Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

  • 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: Seafood, Peruvian, 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: 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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Limon Rotisserie - Valencia reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (39)hot spot (39)great for lunch (21)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (7)great for brunch (4)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Awesome food
    AlfieVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Very flavorful food and top notch pisco sour cocktails. No matter what dish you go for, they all taste good. Me and my wife really like their red snapper ceviche as an appetizer... super good. You get a lot of good food for a decent price. If it's your first time there you have to go for the rotisserie chicken....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food and beverage menu, great service
    Gene999VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Can't go wrong at Limon -- great beverage choices and tasty food -- excellent service -- good overall value.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place. Don' come hungry.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I had some friends visiting from LA so I decided to take them to Limon. When we arrived the table was ready in the upper part of the restaurant. (nice) The decor is very nice and there was a good crowd. Load but a good energy. We ordered several plates including, yucca, veggies, mac & cheese and empanadas. (cost around $8.95 per dish) When the plates came there was 2 small empanadas, 5 small yuccas (the size of a fat french fry) and a very small amount of veggies. The dishes are extremely small. We also ordered a whole chicken. (cost around $28.00) The chicken is the size of a Safeway chicken and taste the exact same (with some added spices). All pretty tasty but the portions are extremely small and lacking...... We were 5 grown men and would have had to order several more plats to even come close to being satisfied. We decided the food was ok, not great and not worth ordering several more dishes. The servers and staff are friendly although they did clean up our "appetizer" plates/table and forgot our "main" course. (the piny chicken) Honest mistake. None of us would go back. Maybe if we had already had dinner. Expensive and the food is uneventful at best.
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  • You've lost this frequent diner...
    sfFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    So we've been to the many various locations of Limon since they first opened, as a couple, with small and large groups, and we were very happy customers - until this past weekend. We arranged a 50th Birthday gathering for a dear friend of ours, and decided that Limon would be the perfect choice. Having done group dinners here before, we thought, this would be an awesome location and would accommodate the group's varying dining budgets. But we will never dine here again. $70+ per person on a $32 prix fixe menu, +2 drinks each ($88 actually when you account for covering the Birthday Boy and the other issue explained below) with terrible service & everyone leaving the restaurant hungry. It started downhill when our table of 10 shrank to 9 due to a last minute cancellation and we informed the waiter less than 10 minutes after placing our order as food was starting to arrive. He said sorry, can't change it now. I know, if we were ordering individual items, I would say, our loss. But this is a family style serving so factor for it and cut us to 9 people. Then the food started coming. There was a laundry list of items to come from the prix fixe menu we selected. But 4 Empanadas (2 orders of 2 pieces) for a table of 10? Yes, 9, but still insufficient. Half of us didn't get to try it. It continued, 2 orders of each of the items with small servings that didn't spread across the group. We said something to the waiter, and he said more is coming. All he meant was more of other items in small portions. When they started clearing our water glasses (which were not re-filled for anyone) after the food, and the silverware, leaving us with nothing on the table, and then served the birthday cake with 5 utensils, my decision became clear. Yes, I'll pay it this time, including the 20% automatic tip for lousy service to keep the evening festive for my friend. But I will never dine at a Limon again, as there are plenty of other great choices in this wonderful city! End of story.
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  • Delicious and Loud
    AlyVVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had the famous chicken, sides and dessert. All the food was delicious. It was packed and so loud we could not hear each other at our table for 2. It is a very happening place for groups on the weekends, not so good for a date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Peruvian!
    Emily
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was very happy with both what was offered as well as the quality of the food. Excellent ceviche, with a variety of options, yummy sauces with the chicken, fantastic sides, and great empanadas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ear burning loud
    Hchy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Loud to the point it distracted from everything. I couldnt wait to get out of there
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Latin Food
    Didelc
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We ordered the rotisserie chicken and was delicious, all the sides were pretty good as well, specially the yuca frita. The service is quick and effective without making you feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    JP117
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I've been before when this was "Limon" before they made it more casual and re-branded it. All the food was fabulous - tasty, well-presented, friendly service (although they couldn't always hear what we were saying because of the noise level).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mas Pollo Please!
    EJamiForever
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Yum Yum Yum. I ordered the whole chicken so that I could take part of it home. The skin was fantastic and so was the juicy meat. I...love...that...chicken. The rice and bean side was excellent as well. Skip the Yuca fries. The Chilango was really good, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, extremely loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have never been to such a LOUD restaurant in my life. I felt like I was yelling in the beginning but it was late and it became batter. Excellent food, great service. Lively bar. Reasonable prices. Very small portions. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    saucierGauche
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good tasty food. Noisy and bustling. Nice drinks. Paella was delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely, but loud
    camalamadingdong
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is always packed and for good reason: great ceviche, beautiful roast chicken and fun cocktails. Just a heads up though that it can get loud. Regardless, I'll be back soon :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but just too loud
    RoboboVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went fairly early on a Saturday. Were shown to our table upstairs which had a speaker right above it blaring music way too loud. Asked the waiter if it could be turned down. He said he'd see what he could do and indeed the music was turned down. Sadly it made very little difference because within 15 minutes the balcony area filled up and it was just as loud as before. Doubly unfortunate, since we thought the food was excellent & very well-priced. But no way we would ever go back or recommend it to friends since it's impossible to have a conversation with them over dinner.
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  • Popular Local Spot
    foodguyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    High quality Peruvian food with good service, popular with locals. No frills atmosphere.. Quite family friendly. Not only were the main dishes excellent but attention was paid to the side dishes as well, a mark of a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Meh Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I reserved a table for 7 people Saturday at 4:30pm so we could all eat before my 6pm reading at LitCrawl SF. Of course we were late because we're always late. They were nice enough to save our table (it wasn't busy at 4:30pm - who knew?). Once we got seated, it took FOREVER to get a server to our table. No drinks, no water, nothing. I started to get very anxious because the clock was ticking. In the end we had some wonderful food and drinks. But I had to leave my party to make it in time to my reading. My family didn't arrive until like 6:15pm - well after the event started. I was very annoyed that the service was so slow. It took our waiter FOREVER to bring the bill too! I have fond memories of Limon but may not go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious
    NorCalSal
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoy bringing family and friends to this restaurant because the food is satisfying and great to share. It's a favorite place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicioso! !
    Rosieyumyum13
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We went to Limon for a friend's birthday,we ordered many different dishes to share and every dish was beautiful and well seasoned and absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but poor service
    Hannah
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good Peruvian food at really reasonable price and with many choices. However, the service at the front desk could be improved since we were not well welcomed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious but noisy
    Meowmd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing food -- too noisy. We had reservations for a table but ended up sitting at the bar just so we could hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So, nothing to shout about
    foodgiirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Way too loud, too hyped...it's Portuguese chicken people! Not worth the wait, the food is fine but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FAST SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great food & fast service! We were in and out of there because of the great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long live Peru
    goodfud
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This has become my favorite restaurant in SF. Doesn't matter which one you eat at. The flavors are out of this world, and everything is cooked to perfection. The house specialty, the roasted chicken, is a must. Anything you eat there will be divine. A very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    Destroya
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Looking forward to heading back to Limon very soon. The food was execellent and so were the prices, service and drinks! I've recommended it to anyone that hasn't already been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    MarcoAMM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server was fantastic, very friendly and he made great recommendations from their menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    JandAB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved the empanadas! It took some time to cook the chicken - but 100% worth the wait and would do it again. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Visiting the Bay Area and wanted to try something different so we went for Peruvian food, however, we wished we ordered the Limon chicken too. The chicken was served steaming hot and the aroma smelled delicious. Not to say our dishes weren't tasty because they were excellent! The specialty drinks were absolutely great. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times
    YuminSF
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Celebrated a birthday, great food, friendly service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All About The Food
    oister
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place is all about the food. The ambiance is not the most outstanding but we were recommended to check this place out by a few of our friends. We weren't disappointed. The ceviche is delicious and the rotisserie chicken is what they are known for...definitely recommend this place for an easy lunch or a chilled out dinner to feed the hunger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing food and great atmosphere. Took my parents here so the ambiance was a little loud for our liking, but overall we had such a great time and I can't wait to go back again for their chicken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid B-
    RivervalleyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Overall good experience. The food is consistent. During lunch the wait staff was a bit disjointed, we were asked if we were okay about 5 times from different waiters, 3 times if we wanted more drinks, 3 times regarding dessert. Needless to say we were not neglected but sometimes too much service makes for a rather disruptive lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Disappointed
    Tepstill
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have been interested in Limon for quite some time. It has received great reviews over the years and at different times I have tried getting in without reservations and the wait was always two hours plus. I made reservations this time and was immediately sat by a very gracious hostess. The anticipation was high as I'm a chef and have been looking forward to this for a long time. The service was just so so. The server didn't seem to have the energy or excitement that should be part of the routine. The food was just so so. The Lengua was tender but very salty. The seafood in the Paella was over cooked yet the rice was still too crunchy. The beet salad was drenched in dressing but was flavorful. Overall we were disappointed in Limon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely delicious!
    TiffanyHVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Every dish we had was bursting with flavor. Reasonably priced, friendly service, great food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but noisy
    FromSF
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was quite tasty but noise level is unbelievably high. We were seated upstairs and could not hear each other talk. Everyone upstairs was speaking in loud voices to be heard, which made things even worse. We ate quickly and left. We would not return because of the noise.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love Limon (both locations) and generally the service is excellent... Except when it comes to bring your check!! Sat around for a good long time after we were done eating, waiting for SOMEONE to acknowledge us. So, that's my only gripe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, way too loud
    NapaFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This restaurant was a fun, vibrant place, the staff was wonderful and great food. I loved that the chicken is local and pasture raised. Unfortunately, I could barely hear my party speaking. Way, way, too loud. If they could just address the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to meet with friends
    becca
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Although I saw some parents with kids there, the place is more for friends to get together and have fun. Great drinks and food. I made reservation for .6 friends and some were 30min late. They were great in accomodating us even with 30 minutes delay. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 79 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 760 reviews are from the Limon Rotisserie - Valencia reviews archive.
  • Incredible Peruvian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun birthday dinner!
    Erica
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, terribly noisy
    dlondon04
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic