Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

4.5
1398 reviews
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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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

It had been 2 years but food is still awesome! Our table had quarter chicken, short ribs and lomo soltado - all really good. HOWEVER, will not be coming back. It's simply too loud to have an enjoyable conversation without practically yelling. We had a friend in from out of town and wanted to have a yummy dinner to catch up. Upstairs, downstairs - doesn't matter insanely loud. Also, our server was running herself ragged. She was good but just not enough help - seemed to be the only person working upstairs - so service was spotty. It's too bad this could be a great place but SF has lots of good food so - see ya.

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N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limon is such a wonderful place!! The food is consistently delicious!

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MB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was very good; and the service was excellent. However, as with most restaurants in the Bay Area, the noise level completely mitigated any appreciation for the other factors. Noise is a central criterion for dining decisions for us; and we're not the only ones. Dining out provides as much satisfaction in civilized exchanges with friends and associates as it does the novelty of new drinks and dishes, perhaps more so.

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AM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good Peruvian food. I had the classic Lomosoltado and was not disappointed. Decent selection of wines by the glass. Service was a bit choppy but it was a fairly crowded room. If you want to converse and actually hear each other, probably not a great choice.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic but the restaurant is a difficult place to carry on a conversation. The noise level might prevent me from going back.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and the service is great. Seating isn't the most comfortable and it was very loud/hard to have a conversation during dinner.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good!

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EB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and a buzzing environment

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Love the food. Crazy loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and awesome service!

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OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great family style eating, if that’s what you’re into. The whole chicken is among the best bird you’re gonna eat. The ciopinno is very, very fine. The fried yuka is delicious.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Noise level prohibitive to any conversation. Main entree arrived at table prior to cocktails and taken away to be brought back later obviously kept warm with explanation that food service is family style.

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Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service!
Limon is always on point and that why I enjoy dining there!!

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BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great. The food is AMAZING, and the drinks were excellent. Only small thing is the service is pretty slow, but that’s mainly due to how busy it always is. Will be back

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

It was so loud we almost had to shout to be heard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very loud. Service not one of the best you feel literally that they have to kick you out... food ok

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Noise levels are so high that it's difficult to hear the person sitting across from you unless they shout. Very unpleasant.

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S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We ordered so much food it was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great place! Food is delicious and the servers are really nice and courteous. However this place is SO DAMN LOUD. I could barely hold a conversation with my friend because of how loud it was. This place is really cute but they could invest in filtering the noise. I’d like to note that this was on a Wednesday night so I can only imagine how loud it gets on weekends.

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FR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, drinks, and service were excellent. It was somewhat noisy and had a feel of a very casual restaurant meant for lunch.

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IB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bar, appetizers, dinner, and a pitcher of Sangria was fantastic ! One problem was difficulty hearing each other through a fine meal. Knowing the layout of the restaurant , I would sit in a quieter section.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was a little salty but other than that it was cool.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waiter service bad .

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is walkway good. The service is very slow, and the timing of drinks and food needs to improve.

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LF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Made an early (6pm) reservation and the place was packed and noisy by 6:30pm. The staff is friendly and, when available, are attentive to stated needs (though not able to anticipate needs.)

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J
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food! Need to work on their service! Not very pleasant; didn’t know if we were serve an order that took more than enough to bring to the table.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great, but way too salty! The preparation of the food is very good, but why add so much salt? The flavors should speak for themselves. Try adding more herbs and cut back on the overdosing of salt. Yes, it sell beer, but not a healthy choice.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place but this time either Open Table or Limon canceled my reservation the afternoon of my reservation. I re-booked it, showed up, then received an email telling me I had no-showed and that my ability to book on Open Table might be in jeopardy! I had to respond/explain and then they corrected the error but an annoyance...

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food!

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JV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to have dinner! The ceviche is awesome. It does get a little loud during peak hours but I’d go back again!

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J
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment! Recommend the ceviche mixto and roasted chicken w green beans and yucca fries

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TP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit was outstanding! Finally got my husband to go. Now he’s hooked! We’ll be back soon I’m sure.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi, TereseP, looks like you're a good influence! Thanks for your review, I'm glad you and your husband enjoy yourselves when you dine with us. Hope you visit again soon :) Cheers, Lucía - Team Limón

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KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

came out with a cake for the bday boy

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was extremely cold on the upper level. Most people had coats, scarf, and hats on. Extremely noisy unable to have a conversation. Service was excellent as well as the food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Limon is popular and was busy in a Friday night. It’s very loud but the Pisco Sours were delicious and the food was basically good. They brought everything out at once, which was challenging and meant some food got cold while we finished our appetizers. We had the chocolate decadence and it wasn’t very good. It was grainy and not very flavorful. Overall a good place and fun with my date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
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.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi, thanks for your review! I'm sorry your experience with us was far from perfect. I hope you'll give us another shot in the future :) Cheers, Lucía - Team Limón

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
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.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi, thanks for your review! I'm glad your overall experience with us was good and hope you visit us again soon :) Cheers, Lucía - Team Limón

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi, Smartjim, thanks for your review! I'm glad had a memorable experience with us, hope you visit again in the future :) Cheers, Lucía - Team Limón

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Severely understaffed = slow table turnover = missed reservations

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