Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

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Peruvian

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Limon Rotisserie is a Peruvian family-owned restaurant that offers time-honored recipes with a modern twist.

Since the day we opened our doors in 2002, Limon Rotisserie has set out to share the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. At Limon, we craft each dish with purpose and welcome you into our restaurants as if they were your second home.

Pollo a la Brasa, Lomo Saltados & Ceviches are just a few of the highlights you can enjoy on our menu.

We offer private rentals and catering for events of all types! For more information or to make a reservation - please visit us at LimonRotisserie.com
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience1

The top floor is extremely loud. We couldn’t hear each other at all meanwhile it was a group of pretty loud people on its own.

LW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good and the servers were friendly. However, the entire dinner felt rushed, and plates were being taken from our table as we were still eating. I understand the restaurants want to turn tables, but customers should still feel welcomed, and not like they have to rush through the meal.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but got incredibly noisy towards the end of our meal.

OT
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Food was Inventive, wonderfully prepared. Service was excellent. friendly and attentive. Excellent cocktails too!

AW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the food every time we are there. It's delicious and comes out quickly. A bit pricey for what it actually is but you are paying for the Name. The stuff is excellent except of the hostess. She seems a bit clueless. We came with a 22 month old, she removed 1 of 4 chairs for us 3 then left. 10 min later I asked her where our high chair was thinking that she went to get it. "Oh you need a high chair?" she asked looking at our toddler. Really? Isn't it obvious that when he sits on regular chair the table is at his chin height? We will just let him lick food of the table. ?!?!?!

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Food was good, but overpriced for what it was. Even in the early evening (5pm), it was so loud you had to scream across the table.

LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place is one of our favorites, food is great and service as well, it's a but noisy at times and a bit cramped but I would recommend to anyone.

BM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

the food is great. the cocktails are better than average. the service is rushed beyond belief. you’re made to feel like an inconvenience and on some sort of churn-and-burn game show. they dropped the entirety of our meal on the table at once, leaving no room at all to comfortably share it. we literally had to put the bowls of ceviche IN the bowl of salad. We were forced to put empty plates on the actual floor to make room. Incomprehensible. And a bummer. This is one example of a place I’d only order via delivery from now on. I hated the way they made us feel.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fairly loud, but food and drinks were great and affordable.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. What more can you ask for from a restaurant?

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It’s packed and noisy on a Friday night but the food was really good and a good value. Especially if you can get a drink or two during happy hour. The famous roast chicken did not disappoint. The empanadas and the ceviche is also very tasty.

OT
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Mission!

BB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Limon tried not to accept a Limon gift card from us because they are “no longer accepting gift cards”, despite the card having been purchased very recently (within a couple of months, not expired) and stating on the back that it was valid at the location we visited. The manager only relented and accepted the card after a series of awkward and negative exchanges in which we explained that the gift card was a contract that they couldn’t just suddenly decide not to honor. The whole experience was so bizarre that we and the group we were hosting couldn’t believe it was happening (and still don’t). The restaurant acted like they did us a favor by begrudgingly accepting their own gift card. It had been a generous, special occasion gift and I can only imagine how upset our family who gave it to us would be if they knew that Limon tried not to take it. What should have been a celebratory night out took a terrible turn at Limon, and none of us will ever be back. Fair warning - don’t purchase their gift cards.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic restaurant if you want to try a gourmet spin on Peruvian food. The food itself was delicious and the service was very quick once you were seated. However, they are slow to seat you. We had to wait 15 min to be seated and we had reservations so that was a bit frustrating but they made it up with how quick there service was from there on out.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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p
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good but the music was so loud we really could hardly talk.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! I will be sure to share that feedback with our management team and work on the music volume.

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D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, way too loud

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Dinner on a Saturday evening seems to attract a young and LOUD crowd. I had to yell to those directly across and next to me; I had to scream to the person diagonally across from me to be heard. I might try the place again on a different day and at another time of day. The food was very well prepared and I would be curious to try their signature dishes.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you Bob for dining with us and for sharing this feedback with us! I will be sure to share the feedback with our management team.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lazy paleo / keto meals I have had in the Bay Area in years. The upstairs is at 90db of noise, so we requested moving downstairs, which was honored. The civiche is to die for & the chicken (with green beans + sweet potatoe fried) is fantastic. Even the tres leches rocked! Will be back many times! //jp

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your feedback! We are looking for ways to improve the volume level - thank you for bearing with us while we explore those options!

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B
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was quite good, but the noise level is not conducive to conversation.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you Bobby for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our dining experiences for our customers and thank you for the opportunity to do so.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and had a great time!

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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FB
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Limon is a high energy, extremely loud restaurant, at least on a recent Friday night. It was so loud I couldn’t hear the person on the opposite side of the table.

I ordered the octopus with mashed potato. It was OK but the octopus tentacles were pretty small. The mashed poteto tasted like the instant variety.

My partner ordered the seafood with rice. The menu says it comes with mussels, prawns, clams and scallops. When the dish was delivered all we could see was rice and one mussel shell. It turned out there were 3 small mussels, 4 small prawns but no clams or scallops hiding under the mountain of rice. Very disappointing. We pointed this out to the managed who offered to deduct the cost of the dish from the bill. The server seemed more concerned than the manager and said he would talk with the chef.

We won’t be going back because it’s ridiculously noisy and the prices are expensive for what you get, assuming you actually get what you order!

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 24, 2019

Fred, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I will be sharing your feedback with our management and kitchen team - as this is not the experience we want any customer to experience. We take great pride in our dishes, our fresh ingredients & I hope you're able to visit us again soon to experience the true dining experience with us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It’s sooo loud that you can barely hear your dinner guest. Food is great though. So at least it’s worth the noise

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. Will be sure to share your feedback with our service team for improvement.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Just lunch with friends.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fast. Service was nice. But it was too loud to hear each other.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. Will be sure to share your feedback with our service team for improvement.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food at Limon was amazing, per usual. Incredibly flavorful, well balanced and generous portions. The cocktails were also well made at Limon, and I have to give five stars on the food side. The service side, however, was a disappointment. Throughout the meal, the service was rushed - the food came out nearly all together, and the staff seemed to hover over our table to either take away plates or push us for more orders. It's great when the drinks and the appetizers come out quickly (usually hungry when we get to a restaurant), but when the Lomo Saltado is served 4 minutes after the empanadas, we don't feel like we have time to breathe, let alone enjoy the company and conversation. I'm quite disappointed because I've been to Limon several times, and the food is undoubtedly delightful. But feeling like the wait staff is trying to turn your table the moment you sit down isn't enjoyable, especially when you're trying to catch up with family you haven't seen in some time. I'll certainly think twice about coming again.

Limon Rotisserie - Valencia
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'll share your review directly with our management team as this is not the dining experience we want our guests to experience at Limon Rotisserie. This is not a typical experience when dining with us- and hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon, so you can see what a true dining experience is like.

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LC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. The ceviches and the seco de costillas were my favorites. The drinks were amazing with a special mescal with passion fruit. Totally recommend it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Too loud and noisy. Can barely converse.

AF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great place...convenient to Roxie theatre...easy parking...but bad acoustics...too noisy for ordinary conversation...excellent pisco sours!

L
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food. Love the place. Even tho it gets noisy, overall the experience is still very awesome

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great crevice, chicken, and drinks.

TM
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and service is also on point!!

FC
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Extremely noisy !!

K
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My friend and I shared the rotisserie chicken and truffle mac and cheese. Both were excellent - loved the crispy skin on the chicken, which was moist even with the breast meat. The mac and cheese has a unique flavor that was very tasty and elevated it above the normal mac and cheese sauce. It was a large portion, so I got to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.

Our server was attentive and welcoming. The only downside was that it was so noisy that we had to shout to have a conversation even though we were seated just a few feet from each other. I know the trend is for restaurants to create a "buzz" vibe, but this was way too noisy to be considered a positive vibe.

JL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as I remembered ! Portions good as well.

DQ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is prepared so quick. Cocktails are great.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor, awkward service. It used to be good years ago. I regret going back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The upstairs is SO loud. But the food is amazing

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious chicken, empanadas, and ceviche! Great service too! Overall a great dinner!

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tremendous value given the high quality of the food, including fresh ceviche. Friendly service. The place was a bit crowded and loud, with TVs playing sports, etc. - more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant. Not bad, just know what to expect. Will return if we're ever in SF again!

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