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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.


1001 S Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 821-2134

Website:
http://www.limonrotisserie.com/

Catering:
Check our website and speak to the Manager for more information.

Parking Details:
Street parking and there is also a garage on 21st.between Valencia and Mission, just a block away.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Martin Casttillo

Private Party Contact:
Antonio Castillo: (415) 821-2134

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (8)
Tapas (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Romantic (5)
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Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
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·Dined 11 hours ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Food was great, service was great - very noisy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Mixed up food, super noisy, poor service, table in basement not nice
food very good

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·Dined 2 days ago

Intimate corner restaurant with limited but interesting menu selections. Very clean, attentive service, lively atmosphere. A good place for friends to meet up to catch up!

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Basement table in more noisy area wish could seat on the street level and food a bit cold. Probably because they had too many customers, overall positive but could be better

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Family visited. Staff would not allow my aging mother to sit in empty chair while waiting for me. Staff then elected to seat her at a table downstairs instead of the available tables upstairs.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous food and even better service. We let our waitress order for us and we were not disappointed. Great value to boot. Just go here if you haven't been before.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good and the staff was attentive, though very busy. But it was extremely noisy, not relaxing at all, conversation difficult, and not really that good for our special occasion date.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Server was super nice. I love their food and drinks! There weren’t ready for table when we got there. That’s ok but I appreciate if they smiled at me instead of just telling me to wait.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Pulpo a la parrilla (grilled octopus) was fabulous, as was the mango panna cotta. Other dishes (Lomo Saltado and quarter white chicken) were also very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful everything. The staff was so efficient. The ambiance was busy, but not hectic. We were never rushed, even though we could see people outside waiting to come in.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Yummy food. Try the beef tongue. Absolutely amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A great place to be for Food warm atmosphere and a quiet time to enjoy

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The host sat us next to a party table downstairs that was obnoxiously loud. I think it was pretty poor form to sit us there considering there were lots of other better tables available. We could barely talk to one another

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food. Good service. And if you want to have a conversation with your table-mate where you have to yell to be heard, this is the place for you. It's REALLY loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always always !!! A great meal here. Top notch always fresh and innovative cuisine !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good food and amazing service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.
:(

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I got the half chicken with Yucca fries and green beans. The dressing that came with the meal was INCREDIBLE! Overall the dining experience was very good- tasty, well priced and a nice ambiance that I really enjoyed!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A wonderful place! Nothing fancy but wonderful food. The whole chicken was a real crowd-pleaser.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A friend from Paris came to visit me for the holidays as it’s his first time in Californja

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was amazing I would definitely come back

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

OMG great roast chicken. Great steak. Great service. All around a wonderful meal and evening!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious chicken - cool ceviche options...margarita was a little too sweet but overall great value for the money! Def plan to go back

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food choices were great. we decided to share empanadas and the fish dish - excellent choices. Looking forward to going back to try the braised ribs and the truffle mac n cheese!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Limon was out of their signature Rottiserie chicken which was very disappointing. The food we did order was great, but we did go specifically for the chicken! Make sure they have the chicken if you go to this place!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was my second time coming here, the experience was ok this time. It was a bit busy and very loud enviornment but overall the food and sangria was great

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

La mejor comida Peruana en San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is amazing. Price is very reasonable. Short of it is a 5 star meal at a 3 star price.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food. Brought back great memories of eating in Lima.

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