a soy sauce-broth reduction that were slightly crisp and truly delicious. So good we even ordered a second dish of them! The lomo saltado, a traditional Peruvian dish made with sauteed meat, tomatoes, onions (in this case red ones) and french fries all sauteed together. This was a tapas size portion but it was plenty for a main dish for one person. If you haven't been, go!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Cocktails are rather pricey but food is reasonably priced. Everyone's order came quickly initially, but they seemed to have forgotten my additional order for empanadas till I reminded several different people. By the time they arrived, everyone else had almost finished eating. Otherwise the servers / bussers were all very courteous."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was very Happy with this reservation. I contacted Limon to verify that they would have our lunch order ready when we arrived the young lady to whom I was talking explained why this was no longer an option then she went on to add I can assure you your food will arrive on your table within 5 minutes guess what it did the staff was attentive ,polite and careful to respect our need to return back to work on time they even put a Birthday treat in a to go box for the Bday Girl and handed me a candle on the way out paying the bill three way's was a breeze forget about packing left overs to take back the food was so GOOD there was none left We are already planning to request to have Limon for our Annual retreat 4 stars from 4 guest"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First time trying Limón and I really enjoyed the food. Service was good and so were the drinks. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "this was our first (of likely many) trips to limon. everyone was super friendly and it doesn't hurt that the chicken was moist and delicious! sides and empanadas were also really good along with the cocktail I tried. so what are you waiting for?!?"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food is great and reasonably priced. The rotisserie chicken is the best, especially because of the sauces. The noise level is a little too high for me--they could turn it down a bit. Service is excellent. I knocked over my drink and they came over right away to clean it up and the manager replaced it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food in the company of good friends. It was a little bit too noisy however that i couldnt hear what my friends were saying. It was packed when we dined in but we were seated right away, earlier than my reservation. Overall a great dining experience :)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food is delicious. Service is great, and so fast! But they don't rush you to leave. Great find. Love the sauces."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Limon is one of my favorite San Francisco restaurants to bring out of town guests. The food is reliable, especially the scrumptious chicken, the vibe has a cool groove to it and the prices are extremely reasonable. One of my favorite sides is the Truffle Mac and Cheese, which pairs nicely with the chicken. It gets busy so make a reservation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Each visit to Limon has been great. AMAZING food, servers are friendly, fun and helpful. Love the menu, though it is hard not to choose the chicken each time because it is so good. Lively environment, a bit loud- not a quiet romantic spot."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great chicken, nice drinks but ear damage may occur if you go on a Saturday night. My head ached for days!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After all the hype, I was expecting much better food and service. My cocktail were decent, and the food was okay. Our server was even as attentive as he could be, considering that he had to keep an eye on tables upstairs and downstairs. However, my food was forgotten in the kitchen and came out 20 minutes after my friend's meal. Admittedly, this may color my experience of my meal (though I had thought hunger would be the best spice?), but I found it unexciting. My Yucca fries were bland and unseasoned, the sauces where unexciting and a little to heavy on the cream/mayo. The chimmichurri was aji-verde without mayo. The salad had nothing to give it any pizzaz, and the panna cotta was uninspiring."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is always excellent but the service is really a hit or miss. I was in on Tuesday this week and, while it wasn't extremely busy at the time we arrived for dinner, it seemed like the tables full of ladies in our server's section were the ones getting all of the attention. We (a couple of guys) sat in a corner for the majority of the our time without much service. We waited too long to order our food. We would have ordered another drink had he returned. We would have ordered dessert... Our server was just to busy chatting it up. We waited about 15 minutes from the end of our meal until we were even able to get our check."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I love Limon rotisserie and have no complaints on the food or service, but I will always go to the south van ness location in the future because the Valencia location is deafening. They need a few soft services to absorb all that "energetic" sound."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "As a peruvian I highly recommend Limon, the pisco sours are refreshing and the food is authentic. The atmosphere is just what you would encounter in Peru. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a party of seven. The waiter was efficient and great. The food was varied and delicious."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Flavors emanating from this kitchen always have my my taste buds dancing. Our consistent favorites are the Lomito Saltado (sliced steak tossed with french fries is even better than it sounds), mixed ceviche, and the rotisserie chicken. It all sounds simple enough but magic must be one of their secret ingredients because that's the only way to explain the fantastic flavors that come from such pure ingredients! Oh and the sweet potato fries are cooked just that extra little bit that gives it crunch and depth of flavor! Its a bit noisy; the service is efficient and friendly just don't go expecting any coddling or lingering conversations. If you want food that will make you sit up and take notice don't hesitate to eat at Limon!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Nothing special, decent food at reasonable prices. Food was served not necessarily as it should. For example ceviche was served last even though we ordered it as an appetizer."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My family has gone to Limon for special occasions for about ten years. The food is still great. I'm never going again on a Saturday night, though--the noise level made it impossible to have a conversation."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had two guests who never had Peruvian food before. One was a shy eater who didn't like seafood but actually enjoyed the ceviche. Her other half raved with every bit. "oh m god these tastes are so alive and delicious". That should be their motto. The service, as always, we terrific. Many higher end restaurants could learn a lot from the choreography of this dance troupe, couldn't be better. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our group of 6 ordered different things and enjoyed them all. What we did not enjoy was the noise level upstairs where we were seated which made it impossible to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The chicken is obv good and the sauces that come with it and the vegetables!! were both more than good. The vegetables were actually extra delicious!! Also had the mixed ceviche which was also more than good. Sangria good. The restaurant was a little hot inside though. We sat in the back so it was less loud, front was pretty loud. Our waiter kind of kept disappearing but others took his place. I would def go back "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Really good chicken and the dipping sauces are delicious"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This particular Limon restaurant never fails to deliver."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were seated between a family and a couple obviously in the very early stages of dating. Both parties were loud, one speaking strident pitched Spanish. The dating couple with their high pitched, rocket fast banter between them. I even teased with my husband, mimicking the woman, "bah-bah-bah-bah-bah," but she was so self-absorbed that she didn't even notice. Perhaps the only relief we had was that everyone was speaking in foreign language so at least we weren't forced to absorb the content of either conversation. Limon has a small but very good menu and they really know how to grill chicken. The meat was tender, fall off bone delicious. We rarely go out to eat in this pricy town but will look for a quieter venue next time we go."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The beef tongue dish was outstanding, so tender and flavorful. Although the Lomito Saltado was too salty this time, but I'm not deducting any stars because I've had it before and its been one of my favorite dishes there. We had one of each of the deserts and they did not disappoint. My only wish is that they would make their own Chicha Morada drink fresh, every other Peruvian restaurant I've been to makes their own and is far better than the bottled one that Limon offers. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went here for mother's day to reminisce on when we traveled to Peru. Started with Pisco Sours and got a pitcher of Sangria for the rest of dinner. Drinks were well mixed and just the right balance of alcohol to flavor. The rotisserie chicken wonderful. Very moist, thoroughly cooked, great seasoning, and the 3 sauces that come with it all had a great variety. The tuna Ceviche was delicious and came with crackers, though it wasn't an incredibly exciting palate, it was high quality stuff. The Ceviche mixto was incredible, great mix of flavors and textures and really topped off our dinner. Service was fantastic without being overbearing and the manager came to our table and had some great conversation."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "You are in for a real treat at Limon Rotisserie! This is my "too many to count" time coming here for dinner. This time it was with a group of female colleagues to celebrate and we had a fantastic time. The food is delicious, approachable and fun, as is the staff! Don't miss out on Limon Rotisserie "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Lots of small portions of cleverly conceived dishes. However, the food was greasy and overcooked--probably because the place is so popular that the cooks have prepared lots of dishes in advance and scooped them up and on their way out to tables in a rush. This place is way too crowded for comfortable dining. We could easily reach the dishes on the next table, and hear their every word. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We arrived around 5:45 PM for dinner with our toddler. We sat near the restrooms, and a slight sewer-like odor was unappetizing. The food was delicious, there was plenty of it, and it came quickly, which kept our son happy. We had the half chicken, veggie empanadas, truffle mac and cheese, and paella. The chicken was perfectly done, the sauces that came with the chicken were delicious, as were the empanadas. The paella to be a bit bland, and the noodles in the mac and cheese were a bit underdone. The Tacu Tacu side and the sweet potato fries were delicious and were a big hit with the kiddo. The service was good at first but as they got busy we had to flag someone down to get a glass of wine, and it took a while for the check to come."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food very tasty if simple..The restaurant offers whatvit b is famouscfor... service a bit too brisk...and brusk..."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Half chicken was amazing. Never disapointed with this restaurant"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Aside from the noise level, even when only a few tables are filled, is horrible for having a conversation while you dine. in the past three noise was overshadowed by the great customer service and food. That appears to no longer be the case. The service was disgraceful and the food was palatable. I had invited a friend to eat there for the first time so I was a little bothered to find how things have deteriorated. Probably went be going back anytime soon"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service was great! Upbeat, timely didn't miss a beat. The food keeps getting better and better. The Ceviche de Pescado y Camaron (Fish & Shrimp), Pollo a la Brasa (Roast Chicken) and Seco de Costillas (Short Ribs) were perfectly prepared, great flavors, well balanced. Will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love everything about Limon -- the food, the atmosphere, the service, the awesome staff. My only critiques: serve cancha, add Peruvian desserts to the menu, and finally, open in San Jose!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014