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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6034 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 252-2327
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Hugo Ramirez
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Cross street
    Biltmore Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,034 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Lively

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Lively

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

6,034 Reviews
  1. SarahS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at Limones is overpriced, the portions are too small, and there aren't enough vegetarian options.

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  2. MichaelA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all delish! Enjoyed a wonderful evening with the family at Limones!

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  3. wmps

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautiful and delicious. The server was lovely and very helpful.

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  4. AnnMarie

    Western NC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, we had a lovely meal at Limones!We thank you all so much!

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  5. Whoatethebeef

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious everything. Definitely get the ceviche. Bartender Danny was a great host.

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  6. DevonP

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday at Limones recently. We ordered a variety of food at our table. Brisket Enchiladas, Scallops, and Butternut Squash were all divine. The churros and tres leches cake were to die for. Elegant atmosphere. Very cozy and warm. Love the extensive drink list! I really enjoyed the Prickly Pear Margarita.

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  7. LizT

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Server very responsive and well educated on all the offerings of the restaurant. Food was excellent. The ceviche sampler was great, as were our salads and entrees. We always recommend Limones and this last visit just confirmed our opinion.

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  8. Foodforthought

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not visited in quite awhile—-shame on us! The place was incredible. Food , atmosphere, and the service. Sarah our bartender/ server was wonderful. We will definitely be back soon .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious as well as the drinks. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. We had lobster nachos and brisket enchiladas. Lots of large chunks of lobster and the enchiladas were delicious as well.

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  10. sarahf

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was spectacular. My family and I had a great time.

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  11. EliS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing drinks and food and we loved it so much yum yum yum

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  12. WHITNEYH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always, but I definitely noticed the portions have gotten smaller while the price did not. No matter, still my favorite place in Asheville! Keep up the good work!

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  13. SJWDC

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was all great. We sat at the bar, had great service and conversation with the bar tender and fellow guests. The food was creative and delicious.

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  14. JillD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Limones afterhearing wonderful things about it. The ceviche appetizer was excellent. I love lamb, so I ordered the lamb shank and I was so disappointed; the flavor was just bland. Going there was a real splurge for me, so I was very disappointed. That being said, my friend loved her beef enchiladas and our drinks (wine and a tangerine thyme margarita were very good. Our waiter was wonderful, and did bring us a dessert to share to "leave us with a good taste."

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful!!! It’s been too long since we’ve been there. Those mussels and scallops were the best in town- we will definitely be back!!

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  16. KayeJ

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Superb Cocktails. Food great. Our server was charming and helpful. I made a mistake on the stars and tried to correct but too late. 5 stars to our server also. Many thanks and see you soon hopefully. First time with the ceviche sampler…. Perfect!

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  17. HowardB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limone’s is an awesome restaurant. It’s billed as a ‘Mexican’ restaurant, but it is far more of a delicious, high-end fusion of Mexican and Californian cuisine. The food is consistently imaginative and excellently prepared and presented. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly; Jeff, the bartender, is a wealth of knowledge about the science of mixology. The ambience is quiet and comfortable. It’s a great place to enjoy fine dining or a casual meal.

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  18. ChuckW

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, very nice atmosphere, small portions so that's why I don't give it five stars... Because the portions are so tiny it's hard to justify 35 to $50 for a entree. But everything was excellent.

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  19. MerrilyO

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones always comes through. The daily seviche was red snapper, and it was amazing. We just ate appetizers, and got some great drinks, and thoroughly enjoyed a night out!

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  20. Josh

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tiny portions… lam skewers are like two small slices of bacon

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great restaurant. The food is excellent. The service is equally as good.

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  22. CharlesK

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were all amazing. There was a small mixup with servers, but it was quickly solved. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Limones.

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  23. Ashley

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we enjoyed our time at Limones! The food was excellent, the drinks (especially my fav, the margarita caliente) were superb, and the service is always wonderful. We look forward to the next time we venture up to Asheville for another visit to Limones (hopefully next time, the lobster nachos will be back on the menu)!!

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  24. Hdish

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones is an Asheville Classic! The cocktail list is inspired. We love to reserve seats at the bar. The bar tenders are great for a chat. The ceviche is amazing. Try the trio. My favorite dish is chilis relleno. They will prepare it gluten free along with most of the rest of their menu. Love this spot!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavorful, thoughtful food. Small portions but great taste.

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  26. OliviaH

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the ceviche sampler, fish asado and brisket enchiladas, and tres leches cake. We also had several of the cocktails and they were great! I don’t like tequila but they subbed vodka for me with no issue. The spicy jalapeño was amazing! Not too spicy and great flavor. We loved this restaurant!

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  27. MistyB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! First time visit and won’t be the last time. I have to say this is one of the best experiences I have had and we live in an environment of amazing restaurants in our hometown. The atmosphere was gorgeous, the bartenders so friendly, knowledgeable and funny, the food spectacular. A incredible experience! Cannot wait to go back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and had fabulous service. Food was great. Only disappointment was lobster mac and cheese really did not seem to have lobster in it. Food and drinks overall were spot on and service was best we have ever had.

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  29. nmwhitebird

    Western NC

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had not been to Limones in quite a while, and it was a lovely evening. We had supreme service from our waitress, Tiffany. The ceviche sampler was excellent, but we had mixed reviews on our entrees. My mussels were delicious, but the enchilada dish seemed dry and not particularly attractive. We will go back sooner now.

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  30. anonymous

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were wonderful. It got to be a little too noisy for me.

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  31. Ttowngal

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm and friendly place with excellent food. Eat at the bar. The bartenders are pleasant and very polite.

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  32. JohnnyD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambiance. Our server was great. They know what they’re doing here!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been a long time customer of Limones. Prices are rising fast while the portion size is reducing just as fast. Not a good combination for value

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  34. AshleyHm

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The food, the staff and ambiance of the restaurant was all superb. We will definitely return the next time we are in Asheville !

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there, just as good as we remember. Love the dim lighting, atmosphere, excellent staff. Can’t go wrong with ceviche and margaritas. Husband loves the scallops, says they’re the best he’s ever had. Get the churros even if you think you’re full.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. A bit pricey, but quality is good. Only suggestion, should be 16 or older. No kids allowed. Room is too small to tolerate crying babies and indiscipline children. This would help your business rating.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been planning to eat here for years and finally did for our second anniversary. It was everything we expected and more. A new menu had just been implemented and everything we tried was fresh, expertly prepared and plated, and delicious. Our server, Sabrina, was efficient, confident, well versed in the new menu items and a delight to chat with, even though she was very busy. We will definitely return and have already recommended Limones to others I out circle.

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  38. JamesW

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently very good. Always a reliable choice for food quality, prep, and presentation.

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  39. Disg

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated 25th anniversary at Limones. We were given complimentary champagne and a perfect corner table. Food was spectacular - a favorite Asheville restaurant.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely deserves every bit of 5 stars! One of the best meals, at any restaurant, I have ever eaten. We had a group of 4 and we split 5 appetizers and 2 entrees, so we were able to experience so many of the rich flavors. Cannot wait to return..

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Limones Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Limones Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 6034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Limones Restaurant

15 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Biltmore Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hugo Ramirez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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