Limones Restaurant

4.8
4190 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 4190 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNatashaL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Service was impeccable (we had Shawna...her knowledge on the food & the drink menu was top notch! We just about ordered all her favorites!!), drinks were refreshing and the apps and main dishes were DELICIOUS!! THE best scallops I have ever had! We were a table of four and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with everything!

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TonyArizona
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best start to finish experience we had in a restaurant in Asheville. Keep in mind that it is the Covid era and it was hard to get in "good" restaurant's but it would be hard to beat Limones. From the hostess to the app's, meals and drinks. Great place. Highly recommend.

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Kronzy
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extraordinary! Service was great. Great selection of tequila. Food is seriously some thing that you do not get at most restaurants. Super impressed.

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have been Limones fans for years, but the food was just not up to their standards. Probably will not go back.

DB
DonaldB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service - from the hostess to the bartender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time and delicious food!

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vipSTLMC
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The lobster nachos and ceviche sampler were our favorites. Service was great too. So glad we tried this restaurant on our vacation!

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Philip
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, but dine there for everyday as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ceviche and scallops and margaritas! This restaurant was recommended by a friend... and it did not disappoint.

JR
JoniR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food looked beautiful but was really lackluster. All 3 dishes were presented well but just flavor. It was really disappointing. Prices were on par for an Avl. restaurants.

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vipEdwinaT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were made to feel welcomed & so special. We chose Limones to celebrate our anniversary and glad we did. The cuisine was outstanding and bursting with flavors!! Complimentary champagne was given for us to toast! Service was outstanding as well as the patrons. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones never disappoints! Everything was perfect: the food, the service, the ambiance, the beverages, our server. It’s our favorite restaurant in Asheville and we’re so glad it re-opened. The renovations are beautiful and all social distancing guidelines were being followed. We’ll be back again and again and again!

MB
vipMtnBill
Western NC
48 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent dining experience. Imaginative menu well executed, good wine and cocktails list, delightful staff, good location. The interior could use some noise abatement elements- gets noisy when crowded, but not a major problem. Overall, always a top tier choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Limones after reading the many outstanding reviews, and they were right on point! The food was amazing, and the bread pudding worth every sinful calorie ! Social distancing was also outstanding! Felt very safe dining indoors. Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our waiter and the drinks and food!

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SmithH
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience dining at this restaurant for our anniversary! Everything was perfect — the decor, the food, and the service. Please make a reservation for Limones. You will not regret it!

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vipBryanB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , drinks and service. So glad to see great restaurants like this opening back up. I got the “carne asada” which was a filet with a great side and my wife had the chicken enchiladas and both were on another level . Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great food great night out in Asheville

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vipMadcap1
Western NC
68 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner. 4 of us. Haven’t been together since before Christmas. Extra COVID precautions were much appreciated. Delicious meal, great mojitos, and wonderful service!

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GenoG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

Brad was one of the best waiters we have ever had....

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Street corn was AMAZING, so was the margarita. The restaurant is super cute, entree was just okay. They read my notes on my reservation and brought out a full piece of delicious chocolate cake for my moms birthday. I never had to mention it to them. very impressive. I would absolutely return.

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LeighAnnS
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic! Upon arrival it was disappointing to have to wait for our table outside on the sidewalk instead of inside the restaurant. Also after being seated it was quite sometime before we were greeted by our server. Overall good experience but small improvements would make it great.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and original. Great service. Can’t remember the servers name but she was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an experience so amazing, we forgot to take photos of our food! The ceviche sampler is a MUST, the cocktails and wine selection are stellar, our server was so kind and helpful, and we loved our entrees! Highly recommend the scallops!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's post-renovation layout is superb! Very nice ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bread pudding...amazing.

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vipAudreyD
Western NC
47 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect and layered with amazing flavors. Our server was engaging and fun and all of it together made for a very enjoyable evening!

The renovation is also spot on. It's classic and cool and has a comfortable vibe. I can't wait for full capacity to be back! The energy in the new space will be electric; matching the vibrant and eclectic menu.

JM
vipJackM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Verde ceviche was missing a touch ( no mango maybe ) seems like the prep was little different - It was good - but it used to be excellent - everything else was good Service was good too

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vipAdventurousdiner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Asheville from Chicago and at least 3 friend’s recommended Limones. The food and service were excellent and I will also recommend moving forward.

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KenO
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good waiter. Food taste was good as was presentation.
Portion size on fish was small.
Overall above average place to eat.

BC
BillC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in a city full of many excellent choices. Start with the Lobster Nacho's, finish with Tres Leches.

DS
DeborahS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended by a neighbor, and it did not disappoint! The food was terrific, the restaurant is lovely and the service was excellent. We will be going back!

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AVLresident
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Asheville. Excellent food and service.

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vipDenise
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the margaritas to the chips and chile rellenos to the halibut and enchiladas to the bread pudding, our meal was incredible. Our server was lovely and helpful and made the night perfect.

My only complaint was the front of house seeing us waiting in the cold and leaving us outside for nearly 10 minutes. We finally decided to come inside to ask if she would like us to actually honor our reservation. If we're complying with your requested COVID protocols, don't abuse them or us. Thankfully the food and other service made up for her gaffe.

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RonM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dini g experiences we’ve had—-anywhere !

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vipScribbles
Western NC
97 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were happy to get back to Limones, one of our favorite Asheville restaurants. Between Covid and the multitude of tourists - which baffles me - it's been a while getting a reservation.

We started with the ceviche trio - always a winner!

My meal was very good - I had the fresh tuna - blue and it really was terrific! Shared a bottle of Perlada blanca - really good and also shared the chocolate tarte which is so very good.

My partner had the chicken enchiladas - he was disappointed because the scallops were off the menu - and, unfortunately didn't enjoy the enchiladas. I don't think we have ever had a meal at Limones we didn't enjoy so I'm writing this off as just ordering the wrong entree.

He totally enjoyed the blood orange margarita!!

Service was great, as always!

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BarbaraR
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family birthday celebration. The waiter was attentive and gave great service and attention to detail. We order the various Ceviches, salads, and the Shrimp bowl special. All were terrific. The Brussels sprouts were EXCELLENT!! They had a menu of Margarita specials! They served the ceaser salad with fresh anchovies. The ceviches (3) choices were served with tortilla chips and were AWESOME! The Shrimp Bowl had a dozen! On rice with toppings. All was terrific! Then they brought our granddaughter a dessert with a candle!. We did have to ask! It was wonderful and truly a wonderful culinary experience! Five stars to this restaurant!

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SoniaD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and the food is classic and different at the same time

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JohnG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks. Happy to find this place available for dinner Sunday night. Had short ribs- my wife had the halibut. Both cooked perfectly. Fish was flakey, ribs were pot roast tender.

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4190 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.