Limones Restaurant

4.8
4277 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4277 people are saying
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vipbritishb
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ever since the staff caught Covid they have been very fussy with the numbers on the table the manager emailed me and told me because two people canceled I can’t book that restaurant anymore it’s a shame it’s just a numbers game by the manager eat somewhere else Chestnut is a great restaurant in Asheville who would appreciate good clients

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Knowledgeable and attentive service, without being intrusive. Delightful food.

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BelaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Ceviche is a must try. As well as margaritas!

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Avlocal
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones is the best. We try to do our anniversary dinner there every year because they never disappoint! We missed last year due to covid. This year was a real treat to return to! The AMAZING flourless chocolate torte plus complimentary flutes of champagne to toast the day made it extra special. Food is so fresh and delicious and they have THE BEST staff in town. So friendly & accommodating! Thank you for being our go to restaurant for special events for so many years, and hopefully many more!

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Asheville! We are local and enjoy going every couple of months. The renovation really looks nice and opens the space alot for more dining.

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Buckeye
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right on time. Table spacing excellent. Food and service wonderful. I would definitely return. You must try the lobster tacos and the bread pudding. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating indoors in Asheville since the pandemic started. Limones has obviously put a huge effort into making dining out safe. We were well separated from other diners. Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive. Our meals were perfectly prepared and delicious. I was given a piece of their fabulous flourless chocolate torte for dessert (on the house because it was my birthday) and my husband and I could barely finish it. Sinfully delicious! It was so wonderful going out to eat again and knowing we were so well taken care of.

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vipSiouxO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb. Every. Single. Time.

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Tarek
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Everyone that works there is so pleasant and the food is absolutely amazing!

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LucyP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Super fresh! Best margaritas in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most knowledgeable server. Everything we had was absolutely amazing! Great wine selection too! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and love the blood orange margaritas!

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vipBlueRidgeBoiler
Western NC
29 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones is our favorite restaurant in Asheville. Every single time, it delivers with great service and even better food! The menu has so many offerings that are delicious, including desserts. Hands down our favorite place in town, which says a lot!

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Maya
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Oysters and chile poblano starters were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted a date night out after finally having our vaccines and a friend recommended Limones. We definitely weren’t disappointed. We’d looked at the menu before going, so we knew what we wanted, but our waited, Julian was happy to give us suggestions. He was awesome. We had a few drinks, delicious, two appetizers fabulous!, two entrées divine, and the bread pudding for dessert. We didn’t have room, but had planned to have this and Julian said it was their best dessert. We were blown away. It was out of this world!! If you go for nothing else, get the bread pudding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This meal missed the mark. Presentation was great but the flavors were a bit off. Salt would have brightened everything up quite a bit. Did not care for the soapy oregano notes in the olive chimichurri which was on both the seafood and lamb entree. The lamb was tough, I believe because it was a bit overgrown. The scallops were well prepared but there was no citrus or sweetness in the rest of the dish to balance them. The lobster nachos had a very generous amount of lobster but would have benefitted from some spice, acidity, or sweetness. This dish was salty enough but it was very one note in composition. It was the best thing we had.

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Mtngal
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish has a wonderful combination of flavors that are out of the ordinary.

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vipTamarS
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious , creative food and cocktails in a nice atmosphere.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal! Love the remodel. Not a fan of the high tops chairs are very uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks, food, service and setting.

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DanB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. No enchaladas, burritos etc.. but an upscale experience with all the flavors Mexican cuisine offers. We opted for appetizers and they were excellent. We started with the Ceviche sampler followed by the Three cheese Chile Relleno and the Lobster Nacho bowl. All were delicious and full of flavors. Our desserts were equally excellent - flan and churros. The margaritas topped off a wonderful dinner. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful scallops, friendly service, plenty of space during Covid

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Evan
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is great and it's always consistent. And the cocktail menu is a lot of fun and delicious.

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vipdp3326
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the rack of lamb which was excellent. My wife’s Halibut was dry and overcooked. The drinks were tasty and the service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with medium size portions. The menu rotates and has some intricate meals, so it may not be the place for picky eaters! GET THE MEXICAN STREET CORN!!!!

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ssue
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great service. Ceviche was yummy.. lobster nachos. A disappointment. Chips, lobster and sauces in a lump in a bowl. No lobster flavor. Scallop entree ok.

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DebbieF
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our anniversary dinner at Limone's. The servers were so good - the margaritas were delicious. We loved the rack of lamb and the shrimp dinners, and the ceviche appetizers. My new favorite restaurant for any really special celebration!

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Crager5
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Typical Limones food and service. Love it!

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JoanL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us dined at Limones last Tuesday. The service was wonderful the food was great(especially the chili renello and the civiche). The restaurant was surprisingly quiet also. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a girls weekend in Asheville.. stayed at The Foundry.. so Limones was within walking distance.. which was great!

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vipveazierx
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must do in Asheville! Margaritas to die for and the Chilean sea bass, cerviche & more margaritas!

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PeggyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors and original meal concepts. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was our waiter, he was so friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu! The ceviche sampler was absolutely incredible!!! I wouldn’t be able to come back without ordering it again. Lovely experience kicking off our honeymoon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall great. The scallops were very highly recommended but I thought they were a little bland. Maine oysters on half shell just ok—I should have known not to order until in season locally!!! The ceviches were amazing though! As usual, their Caliemte margarita also great. Overall great night and very nice restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was amazing!

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vipFoodieTraveler
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We booked this restaurant because they said that they were doing everything right to prevent the spread of covid. They are not. People were walking unmasked from the front entry all the way through the restaurant to their table. A group of four men at the bar were later joined by two more men from elsewhere in the restaurant who stood within two feet of unrelated groups unmasked and talking loudly in all directions. It doesn’t matter if the tables are six feet apart or if you have signs telling people to wear masks if you aren’t going to enforce it. It was like a party in there. Food and service was acceptable but not up to my expectations given previous experiences at the restaurant.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on April 27, 2021

We apologize you were uncomfortable dining with us & thank you for letting us know. We are still operating at 50% capacity, our staff are masked & we are following all CDC recommendations. We remind guests that are unmasked & moving about to wear one, stopping short of getting into confrontations with our patrons. We want our customers to feel safe & welcome & are sorry you didn’t feel that way. That was not our intention & hope you will give us another try. Take care, Hugo Ramirez Chef/Owner

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vipWeHaDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! The ceviche verde was our favorite. The shrimp entree with asparagus and cauliflower veloute was also absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here while on a girls trip in Asheville. Each of us tried different margaritas - all of which were superb. All of the food was delicious as well. Highly recommend the ceviche!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding drinks and great service. Loved everything about this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice ambiance.

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.