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Limones Restaurant
Limones Restaurant

Limones Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.limonesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (828) 252-2327
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Hugo Ramirez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Biltmore Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Limones Restaurant
Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We loved the ceviche sampler and fish stew. Everything was presented nicely and we really liked it's understated elegance. Our server was a bit scattered but I noticed that others were more attentive. We would definitely return again if back in Asheville and highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We went on a Monday night. Surprised at how crowded it was for a non-weekend night! But we had reservations, so no problem getting a table. Menu has a lot of variety. I had the beef tacos, other people at our table had the artichoke ravioli, mushroom enchiladas and rib eye steak. Everyone's meal was perfect. Excellent portions, too - not too big, not too small. Would definitely go back. And be sure to order the tres leches cake for dessert!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Even a Texan who knows good Mexican loved Limones! Cevechie was fresh and fabulous. Another favorite was the small plate scallops! Some of the best scallops ever."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Based on reputation was expecting a lot if you don't like ceviche or guacamole very limited appetizers. Food was very good just not spectacular and although they made a vegan plate for one in our party just okay Service was very average with wine coming too slow snd then the entire immediately after finished salad"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Dishes were more inline with a high end restaurant. Food was exceptionally good. Scallops were the best I have ever had. $12.50 margarita was more like a $6.50 drink-good but way over priced."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoy celebrating our anniversary at a different restaurant or venue each year. This year we chose Limones, it made perfect sense especially due to the fact we were married in California and have always enjoyed Cal/Mex style dining. Limones did not disapoint, the menu was perfect, the service was excellent and after having a wonderful dinner, we were served a complimentary desert to share in celebration of our anniversary. Limones will now be one of our favorites, and we suggest others who have not dined there to enjoy what we experienced on our 28th anniversary."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in NC. The food is uniquely great; the combination of ingredients make for great flavors. Lobster Nachos and Majitos, you can go wrong."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This restaurant offers nice selection of interesting choices on their menu. They change their menu weekly so there is always something different. The one thing I noticed, is the larger portion size for the apps. So you get a great value for your buck. You could totally pick a few apps to share for your meal and experience a lot of different flavors, or pick one and have an entrée to enjoy. If I lived in Asheville, this would be a favorite I would frequent."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is an old stand-by for those familiar with Asheville, but it is still a wonderful place for a romantic, or even everyday meal. My wife and I split the ceviche sampler, she had steak tacos for an entree, while I had the lamb shank burrito. It turned out to be an enormous amount of food, the burrito was PACKED with flavor and lamb. We were completely stuffed, and had no dessert, but the check arrived with a little ancho chile chocolate cinnamon truffled that was all we needed. All of this (drinks, coffee, tea) for less than $75! Impressive, and certainly worth a visit when you're near Asheville."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Lobster nachos were delicious, as were the beef tacos. Not your average mexican/carribean food!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Asheville. I eat here on a regular basis."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice bar arrangement, great martini's, excellent appetizers and dinner was a hit"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 and they had our table waiting. The service was very good. Some ordered drinks but some couldn't make up their mind. No problem, the waitress handled it well. The food was excellent. It is the one place that you know you will get good food and service all the time. The staff knew the food and could answer any questions without saying wait a minute, I will ask the chef. They brought us one bill as we told them to do. Then after we got the bill, everyone said they wanted to help pay. There were four different amounts. The waitress said no problem. She split the bill correctly and never made us feel we had made it a task. I would recommend Limones to one and all. You will have a great exoerience"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My husband and I made reservations strictly off of online reviews and could not have bee more pleased with our experience! The food was divine and the staff was very pleasant and knowledgable. The churro dessert with hot chocolate is a MUST!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We nearly always get to Limones when we visit Asheville. The food is extraordinary, as is the service. Many of the appetizers are substantial enough to be a main course, especially if you add a salad. The ceviche sampler and lobster nachos were a particular favorite this last time, as were the pork enchiladas and for dessert, the tres leches cake. Wish we lived closer."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The whole package ... Wonderful food, great service (thanks, Matthew!), tasty drinks, good ambiance. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is one of our favs - always good. Find myself craving a margarita caliente and their chile relleno."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a restaurant in Asheville and someone recommended Limones. We had a great time. Extremely friendly staff that was knowledgable about the menus and made helpful suggestions. Food was outstanding as well. Male sure to try the salsa sampler. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I had the Chimichurri shrimp and my friend had the duck. Both were perfect. The specialty margaritas will not disappoint. Asheville has many fabulous restaurants, but this is one of the very best!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food here is very good. It all tasted like it took all day to prepare. There are many places to eat in Asheville, but this one stands out. The ceviche was very fresh and good. We went back for desert here the next night just to see if the Tres Leches cake was good as it seemed the first night. We will be back. Frankie was a great waiter, he gave us great suggestions. Special place."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food. Our server was a gem. I would give Limones my highest recommendation. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had another delicious meal at Limones. We were going to a dance program at the nearby theater. Although the restaurant was very busy, they got our order and we enjoyed our meal with time to spare. The server was most helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Limones is one of our all time favorites. The ceviche is extraordinary. We made a fabulous meal with just appetizers. The cocktails are really great and they have a pretty nice wine list as well. For dessert try the Mexican coffee yum. Save a tiny bit of room for the wonderful truffle they bring to finish your dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The four of us enjoyed our dinner at Limones Saturday night. They had no problems changing our reservation for two to a table for four. Fun cocktail list and interesting food choices. Portion sizes just right and everything tasted fresh. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Limones never fails to bring it. Great Ceviche, unique cocktails, solid food"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you want a romantic, wonderful dinner with stellar service, look no further. Limones exceeded our expectations, and we will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place was highly recommended and one of the tops on Trip Advisor. We needed to eat quickly to get to a theatre show in Hendersonvile. I had the Caliente margarita and Civiche sampler as my only meal and it was plenty. Both fantastic. I'd say the best margarita I've weft had. My husband had the Blood Orange margarita, the lobster nachos, and hallibut. He also loved everything. A delicious dining experience. And our server, Chris I think, served us quickly knowing we were in a hurry."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service great. The truffles served gratis with the bill were superb."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It is a very nice restaurant with a very interesting combination of Mexican dishes with other flavors. Interesting and good food."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "What a surprise! In Asheville for 4 nights.....Limones was by far the best restaurant we ate at for dinner. Service was terrific, but the food was absolutely delicious, creative, delightful! A must to go to!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Limones and we were a reservation of six. The food was excellent, the service was exceptional, our table was waiting for us and the staff was very friendly. The food, drinks and wine list had great choices. The portions were a good size for the main meals. Each person indicated that evening and the next day what great food they served. We all said we would be back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great service. Yummy food. The Cerviche verde was to die for. The Sea bass was excellent. Good wine list. In a town full of restuarants Limones was special."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A little late on the table but it was a good table which is what I asked for, friendly waitress good recomendations and great food overall very nice"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We tried the weekend brunch for the first time and all four of us are itching to go back. Fresh ingredients, superb choices, layers and layers of flavor, friendly and accomplished wait staff. An all around delightful experience at very modest prices on entrees. Do not go if you are in a hurry - with every entree and appetizer cooked to order, you will be there for a while, especially if you do what we did and ordered rabbit sausage appetizer and chocolate torte (both to share around and both amazingly delicious). Order a Margarita (their specialty) or a beer, relax and enjoy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Limones is consistently delicious, including great service and nice ambiance. The ceviche is always a hit, and this time I had mushroom tacos that were fabulous. Maddy is a great server!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent cocktails. Loved the tres leche cake. Fish entrees were good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have eaten here about 6 times total. My biggest complaint is consistency. Sometimes it is excellent; sometimes it is just ok. On this visit, service was wonderful, drinks were quick and tasty...food was half and half...my scallops were excellent. My husbands fish was covered in too much cilantro. Lobster Nachos should be revamped. Plate is messy and difficult to pick through."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish, not a bad bite all night! Great ambiance and wait staff- attentive and friendly. Ever changing menu with interesting and unique flavor combinations adding a nice twist to usual upscale Mexican fare. Notables were the ceviche sampler - all three outstanding! Scallop appetizer was perfectly seared and good portion. Mushroom Sopas were excellent - earthy hearty mushrooms paired with crema and guac on a corn sopa with just enough zip in the salsa to pull it all together. Also excellent were the lamp enchilladas with tasty chili roasted sauce. We were too full for the homemade churros - next time!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food choices are very interesting and not what you'll find anywhere else. Food is excellent. Coffee after dinner was surprisingly good for decaf."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food, the Lamb Shank Nachos were outstanding! Menu changes weekly so every week is a new surprise:)"
    Dined on 6/29/2014