Limones Restaurant

4.7
3424 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ceviche appetizer and both of our meals. Would highly recommend this restaurant when in the Asheville downtown area.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Restaurant had a great ambience to it. Must make reservations - it was very crowded as we walked in.

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S
Western NC
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the absolute best dinner on Monday.

We went to celebrate a birthday and just had the best time.

I’d requested a window table which they accommodated.

Our server, Brad, was so attentive without being over the top. He had served us before, we liked him a lot.

The food was so good. We shared the ceviche trio - shrimp, fish and tune - all good with fresh avocado and cantaloupe.

I had the salmon and my partner had the scallops - both were perfectly prepared. Nice size portions, well plated and delicious.

For dessert do not miss the flourless chocolate cake - oh my gosh! It is so very decadent and amazing.

Great great night - thanks Limones!

Limones Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! We love hearing that our efforts shine through. So glad Brad took such good care of you for special evening. Please come back to see us soon. Take care, Limones

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R
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary; we were greeted with champagne - on the house - and left to enjoy it for a few minutes before the waitress returned. Food was top notch and service was excellent.

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R
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome... we have been coming to Limones for 15 years and it just keeps getting better. Hugo has an amazing talent of building flavors. Just wish we could get in more often

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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MJ
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Love Limones.. Every time we come to Asheville we have dinner there. The lobster nachos are delicious. This time had the Salmon Mexicano- outstanding. My favorite restaurant in Asheville.

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CR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance ... great service and food. Would highly recommend

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R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Asheville, again. We always reserve a table, every time we’re in town. They never disappoint. We recommend the ceviche sampler and the lobster nachos, but everything is fantastic. This is a great restaurant for small plates or for meals.

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DF
Philadelphia
197 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall a pleasant dining experience. Shrimp dish was good, scallops were only ok. Would recommend the shrimp. Portions were large. Best part of the meal was the churros

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LR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Great dinner while visiting Asheville. So glad we went!

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. My favorite restaurant in Asheville. Great Margaritas, too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Margaritas were killer. Nachos yummy! Ceviche sampler, delicious! Scallops.. perfection! Maybe a little on the noisy side.. but it was prime time @ dinner time. We will be back for sure!

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TM
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are visiting Asheville for the first time and Limones was recommended by Kevin at the North Lodge B&B. Four of us had a great time. Food was very good, service fine, and ambiance good considering it’s a long narrow restaurant with tables on either side of a center aisle. Obviously a very popular place with the locals, it was crowded and we throughly enjoyed the evening.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Literally the best food I’ve put in my mouth, service was amazing and the wait time was nonexistent

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our second visit in a year and a half was not as impressive as the five star caliber the first time. Food was eh and drinks not made with the same talent. We will try again our next trip through Ashville.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 11 hours ago

We are sorry to hear that your second visit was not up to our standards. That is not the impression we want our customers to leave with. Would you mind letting us know what you had to drink/eat? We definitely don't want guests to feel that we aren't putting forth our best efforts, but we appreciate honest criticism & use it to improve ourselves. We hope you'll come back to see us next time you're in town. Take care, Limones

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good meal and service, lots of fun choices for drinks

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AD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limones is my favorite restaurant in town! They did not disappoint.

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JJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Asheville for many years. Always at the top of our list. Love the next store, En La Calle also!

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BS
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish is superb. The staff is always very personable and professional as well. Great place to celebrate a special day.

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s
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday. The food was amazing! Our server, Anthony, was awesome. He made it a very special dinner for us. We look forward to coming back.

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A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took a friend here for his birthday. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly. It was pretty noisy but we were at a table in the front by the window, so that might have helped some. My friend’s duck was excellent and so were the lobster nachos. My scallops were cooked perfectly but overall, the dish was just ok. I should have gotten the duck. The cocktails were delicious. I will be back.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Our favorite restaurant anywhere. We visit every time we are in Asheville.

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BM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great as the food was something we could never make at home. very unique to say the least. Size was great - we passed on the appetizers and it was a good thing that we did. Barely had room for desert - which we split - with just 2 entrées. Next time - and there will be a next time - we are having all appetizers for dinner.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster nachos were fabulous! Can't go wrong. Also had the salmon, good choice!

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JG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday brunch, as usual! Feta & watermelon salad and chili relleno, YUM!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not stopped thinking about how amazingly delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was a delight and couldn’t have been more attentive. Have told everyone today to make a reservation!

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C
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is standard for us at Limones.Always great!

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FT
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had outstanding food and service for brunch. Will come back for dinner next visit.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! I’d highly recommend!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incomparable, robust flavors packed into beautifully presented dishes. Ask your server because the menu descriptions cannot fully communicate the complexity of these unique combinations.
Great Service included.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Extremely slow service. Delicious food.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate you taking time to leave us a review & are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food. I apologize if the service was slow when you dined with us. Would you mind letting us know what aspect was slow or if it was an overall issue with the service? While we don't like to let our guests down, honest criticism allows us to take a closer look at ourselves & make improvements. Thank you again for your honesty & we hope you'll come back to dine with us soon. Take care, Limones

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F
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This used to be our favorite restaurant in town. We had a little trouble finding a meal off the menu this time as it has changed. We missed the seafood stew. The lobster nachos were not as good as they once were. Margaritas are still great. It’s a good restaurant but not as competitive with the many fantastic other restaurants in town.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We're sorry to hear that you felt the menu was lacking. We change the menu a few times a month & would love for you to return soon. The seafood stew makes an appearance when the weather gets colder, so you can expect to have that back in the fall. Take care, Limones

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Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. I would highly recommend trying as many dishes as you can. We did several of the appetizers all were wonderful.

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MH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was below their standards....worked it out w Mgr who apologized and made it right

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B
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Our reservation was for 7:30 and we were promptly seated. The first thing the waitress advised was there are no specials and three of the entrees on the menu were not available. There are only about 10 entrees on the menu so that was about a 30% decrees in options. I decided to have only an appetizer, a Chile Relleno, and a margarita. The Chile was a poblano pepper with something like cheese wiz inside. It was not coated with an egg wash as I expected and it was just kind of blah.

We have eaten at Limone's several times in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed it. That is why we took our out of town guests there for dinner. Based on this experience it seemed the ownership must have changed.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. I apologize about any confusion, but when you dined with us Tuesday we were only out of 1 appetizer. I spoke with staff about ensuring they communicate effectively so this doesn't happen again. Our chile relleno is a poblano & if you had the appetizer it is filled with a cheese blend which includes cheddar & goat, then grilled. I can assure that we have the same ownership, but are saddened you didn't enjoy your meal with us. Take care.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great food and service. You’ll be happy you came here!

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brad is always an exceptional waiter!!! Love dining here when in Asheville!

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JP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good. Cerviche sampler was amazing.

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GC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smaller menu allowed them to really focus on perfecting each item. We had a great experience. Don't forget to ask about the extensive list of tequilas.

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