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Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.limon-sf.com
  • Email: info@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.
A word from Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Top 100 Restaurants, best Peruvian food in the city.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "They always treat me the greatest service when I come here. Ive been here for several occasions but this was the second time I brought my mother in law here who is in a wheel chair and they accommodated us both times w seating right away and valet parking right in front (and they dont even have a valet) ;). on top of that best food and sangria hands down!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. I have never tried this type of food before but now I can say that I'm a fan."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Three of us had dinner here. My two friends enjoyed their meal very much. I was a little disappointed. My mixed green salad had not been torn so I needed a knife and folk to eat it. Also the salad bowl had a tendency to tip over so I had to transfer much of my salad to my bread dish. My chicken empanadas looked beautiful, but the chicken was bland, which was surprising for a place that specializes in rotisserie chicken."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Restaurants in SF can get expensive. Great to have a place like Limon that serves the tastiest chicken in town at a reasonable price. Wash it down with a sangria, perfection!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Love the food, especially the chicken and ceviche. Service was slow but we've been many times and this was the only time with slow service. Everyone was friendly."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had a great time. It was very hard to hear one another talk because of the volume of the noise. The food and sangria was delicious. I would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I would not go back to the location on Valencia in San Francisco. The food was tasty and wonderful, but the service was terrible. The server went on break and didn't tell us, so I waited for water for 15 mins. It also took extremely long to get the check. Our server and another waitress were playing around touching each other while I tried to get the check. The service was the worst,I spoke to the manager about the situation he smiled and said sorry come back soon. That was unacceptable so my family and friends will not return to that location."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a really nice dinner. Took a bit to get seated but once seated service was on point. The food was amazing and the sangria a must order!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere was a bit noisy probably because they lacked sound dampeners in a small venue and the room is open to the kitchen. I recommend the empanadas and passion fruit/mint drink. Everything else was pretty average tasting/size such as the half Rotisserie Chicken, tacu-tacu ( a scope of rice/bean combo ), yuca fries (4 fries), and Sangria ( low ball glass). A half chicken was a good size for 2 people. And be sure to ask for water as they seem to not want to bring it out willingly. In a different neighborhood this place might stand out more but not with the competition it has nearby."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER BEEN TO A RESTAURANT WITH SUCH AN OVERWHELMING NOISE LEVEL!! IT WAS PAINFUL! WE HAD TO YELL TO TALK AT ALL. THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO TOLERATE SUCH DISCOMFORT!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was one of the experiences we all seek. All the pieces fo a great meal out were outstanding!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have always been impressed with Limon, the ambience and the food quality the few times I have dined here. The cocktails are signature peruvian and give you a taste of the Peruvian roots, from a spirits angle. The food to die for. If you love seafood, prepare to be dazzled. The red snapper ceviche is my personal favorite. Also love the yucca fries. Lots of fish, meat, empanadas, and peruvian small plates. A unique blend of traditional and americanized. YUM!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We had a three course lunch and loved every part! Good size portions. Tasty food. Simple but perfect. The service was great and the cocktails had perfect balance. We are looking forward to coming back soon!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "A friend recommended this restaurant, and decided to visit with my girlfriend over the weekend. The service was great and the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was tasty, and there were a good amount of tapas on the menu, the empanadas being our absolute favorite. There specialty drinks were a nice treat, as they are not items one often finds on other menus."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had ordered 5-6 small plates. Everything was great except crisiy seafood with fried potatoes. It was very salty. Their rotisserie chicken was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Visited on Saturday night and the restaurant is extremely rocking, and the staff someone keeps up with all the action. The food is always very good, the ceviches are my favorite, large portions and the ahi tuna ceviche is top notch. The manager/owner Antonio works as hard as his friendly staff, making sure the guests are well taken care of. The Sangria is one of the better one's I have experienced at an American restaurant. Just be careful, you don't drink too much - it goes down very easy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Very friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There is no much variety on the menu, but everything they have is delicious"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can't say enough bad things about what used to be a respected restaurant. It is no longer."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband was celebrating a birthday and we flew from Phoenix to San Francisco for the day. I was looking for a restaurant that was different, as we are both foodies and Phoenix has limited options. I read a review of Limon and decided we should try it. I'm so glad we did! The food was absolutely delicious, service excellent and ambiance fun. The crowd was definitely young-ish, but there were some older people in the restaurant too so we didn't feel out of place at all. I highly recommend this restaurant and know that this birthday celebration will be one to remember!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Absolutely the best peruvian restaurant in SF! Everything tastes so good, from the appetizers, to the entrees, dessert, side orders, coffee, everything!! Great service as well!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This place was really busy on a Saturday night and parking was ridiculous, so we were a bit late for our reservation. although the other half of our party was there, they wouldn't seat them until we were all there. However we didn't lose our reservation, but our waiter was rushing us the whole time and didn't even acknowledge us, when we tried to flag him down for some water. Then while we were finishing our dessert, the waiter came over and asked if the hostess explained about the time? We were like no.. He told us that a party was waiting to be seated and basically needed us to leave. Would I go to Limon again. NO! never. I have never been asked to leave a restaurant. How rude."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Stopped in for a Thursday night dinner. We had wanted to try Limon for years--now that we have, we were all quite underwhelmed. Food is just ok. Wine list quite weak. Atmosphere could feel a tad like a sports bar. The best of the evening in terms of food was the chicken with the side of rice and beans. The ceviche was one of the worst we've ever had."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Took my wife to Limon this past Friday and I was blown away by how delicious everything was. In particular, the meats -- both the half chicken and the flat-iron steak were cooked extremely well. The chicken is a must get as it is not only juicy and tender, but comes with 3 sauces on the side that you use to dip the chicken in. You also get two sides with your chicken. We went with the beans and rice, which was fantastic, and the grilled veggies. All of this for only $30! Honestly, this food was just as edible as most of the fancier restaurants we've dined in. Great food for a great value, who doesn't like that?"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was incredible and unique, service outstanding, and ambiance fit for the Mission District. My only complaint is the noise level - it was very hard to hear myself talk, let alone the 5 other members of my party. I would suggest going with a smaller group, just to make sure that you have a good time."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food and ambiance. The lomo saltado was tasty and tender, the salad was fresh, the ceviche was delicious and the puff cream dessert just melted in my mouth. For a weekday, it was a busy dinner service and the wait staff seemed a bit pressured to move us along but they were friendly and courteous throughout the entire dinner. If you're looking for a local restaurant to bring family and friends, this is a great location. I'd recommend you make a reservation, otherwise the wait can be quite long and they don't have any wait seating area. Go with an appetite, be open to trying new dishes and enjoy with one of their great wines or cocktails!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We met for a late family Christmas dinner on a Tuesday evening. We were seated immediately with our reservation. The service is excellent and all worked as a team. The rotisserie chicken was perfectly cooked and so delicious! One of our favourite dishes! We like to order several small plates and share them around the table. This is the perfect place for this! The yucca fries are always delicious and the truffle mac & cheese is creamy and rich. We had one of each dessert and again shared. There was plenty of food for 6 and the vegetarians were happy too! I like the atmosphere with the dark wood and lime green booth area. A wonderful dinner, with excellent service and at an excellent price!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Came on a Tue evening, and was seated right away. My girlfriend and I asked to move to a corner booth and were accommodated right away. Drinks were very good, especially the Pisco Sour, though fairly expensive. The lomito saltado and chicken were very good and arrived quickly. Service was efficient and friendly. Dessert menu was a little disappointing and we ended up not having any."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I've been to two of the three locations of Limon and love this one the best for the ambiance. Both of the locations serve exceptional food and the wait staff are so attentive. You know the food is excellent if Panda (Pablo Sandoval of the SF Giants) goes there. They even have his signed jersey up on the wall! This is definitely a neighborhood gem and I frequent this establishment at least three times a quarter and would go more often but we are so busy at work!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Not haute cuisine, just good food in a pleasant environment. I'd forgotten how good chicken can be until I had it here."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed and not good for conversations People kept looking at us to leave or checking in a way that Made us feel unconfortable like they wanted us to Get rid of us"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food, chicken super moist, awesome sangria even glass removed before finishing it:("
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had heard good things about the restaurant an were not disapppointed. Good use of space but perhaps this contributes to the more than moderate noise at times."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My family loves the restaurant, and the chicken is especially amazing. Great place to take friends and enjoy!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I was visiting my son in SF, and he recommended this as one of his favorite restaurants. We enjoyed what we got...he loved the lomito, and I, the ceviche mixta. Four small plates was just about enough for the two of us."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My family and I went there for my birthday. It was indicated in the reservations via open table. There was no birthday greeting of any sort. Minimal attention was given to our table. Went without water for 20 minutes. Never asked how the food was. All the staff was very laid back and there was a lot of socialization amongst them. Went elsewhere for dessert and coffee. The food and ambience offset the poor service and for those reasons only I may return."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We love Limon & come here often, usually 4-6 of us. We always make reservations, & this time it was an early one. Unfortunately this time was our worst experience with them - not the food (that's always great & so are the cocktails!). We had every waiter in the place, including the manager come by starting about 45 minutes after we sat down - with food still in our plates & forks on their way to our mouths - and absolutely harass us with "are you done", "can I take the plates away"....& on and on. There were no less than 6 of them that did this, & kept doing it, even though we kept telling them we are still eating, we are still in the middle of our meal. When you pay in excess of $200 for 4 people, you should be allowed a leisurely meal!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013