Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness
Proud (but loud!)Got reservations on Sunday afternoon for 6:45PM. Friends were late, but hostess was flexible about seating us when they arrived. We were seated downstairs, in the back corner. It is VERY loud, both upstairs and downstairs. Food was very flavorful, with compliments on every dish by my friends. While truffle mac & cheese is not exactly Peruvian, it was darn addictive nonetheless.
This is a small plates menu, except for the rotisserie chicken. We ordered 5 dishes to be shared among 3 people, and we were satisfied. Our total with tax (before tip) was $53, not bad split three ways.
I definitely recommend, but only for parties up to four people. It's so loud there that there's no way that a large group would be able to talk together.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery loud but great foodWe went here for dinner a few nights ago. We ordered a whole chicken along with several sides, all tasted pretty good. The only downside to this place is the noise, there is no background music but this place is very loud!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat City BargainComfort food without a lot of carbs (unless so desired), at reasonable prices. A happening and energetic spot in my old neighborhood - wow. Our neighbor's dessert looked wonderful though we were too full to order any for ourselves.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a group of 7, wonderfulHad a group of 7, wonderful waiter, food to die for... Ceviche was outstanding, as chicken, truffle Mac n' cheese was out of the world...5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best roasted chicken in townThe roasted chicken is always good. Tacu Tacu is excellent. Everything is delicious.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a first date at LimonI had a first date at Limon on Friday night and we were both in foodie bliss. The dinner was outstanding overall, the combination of flavors and textures delighting my senses with the accompaniment of the perfect beverage. I admit that I was a bit disappointed in the service as our waiter seemed to be eager to turn the table, which I understand but at the same time their goal is to appease the customer and make them feel comfortable and WANT to stay. I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he was having an off night and overall it did not hinder my experience. I will most certainly be returning!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Leche de Tigre cevicheThe Leche de Tigre ceviche blew me away. So good, I wanted seconds and thirds and even thought about driving back up to SF from South Bay just to get me some. Glad I exhibited discipline and only had the one Ceviche cocktail so I could sample the fantastic rotisserie chicken. Sides of Yuca Fries and seasonal veggies made this one of my top meals in SF this year so far.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMeat herechicken! beef tongue! get the lomo satada mini, not worth $, but need to make it feel peruvian.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMloud but GOOD!Even though both locations can get pretty noisy, I have never been disappointed with this place. The food is excellent, the drinks are tasty, and the waitstaff know what they're doing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLimon is a favorite. The chickenLimon is a favorite. The chicken is divine and the chicharrones are the best4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat chicken and the serviceGreat chicken and the service was great. I did smell like the chicken I just ate when I left however.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the dishes were excellentSome of the dishes were excellent - Seco de Costillas (ribs), Ensalada Rusa, but some were disappointing, specifically the "Lomito" Saltado which was highly recommended to us, but was very dry and a bit tasteless.
Another thing which we didn't like was that we were charged 20% gratuity fee but were only 5 people. In most restaurants it is charged for groups of 6, or at the very least the customers are informed and not surprised at the bill.
Overall however the food, service and ambience were good and we'll probably come back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHow did I not know bout this place?Awesome food and will be back many times for the chicken and pork empanadas. So freaking good!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was good. It is a neighbordhood gem. They are very busy though. We had to wait even though we had reservation.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Hard to get inGreat food. Hard to get in during dinner without a reservation.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at Limon andOur first time at Limon and we had great dinner. The roast chicken was amazing and our server was clearly enjoying himself serving the meal. We'll definitely go back again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always! ServiceExcellent as always! Service was great and the flavor of the food was amazing.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM