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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5257 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

11:30 PM


Booked 85 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 5,257 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. j

    juliej

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service, great ceviche, lobster nachos and fish adobo.
  2. M

    Malaea3

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service by hosts and bartenders outstanding and felt a bit like a food and drink adventure. Highly recommend.
  3. JS

    JudithS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative menu, great food & excellent service.
  4. JS

    JohnS

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable dinner. Good service, cocktails, and food.
  5. LB

    LaurenB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve ever had! We sat at the bar and loved chatting with our bartender and bar mates. We got the tuna seviche and it was INCREDIBLE! We also got the lobster nachos and loved them too. Plenty of lobster, cooked to perfection. We split the beef tenderloin entree and it was out of this world. From start to finish, the best meal ever!
  6. P

    Patron

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific place to eat in Asheville. Great food and great service every time.
  7. W

    Wbfit

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good. Service better. Loud and crowded. Would go back.
  8. CC

    CindyC

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliantly delicious as always. Matt’s help with our meal was a delightful, added, friendly element to a favorite place. Will ask to be at his table again, if we impulse a reservation again between celebratory events, and he’s available.
  9. AM

    AnnMarie

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for another wonderful meal and celebration!
  10. CL

    ChadL

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful.
  11. PS

    PiaS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good with the absolute best margaritas. A local and tourist favorite. You need reservations so book early.
  12. CH

    ChuckH

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always fantastic service and delightful food experience
  13. r

    rebeccah

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!! The ceviche and cheese chicharron were my favorites.
  14. W

    Will

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    was hoping to be blown away by the food and was not
  15. KM

    KathyM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    this is my favorite restaurant in downtown Asheville for food, cocktails, service, and overall value. Creative chef and will continue to visit every chance I get. Kathy
  16. BB

    BeachBikeCruise

    Raleigh

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always!
  17. B

    Barbaraw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best service in Asheville. Especially enjoyed the appetizers. Our server was Whitley and she did an amazing job.
  18. JB

    JudithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was fine. I especially loved the corn!
  19. r

    roadwarrior

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Mexican restaurant ever. Unbelievable flavors!
  20. DH

    DeborahH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Dinner was very good as were our drinks. Server did a good job of recommending various menu items. By the size of the crowd, this is a popular spot with the locals it seems.
  21. E

    Erica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    For the price I expected the food to taste way better
  22. MF

    MaryF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had on our visit to Asheville. We will go again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef was happy to accommodate one person’s garlic allergy. Fantastic meal & service by Matt.
  24. b

    bethb

    Western NC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spur of the moment decision to get a reservation for the next night and enjoyed an evening of excellent food and service. As always!
  25. JN

    JulieN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails, atmosphere and service were fabulous!
  26. B

    Bonrepas

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a late dinner for brother’s birthday. Server made great recommendations, including the daily ceviche and the bread pudding. As my brother said, “I don’t even like bread pudding, and look at that empty plate” :) Staff was attentive and each entree was delicious.
  27. DG

    DanG

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner as always. Amazing service and detail in every dish. Thank you.
  28. LP

    LindaP

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling on our way to the Outer Banks and went to Asheville for one night. We’ve been to Asheville many times but this was our first dinner at Limones. Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful—knowledgeable, helpful, and with a great personality for service. The food was outstanding—unusual, interesting and delicious. We would go back in a heartbeat.
  29. B

    Bears

    Western NC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Limones many times and have never been disappointed. I think it’s one of the best restaurants in Asheville. My salmon was a little bit over cooked. The ceviche and margaritas were great. Seanna was a top notch server.
  30. ST

    StephanieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and all staff was really polite. Was super excited to get our drinks based on the menu of margaritas but the blood orange margarita was very average. The spicy marg was a lot better but still a left a little to be desired. Still definitely a 5 star meal, highly recommend.
  31. N

    Notcooking

    Miami

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience
  32. KG

    KathleenG

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The ceviche trio was vert tasty and refreshing. I ordered salmon and it was done perfectly with fresh tomatoes and a few spices I didn’t recognize. The dish was light with a good portion size of fish. We really enjoyed the bourbon bread pudding for dessert to top off our dinner! Very nice experience.
  33. ES

    EllenS

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Limones did not disappoint! Cocktails and service provided by Jeff were absolutely phenomenal!! He always makes the experience…along with the amazing food of course!! Another outstanding visit!! Be back soon!
  34. EM

    EmilyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious, unique and creative. We had lobster nachos - highly recommended! The duck confit and the pork ragout were both perfectly delicious. Richard was a very personable and professional server. He knew the menu, made excellent recommendations and had perfect timing. The special birthday dessert melts in your mouth. You can't miss with Limones!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our evening makes us want to do an encore the next time we return to Asheville!! Outstanding!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience start to finish! Excellent service. Amazing food! Will definitely be returning next time I’m visiting Asheville!
  37. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, cocktails, and service as always. And a complimentary slice of cake with a birthday candle for my husband was a lovely touch.
  38. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food awful, service snotty… won’t be back!!!!!!!!!!!!
  39. B

    Beth

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the cocktails, starters and entrees were delicious. The lobster nachos were outstanding!!
  40. LT

    LuvTravel

    Nashville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been here before but it was exceptional! It’s the best ceviche I have ever had and both of our entrees were delicious. I had the duck and my wife had salmon which we loved. We’ll be back next time we’re in town!

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 5257 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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