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About Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness
Limon Rotisserie on Van Ness in San Francisco serves authentic Peruvian fare in a colorful, inviting setting. With a talented executive chef, Martin Castillo, it sets itself apart from the competition. As a family-operated establishment, it offers a welcome atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy their meals. Latin music is played throughout the dining area to add to the festive mood.
Limon Rotisserie's innovative menu features numerous lunch and dinner options, as well as prix fixe selections to take the hassle out of event planning. Enjoy top hits like the seco de Costillas with braised beef short ribs, potatoes, carrots, English peas and rice. Also popular are items like empanadas, which can be made with steak, chicken, veggies or cheese, and delectable desserts, such as the chocolate bandido.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Check our website and speak to the Manager for more information.
Street parking and there is also a garage on 21st.between Valencia and Mission, just a block away.
Bart stop at 24th St. and Mission, walk down on Mission to 21st St. and make a right towards South Van Ness a block away. Also 14, 49 and 12 Muni Buses.
Private Party Contact:
Antonio Castillo: (415) 821-2134
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness Ratings and Reviews
Everything was great. Kind of on the loud side with the ambient music. Without having to complain, our waiter comp’s is with some sides and a drink because there was a bit of a miscommunication over who our server was. Nice that management recognizes and takes initiative to correct even little oversights.
This use to be my favorite restaurant in SF. Especially this location. It had a different feel than the Valencia location. However, my recent visit was disturbing. I had a host come and move my table while I was sitting at it (without asking), so that he could make passing room for foot traffic (to the restroom, etc). It wasn't the issue of moving. Instead, he walked over and moved the table while I was reading and the proceeded that he needed to move my table and thanked me for understanding. It was definitely an "othering" experience. I was not invited into the plan of moving my table, nor was I given a choice (i.e. move the table or sit at another table, etc). The cost of 1/2 chicken has increased exponentially considering that you no longer get the 3 aji sauces with it and for a $58 tab (mind you I ate alone) the food wasn't worth it. My chicken came out luke warm. When leaving (I boxed my own food) and asked for a cap for the left over aji sauce and one of the waiters proceeded to put his hand in my boxed Ensalada Ruso (touching my salad and getting aji sauce on his hand. Overall, it was a weird, weird experience. I have never had such a poor experience before at this restaurant and being that I was the only Black woman in the restaurant it had me wonder if this was part of the reason for my poor experience. I would hope not... and I don't assume race in every situation, but I had to contemplate this over the past 3 days. So sad that a restaurant that I frequented quite often and had such amazing memories of has left this "taste" in my mouth.
Dr. L.B. Williams
Returned to Limon for a business lunch and the food was amazing. This place never disappoints.
Friendly staff and great for sharing.
The rotisserie chicken is their signature dish and it's the best. The ceviche was fresh and perfectly prepared.
The ribeye steak was exceptional and you must try their Pisco Sours.
We added the mac and cheese and yucca fries to complete the meal.
We'll be back!
I am a neighborhood patron of Limon, South Van Ness and was really disappointed the last time we went for a visit with our family visiting from another country
The portions were way off. My son ordered a 1/4 chicken, dark meat and got two times more the sides than the rest of the family did with a whole chicken.
When we questioned our server why mathematically a 1/4 chicken got larger sides than a full, his comment was: "that is just the way it is"
I did write the GM a memo reflecting my view point, but never heard back.
I know Limon is popular, but not supporting or respecting the neighborhood, is never a good decision.
Delicious chicken. Ricardo, our waiter, was super friendly. Only bad thing was had to ask and pay $2 for sauce. You would think sauce came with a whole chicken but we had to buy 3 sauces for the 3 of us. Seemed a bit cheap on charging for sauce. You need sauce or chicken dry. Weird.
Given the rave (and plentiful) reviews all over the internet, I had a pretty high bar set for Limon. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short. The food was good, but not noteworthy. We had ceviche, empanadas, plus lots of chicken and sides. We also tried several of their cocktails.
Service was the absolute downfall of this place. No one cleared our used plates during the entire meal, which resulted in a leaning tower of them at the corner of our table. No one also offered water or then replenished our glasses, once we finally got it after asking (and we had to ask twice).
Overall.. a bit of a letdown. The food was tasty but none of it blew me away. For the price tag, I would probably not return.
We eat a Limon on a regular basis, however the noise level at night is almost unbearable. There were 3 of us and we were literally yelling to hear one another talk. I asked if they could turn the music down a little bit because it was so loud, but that didn't happen. While we love Limon, we will be sticking to lunch here in the future.
I came here with two of my friends. We made a reservation a day in advance and they gave us a nice, semi-private table by the window. The ambiance was good and we really enjoyed the food. We ordered the ceviche mix (the scallops were the best), quarter chicken dark meat (they do their chicken really really well), and lomo saltado (a classic; did not disappoint). They also have a good selection of wine, so over all good experience!
The chicken, aji amarillo sauce, and white rice blew my mind! Delcious! White truffle Mac & Cheese was good too. My tastebuds were so pleased I ordered a whole chicken to go with rice so my family could try it out. Small place, make a reservation. It’s loud in there. They managed to fit a bar on the left side. I noticed there’s downstairs seating, wasn’t able to take a look. Parking situation is all bad. Make use of the streets. We also tried the tacu tacu (rice mixed with refried beans) and polli papas hot app (fries topped with crispy chicken, the yellow sauce, mustard aioli, and Parmesan. Tasty! Ensalada side comes with aji huacatay sesame dressing. Yum. Neighborhood gem! Whole back page of the menu is dedicated to drinks.
I love Limon and their menu, I frequent here or Burlingame! Great roast chicken, must have if you haven't tried, also their lengua is delish. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, and we must have spent $120 for the two of us. Limon is a go to for chill good food and conversation
The food was absolutely exceptional! The seafood ceviche was wonderful; my date had a chicken dish that was quite good. Service was really good--the waitstaff visited often even though the restaurant was very busy. My one major issue was the noise level--it was impossible to have a conversation even leaning in to each other. Seriously, hire an acoustic engineering company to do some room treatment for sound.
I have been going to limon on South Vanness for years, it was one of my favorite places to dine in sf. That is now the pass. After not being there for over 5 moths friends and I went Friday night only to be tremendously disappointed. First, the prices went up, not a huge surprise considering we are in sf, but the portions were also a lot smaller, food was just ok. I definitely noticed that the food quality decreased. But my greatest disappointment is the treatment that we received. After less than 35 minutes into our dinner my friends and I were literally rushed out the restaurant. Not even half way through our meal various waiters repeatedly asked if we were done with our food and if we would like to get it packed. We responded no multiple times and finally after being bombarded by yet another waiter who once again asked if we were done- as I was taking a bite of a yuca fry, we gave up and told him to take the food. He did not care that our plates were half full, I finally told him that we were being rushed and he had this to say: sorry but there's another party arriving in 25 minutes and we need the whole section, but you are welcome to hang out at the bar. We were stunned, immediately lost my appetite so we paid our bill and left.
Most of the employees were rude. Considering that the food is just ok- I'm boycotting Limon. If you don't mind rushed/rude service this is the place for you.
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