Limones Restaurant

4.7
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and service impeccable.

G
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very limited cocktail menu. Service was not great and food was so so. Very noisy and zero ambiance. There are so many other better choices in Asheville.

g
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find in Asheville. I ordered the ribs......so very very good!

M
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chile rellenos appetizer was fabulous, followed by duck tacos and squash and kale enchiladas (our least favorite dish but still quite good). We finished with a wonderful flan with Jamaica sauce. Our server Julian was very accommodating.

LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. Our waiter was great, giving us delicious food and drink recommendations. We will definitely be visiting this place again next time we are through Asheville!

JK
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ceviche around. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu which is always a big plus.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great!

RB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We love everything about it from the atmosphere to the service to the food. Highly recommend to anyone.

J
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Sunday brunch and had an incredible meal and Jillian was a fantastic waiter. The nachos, ceviche, and drinks were all a great perfect start. Everyone raves about the flavors and uniqueness. For mains we had the chilaquiles, chorizo omelet, mole enchiladas. All delicious and well presented. Will look forward to trying out the dinner menu next time we are in Asheville.

PP
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limone never fails to delight in every way. I had the short ribs which were very flavorful and complimented by the best mashed potatoes imaginable. My guest enjoyed the pork tenderloin which was so tender. Our server was terrific. Delightful experience, I cant wait to go back.

VC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always fresh and the portion sizes are fantastic. Drink prices are also great.

AA
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I love Limones. The menu is always fresh, new & delicious! This is one of our favorites for a date night!

MW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limones is consistently excellent through all courses and dishes (no "lemons" at Limones). We visit Asheville often and dine at Limones several times a year. The menu is inclusive, affordable and sensitive to dietary restrictions while maintaining a delicious palette of flavors. The servers are friendly, helpful and attentive. In a city with many fine places to eat, there is no better overall dining value than Limones.

SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Service, food and ambience phenomenal. If you’re in downtown Asheville don’t miss this special place

d
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The space, service, and food were all wonderfully. Very inventive menu. If available and so inclined, I strongly recommend the bouillabaisse. I will return again when in Asheville.

OI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious flavors -- definitely order the ceviche sampler and then go for fish -- the duck carnitas tacos were just okay (maybe I'm just used to serious pork carnitas)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

AW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Limones! Our experience was fantastic overall - great food & great service. The only very minor critique was that our table was near the front door & there was a small chill every time folks came and went from the restaurant. Not the end of the world, just something we noticed.

DD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful evening celebrating a friend's birthday. The Service flawless, food delicious and a surprise birthday dessert. I can't wait to return.

C
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were 6 people with the table directly in front of door. Very cold night and door constantly opened. It was freezing. Asked twice to be moved but unable to accommodate. It seems absurd that an established restaurant, not inexpensive, has done nothing to alleviate this problem. It ruined our experience.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry we were unable to accommodate your request. To coordinate setting for a larger party does require planning and we are unable to move after being set. Limones has taken many measures to try and alleviate this situation during the winter months, such as double doors in the foyer and a heater. We do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future and a request to sit away from the door is an option. Take care, Limones

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c
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved Limones on our Asheville girls trip. I gave it 4/5 food only because they didn’t have the scallops that we’d originally gone there for, however we loved everything else we ordered! (Lobster nachos, device sampler, enchiladas). Also 4/5 ambiance only because cold draft coming in every time door opened was COLD! And we’re from Colorado;) I’d recommend them getting entry curtain structure to buff that. Or just don’t sit anywhere near the door. The service was amazing, drinks were unique and yummy, and they gave us a special birthday truffle with a candle which was sweet. Worth your visit!!!

SM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones is one of our favorite places in Asheville! -MW

RN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING brunch!

DA
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience and excellent food, will go again.

VJ
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were seated promptly and food was great but took nearly 50 minutes from order to table. No one said a word-not the server nor manager and no one offered any explanation or apology. Not sure if that length of time is standard. We were ready to leave when it arrived at almost 9:30 at night.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback and are always trying to improve our guests experience! We apologize for the inconvenience, we try to stage the courses so that you may enjoy the appetizer without the arrival of the entree prematurely. We want to encourage a relaxing environment for our guests but certainly within reason. We will talk with your server and try to prevent this from happening again with you or any other guests. We hope to serve you again. Take care, Limones

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AWESOME! Every time I travel to Asheville, Limones is a must!!

AF
Western NC
81 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been awhile since we had dined at Lemones and we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Excellent drinks as well and at fair prices. This is a perfect place to dine before the Theater.

JH
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent....as usual Limones exceeded all expectations

OT
Pinehurst
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess was not the most welcoming person, however, once seated and greeted by our server things greatly improved. Our cocktails were handmade and tasted fresh and delicious. The appetizers woke up our palates and made us ready for more. Our entrees could not have been more flavorful and satisfying, until dessert came...excellent overall evening and dining experience.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff. Food was unique and well presented. Would return on our next trip to Asheville.

RS
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, staff, and ambiance. The food here is the star of the show. They have the most flavorful and beautiful dishes that will light up your taste buds. Book early because people can’t get in here fast enough! Worth. The. Wait.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Birthday dinner. Excellent Ceviche Sampler

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones was awesome, as usual. We love that place. It is our absolute favorite in Asheville. And there are a lot of great Asheville restaurants, so that is saying a lot. Wonderful staff, great atmosphere, and the food has been great every time we’ve been there.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Sunday brunch favorite!!

R
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! I 100% would visit again. Recommend making a reservation to guarantee you don’t have to stand in line. As a heads up they don’t take reservations for parties larger than 8!

LB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was very disappointing. We had reservations and arrived a few minutes early. We were told to go to another bar or restaurant because we should not “hover” because they do not have room at their bar. The hostess was not exactly welcoming
When we were finally seated, the server was fine, but the meals were not. Three out of four people in our party did not like their meal. And sorry to say, one found a hair in her meal, which they did end up taking off the bill.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. We want every guest to feel welcome and enjoy their experience to the fullest. Limones is a cozy restaurant which does not have a large waiting area and in consideration of all the guests, doesn’t have standing room around the bar. Thankfully, we have our sister restaurant next door, which can accommodate guests when they arrive early, where you can relax while waiting. We do hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again. Take care, Limones

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S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at this restaurant. Service and food could not have been better.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Favorite restaurant in Asheville.

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