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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food !
Not good for a first date... much too noisy and tables too close to each other.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fish with friends!
We came here for a roommate goodbye dinner and it made for a great meal and celebration. We ordered two ceviches, a whole chicken, tuca-tuca, sweet potato fries, braised beef short ribs, beef tongue, chicharron, and a couple of cocktails. The ceviche was by far the best thing we ate. Great balance of acidity and heat. We tried the mixto and pescada y camaron. The chicken was as advertised delicious. It doesn't have the richness or the style of the chicken at Zuni but has lots of flavor and isn't overseasoned. The chimchurri is delicious as well. After those two, the braised beef was the next best. Certainly worth ordering again. The beef tongue was tasty was slightly overseasoned for my taste. I wouldn't get the chicharron again. Great Meal
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining establishment!
This was our first time at this location. Loved the place! Delicious food, fun atmosphere, great drinks, good servise and friendly, very pleasant hostess Anna, her beautiful smile makes it a complete package like white bow on a Tiffany box!!! Would definetely recommend to friends(actually already did) and absolutely come back, soon!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get That Waitress Away From Me
I have never had a more bored or inattentive waitress in my life. She barely spoke in a whisper, she wouldnt explain what anything was, or make recommendations. She was RUDE beyond any stretch of the imagination. She ruined a sumptuous feast that would normally have savored and been on the phone the next day raving about the fabulous food.
Lazy blondie who needs to learn what service is about is the taste that was left in our mouths.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I were visiting from Vancouver, BC and a friend suggested this place. We were happy to be able to make a reservation so last minute. We made sure to order a whole chicken. We had leftover chicken during a picnic lunch the next day. The flavor was unlike anything we had ever tried before...delicious. The meat was so tender and juicy. The sides and sauces paired really nicely. The drinks were tasty, unique and definitely packed a punch! The staff were so warm and friendly. We were seated downstairs and our server with the mohawk (Eric?) was awesome and treated us like family. If we ever make another trip to SF, we'll definitely be back! Thanks so much.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food good fun
This was our second time there. We were disappointed when we were ushered downstairs but, while not as attractive as upstairs it was quieter while still being plenty lively. The first time they brought all our food at once (I thought I was eating at Chevy's) so this time we were very assertive about being served on courses. The drinks are unusual and tasty and the food us excellent - we loved the ceviche, the empanadas, the chicken and the beef ribs. It's not cheap but it's a good value for the money. John
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Peruvian cuisine at Limon!
My mom, sister and I had an absolutely fantastic late dinner at Limon! It would be hard to recommend a favorite dish because everything we tried was so tasty. The ceviche was delicious, and the chicken, served with three different savory sauces, was the best I've ever had. Don't miss the pisco sours--first great pisco sour I've tasted since I spent time in Peru in 2008. The wait staff made great recommendations to us about what to order. I will definitely return when I'm back in San Francisco! I would love it if Limon opened a restaurant in my hometown of Denver!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!! Highly
Great food and service!! Highly and almost recommend this restaurant
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Peruvian dining experience
A friend suggested a Peruvian restaurant but we forgot the name. Siri told us there were 15 such restaurants nearby and we hit upon Limon Rotisserie. What a find! We asked the waitress for suggestions and she helped us order one of the best meals we've ever had. Four small plates for the two of us left us smiling, quite full, and with the rest of the rotisserie chicken for lunch, very satisfied. The beet salad, the sirloin strips, and most of all that chicken were all outstanding. The yuca, sweet potato fries and even the french fries (served with the sirloin) were the best we've every had. Our only regret is that we don't live in their neighborhood so we can't eat there every week and try out the rest of the menu. We will, however be back!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Limon Rotisserie! Not only do I love coming to this place on a regular basis to treat myself to a nice dining experience but this is also my "go to" spot for special events for family and friends. The restaurant has a modern decor that is nice and welcoming. The staff from hostess to wait staff are friendly and the food ALWAYS comes out fast. The presentation of the food is stunning and the food is very tasty. Lastly the price is what makes this place - you can order a lot of different dishes without spending a lot of money.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
limon rotisserie is a solid stand by. i'll drive from anywhere in the bay area the moment i think about their roast chicken with the trio of sauces.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The rotisserie chicken is always consistently excellent! The truffle mac & cheese is ridiculously good, as is the ceviche. This was the first time I've been to this location, and it is as good as the others.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local neighborhood restaurant
We always have great experience here! The food is constantly well served.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the best food you can find in this city, without the pretension or high prices you might expect. This is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Peruvian food
If you want to try an array of Peruvian dishes this is the place to go. They only serve small plates aside from the roasted chicken which you can still have in small portions. The anticuchos is a favorite and so is the ceviche (although some days it's fresher than others). Anything you try is prepared with care and well seasoned. It's a real explosion of flavors. We've been going there for years and normally receive attentive service. Not this time. Our server Fredy is a disappointment. Careless and indifferent. We'll make sure we ask for someone BUT next time.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is delicous, it keeps
food is delicous, it keeps us coming back, but service hasn't hit it's sweet spot: we either wait forever, or it comes too fast, before we even get our drinks!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a fun night at Limon. Food was great and the bartender made our drinks with some extra love.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Delicious Sangria
Limon is consistently a great place to dine with a group of friends. The rotisserie chicken is amazing, and the red sangria never disappoints. The yucca fries, sweet potato fries, and ceviche are also winners. It's usually not too crowded, and the noise level is low enough that you can have a casual conversation without yelling.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mid-westerner loved it.
Took an old friend who had moved away to the mid-west. She loved it.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go in the Mission...
Great place to go in the Mission....we'll be back for a casual early dinner....
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best roasted chicken
Delicious authentic Peruvian food. Best roasted chicken and best chicken empanadas.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limon - consistently great
I've been going to Limon Rotisserie and Limon for years and they always do a great job - the chicken, ceviche and steak dishes are all delicious and always impress my friends and guests.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was disappointed that I could not get a reservation at Limon on Valencia St. I had dinner there for my birthday and thought it perfect to take my guest there for another bday celebration. I took a chance and made a reservation at the S. Vaness restaurant. Although , this location is more casual, it turned out to be a delightful experience and the food was fantastic. The look on my guests faces upon first bite was OMG this is sheer heaven! Freddie our waitperson was both personable and professional.
I highly recommend this restaurant. It isn't fancy but, it has a great neighborhood feel and smells wonderful the minute you open the door.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday night dinner
The waiters were great, the food is out of the world, yummmmmmmmmy.............
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious chicken, great sides, good for groups (easy to reserve ahead of time) - can't be beat. Location can be a little dicey later at night but I think this location far surpasses the Valencia one. A solid choice when you don't know where to go in the Mission!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience was fantastic. No complaints what so ever. I made a reservation here after my proposal and could not have been happier. I love going there and this was my fiancée' first visit and she just loved everything about it.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I adore Peruvian food and its hard to find done correctly; great place
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice People
We arrived at 11:30, not knowing they open at noon. They let us is and gave us water and allowed us to chat until they were able to take our lunch order. We appreciated their kindness.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Afforable Peruvian Food
Limon has great Peruvian cuisine. It was delicious and at the same time totally afforable. The rotisserie chicken with its Peruvian flavor was delightful. The pisco based drinks were great as well. Great place for dinner before a show or going out.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent and owner
Food is excellent and owner could not be nicer! Highly recommended!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limon Rotisserie - S.Van Ness, S.F.
We ordered rotisserie chicken, vegetables, yucca fries, salad, beans and rice and chimichurri sauce! I would recommend ordering all of these. Items are served "family" style. Food arrived warm. Chicken was so good, very moist and tasty. There were so many vegetable types in our dish. I would highly recommend ordering Yucca fries -- yumm! The salad was so garden fresh. The beans and rice were combined together and were delicious. They put a candle on our delicious chocolate dessert, as I said it was a birthday occasion! What a nice touch. Service was the best ever! Found parking on the street @ 5:30 p.m. (no meter after 6 p.m.)!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a huge fan of Limon!
I am a huge fan of Limon! They ahve the best chicken I have ever had, and I cannot get enough of their sauces. This time our group also got the pork chop, which I thought had good flavor, but was dry. In my opinion, everyone should just stick with the chicken and sangria; can't go wrong!
As for the service, our waitress was not nice and did not pay much attention to us. She didn't pay attention when I was ordering, and had to ask me questions that I had literally just told her the answers to seconds before. I usually don't have this problem at Limon though.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
They always get it right
Limon's restaurants on South Van Ness and Valencia are both wonderful and my last experience at the former was no exception. Everything seemed bigger on this visit than previous outings and it ended up being too much food but it was all very good.
I prefer lunch to dinner as it's not so frantic and you feel more like you can linger.
Service is good and efficient.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food - we will come back!
The food was wonderful, we ordered a few small cold plates and a few small hot plates. It all came out as soon as it was ready and it was family style. Great service, good food, and tasty cocktails!
I would have preferred to sit upstairs, but downstairs was nice too.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great spot that has a gentle ambiance. Relaxed and comfortable (if you are seated upstairs--down stairs--not so much). The service is always good and the food is consistently excellent. One of my favorite spots in the City.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Ceviche and Chicken
Can't say enough about the ceviche and the rotisserie chicken. The mixed ceviche and a half chicken was plenty of food for me and my date.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recommend the chicken and the ceviche. The drinks were expensive and stingy.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limon is still great
I've been going to this Limon location for a couple years now and it's always great. The food is delicious and affordable, the service is fast and efficient and everyone always has fun.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every dining experience here has been with a smile and always great service, yummy food and positive energy! While we have not brought kids here, our perception of other diners with kids has been a very receptive audience in the servers...
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I come here often to entertain friends. The food and service never disappoints.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed a tasty lunch!
Met a friend here for lunch - both of us enjoyed our lunch very much (ceviche sampler was excellent!)
Service was very attentive. Would go back when I'm in the area...
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top notch peruvian
You will not be disappointed -- try the chicken, various carne and shortrib dishes, and empanadas too. Can't lose.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall good service
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.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Fair prices. Will no doubt come back.!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun and lively
We loved our chicken but the paella was not very good. It was gooey.
The staff is fun and attentive, but it was cold and not very comfortable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, as always, however, the guy serving our table was not very friendly, perhaps there were other reasons for his unfriendly energy since he has served us before and has been pleasant. Other than that, it was a very satisfying outing, especially since we were able to reserve the table, and on the top floor, with ease!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't hesitate, just go. Everything we ate (short ribs, mixed ceviche, half chicken, mushrooms, sautéed veggies, etc) and drank (pisco sours and mango juice, etc.) was delicious! They are friendly and the service is fast. It's a a must go. Share as much food as possible :)
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love it! Don't sit by door
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.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful sunday night
It was just what I needed after a sunday football fest. Good food and great sauces!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM