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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

Specials

Complimentary Polli Papas!

Specials

Complimentary Polli Papas!
Details

Enhance your meal and enjoy our delicious Polli Papas on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service. Special valid with a minimum purchase of $30 before tax.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM

Limon Rotisserie – Van Ness Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Good for Groups (14)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined on December 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

La mejor comida Peruana en San Francisco.

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·Dined on November 30, 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 29, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was joined by parents for we enjoyed the private atmosphere and very satisfying cuisine menu entre an so very authentic Peruvian cuisine including beverages and
excellent service

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible customer service. We were ignored for most of the evening. 40 minutes after we ordered our starter we asked and they had forgotten about them.

It didn’t get much better :(

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Every bite was delicious. The ceviche was the best I ever tasted - we ordered the trio so we had a chance to taste three different ones - each was wonderful. They are famous for the rotisserie chicken and they did not disappoint. It was flavorful and perfectly cooked.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good, as was the service. Very noisy though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Took my boyfriend for the first time for a Peruvian experience and he loved every dish! Ceviche mixto, the best ceviche he’s ever had he said. Jalea, best Calabria yuca Frits combination ever. Need I say more?

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I unfortunately had a negative experience this last time at Limon. I have gone to this restaurant multiple times with friends as it is a great restaurant, or was, to have drinks and dinner. I first want to say our waitress was AMAZING! Gave great recommendations and was very attentive.

However, it seemed the hosts might have overbooked, they checked in on us multiple times to see if we had finished and were rushing for us to leave. At one point upon ordering our second drink, they asked us if we were only drinking, if so we needed to move to the bar. At this point we hadn't even received our dessert menu. This might be the last time I go to this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went for a birthday get together and it was my first time there. I loved it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great rotisserie chicken! The Ahi and Ceviche are amazing and the Pisco sours make it a perfect meal.
They never disappoint! Five Stars👍

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I went out with my boyfriend to dinner and we had a great experience! The hostess and manager they were both very sweet girls !! They had an amazing gluten free menu. I had the pizza with arugula ! It was delicious. I love seeing the open kitchen. For dessert I had their tiramisu. We can't wait to come back. I am bringing my family next week. Great great service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Yum! The rotisserie chicken is so good! It comes with a great sauce and two sides. Definitely recommend the green beans.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good food and delicious pisco!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and cocktails, but the food tends to be overdone and lacking in flavor. My order of the signature chicken dinner bordered on a mushy texture.
Prices are very reasonable. Finding nearby parking is very difficult, which adds on significant time and frustration to your visit and departure for your next destination. Guests should take a ride service to avoid the hassle.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

first time being seated in lower level. less busy, more quiet, and easier to talk. a little less ambiance but still very attentive re table service. our friends loved the peruvian flavors. and we all enjoyed the traditional cocktail made with purple corn.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is the second time in less than a month I have dined at Limon. First time was in September I was treating a coworker for her birthday. Food was good. Drinks good. However, at the end of our meal,which was 30min. Before the kitchen was going to close, the hostess asked us to move to the bar even though there were 3 empty tables next to us. I called the general manager on the phone and got many excuses for the hostess and her choice, not impressed. This last dining experience started with bad customer service with the hostess again. This time she stated she could not find my name or reservation even though I had confirmed with her and changed my party with her from 3 to 2 only 45 minutes prior. I called her by name and pulled up her voicemail and my email confirmation. She still stated she couldn't find me. Luckily the it be his hostess chimed in and Sat us right away. I talked to the general manager John about both issues and he apologized profusely but made no gesture to course correct. I enjoy the food but customer service is super important to me as a manager in the fitness industry. I spent a lot of money on both occasions but have to assume Limon doesnt value my patronage since nothing improved from visit one 9/2017 to my second visit on 10/28. I got a lot of excuses and I am sorries but no measurable action on the part of the hostess or general manager. I won't be giving Limon a 3rd chance the good food isn't outstanding and doesn't overrule the poor customer service and response. Adios Limon que le vaya bien....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Efficient service. Very busy restaurant and every table was occupied. The ambiance in the upper and lower floors is similar in the sense that both are a bit loud at dinner time, but not so loud that you cannot talk to your table mates. They differ in that the lighting is better in the upper level vs. dim lighting in the lower level.

The food and cocktails, the main reason you are there are, are worth several repeat visits. My favorite dishes so far are: Pulpo a la parilla, lomo saltado, ceviche de pescado, ceviche de pulpo y camarones, as well as the empanadas. The only underwhelming dish so far was the ensalada rusa. You can’t go wrong with the classic Pisco Sour or the Maracuya Sour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious!!!! I'm not a big beef eater, but I tried my friend's Carne a la Parrilla and it was amazing. When I return I will order that (which says a lot for me!). The Lomo Saltado was also good as was the rotisserie chicken. The drinks were very tasty as well. The ambiance is nice - not too loud and the servers were very friendly and helpful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service, but noisy as hell downstairs...we couldn’t hear ourselves think. Too bad.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is my favorite place I've eaten in the bay!! The food was authentic and delicious, the staff were friendly and enthusiastic to help us celebrate the birthday we were out dining for, and the other patrons were friendly and added to the atmosphere. Loved it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everyone but host was very welcoming and smiling. Not sure if she didn't want to be there. No other displeasures. Great food

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Chicken was very moist; green beans very flavourful & absolutely loved the bread pudding with rum! Can't wait to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous Peruvian food and inventive drinks
Upstairs is noisy compared to basement but the vibe is very upbeat throughout

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

good cocktails, good food, tasty and immaginative.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love Limon and have been coming here for years. Favorite dishes of mine include lomo saltado, polla a la brasa (rotisserie chicken), and the ceviche mixto. This was the first time I tried their brunch and I was not disappointed. I had the lomo montado and it was delicious! It was like a breakfast-y version of lomo saltado. Excellent and highly recommend! To finish, I shared the tres leches cake for dessert with my friend and my 2 daughters....we had to fight over it, it was so good! I'll always return to Limon.....

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is fine but I felt rushed. Our food came within 5-10 mins of ordering and the portions are on the small side for the price point. They're very busy and they want to turn those tables around. The space itself is quite crowded. There are lots of people, waiters and bussers running around a small space. I guess I wasn't in the mood for a busy restaurant. Warning! As usual, the parking situation is ridic! I wish I took an Uber and saved myself the headache!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My favorite dish was the pulpo! The chicken and ceviche were very good too. Although no music, it was very noisy.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The service was great but the restaurant is quite small so the tables are almost stuck to one another, the food was too salty :(, we ordered the Lomo Saltado and the french fries were damped on the salty sauce from the meat so it wasn't delicious as expected. The drinks are really good! We were celebrating our anniversary but it is not a great place for that kind of celebration...

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food but pricy. Mixed ceviche was excellent. Service was inconsistent, rushed (they brought entrees when we had barely started our appetizers) and then lagging (took forever to get dessert).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food at Limon was delicious! The half chicken is a must, especially with green beans and yuca fries. Ceviche was good, but nothing special. Unfortunately the service put a big damper on the experience. The waitress came over to us so many times to try to take our plates away or serve us coffee and dessert that we felt like we were being rushed out. The food also came out almost instantly, which for us was not ideal because we were using the dinner as friends to catch up.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I've gone to this and their other locations many times. I would say the van ness location service needs improvement. Waiters are just as busy at other locations and they come and check on us this location when busy ignores and servers only Come when called.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Last week, we dined there and our experience was bad. This was totally different. The waiter was wonderful and attentive. Got everything right and was always there when we needed them without hovering over us. The manager went over the top in helping us out with a little problem at payment. I can't say enough good things about this place and staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Business Meals, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The noise level was extreme. This totally degraded the experience as we wanted to have a conversation over dinner.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Foods good. Bar seating is my choice. the empanadas were awesome! Chicken was so delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing flavors. Empanadas were cooked to perfection. Sangria is the star.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Limon Rotisserie is always great for a quick full meal. The menu is large and accessible - ceviche, roasted chicken, empenadas, mac & cheese...I love the tuna tartare and beef entree. They have a full bar too. Crowded and loud, but this place is one of the best deals going - we go there a lot.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was awesome. But the service was terrible. On three occasions we had to get up from our table and go get a waiter. Our waitress that took our order never showed back up again. And to top it off, one of the dishes we ordered was not delivered until we went and asked for it. So one of person at our table had their order screwed up. They just don't have enough waiters/waitresses for the volume and it is sad since the food is great.

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