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Limon Rotisserie - Valencia

4.6
1169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food

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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am - 11pm
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Phone number
(415) 252-0918
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Martin Castillo
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Private party facilities
We have a meazzanine that holds up to 50 people, and we can rent the whole resturant for large parties up to 120.
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Private party contact
Laurina Marcic: (415) 821-2134
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Catering
Please contact Fernando at(415)252-0918 for full details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th
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Parking details
There are 2 parking garages, 1 on 16th St. between Mission and Valencia and the other on Hoff, an alley on 16th St. between Mission and Valencia.
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Public transit
BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Fernando at (415)252-0918.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1169 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Noisy, loud, no impossible to have a conversation loud. The food was literally thrown at us in the crazed rush of a dinner with friends. The food was good, not great. Not a place to linger.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in SF! Limón is a true classic: the rotisserie is always perfect, the ceviche is fantastic, and the cocktails are great, too. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, tasty drinks, vibrant atmosphere (loud) and good service

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The sangria was delicious and refreshing. After ordering two glasses we decided on the pitcher which in my opinion the two glasses already ordered should have been included with a pitcher price but we let it be. The shrimp ceviche was decent. The pollo empanadas were really good. The lomo saltado was tasty especially after adding the house made hot salsa which turned it up the heat. I love spicy so this salsa added to any dish would work just as well. The pallea was also delicious. The chocolate bandito is a basic lava cake with coffee gelato and was ok. Dishes are on the expensive side and we were told the credit card system was down and they asked for cash. Luckily we had enough! Second and last complaint.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The rotisseried chicken with ensalada and yucca fries were delicious. My friends had shrimp ceviche and a mushroom dish. Both were just as yummy. Will definitely go there again to try their many other dishes.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Way too noisy to really enjoy the delicious meal...
I don’t recommend it for anything except a take-out order!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Busy place and all of Mission full of the tech type crowd, which brings its insularity everywhere it goes.
Food is good. Rotisserie chicken fed four of us well. String bean side was excellent. Ceviche of fish was largish lumps of mushy fish without much flavor so that was not a hit.
It's clearly popular and clearly fun if a crowd and lively time is what you want.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Way too loud!!!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The range on the menu is good. Options for sharing, and adding side dishes. Vegetarian options are pretty good. The cocktail menu was good, full bar. Also for paleo types there's enough options as well. We ordered the full chicken - somehow $28 for a full roasted chicken seems pretty pricey, especially since it seemed on the small side. That and the 2 sides that came with it (delicious green beans and a really small portion of fries) and two other dishes we ordered (mushrooms not so terrific, salad was quite good) fed a group of 3 (including a big eater) with some to spare

Atmosphere is nice, clean looking space. Service on a busy night was pretty attentive.

But damn the place is loud. Painfully so. We were next to the "super louds" - after they left it was better, but just be forewarned.

it's good food, a decent value and nice people - worth a try.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Got there on time for reservation 8pm never got seated, we ended up seating at the bar area ourselves by 8:45pm

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicioso como siempre ! Lo mejor en pollo rostizado en San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience as always. Best beef tongue in SF :)

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Yummy food and amazing pisco sour cocktail. We didn't get much food for what we paid (small mains) but somehow ended up full anyways

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious meal. The noise level was off the charts and we had to shout to hear each other over the table (only 2 of us dining). It is a very lively and popular place, so it is understandable that it would be loud. If there is a way to baffle the noise with noise reducing panels on the ceilings and/or walls, that might make it more enjoyable. That being said, we will definitely dine here again.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food is delicious if a bit on the pricey side.
The folks tables near us were literally shouting at the top of their lungs, and none of the staff suggested to these super annoying douchebags that perhaps shouting in a restaurant is not very polite, which made it a fairly unpleasant experience for me.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Never disappoints. Love the food. Love the service.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

While I like Limon, I should have chosen the 2nd location as the location seemed to attract a louder and more raucous crowd.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was amazing, and so were the drinks and service. Prices were affordable. Must try the ceviche.

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything we ordered was salty. It’s also very loud inside to have any kind of conversation. Staff wasn’t attentive. We waited a long time for someone to come by for our needs. Wouldn’t come back again

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Noise level was way to high, has a hard time to chat with friend.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food is tasty - Pescado a la Macho (good mix of seafood, a bit salty but great flavor), Lomo Saltado (beef was burnt but flavor still good), green beans (crisp and seasoned well) and the Bread Pudding for dessert (was a bit dry, wouldn't recommend it). Service was good and attentive. The unfortunate downside is the volume in the restaurant which is pretty unbearable and makes conversation impossible. I'm not sure what they could do about it since it has high ceilings and is packed with people and tables. My friend really enjoyed her Traditional Chilcanos drink that she had two and I had the sangria which was ok. I will probably not be back anytime soon but will recommend this place for folks to go eat, not catch up!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always amazing, one of my favorite places in the whole city.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Birthday dinner! Food and service was fine but it was so so loud it was painful:(

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and service, but very noisy. The chicken and seviche were both outstanding-- excellent balance of spices.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were seated quickly, service was great & food was amazing. Just a little noisy!

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was good and so was the service. The screaming children hordes of children were not great.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Love Limon. Staff is friendly and professional, food very good and value outstanding. I work nearby and for quality, ambiance, service and price there is no better option in the Mission.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We loved food and service noise level was so high we could not have a conversation

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great just a bit too noisy.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I have been obsessed with Peruvian food for years, and I can't believe it was my first time here. Shrimp and Octopus ceviche was excellent, Jalea and Lomo Saltado also very good (steak was cooked to a beautiful medium rare). Door was crowded with people waiting, but with the reservation, we were seated right away. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food is always on point!!
👍👍👍❤

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Limon Rotisseries has delicious roasted chicken with peruvian spices, nice side dishes, good ceviche and yummy pisco sours.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went to Limon for a post Valentines dinner. Food was excellent but service was lacking. Server took our order and disappeared. We received our food from someone else and someone asked us if we wanted water but didn’t return with any. We had to flag someone down for water when tables around us were getting glasses and carafes of it. After our meal we also had to flag someone down for our check. Our waiter was nowhere to be found. No offer of any other items or dessert. I really felt unwelcomed at this restaurant. Good food but no hospitality.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved everything of IT! Our server Mya was awesome! Loved her!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I've always gone to the Limon on So. Van Ness but wanted to try the one on Valencia. The vibe at the Valencia restaurant was much more colorful and energetic, perhaps because of the location. The food was very good; I love their roasted chicken and yuca fries. The drinks are incredible. The service was professional and friendly, but a bit off; maybe because it was so busy (this was a Saturday night). I highly recommend Limon on Valencia.

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Noisiest place I have Ever eaten! We had to scream at each other across the table to be heard.
Never going back. My ears were ringing after we left

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It is great but a bit noisy. I really could not hear my friend at the end of a six person table. We sat in the top level. Everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

So great! Amazing service; reservationist got us in super quickly despite an error with their system. Great sangria.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had such a wonderful meal… I brought friends from out of town and it was the best restaurant we had visited. I always return.
The problem I had the other night was the wine. The server was so helpful in giving me three different ones to taste. All we’re unsatisfactory. The evening before we went for dinner the dinner was horrible but the wine was excellent :). The prices are very high and that is why the winds should be Exceptional. I hope the next time I return the red wines are much better.

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