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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.8
4.8
6096 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 56 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 6,096 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Lively

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Lively

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

6,096 Reviews
  1. Downtown2017

    Philadelphia

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated at a table by a wall close to a serving area. I did not feel any ambiance at this table. Our server was Jennifer. My husband and I do not recall her introducing herself. We learned her name when she introduced herself to the table behind us. My husband ordered the blood orange margarita which was excellent. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay from a winery in Oregon. There was only one choice of Chardonnay. I did not like the taste of my glass of wine. I ordered a glass of club soda since I didn’t drink the wine. For dinner I had the lobster nachos and street corn. The lobster nachos were fabulous! The street corn was good. My husband had the scallops which he enjoyed very much. For dessert, my husband had the bread pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce. The dessert looked wonderful. I had the one choice of ice cream available which was orange honey. The ice cream was okay. I had to ask for another club soda with my dinner along with a straw. I felt we were rushed from appetizer to dinner then slowly received our check. We wanted to use American Express but it is not accepted here. As we were leaving the restaurant, I did notice there is a lovely bar. My recommendation would be to sit at the bar for dinner.

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  2. CathyC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a late reservation and sat at the bar. Best choice - Adian was the best bartender,host and server. Had some great conversation with him as we waited for food. I had the chile lime margarita and my husband had a gin and tonic. Absolutely delicious!! We then Had chips and salsa, and street corn for apps. Amazing. The. Diner was the carne asada and lamb shank. Everything was cooked perfectly. Best meal we had in Asheville.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at the bar..which we prefer.. served by serval people but the bartender was very good.. good experience with his recommendations.. always enjoy ourselves with the food and drinks!!

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  4. SterlingB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have returned to this restaurant many times and always have a great dining experience

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, especially the street corn, carnitas, and lobster tacos! And the margaritas out of this world!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Limones since it opened. the lobster nachos were back to former excellence! Many excrllent margarita choices ! we enjoyed ceviche verde, lobster nachos, brisket taquitos, and main course of scallops. all fresh and delicious! an expensive meal, but very enjoyable!

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  7. Cindy

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was amazing. They brought back the Lobster Nachos and we were very happy as this is our favorite. Service at the bar was impeccable and we will return soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty selection of ceviche and other seafood dishes. We tried the scallops, taquitos, and salmon tartare, as well as the ceviche sampler. Everything was so delicious. Also finished with the churros. Highly recommend! Thanks

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  9. ClareD

    Greensboro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just absolutely loved our experience here! The food is phenomenal, and the service is first-rate. We all had the ceviche trio, which is generous in size. I had the scallops as an entree, and they were incredible. My companions had the brisket enchiladas and taquitos, which they both raved about. The drinks list is extensive, and Limones lives up to the hype of having the best margarita in town. Can’t wait to return!

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  10. Lifra

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Ceviche trio was really good but the sampler did not have much tuna.

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  11. Melin

    Salt Lake City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and swrvice. Will definitely return. Pretty place too.

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  12. Wxxx

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice variety of dishes, well prepared and delicious.

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  13. PaulG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service.chef prepared special meal for our vegetarian guest. Waitress was great attentive but not obtrusive. Menu changes frequently but selection is relatively limited would be the only negative.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!! We started with the margaritas, loved the pomegranate margarita!! For appetizer we went with the lobster nachos and they did not disappoint. For main course I had the scallops and WOW!! Not only were they delicious but they’re huge and a generous portion!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is perfection. I really enjoyed the lobster nachos and their drinks.

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  16. Zasi

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service at the bar! Chile Relleno was amazing and we split the brisket enchilada special. Wonderful meal - keeps us coming back whenever we are in Asheville.

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  17. JudieB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster nachos are not to be missed The blood orange margarita was also great

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  18. RickR

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     Always one of the best places to have dinner in Asheville

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  19. khicks

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar and enjoyed great drinks and delicious food… the bartender made great drink and dessert suggestions. Can’t wait to go back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had the lamb shank at our server’s recommendation. It was tender but lacking balance and flavor. We may be back but will order something else.

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  21. DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought the food was average in quality and taste for the price point they were selling it at. Service was inattentive at times. Neglected to bring a wine order and noted it at the end of the meal.

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  22. Yayan63

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best margaritas ever . Incredible ceviche - great service .

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends invited us to their favorite restaurant, Limones, while we were in town. They were spot on. They recommended the Caliente Margarita and it was spicy and delicious. I had the enchiladas and my husband had the scallops. I highly recommend the food, the ambiance and service. We will def go back.

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  24. DavyMac

    Atlanta Metro

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, food was great. The menu changes often but in the four or five times I have gone, the food was excellent each time. They have an assortment of ceviche’s as well as margaritas. Last night our party had the lamb shank, enchiladas, fish special , and tenderloin. All were excellent.

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  25. RandallL

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!! It’s a must try !!0

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Aiden was fabulous at the bar and food and drinks were fabulous!

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  27. Pete

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster nachos were amazing as always. Chilean sea bass was incredible too.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food, beautiful space and bar. Jeff took care of us and was amazing! All around wonderful experience and will 110% return when we’re in Asheville again!

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  29. DineOn

    Raleigh

    55 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Limones was overall fine, nothing more... maybe less even. The first dish we ordered (ceviche sampler) had a hair in it. It was replaced, but the "experimental" ceviche should not exist... whole shrimp + red sauce + black topping = super unappetizing, and not very ceviche-esque (fresh, light, scoop-able). We did not eat it. I overall enjoyed the chilli relleno, but my husband felt it lacked salt. After he salted it, I agreed with him. Everything lacked salt... the chips should have at least a little after they leave the fryer IMO. Additionally, our server let us know that the sauce on the enchiladas was "very smoky," which is a flavor I don't love, so we asked for the sauce on the side... it was not even remotely smokey. Kinda felt like he was just trying to throw around buzz words that may excite people, but I just want honest flavor profiles when I ask. Because of this, we got a deconstructed version of the enchiladas for no reason, which was a bummer. We didn't bother staying for dessert.

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  30. LarryG

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In our opinion, the best restaurant in Asheville. Always very good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s probably a 4.5 out of 5 stars. My pork chop could have just used slightly more seasoning. My husband also said their other lamb chop they had previously was slightly more flavorful. My mom loved her scallops. And as always the lobster nachos are always a 10/10.

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  32. Freebird1

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great service and food one of our favorite places to go to

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  33. Locals

    Greater Boston

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a very good, stylish, interesting high-end Mexican restaurant. The ceviche sampler was excellent as was the bread pudding. The entrees were very good, but the sides between the two dishes we ordered (perhaps our issue) were too similar and not as interesting as the rest of the meal. Service, ambiance and vibe, excellent. Wish I could give this 4.5 stars.

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  34. CollinB

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious. I would recommend it to everyone

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  35. Astev

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and had excellent service. Their ceviche is off the charts good. Everything was awesome

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful service and creative cuisine, highly recommend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still one of our favorite restaurants. The cocktails are always fun and inventive. The Thai Chili Mango Margarita was delicious as was the Prickly Pear. The lobster nachos never disappoint. This time my husband got the tenderloin and I had the brisket enchiladas. Both were amazing! As always, the service was top notch. Perfect dining experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't beat Lobster Nachos and a Caliente Margarita!!!

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  39. MichaelT

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great innovative food, great friendly staff, pleasant environment.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. We shared several appetizers including the lobster tacos, the mushroom tostada and the ceviche of the day, which was red snapper. All had wonderfully complex flavors! We followed with the pork medallions, which we ended up packing up as leftovers. Two margaritas were equally outrageous - the pomegranate and the spicy, both made with fresh squeezed juices. Not inexpensive but fairly priced. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6096 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 56 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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