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.
We had an 8pm reservation and were not seated until 8:50. Didn’t get our food until 9:45.
Monthly anniversary lunch
Great food. Very loud music
Out of all of the restaurants we dined at in SF this was our favorite. The chicken and mac n cheese were amazing as were the empanadas! Still thinking about this meal and the price for what we had was also quite reasonable.
The good was so fresh and delicious. Loved the chicken and paella type arroz con mariscos. Fried Yucca delightful..so were the cocktails. Make a reservation!! Have fun here.
We loved the food and service. The only glitch we had was we made our reservations on Open Table and arrived much earlier than planned. We informed the waitress and she informed us that it was okay only to find out the next day that we were initially a non-show on the acct. They resolved the issue quickly, however, it was an inconvenience of time and a little of a let down after such a wonderful dining experience. I truly loved the flavors of our meals and will plan to return.
the food here is consistently good and there are plenty of healthy options. our waiter was great and let us linger at the table and talk after we finished eating
I love tapas and enjoy trying out different restaurants, so I was pretty excited to try Limon as I had heard alot of good things. PROS: The food did not disappoint, amazing to the tastebuds - recommend the Ceviche Mixto, Chicken, and Lomo Saltado; and there was a lively atmosphere - great for groups I would think. On that same note though - CONS: The noise level was so high that my fiancee and I had a hard time talking w/ each other - basically having to yell to hear one another; and the tables were positioned so close to each other that you couldn't avoid bumping against the diners on the adjoining tables when going in and out of your seat for whatever reason.
The food was delicious, portions and price were extremely reasonable for SF. We walked away happy and full (I'd recommend both the ceviche trio, and rotisserie chicken!). The one caveat is that I would recommend getting a reservation before 10pm though; by 10:45 we felt a little bit rushed, as they were trying to close while we were still there - seems better to just not allow 10:00 reservations if you're trying to close before 11.
It was so amazingly tasty and they seated us right away
There’s hair in Paella. Just wished they paid more attention on food safety. The server was nice enough to take that off the bill. The crispy chicken is over cooked. I wanted to give this place a five star though.
Wonderful food and amazing service. I will definitely be back!
We were seated downstairs in what looked like a basement where there were no windows, and it was very loud. The Ceviche which is a signature Perivian dish was made with cheap Tilapia and had no flavor. The Pollo a la Brassa, another signature dish, was extremely salty and the French fries it came with were the frozen kind from Costco.
The only positive feedback I can give was the friendly service.
Overall it was a bad dining experience, and I would not recommend eating here.
I had the braised ribs my honey got the arroz con mariscos (paella) he wasnt crazy about it told the waiter which was hesitant at first. I asked if we could switch for the lomo saltado which they ended up doing for us, so I really appreciated that. Was a real cold night and we sat by the door no where to put my purse small tables/seats and pretty tight spaces but overall good time. Not a great place for an intimate conversation noise level is really high but food was delicious!
They really know what they're doing! Delicious ceviche. Fantastic rotisserie chicken; the fish, chicken, and sides we tried were all very fresh, used great ingredients, and super well prepared. The service was top-notch too- they were always on top of water, clearing our dishes, etc. It had a warm, friendly family feeling too.
Great ceviche and nice atmosphere! I'll definitely come back for more!
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.
Food was great, service was great - very noisy
Mixed up food, super noisy, poor service, table in basement not nice
food very good
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Yummy food. Try the beef tongue. Absolutely amazing
A great place to be for Food warm atmosphere and a quiet time to enjoy
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
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!
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.
Always always !!! A great meal here. Top notch always fresh and innovative cuisine !
I've always loved Limon. There's something just so fun and casual – especially the S. Van Ness location. The ambience is warm, welcoming, and cool --without being TOO cool (if you know what I mean).
The service was great! Our waiter was both knowledgeable and friendly, recommending some great desserts and entrees. The food: always exactly what I'm looking for. It's not a surprising menu but what is served is served well! Good savoriness and flavors that hit just the spot.
Very good food and amazing service
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.
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!
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.