Chicken was outstanding
Six of us dined at Limon Rotisserie on Valencia Wednesday after a play. We had the most delightful and knowledgeable waiter, Greg. Everything he recommended was delicious. The chicken was outstanding: flavorful, tender and moist. All the sides were delicious. I won't list all the small plates we ordered, but they were all excellent. The Sangria was great as well. We'll be back!
I hadn't been to the Mission in years and it was delightful.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chicken is a wonderful choice and you get to try the sauces!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and Affordable
Go with 3-4 people. Order one of their delicious and potent cocktails containing Peruvian brandy or the excellent sangria. Then proceed to order a juicy, remarkably seasoned and marinated, and perfectly rotisseried whole chicken, which comes with two sides. We love the perfectly crisped yucca fries with dipping sauces. We also had the satisfying Russian salad and green salad. Great meal tthat cost us $25 each. Can't go wrong. Staff is friendly, efficient, and polite. Cool decor. Very clean.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was quite good
The food here was quite good and I would go back. My only concern was the obvious efforts to get us to leave our table when there were no people waiting to be seated and other tables were empty.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quick service, energetic atmosphere and yummy food. We tried the shrimp and fish ceviche, the chicken, truffled Mac n cheese and sautéed veggies... All amazingly good. The place is really loud but we didn't mind. The sangria was just ok as well as the dessert ( some kind of molten/lag cake), but will def. be coming back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best roasted chicken in SF!
I would eat here every night if I can afford it ... So good!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their chicken is truly amazing, but so is their small plates, empenadas, etc. and their drinks.
Great service too. Get a quarter chicken, some empenadas and a drink and save space for dessert.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good. The service wss good too but the restaurant was extremely noisy. We had reserved s table and haf to wsit for 15 minutes. Our table was l shaped which made it hard to talk. The noise level did not help. It was definitely a busy restaurant with lots of young partying people and a little warm.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The roasted chicken was tasty and so was the beef empanadas!The side dish of vegetable was unappetizing, filled with green beans that was a little grayish. Of the three standard sauces, two are creamy based...maybe this is the standard for the cuisine? We also ordered the tuna tartare, tuna is super fresh the only exception again is the "creamy" sauce that it comes with...oh it's purrfectt with the yuca chips it comes with.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limon has the best rotisserie
Limon has the best rotisserie chicken and is a bargain wrapped up in a really nice package. We eat at Limon several times a month, love their food, and have introduced tons of people to the restaurant. If you want a nice atmosphere, fantastic food, and great prices, it's all right here.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We were seated immediately with the Open Table reservation even though it was Father's Day. The food was excellent, a fantastic taste of Peru.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lomita saltado, yucca frita better than Lima. Comote frita, vegetables great enhancements.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were four of us. We were treated well and the food was unique w/fantastic sauces.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The roast chicken was as yummy as everyone else says. The aji sauces that accompanied it were excellent. We also really enjoyed the carne empanadas, the ceviche and the sweet potato fries.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
i took pics of the food, cant remember all the names, But the chicken, Yuca Fries, beef, and dippn sauces, and Sangria all good. the shrimp appetizer also good!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
I have been to Limon before, but would definitely keep going back. The service is great, the food is excellent and the price is perfect! Love it for groups to be able to share plates and try a bit of everything. Definitely get the chicken!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the food. Only
Really enjoyed the food. Only 2 comments. E very plate ce all together so would like to have it spread out a bit. Bussing of plates was so fast. Barely put a glass down and it was swept off the table. Plate finished and taken before spoon was put down. A but too quick and almost interfered with enjoyment. Need to just slow that part of service down a bit.
Had a Fabius waiter. Would definitely go again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was amazing, I have been there many times and will keep going back.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice diner
it was a very nice evening, we had a great time, the food was delicious!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will keep coming back to this place. Food is really, really good!
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Limon never disappoints. It tends to be a lunch spot for me since it's convenient. Light luscious ceviches, tender roast chicken, refreshing drinks. Salads, main courses. The service is attentive and friendly without being too much. They know what they're doing and they provide a welcoming and pleasant experience. Definitely a neighborhood favorite -- and super close to 16th & Mission BART for those who need a quick get-out-of-downtown.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Chicken and Ceviche
Oh... and those Pisco Sours are delicious too.
My wife and I enjoy both of the Limon locations in SF. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly.
We like spicy cocktails and the bartender whipped us his specialty: Tequila, Pomegranate, Lime, simple syrup, with muddled habanero = Spicy and Delicious!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent! I had never been before but we was not disappointed with any of our choices. I enjoyed the small plates dining experience because you get to try more. The Sneaky Pisco was a fantastic drink, I tried three of our waiter's drink picks, and all were very good! His recommendations and help with various questions made it a solid dining experience. It was pretty loud in there (@Valencia), that might be the only negative - if you want a quiet or romantic evening, don't go there on a Saturday night, but overall, we had a great time! I definitely look forward to going there again next time I visit SF. Oh, and with our OpenTable res we were able to stroll right in past a long line of people-that was a really nice, too!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limon is Outstanding
The quality of the food is outstanding. The ceviche, chicharron de pollo,jalea,and costillas Nikkei are superb. The mixed drinks are excellent. Ambience and service are great. A treasure on Valencia.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to Limon for several years. Every dish is so full of flavor! Love the ceviches. Love the purple corn drink they make themselves. Love the chicken. And the prices are amazing for such bold flavors. Usually, I find such party-in-my-mouth flavors only in restaurants that are twice the price. The service is very friendly. Great place overall! I am constantly recommending it to anyone I meet who hasn't been there before, though I'm always surprised that there are people who still haven't tried it.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great drinks
Great service, great drinks and food to come back for; cerviche, empanadas, and even if you don't like the sound of it, the need tongue dish is delicious.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before we went to Limon, we had heard great reviews so we were really anticipating this lunch. Limon delivered on all counts: Food, service, and ambience. We had to order their famous chicken. It was so flavorful and succulent it didn't even need the dips it came with. We also ordered the Ceviche Mixto, Lomito Saltado, Costillas Nikkei, the truffle mac & cheese, and of course a pitcher of sangria. None of them disappointed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great, the service
The food is great, the service is just ok. Waited 20 minutes for our glass of wine and 20 more to get the check. They need to improve their service. The chicken, however, is perfect.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was as good as I have
Food was as good as I have seen it reviewed. Service was a bit sparse and hurried. No one kept track of water refills, hard to get a waiter to stop - not enough of them and running full speed all the time. On a Monday night. But I will go back for the chicken. Many times.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
Well i very little words ;come for the sangria stay for the amazing food
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had such a great experience dining at Limon. The food was OFF THE CHAIN, drinks were yummy and strong, great ambiance. I can't wait to return.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT NIGHT OUT
The food was fabulous!! Pisco Sours delicious!! Very noisy not a good atmosphere for conversation.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
One of my favorite restaurants in SF. Food is great, atmosphere is terrific, and wine selection is perfect.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place for any occasion
Excellent place for any occasion with delicious food !! The Rottiserie chicken is delicious and the ceviche is. Also ,
Great. Place to celebrate any occasion without breaking the bank!!
One of my favorite laces to eat!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, missteps in service
The food was very good. We had ceviche de pescada, empanadas, lomito saltado, panna cotta de mango and the chocolate bandido along with pisco sours. We enjoyed every dish, especially the panna cotta. We had three different waiters during the meal and there wasn't very good transferring of information from one to the next. The biggest issue is we were initially told we could get separate checks (for expense reimbursement), but at check out time were told that was not possible.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as ever
I've been to Limon many times. The food is awesome, with bold flavors, at a reasonable price. The staff is superbly courteous. The waiter on this trip noticed my group of 5 gal-pals out for a girls night. He was entertaining and added more laughs to our evening, but he didn't over do it to disturb us, as unexperienced waiters might have done.
Great food + great staff = Great Restaurant! One of my favorite restaurants in SF!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great restaurant!
I booked this restaurant for a birthday dinner party of six. They seated us within ten minutes of our arrival upstairs where most of the large parties are seated. The upstairs portion is much less noisy than the downstairs area, which is nice. Everything we ordered was so amazing: the ceviche, the mac n' cheese, the chicken, and the vegetables. This place clearly takes pride in their food and it shows. Our server was happy and helpful, without being intrusive - he even took a couple of photos of us on request :)
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better make a reservation in advance if you plan to dine in here on Friday night. The servers are very attentive, you get your food fast despite a busy and packed night.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service, everything was awesome. The only problem- it was so loud! But there isnt really anything the restarant can do about the noise level of patrons.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience, great
What great menu, excellent rotisserie chicken, awesome side dishes, Ceviche Mixto…so delicious. All in the party were amazed at the menu and very fair priced with good sized servings. Very attentive service… I will be back…
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place for Peruvian in SF
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. I always leave full and happy.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for group! Can get loud on a Friday night, but so what, all is good. Upstairs dining equally loud as downstairs. Waiter Roberto especially accommodating and very helpful in selecting menu. Antonio up at front also very nice. Paella sooo good, wished there was more, and truffle mac/cheese delish. Sangria very, very good. Fried yucca another hit. Definitely going back for more! Parking a little tough Friday nights, but be patient.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, very noisy
Took visitors from France, midweek, 8:00. On arrival, assaulted by the noise level. Seated upstairs at a nice table with view of the place. Ordered several things to taste since they weren't familiar with Peruvian food. The yuca & sweet potato fries, with sauce, excellent with some Piscos. Then 2 types of empanadas - excellent. Then the chicken with sauces. Nicely seasoned and tasty. Falling off the bone but it must have been a bit precooked or cooked for a very long time, not dry but not juicy but very good. Then the plain french fries - the only item that was not good. Nearly finished, I realized they hadn't brought ceviche. Reminded they brought it, not amazing. Then mango panna cotta - excellent. Overall ace food too loud.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good deal
Limon is a very good peruvian style restaurant, their ceviche is tasty, their chicharon is delicious and their truffle mac & cheese is amazing!!!
The service is very attentive, the waitresses are always friendly.
I'll definitely return here to try more dishes and to spend a great diner with my friends!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
yummy food: everything from their famous chicken (must have when you're there!) to all small cold and hot plates (great seafood, beef something-sometging etc) - seriously this is a place where I wouldn't be afraid to order just anything because it's so good!
aaand their sangria is just the way it should be: intense but not overwhelmingly, fruity but not a compot - my always #1 choice for drink here though cocktails are great too!
It's quite noisy (or I'd say really happening) - perfect for a small group dinner where you can still hear each other:) Well, you know what: would perfect for a date too!;)
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came upon Limon on Valencia almost by accident, but the menu looked interesting, so we went for dinner on a Sunday night. The menu IS interesting, the food WAS interesting and VERY good (the yucca fries were a bit surprising). But don't go there if you want dinner and a quiet conversation. The place was packed and extraordinarily loud, which put a damper on conversation across the table.
The Peruvian menu is terrific, and I would go back--but would try to keep my ears closed and keep conversation to a minimum--it's a workout. Our server was just terrific amidst the din--can't recall his name as I write this, but his attention and personal demeanor were just about as good as it gets. These people know how to operate a restaurant!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chicken, Pisco Sour FTW
The rotisserie chicken and Pisco Sours are to die for. Food comes quickly, staff are friendly and informative. Reservations really needed.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant was very busy and 1/2 our party was late. Host still sat us and our food was excellent!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd time go to chicken place
I'm so glad we returned. last time I went at night and too noisy for us but we got there at 530 and they honored our request for a quiet table- the chicken was still great - had the whole chicken this time -usually only eat dark meat but the white was also great. Will be back perfect place for after a matinee -also the service was outstanding!!!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
visiting SF, a must stop
I was on a quick trip to SF and decided to stop by on my way to the airport on Sunday at noon. Great atmosphere, the food was delicious and the bartender very friendly and quick getting everything I needed (guy from Spain). Will go back on my next trip to the west coast for sure.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM