Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

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Peruvian

For traditional, quality Peruvian cuisine, look no further than Limon Rotisserie on Valencia Street in the heart of San Francisco. Executive Chef Martin Castillo, along with his brothers Antonio and Eduardo, have created an innovative menu that is served in an inviting, colorful atmosphere. Limon Rotisserie's open dining room is ideal for larger parties. Latin-style music adds to the ambiance.



Limon Rotisserie's prix fixe menu takes the hassle out of event planning. Each prix fixe option includes cold plates, hot plates and a main course. The dinner menu features favorites like the seco de Costillas, which is prepared with braised beef short ribs and is served with potatoes, carrots, English peas and rice. Another Limon Rotisserie hit is the selection of empanadas, which include steak, chicken, veggie and cheese options.


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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The upstairs was freezing! Who has a restaurant that cold in winter.
Our server brought us the check without offering dessert. The place was still very much open I think she just wanted to go home.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Our cocktails were there for 30 seconds, when the food arrived. Poor timing! Otherwise, very attentive service.

Food was good, but not great. In the context of all the really special restaurants in SF, Limón is just average.

Way too noisy!!

Ordered a Caipirinha. It was made without any sugar/simple syrup. In other words, not correctly. I added some sugar myself.

Again, good service, except for timing of food arrival.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, fast service coupled with great food makes this a wonderful dining experience you won't soon forget.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Severely understaffed = slow table turnover = missed reservations

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FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

They were probably just a little short staffed over the holiday weekend. Great quality food and value for food but this particular restaurant was overly packed over the holiday weekend and looked a bit short staffed. Nonetheless, make sure you get a reservation! Their food is great!

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EA
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a late lunch last Sunday at the Valencia St. Limón, and really loved the food. It was lucky we made a reservation, because the joint was jumping. My husband and I shared the Second de Costillas and pollo empanadas. All was delicious. We will definitely return.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was really really good! However server was very bad. Overall staff needs a refresher on hospitality. Lacking quite a bit.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken and chimmichurri sauce, green beans, bread pudding

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on Valentine’s Day and even though the restaurant was packed they accommodated 6 more people in ourr group! Instead of hearing..we can’t accommodate your group...they worked to get it done. They are the best! Food and drinks delicious. I highly recommend them. They are all so friendly and do their best to make your experience perfect!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The qtr dark used to be my go to dish at Limon but this time around my husband and I both agreed that the chicken is too salty. The green beans are also over seasoned.

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MO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing place and amazing food! And great pisco sour.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was tasty.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too loud. Service was slow. But good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was wonderful and complemented the ambiance and meal so well. The food, most especially the rotisserie chicken and steak were perfectly cooked. We ordered two orders of the steak and a whole chicken and were impressed at how juicy and flavorful the food was. The dessert was also amazing and delicious

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely busy (even into later hours); glad I used open table. Food was great and reasonable priced; drinks are pricey. Smart casual place good for couples or small groups.

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I am reaching out to communicate a poor experience for my party of 5 last Friday February, 9 2019. Our party had a reservation at 845 which we came on time for. Upon arrival the hostess explained we should have a table in 10-15 minutes. As we patiently waited outside the time came and went and finally we had to up again to get a status update. Again, 10-15 minutes. This exercise was continued 2 more time(4 total) until we were seated an hour and 15 minutes after our original reservation. It became quite evident reservations were being mismanaged and that there was even a disregard for reservations after we hit 45 minutes of waiting. Not only were we jerked around and not told the truth, but before being seated the hostess explained that we would “be taken care of as she had spoken with the manager and some drinks would be on the house” this helped calm an irritated and hungry group to a certain extent because it at least showed a wrong was being attempted to be made a bit better. Upon sitting down we were acknowledged(greeted isn't a proper term for this exchange) by the person who would be our waitress. Once we at long last were seated, we began to order our first round of drinks. Then suddenly another waiter shows up with a trays of sangria after we had ordered drinks. No one wanted this sangria. So the drinks sat barely touched or untouched. One of my dinner companions, then kindly told the waitress what had been communicated by the hostess/manager. She wasn’t very responsive instead goes “well should I take them away?” She had an annoyed attitude as though we were the inconvenience. She then came back over after we had drinks that we ordered and goes- "are we eating or what?". Our table was puzzled. Never have we been spoken too in such a rushed and frankly rude manner. Yes of course we are eating, we’ve waited for over an hour to even sit down so we are trying to get settled and look at the menu. One of the guests had actually said when we sat down a

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is great, but it’s WAY too loud upstairs, couldn’t hear a thing my table was saying.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waitress behaved childish to me and my dinner date.

We were shown to our table and the waitress came by to ask if we wanted to start with drinks or appetizers. As we were just seated, we didn’t know what drinks or appetizers we wanted, so we asked for more time. The waitress came back in what was truly two minutes later and asked what we decided, so we ordered an appetizer and two margaritas to start. She then came back not even three minutes later and we were still reviewing the menu for what we wanted as main courses. She got frustrated and came back to the table, I’m not teasing, about two minutes later and asked us what we wanted as our main dishes, again - and she, like a child, rolled her eyes at us for not knowing what we wanted yet. It was fairly bizarre given that we had only been sitting for what was 10 minutes and we kindly kept asking for more time. She then, again, like a child, did not come back to our table for 30 minutes. We were so confused. She was so annoyed with us for kindly asking for more time regarding our main dishes, that she decided to ignore us for half an hour.

So instead of wondering when she’d come back, we asked another server for the check. We paid for our drinks and appetizers and left. We went to West of Pecos (right next door) and had dinner there instead.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great overall experience, service was fast and friendly. The food was really good and the restaurant was full. I had a great experience and would absolutely recommend for any occasion. I will be returning! Thank you Límon.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great with kids!

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E
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, delicious food and professional attentive service. We love the ceviche and Tacu Tacu. Don’t miss the moist chicken. It’s super loud though...small group or, couple is better.

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LR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Limon while in San Francisco is like enjoying a piece of of heaven while in paradise.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service! Recommend the roast chicken, ceviche, seafood paella and choco bandido

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DE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but incredibly noisy. Food and drink delivery was spotty. A little less noise (why the music that everyone has to raise their voices to be heard over?) and more attention paid to delivery, five stars.

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MI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was VERY warm inside. Apparently the air wasn’t working

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TC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Restaurant is very noisy and service was not very good. The food was ok, but wouldn't go back.

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PT
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great young whole chicken, yucca, and green beans!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid choice.

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VW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, ambience was lively and overall it was a great night.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a tasty choice with great service, good to have a consistent, attractive choice. The string beans are killer!

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband loved his dinner, it was the ribs I think, and I enjoyed their specialty, a quarter chicken. The noise level was a little much for us older folks though. Still, if there was one in Marin, we would go often.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We are still wondering how rotisserie chicken can taste that good! Tuna ceviche was outstanding, so were the beans and other mixed ceviche. Phenomenal food. Average decor / interior and very noisy. Bad acoustics, incredible food.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food is totally amazing but our server was not really amazing, begin with he never did a eye contact with us, never smile, really bad customer service.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ordered the braised beef dish....
Meat and sauce was very salty and it ruin the meal

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It good. Really good.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was my first time at Limon (Mission). The restaurant was packed which made me hopeful. I arrive early for our reservation so I sat at the bar while I waited for my friends. There was only one bartender for the entire restaurant plus he served food and drinks at the bar. Service was slow.

We were seated in the middle of the dining room upstairs with the AC blasting. I went back downstairs to asked for another table. The hostess said it would be 10-20 minutes and we would have to leave the table so she could seat another party. We came from the airport and had luggage with us. There was no place to wait at the bar or entrance. We decided to stay where we were. They brought wrong drink orders, slowly. Two cockroaches ran across our table.

Overall the food was good value, paella was very wet and the rice undercooked. Ribeye had great flavor, kale salad was okay, the octopus was tender and flavorful, the Lomo Saltado was my least favorite dish. The beef was bland. The food came out faster than the drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was so loud we left before ordering. The decibel level was dangerous/ unhealthy.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing, the food and sangria was delicious! Though the music was a little too loud and it was hard to hear at our table.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top 10 restaurants in SF. Everything here is fantastic, but you go for the rotisserie chicken! Love that you can get a table day of without a reservation and can count on absolutely delicious food. Choosing between the sides is always a negotiation between how much I want and how much room exists in my stomach. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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r
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really good. We loved the paella especially. The only downside is it’s too noisy to have a conversation without shouting.

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