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Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness
Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness

Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.limonrotisserie.com
  • Email: info@limonrotisserie.com
  • Phone: (415) 821-2134
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Martin Casttillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Check our website and speak to the Manager for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Antonio Castillo (415) 821-2134

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Street
  • Public Transit: Bart stop at 24th St. and Mission, walk down on Mission to 21st St. and make a right towards South Van Ness a block away. Also 14, 49 and 12 Muni Buses.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and there is also a garage on 21st.between Valencia and Mission, just a block away.
A word from Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness
Limon Rotisserie, best chicken in town, great Peruvian food, good value and good service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food here was absolutely delicious. We ordered a whole chicken, the ceviche, and the lomo saltado and shared amongst the table. I stopped numerous times just to say how good everything was and so did my friends. Also, the pisco sours were awesome. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The atmosphere was relaxed and casual and the service was great from the beginning to the end of our dinner. Their signature pisco sour cocktail was delicious! As was the short rib, Mac and cheese, and chicken empanadas. I am visiting from Dallas and would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and will be back on my next visit!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've been here a few times (think their Van Ness spot is best) and it's always great. Love the Chicken but their beef hear special this time was amazing. If they had this every night I'd give it 5 stars. Chicken is great and easy to get togo as well. They've god some great. For a good casual date or meetup its great. The food and service is beyond exceptional though. Most of the time I come here I of course get the chicken but all food comes out almost too quickly. Make sure you aren't planning on having a long conversation between courses because they run a very efficient kitchen here."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The rotisserie chicken is excellent ! Everything was ver delicious . And the price is right"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Fantastic chicken and great service. the waiters were incredibly friendly and helpful, but not in your space at the wrong times! Great lunch time experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have been dining at Limon for years and the food has always been delicious, consistent and quick! On this visit, I decided to bring my 71 year mother-in-law and aunt. Although the place is usually filled with a younger crowd, they felt very much at ease. We had the ceviche, rotisserie chicken, short ribs, sweet potato and regular fries and the yuca fries. The mango lemonade was great as was the blue corn juice (forget the name!). Everything was polished off - it was just delicious. My in-laws could not get over how great everything was and these folks are from Montreal where there is an amazing restaurant scene! FInally, the staff were amazingly courteous."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I made reservations for my wife and I. Parking was not hard to find. When we arrived the staff had our table prepped and ready. No wait. Ambience was good, small but comfortable place. Service was excellent and staff really catered to our needs. Food was excellent, drinks was awesome and price was not bad at all. we plan to take our friends and relatives to this restaurant in the future. Thank you and keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "i was surprised when my bill was 100$ for 4 people."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lengua and chicken were really good. Good place for groups. Service can be inattentive and lackluster."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food is great. The chicken is such a good deal since it comes with two sides for free. The sauces are to die for."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to going here! It was a Friday night and the place was like a club...not really my scene for eating dinner. We were seated in a semi quiet area (but around a bunch of other tables) and started ordering our food. Everything came out extremely salty. The chicken was good, but it was hard to look past the salt. I've had better chicken elsewhere for a lot cheaper. I would probably only go back if someone else suggested it. In a city of great food this was not a gem for me."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The chefs there cook Pervian food so memorable that you know that this is the only place to go to for a true dining experience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Requested for a side table away from the main stream noise and the Hostess placed me in the Basement where there was a huge Birthday Bash of over 20 people making loud insane noise. Since we were in the basement, it was dark and every scream/laugh bounced off the walls like a ping pong ball which made it even more noisy then upstairs. Also the staff was busy with the party so we were not serviced in a timely manner."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Came here with my family and greatly enjoyed the small plates and the desserts. Wonderful experience from top to bottom. Best place for ceviche in town. And the chicha morada drink is excellent! Made with purple corn and ginger among other lovely flavors, was splendid."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Good food. We made a reservation but was ten min late. Somehow they missed us as the seats freed up and we didn't get our table until about 30 mins later. But the food was good and we know that we had to order their chicken as so many people were having it! It was a good choice - tender, juicy and came with three types of sauces, which ranged from creamy to slightly spicy. Three of us shared half a chicken, which comes with two sides. We ordered their yuka fries, which was really delicious. Plus another two sides and we were pleasantly surprised that the price only comes out to about $15 per person. Have to make sure that we are not late for our next reservation here."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Promptly seated even though we arrived well before our reservation. Food were serviced at good speed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal at Limon. I shared the roasted 1/4 chicken and a few appetizers with a friend and we enjoyed every bite. The ambiance is a bit heavy and loud for my taste, but that did not prevent me from fully enjoying my meal. Keep in mind that there is a downstairs area so you should specity if you want to be in the top room or in the basement."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I used to go to Limon every Saturday night.One of the owners treated me with respect as the loyal customer I was. Last sunday night was different: I was sent a gift certificate to have a complimentary $13 on my b'day w/ 6 people. One of my guests canceled so we had 5. The manager (2/9 pm) would not honor the gift certificate and was not at all helpful or even polite. ( it was not the money, because we spent a lot of $ that night! it was the treatment and lack of respect). We were seated next to the front door and it was cold. I was very embarrassed that I had asked my guests to meet me at Limon. ( I want this note to go to the restaurant, but it is too long to fit in #4. please forward to owner) (the hostess was nice)"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food al Limon is very good specially the roasted chicken,Truffle Mac and cheese and the empanadas. Although I have to say I have never been lucky I guess... to experience good service.All the servers are always rush to get you in and out and sometimes don't even ask if you are done they just take your plate out the way and go to the next step or upsell drinks when you are not even done with the first one.They also have a poor knowledge about the ingredients and ask you to wait while they ask the cooks or the bartender.Overall Limon is just "OK" if you like a lot of flavors but please do not come here on a special night or bring a date here.The sad part is that the people and the managers are Ok running a mediocre restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Downstairs is a little bit of a weird vibe but it was a great place to talk. The food and service was awesome."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great Peruvian food in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco! The rotisserie chicken is their specialty and it's delicious, as are the empanadas and side dishes. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Why serve delicious food and then blast music in your small restaurant? It's gotten bad enough, with younger people especially not using "inside voices" and assuming that everyone wants to hear their conversations. Do we need the loud music, too? We tried dining early (6:30) but between the music and the too-close-together tables, we suffered through what should have been an enjoyable meal - and just wanted to leave. SF restaurant owners, you might be succeeding in creating faster turnover. But at what cost? Sad that we won't be returning here or any other restaurants that care more for faster turnover -- or worse, entertaining the servers -- than their patrons' experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Bad service. Stood at door with no acknowledgment while waiters stood behind bar staring at me. Food was so salty. Used to come here often but don't think I'll be back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Let me start by saying the food here is delicious. I'm not giving them low scores based on the food, but rather the service. I came here last weekend to celebrate my birthday and made a 7:30pm reservation a week in advance. When we arrived at the restaurant, it took them 40 minutes to seat us! Look, I understand it gets busy during the weekend, but that's why you have a reservation system. The hostess kept saying that another party had our table and that they finished eating and paying, but were just not leaving yet. Here's some advice, ASK THEM TO LEAVE! What's the point of a reservation system if you're not going to honor the time. The manager comped us with sangria, which was nice. But having to wait so long just sucked!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Limon on S. Van Ness is one of my favorite restaurants. The juicy flavor of the chicken and the dipping sauces can be split amongst your party. The empanadas, sides (tacu tacu, rice and beans, etc.) are all very flavorful. I recommend also getting the ceviche as an appetizer."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I will go back there for the food. But, the ambience doesn't deserve more than two stars. The music is extremely loud and leaves you with a headache."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This place is a bit noisy to my taste but we got a very nice separate table that felt comfortable! i also, like to dine downstairs. Meet dishes were a bit salty to my taste but unbelievable delicious! Red snapper ceviche and tuna tartar were yumm! Craving their food already. Will come back for my bday in a week"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Had a 7PM reservation and l/the lack of parking made me late. The restaurant does not seat your party unless every one has arrived. For a party of 2, we were seated right by the door which meant waiting patrons were constantly running into our table and their purses kept smacking our shoulders. We asked if we could be seated somewhere else, and the hostess told us they were completely booked. On the other hand, food was amazing. Tapa style. Great wine list."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Excellent grilled chicken, lots of hearty sides. Nothing subtle about this place, but a great choice in the Mission to bring last-minute guests, as it seems a reservation is always available."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Although they could not find our Open Table reservation - (I had the email to prove it), we were quickly seated and had a very enjoyable late lunch/early dinner before the Theatre on a Sunday afternoon. Every dish we tried, and we tried 5 different several small plates plus the favorite chicken, was very tasty with just the right amount of seasoning. They serve the best Sangria! Yum! and our shared Chocolate Bandito dessert was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We were seated downstairs with several large and very noisy parties around us. There were only two of us, there for an early dinner, on a date. We couldn't hear each other over the screaming of the other parties -- the wait staff and the host staff did not seem to care, nor were they thoughtful about where they placed us. There were many empty tables on the upper floor when we arrived -- I had the feeling that we were dropped in downstairs because we'd made the reservation online! I've eaten at Limon many times in the past and have always enjoyed it, but this time felt rudely treated. The food was a step down than usual -- sloppily presented, and the salad overdressed."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Seated in the basement. Noise levels make conversation impossible. Do not reserve too early as that is the kiddie dinner hour. Service mediocre."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Everything we ate was very good and the price was reasonable. If you don't eat chicken or fish you may have more difficulty finding a main course that you can eat. The service was very good and came out quickly. We felt a little rushed to eat and leave as we were complete with our dinner in under an hour. Great if you have tickets to a show."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Some of the best chicken I've had on SF... Great chicken is hard to find. For a group of four, none if our food came at the same time, diminishing our experience. I'd go back for cheap good eats."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I've eaten here with girlfriends, and more recently with family. The food was very flavorful, tasty home cooking. However the food came out separately. The side portions were a little small, kind of like tapas style. The chicken was amazing, the yucca fries were amazing, the short ribs were my favorite. Go for the food- delicious! My friends and family were pleasantly surprised. My only complaint was that we sat by the front door and every time it opened, a cold cold cold blast came in. When people waited around the door, it was like insulation which we welcomed. We will certainly go back but not sit next to the door."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I have spent over nine months in Peru & am very familiar with Peruvian cuisine...Limon has some of my favorite dishes such as lomita saltado & their rotisserie chicken is out of this world. Worth working through the menu & enjoying the wide range of dishes that they offer."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great as usual but I missed not having Anna as our waitress nor Freddy as our waiter."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "It was just what I needed after a sunday football fest. Good food and great sauces!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This was my first time going to limon. Our waiter was great. The price was mediocre. The ceviche is to die for. The only complaint I have is that the chicken was just a little salty. But overall had a great experience."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I love this restaurant and I bring everyone I can to it. My favorite is the Valencia location because the atmosphere in Van Ness is not as nice but there tend to be more reservations available at Van Ness. We were sat directly in front of the door on a night it was about 45 degrees and raining out so we ate with coats on. Other than that, great as usual. Just ask not to be sat by the front door as it's cramped and there's no protection from the wind/cold."
    Dined on 12/6/2013