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About Limones Restaurant

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.

13 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Biltmore Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 252-2327

Website:
http://www.limonesrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Hugo Ramirez

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Limones Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (116)
Creative Cuisine (102)
Good for a Date (99)
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Special Occasion (97)
Handcrafted Cocktails (80)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Authentic (68)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Worth the Drive (53)
Romantic (50)
Local Ingredients (50)
Cozy (41)
Fun (39)
Casual (36)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Hot Spot (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Spicy (21)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Healthy (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Tapas (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (9)
People Watching (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Excellent meals. Creative margaritas. Good dining experience for business to special occasion. When crowded (which it almost always is) restaurant is quite loud. Overall, a consistently excellent meal.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 2 days ago

A neat place with a cool vibe. Food was good but I went too careful on ordering. I wish I would have tried something more unique. Service was very casual but OK. Other reviewers liked it better than I did.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been going to this restaurant for about 10 years and it has been consistently excellent every time we go. Today was no exception with some items that have been on the menu in the past and some new, all well crafted and delicious.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service but limited menu and a little pricey. would liked to have some unusual dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Asheville. The food never disappoints and is always original. Killer cocktails too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Oh my gosh out of all the amazing meals we had in Asheville this one was the best!! The food was so delicious and unique. Great portions and great value. Don't miss this one!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our time at Limones. We made a reservation for 5 pm on a Saturday and we were promptly seated. The ambiance was very romantic and quaint. We were traveling as a group of girls celebrating a friends 40th Birthday. We decided to do drinks and appetizers and they were nothing short of amazing! We had lobster nachos, tuna ceviche, brussel sprouts and scallops and we all enjoyed them! The main dishes were a bit pricey but I am sure they would have been delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Ceviche and scallops were great. Ginger mint margaritas wwe delicious, as was the tres leches cake we had for dessert. Menu wasn’t as Mexican as I had hoped but was still good

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and excellent service. The sea bass was exquisite. Lobster nachos out of this world.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We reserved a table at Limones for our anniversary. When we arrived, our table, plus glasses of complimentary champagne, was waiting for us. Drinks, appetizers (seviche sampler - awesome!), and entrees were delicious. Service was lovely. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was absolutely perfect. Service was excellent. Attentive and always observant, but not smothering! Our first visit but not our last!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was excellent! Food was fresh with great options. Recommend strongly!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never Disappoints! Consistently Exceptional.
I hope this restaurant never gives me a reason to warrant anything but the highest level of ratings. The service is always better than any other restaurant wait staff in the area. Please note, this is the ONLY restaurant in the Asheville area that receives this rating from me. We tried a couple of different selections from the menu, the tenderloin which proved to be tasty and well executed and the other entree was the seared sea scallops - more generous serving than other high end restaurants in the downtown area. I was pleasantly surprised but should not have been considering this restaurant never serves skimpy portions. The layer of flavors and depth of spices is a trademark and Limones sets a high bar. My side favorites are the margaritas! Won't order them anywhere else because its too much of a let down. And this time I decided to try a dessert - the Churros with hot chocolate was totally binge worthy! If you can get a reservation - just go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Ceviche was the best we’ve ever had for our appetizer. In addition, the drinks and entrees were great. This is one of the best places in Asheville. We drove 3 hours to have dinner here and it did not disappoint.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and had a great time. Wonderful food in a great atmosphere. Always a great time!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

First time at Limones. Incredible food. Every item was delicious. Thank you!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This authentic California-Mexican (Spanish) restaurant provides a unique dining experience with dishes that recall old world Spanish cuisine. We loved the three ceviche small plate. The seafood was fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Greet food and service as always

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Tres leches was a bit dry. Definitely not the best I’ve had. Everything else was off the charts good though. Definitely worth checking out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The tables are so close together they should advertise it as "Table-sharing". The food was very good, the cerviche was excellent. I had the tilapia and my husband had the lamb. The service was prompt and friendly. We talked with the couples on both sides of us since we were sitting next to one another! Luckily they were friendly.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Compliments to the chef and staff! NYE dinner date while on vacation from Florida. Everything was superb!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a pleasant surprise! Could not get into Curate and was so bummed. This place rocks!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

lovely meal, great staff!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Still one of our favorite places in Asheville. Caliente margarita is the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is somewhat accurately described as Mexican cuisine. It is unique and creative Mexican. I would say Mexican with a gourmet flare. I had risotto. It was amazing. Tons of mushrooms and loaded with flavor. I also had lobster nachos that were out of this world. My other half had the raw fish appetizer, (can't seem to spell the word correctly that describes fish cooked in vinegar instead of heat) and it was tasty too. Then for the main course the chili stuffed with cheese and laid on a bed of spinach. Amazing as well. We split the most delectable churros I have ever had!!! The caramel dipping sauce was so delicious I could not resist running my finger around the little bowl when we were done. The churro tasted like butter. The crunch of cinnamon sugar was spectacular. One of the best meals I have ever eaten. I think it is now our favorite restaurant in Asheville and that is saying a LOT since there are many great places to eat here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very cute, small restaurant with a very cozy feel. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and had a great accent to properly pronounce all of the items! I was very impressed by both the sea bass and beef tenderloin entrees we ordered. We also ordered the three cheese chili rellenos which was a yummy starter. I would definitely recommend and go back myself!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I booked Limones a month in advance with no idea about how it would be. I was very pleasantly surprised with how wonderful it was. We will definitely dine there again when we are in Asheville.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Brought visiting holiday guests to Limones. It was my first time as well and I was definitely pleased with my selection. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, but we were offered a drink while we waited and the hostess was extremely apologetic. We only waited about ten minutes to be seated. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly when to approach the table; he was there when we needed him, but didn't "hover." The food was really good, especially the risotto - it was perfectly cooked with a bit of spice. I have to drive about 25 miles each way to come to this restaurant, but will make sure I visit more often in 2018!!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was an exquisite experience from the handcrafted cocktails to the homemade cinnamon-cayenne dusted chocolate truffles that accompanied the check. The scallops were superb, however the menu changes often and the wait staff is friendly, engaging and exceptional in guiding diners through the nuances of offerings, plus wine pairings. We dine at Limones 2-4 time a year and have never been disappointed. This cozy little gem remains one of our favorite Asheville restaurants (which says a great deal, considering all the excellent options available).

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Limones. The menu was inspired and everything beautifully presented. The ceviche sampler was especially delicious. This restaurant is small and very popular; you will need to make reservations in advance to get a table.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and good portions! Margaritas were amazing and atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meal at Limones was amazing! The service was great. I would definitely recommend Limones to a friend. Make sure you make a reservation, it gets very crowded.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great experience every time. From the drinks to the appetizers to the entrees, we have never been disappointed.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a great experience for our 46th Anniversary. Good margaritas and Brussels sprouts and ceviche sampler for appetizers. We had duck entree (cooked perfectly), our friends who had never been there got scallops and loved them. We are definately fans. Just too difficult to plan ahead to get a good time to go. We like to be spontaneous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our bed and breakfast (Princess Anne) had this place as one of three recommended on their website. I suggest you take an Uber ride if you go at night.
I had the seafood stew which was expertly prepared.
I only wish they had bread service
I would definitely go again if I ever stay in Asheville.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our server was attentive but I found the food to be mediocre at best. When I went to pay the bill I was told they don't take American Express. C'mon really? A restaurant of this caliber not accepting AM EX is ridiculous. I won't be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great Asheville eat!
I had the scallops and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent. The scallops were served over root vegetables and greens. Brad was our server and he was great-knew the dishes and the preparation.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Definitely a hidden gem. We loved the freshness of all the dishes we tasted. We had the Chile relleno, the lobster guacamole and the pork enchiladas. All were cooked to perfection. We look forward in coming back to Limones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Spicy, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The night we were there 12-26-17, the menu seemed more Seafood than Mexican but that’s not a negative. The lobster nachos were fantastic as was the ceviche sampler. We had the Seafood stew which was a fabulous dish that I’d love to try to recreate at home. The enchiladas were great too but I was full before I could finish them. My wife loved the carrot-habanero margarita and the cab I had was great too. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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