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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JD
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I were their for brunch. The food was fair to good, but we have eaten there several times before. Brunch was by far the worst meal we have had at Limones.

Value was good, food was just slightly above average.

CM
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would recommend, yes, with reservations.... Food mostly good, not outstanding, and we had a variety of dishes: brussels, nachos, steak, mac & cheese, chicken tinga tacos, and halibut prepared in the way it was supposed to have been for sea bass. It was good, as I said, though not in any way outstanding. But the potential is certainly there, and prior visits have been better. So would try again and would recommend with, as I said, reservations. Cocktails before dinner were nice - differently flavored Margaritas. I still deeply regret that they cannot see themselves to including even one gin drink - g&t, at least, anyone? - on their menu, but whatever. The flan was okay but just that. The Tres Leches, however, was the best we've ever had. Usually it is huge and heavy and oooff. This was nothing like that - it was great tasting and light and airy and wow. A winner. The churros were, well, churros - what else is there to say. And the wonderful lagniappe truffles they brought us were stupendous: thick and dark chocolate coated with wonderful cinnamon and cayenne pepper. OMG. The port to round out the meal was light as well as the dessert and tasty, though I do wish restaurant people in these parts would get on board with Taylor-Fladgate ports. Anyway, yes, would go again. Wish they would do better because I know they can.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we appreciate constructive criticism and are always seeking new avenues to improve our guests experience. Limones uses fresh, local ingredients and are certainly open to improving our menu in any way we can. We do have a full bar with talented bartenders that would be happy to prepare any cocktail you desire. Hopefully, you will continue giving us the opportunity to serve you in the future! Take care, Limones

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LK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantabulous as always. I’d give my usual 5 starts but subtracted bc my bouillabaisse was not very good. Tasted too “fishy” and not in a good way. Mom’s chicken tinga tacos were good. The lobster nachos were stellar as was the salmon and avocado tartare. Dads pork was cooked perfectly and bfs quesadilla was awesome despite my trepidation of them. All in all another solid meal at one of my favorite restaurants in asheville.

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...best restaurant in Asheville

t
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service outstanding! Brad, our server, was very attentive and patient. Scallops cooked perfectly with the cauliflower veloute was seasoned just right. The seafood stew was overflowing with all types and broth was delectable. Our favorite place in Asheville and never disappoints.

G
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party of 4 enjoyed the poblano pepper appetizer and lobster nachos. My husband loved his enchilada. My salmon, in comparison was lacking. Our friends raved about their chicken taco and the roast pork. Handcrafted beverages were delish as was the flan.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lobster nachos and scallops. One of the best meals I've had!

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive; very friendly; made wonderful recommendations.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and delicious!

MD
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best margarita's in Asheville, so many choices. Food always well prepared with interesting taste selections.

SB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Poor service! Our server Alex made us feel very uncomfortable and not welcome at all. The food was les than desirable. Will not be visiting again.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Sarah, We are very upset to hear about your recent experience with us. Please give us a call at your convenience so we are able to determine the cause of the issues & rectify them as soon as possible. Again, we are so sorry that this happened & will do our best to make it up to you & your guest. Sincerely, Karina Barnes, manager 828-252-2327

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Our server, the table location, food, wine, everything was awesome!

LD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved it! If there for brunch, the Free Range Chicken Tinga Tacos are a must! And of course a margarita. :)

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food outstanding ! Lively environment!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought us a glass of sparkling rosé bc they knew it was our anniversary!! Great touch

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent! They treated us very well for an anniversary dinner. We enjoyed it!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As a resident of Asheville, I always like taking out of town visitors to Limones, one of my favorite restaurants in town, and it never disappoints.

T
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time dinning there. Love their food. I took their curry seafood stew. Was amazing. Desert was great too.

KM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, kind, friendly, knowledgeable. Food was amazing!! Wish we lived closer, we loved it!

PW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Limones on Halloween night before the Billy Strings concert at the Orange Peel, a great choice if attending an event at the OP! We chose the right spot. It was a rainy, blustery night on Biltmore Avenue but we felt warm and cozy when greeted by the hostess and were seated earlier than our reservation called for. Our waiter was wonderful, dressed as Waldo. He gave us great suggestions and was perfect in his timing and service. Our appetizer was the best ever, and the cocktails are seriously the best I have ever had. Limones is our favourite restaurant in Asheville. Thank you!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Entrees overpriced and traditional Mexican food was unsatisfying.

TP
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit place if you're in the Asheville area.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

MN
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great! The food was wonderful too, especially the lobster nachos! Drinks are very good too. I would have preferred a better table, we were back near the kitchen and bar so it took away from the atmosphere. The food is excellent though.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Everything so delicous and special. The coconut margarita was truly wonderful!

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ceviche sampler was excellent! Unbelievably so. My ragout Chile Relleno's were very good. Very different from what I've had before. I'm glad we had the chance to try the restaurant before we left Asheville.

A
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Mexican. Ceviche sampler was awesome. Make reservations.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 Fav Restaurant of all time!! We enjoyed the Mussels, Lobster Nachos, and Tinga Tacos...so delicious. The atmosphere was awesome, staff were super friendly, and the food was out of this world. We loved it so much we canceled reservations at another restaurant and went again a few nights later! Make sure to get reservations though, not a huge place and the wait was about an hour.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing Great service and food.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food superb, service excellent, noise level high but could be due to sold out attendance during a Saturday night in high season!

LE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh locally sourced ingredients blended to perfection with spices that make your mouth sing. Best margaritas ever. Make sure to save room for the Tres Leche.

L
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An Asheville gem in a great area of the city. Great prices on drinks!

b
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Asheville this place caught our eye. Great experience.

MD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great ambiance! It’s the perfect place to celebrate an event or a nice dinner with a friend or spouse

J
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely fantastic...one of my best meals in a long while....if you don't thoroughly enjoy this place, you should make a doctor's appointment and have your taste buds checked

GW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limones was a wonderful experience. We had an issue with our reservation. Somehow are reservation was for the next day, not the day we arrived. Renee, the hostess, went out of her way to accommodate us and we ended up being seating almost immediately. We cannot thank her enough for taking such good care of us. And the food was absolutely delicious . We were so happy to be able to enjoy Limones!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The service and food were not what we are used to receiving.

CT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful. My wife’s eggs came out a bit overdone but they quickly cooked up some new ones and fixed our problem.
We will be back again for dinner next time we hope!