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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.8
4.8
6081 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 47 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 6,081 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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6,081 Reviews
  1. JudieB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  2. RickR

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. khicks

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Locals

    Greater Boston

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was cold and if you’re hungry and planning to eat, you’ll likely stay hungry with the small portions they serve

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food. Creative cocktails and impeccable service. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make our evening special! We’ll be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is mine and my husband’s favorite place for any occasion in Asheville (and beyond). The food is always creative and delicious and the kitchen is VERY accommodating with my dietary need. Last night my friend and I were a bit of a pain when it came to choosing our dinner, as we both have different dietary restrictions, and Tiffany, our server, was amazing!!! Another great evening at Limones dining and catching up with an old friend!

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  28. Mary

    Washington DC

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always amazing. The mojitos are amazing. Definitely try the ceviche.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable dinner. Very nice presentation. Food quality was above par. Excellent service. Only complaint was we arrived on time using an open table reservation. We were seated in the worst spot in the place. Next to the severs station. Many, many other tables were available. Do you think they knew we were from out of town?

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  30. ElizabethM

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to Limones since my birthday in 2020 when things were about to shut down! It was over the top wonderful. Drinks and food were awesome and I’m happy I chose to go there for my birthday dinner with family!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food, drinks and experience! Of course you have to get the lobster nachos, which are amazing. We ordered the beef tenderloin, it was some of the best food Iv ever had, delicious! Definitely have to eat here! We wish we had more time to come back and try more items on the menu!

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  32. Temerario1

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was lovely! Food hit or miss. Shrimp ceviche almost inedible with the glop of some sauce on top and no spiciness despite the description. Lamb shank is a portion for 2 and was tasty. Cocktails … why serve in a highball which ensures the booze is diluted with too much juice?? Weird.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant the last 2 times I’ve been to Asheville and finally got an opportunity. We had a 945 reservation and our waitress, Tiffany, never once made us feel rushed and we ordered appetizers thru dessert. She made great suggestions and did everything with a smile. Drinks were good, lobster nachos delicious. Standouts were the scallops and the beef tenderloin.

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  34. LercaraFriddi

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience! Service, food, everything was terrific.

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  35. BlueRidgeBoiler

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Limones remains our favorite Asheville restaurant. It's always consistently great tasting food, great and friendly service, and two terrific desserts (Tres Leches cake, chocolate torte!).

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lamb shank was absolutely delish! The best I have ever had. It was a lot of lamb so be hungry.

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  37. KaylaS

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jennifer was awesome! Our food and drinks were delicious, and the ambiance was quaint. We had I’ll definitely be back whenever we’re back in town!

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  38. JamesG

    Greensboro

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dining at Limones, food and drinks are great. Jennifer was our server and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.

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  39. JulioL

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The young lady that was our waitress was a delight, she gave us great recommendations and had a great demeanor.

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  40. KatieK

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Margaritas in town! This is the place to go for a special dinner or a fun night out with the girls (sit at the bar); wonderful people and excellent food!!

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6081 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 47 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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