Limones Restaurant

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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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Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was amazing. All of it. The food, drinks and service.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The waiter started out very attentive, but when we were ready to leave it took quite awhile for him to return with our bill. There were 4 of us and we each had a different dish. The beef short ribs were excellent. The mussels & other seafood stew was only average if that-I have had much better other places. The pork tenderloin was tender but again was an average dish.
I would probably recommend another restaurant to my friends.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for giving us feedback on your experience with us. While we don't like to hear that our guests had a less than amazing experience, we appreciate the criticism to improve in areas we're falling short. I apologize that the service wasn't attentive at the end of your meal. We want our guests needs to be met start to finish & have brought this to the attention of our staff. Our menu changes often & we hope you'll visit us again in the future to give us another chance. Take care, Limones

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r
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday dinner and it was fantastic.

SM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. We’re still dreaming about the salmon and the blood orange margarita!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and spectacular ambience! If you’re visiting Asheville this is a MUST!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and environment. Came here for dinner one night and decided to go back again, it was so good. Ordered the salmon the first meal which was amazing—some of the best salmon I have ever enjoyed. Wanted to try another dish so ordered the enchiladas the second night and was so pleasantly surprised by the mole sauce. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for the best food, drink, and service experience!

B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Would recommend and return!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and even better drinks!

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Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for New Years Eve. Restaurant accommodated gluten free vegan diet and made a superb entree not on the menu (and envied by others!). Only suggestion is to add vegan dessert and consider adding vegan options to the traditional menu.

JJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Paul, was attentive and very gracious when my dining partner arrived 45 minutes late. Thank you!

s
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones is one of our daughter’s favorite restaurants, so when it came to my husband and I treating her and her fiance to an engagement brunch, it had to be Limones. Our server brought us to a complimentary champagne toast and took care of us in spectacular fashion. Oh, and of course, the food was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting with husband from out of town.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience all around. Food was remarkable and service top notch all night.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Limone’s, but it won’t be our last. The cocktails, ceviche, and entrees were all outstanding. Service was exceptional.

OT
Detroit
79 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Asheville numerous times but not to Limone’s. We will be back. Love the vibe and the food was outstanding. Ceviche sampler rocked.

Aubrey was an outstanding server- knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful.

. Great experience.

R
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job!

MD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Lobster nachos are amazing and bread pudding.

HS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took visitors to dinner there tonight. We all enjoyed the food, drinks.

r
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We always enjoy Limones. The service and food was good, not exceptional this visit though. I had the roasted mushroom enchiladas, it was tasty but very rich. Husband had the chorizo-cheddar omelet, which I had a bite of and was good. He also enjoyed a margarita caliente, spicy!!! We love the vibe and will be back.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and deinks

GS
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat half way in and every time the door opened we were blasted with cold air. Uncomfortable! Food was good, service good. Both of us had some indigestion from the duck, even though we did enjoy it.

JL
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely, well decorated, well lit, easily navigable. The food is flavorful. The menu has great choices without being overwhelming. There were many margaritas to choose from, all great. The service was great.

P
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a few of the appetizers and while a couple were very good, a couple were routine at best. The ceviche sampler is outstanding but the beet salad wasn’t very good. The margaritas were very tasty. All in all it’s a place we would not pay a return visit with all of the other options available in Asheville.

OT
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time here, it is one of our absolute favorites in Asheville! Everything was wonderful.

MK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, and the atmosphere made the evening a great experience. We had requested a table by the window which was accommodated and appreciated. Our server was excellent and of course, the food was wonderful. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an upscale and casual evening with friends or just for a couple.

Thank you for a great night and we'll be back soon.

J
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have grown to appreciate this out of the way place. On the day we went it was not over crowded and I could hear myself talk! The service was friendly and the food very good for 2 of us and good for myself. I'll go back again.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Poor service mainly
Food was just so-so.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your experience and would love more information regarding your visit. It is unfortunate that your server or the manager was not alerted to your displeasure, we would have wanted the opportunity to rectify the situation in the moment. We do hope you will give us the pleasure to serve you in the future. Take care, Limones

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our food was delicious, I especially loved the potato crusted salmon. The complimentary treat of a chocolate truffle with a spicy finish left me wanting more! The atmosphere and decor is better in person than it presents on the website.

CC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster nachos were great along with the blood orange margarita. Thanks

LH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary here and everything was excellent!

ST
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated college graduation at Limones--the service was wonderful, the food superb--with something for everyone in our group(seafood lovers to vegan appetites ). Although busy, the restaurant was relaxed and uncrushed. The end of a perfect day. I can't wait to go back with friends in the future.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary dinner here and loved it. One of the best dinners I've ever eaten

JO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places. It never dissapoints.

A
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Limones! The lobster nachos & margarita caliente are my favorite.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones was wonderful. We went early 5:15 for dinner so not too many patrons. Both our appetizer and entrees were delicious. I would say, one of the best meals I have ever had. Piping hot ( important to me) delicious mix of flavors. The lobster nachos with mole sauce was excellent. Drinks from the menu also delightful.

B
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening spending time for dinner here! It was very unique and delicious! Our waitress was outstanding!

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Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had been here years ago and the return trip was no disappointment..... everything from arrival to departure was awesome (was a little noisy ). Waitress was super attentive and offered suggestions for their many house margarita cocktails. The lobster nachos were to die for and seemed to be on many tables. Was hoping for scallops but were not on the frequently changing menu. We both had the potato/ horseradish encrusted halibut. Cooked perfectly. Went for birthday - did not know I was surprised with the flourless chocolate cake and candle - so ordered the bread pudding. Have to say that was not my favorite. Little too dense for me. The cake was awesome. Can’t wait to return

B
Savannah
61 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place...a menu shake up might get us there more often....food and drinks are always memorable, as is the service!

R
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outstanding food. Service was efficient but not warm and friendly. Greeter/server and bartender were extremely stressed which put a bit of a downer on the experience.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your selections. We use only local and fresh ingredients and we believe it shines through in our menu. During busier moments it is more stressful for our staff, but that is no excuse for our guests to ever feel the pressure that they may be experiencing. We have coached everyone at a recent meeting, the importance of maintaining a cool demeanor even if its a bit chaotic. We certainly hope your next experience is more peaceful.

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