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Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness

928 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Authentic (17)
  • Casual (17)
  • Fit for Foodies (16)

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 821-2134
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Casttillo
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Private party contact
Antonio Castillo: (415) 821-2134
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Check our website and speak to the Manager for more information.
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Cross street
21st Street
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Parking details
Street parking and there is also a garage on 21st.between Valencia and Mission, just a block away.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 928 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ckkk (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great ceviche and nice atmosphere! I'll definitely come back for more!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great, service was great - very noisy

SteveZ (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 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.

vipMikeC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

DavidR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 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.

DRLBW (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

vipRosa (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Yummy food. Try the beef tongue. Absolutely amazing

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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