Limones Restaurant

4.8
4168 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4168 people are saying
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vipScribbles
Western NC
94 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were happy to get back to Limones, one of our favorite Asheville restaurants. Between Covid and the multitude of tourists - which baffles me - it's been a while getting a reservation.

We started with the ceviche trio - always a winner!

My meal was very good - I had the fresh tuna - blue and it really was terrific! Shared a bottle of Perlada blanca - really good and also shared the chocolate tarte which is so very good.

My partner had the chicken enchiladas - he was disappointed because the scallops were off the menu - and, unfortunately didn't enjoy the enchiladas. I don't think we have ever had a meal at Limones we didn't enjoy so I'm writing this off as just ordering the wrong entree.

He totally enjoyed the blood orange margarita!!

Service was great, as always!

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BarbaraR
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family birthday celebration. The waiter was attentive and gave great service and attention to detail. We order the various Ceviches, salads, and the Shrimp bowl special. All were terrific. The Brussels sprouts were EXCELLENT!! They had a menu of Margarita specials! They served the ceaser salad with fresh anchovies. The ceviches (3) choices were served with tortilla chips and were AWESOME! The Shrimp Bowl had a dozen! On rice with toppings. All was terrific! Then they brought our granddaughter a dessert with a candle!. We did have to ask! It was wonderful and truly a wonderful culinary experience! Five stars to this restaurant!

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SoniaD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and the food is classic and different at the same time

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JohnG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks. Happy to find this place available for dinner Sunday night. Had short ribs- my wife had the halibut. Both cooked perfectly. Fish was flakey, ribs were pot roast tender.

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stephaniek
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones never disappoints! We had a wonderful dinner there with friends from out of town. They are doing a great job keeping their customers safe. Staff were pleasant and accomodating. We all chose different entree's and everyone was impressed with their meals. I chose the shrimp and it was cooked to perfection and the flavor blends were excellent. If you haven't put Limones on your list of places you "must try", you are missing out.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Cocktails are delightful, ceviche is the BEST!!!! Do yourself a favor and get the lobster nachos too! Service was perfect, great to place to celebrate or just treat yourself for no reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience, especially in our strange COVID environment. Spacious dining in a cozy, intimate setting. Service, food and drinks were all amazing.

JT
vipJustinT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. The Carne Asada was perfect. We also had the ceviche sampler which was very nice.

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Brew3
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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NickR
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was disappointed they had taken scallops off of the menu, didn’t notice the pork loin either. Always good and quality ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was a fantastic bartender. Educated us about the menu and tequila. Made fantastic recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and drink here were superb. This is my favorite place to dine in Asheville. The waitstaff was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughters completion of grad school. Had the table for two by the door. It was quiet, private and food of course was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, atmosphere and service. I plan to return and recommend it to others. Our only compliant is that the manager failed to sternly address a table with two screaming kids and the parents didn’t leave the restaurant with their kids. Everyone in the entire restaurant was extremely annoyed by the horrible young kids. Unacceptable!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Absolutely fantastic! Hostess was not the warmest welcoming person. But everything else after that was so spectacular that was enough to forget her.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! From the delicious food to the extraordinary service to the fabulous decor! All top notch-a must when in Asheville. I made a reservation in advance and mentioned in the notes that we were celebrating a friend's 50th and they made sure to make her feel special and bring her a birthday treat! Thank you or a terrific experience :0)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunningly wonderful. The food was so good. The food here and Hemingway’s is some of the best else ever had. We will be returning often. Cannot say enough good things about the menu!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best “ Mexican “ food we’ve ever had!

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for dinner, the food was Amazing and our waiter/ bartender was great too!

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MBHarper
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Made reservations for a birthday dinner and the wait staff was very friendly. Being a Mexican fusion restaurant I expected the food to have more flavor and spice... pretty bland. The drinks were really great! Atmosphere was very mediocre, basically brick walls and some tables.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the food, but are happy you were pleased with the service. We would have absolutely replaced anything you weren’t satisfied with & apologize if there was an oversight. Unfortunately, due to diminished capacity, we have removed half of our tables & that can take away from our usual lively atmosphere. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Take care, Limones

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mix of flavors. Three cheese stuff pepper was a wonderful way to taste the chef’s creativity.

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Gavi
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is delicious, the service truly outstanding. The servers, host, and table busboys are all attentive but not intrusive, quick, accommodating, warm, friendly but not too familiar. My only quibble is that the lighting (as I've noticed on previous visits) always feels a bit cold, as is the temperature. I've always been chilly there. But drink more tequila and you won't notice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to skip the turkey extravaganza this year and instead opted to meet our son in Asheville for a quiet pre-Thanksgiving dinner. It did not disappoint. It was our first time there, and we so enjoyed the ambience, even during Covid. I was impressed with their safety protocol. The service was perfect and the food amazing. We all had something different. The appetizer was the lobster nachos (to die for); my son had the pork chop, my husband the ravioli, and I had the chile relleno. Not to mention the mojitos.. the best! We were too full for dessert. We will dine there again the next time we're in Asheville.

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Greasers
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner!

Loved the complementary champagne

Ceviche was delicious!

My pork chop was stupendous and my wife loved her mussels.

The filet was terrific also.

The service was as good as the food!

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PhilipS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten there many times and never disappointed, outstanding!

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vipFoodies
Nashville
58 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They nailed it again. And while we are certainly biased, because we come here 2-3 times a year when we visit Asheville, we also bring the same very high expectations they met the last time. The food, drinks and service are phenomenal. They clearly have a process that works. Highly recommend, 5 stars, we’ll be back. Again.

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MaryE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the lovely surprise birthday cake! I didn't remember saying anything about a birthday when I made my reservation, but must have I guess.
Anyway, it was a very sweet surprise.
Thanks

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vipbritishb
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time food was excellent waitress was fantastic always a pleasure.

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TracyW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent. Never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner and L was kind enough to accommodate our 8 year old with a cheese quesadilla without even asking. Primo service!

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SMPLGIRL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks and savory dishes! Intimate setting. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend Lemones for dinner.

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vipSouthCarolinaResident
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great take on Mexican-California dishes. Ceviche and margaritas were excellent. Highly recommend

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BillM
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience one of the best meals we have ever had. Highly recommended by Andrew at Hotel Arras

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn't our first time nor will it be our last. We are never disappointed when we visit Limones. The cocktails are creative and delicious. The food is complicated in the best way possible. There are so many flavors and textures that your mouth and brain can't keep up with what is happening and you just smile with utter delight. Don't miss a chance to experience this elevated establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and great margaritas!

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Jobie12
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite and sip was wonderful! And we felt safe with table spacing, mask wearing. Service was outstanding! We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar and the drinks were amazing! Had ceviche trio, the best ever!

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KristalB
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and menu options. Ceviche was amazing. We felt very safe with covid precautions. I would highly recommend.

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sergeyl
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Modern Mexican food. Delicious!
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is always delicious. The short ribs were exceptionally good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Limones Restaurant using the Order Online button. Limones Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 252-2327.

Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.