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Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5172 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


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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 5,172 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our drinks and food. The Ceviche and cheese chili Reano so good! Loved the coconut margarita. Jack and Shawn are great bartenders. Need a reservation though.❤️ Flourless torte.. so good very rich good to share.
  2. b

    bryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very underrated and I’ll diffidently be going back.
  3. B

    Bigdumbandugly

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service.
  4. FT

    FoodieTraveler

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious — especially the Tres Leches cake for dessert which is the best I’ve ever had.
  5. GG

    GeminaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative menu . Excellent experience for serious foodies
  6. W

    Walt

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  7. KR

    KristiR

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limones has become my very favorite restaurant when visiting Asheville. The food and service is always the very best and I love the creative menu. I have never been disappointed -you have to try the margaritas and ceviche! Wow!
  8. R

    Redhawk87

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limones is an outstanding restaurant in Asheville. The food is a fantastic mix of Mexican and Californian styles with a flawless preparation. We ate at the bar and had a great time talking to the bartenders and getting tips for our Asheville visit. We will definitely be back and highly recommend dinning at Limones.
  9. m

    marathombre

    Baltimore

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Limones is phenomenal. My wife and I love regional and modern Mexican cuisine, and this visit did not disappoint. The server was knowledgeable and cheery, and he even let us try something that isn't offered on the menu - a side of chapulines. The restaurant's decor is simple and authentic. The prices were appropriate.
  10. C

    Cheri

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobster Nachos were amazing!!!
  11. G

    Greatfinddine

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nick waited on us and was fantastic. He answered every question thoroughly and took his time with us. Would highly recommend the street corn app.
  12. AN

    AnnekeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our 10 year anniversary. The food was excellent and our waiter was very accommodating. I definitely recommend coming here.
  13. AM

    AnnMarie

    Western NC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, thank you.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal.
  15. K

    Keat

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good I just didn’t think it was worth the money.
  16. M

    Mommahatty

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful selection of tequilas, lovely delicious food and yummy desserts!
  17. NK

    NicoleK

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end! We loved the ceviche sampler.
  18. AD

    AudreyD

    Western NC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I put in my mouth was so delicious. We love Limones. It never disapoints.
  19. S

    Shannon

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great vibe and atmosphere. Saw good reviews so we wanted to try. Food wasn’t bad, just not one of my Asheville favorites. Not enough flavor in the Shrimp dish, others ordered the chicken and that was good.
  20. d

    drdwphillips

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always wonderful, with good food and an excellent staff. An Asheville must.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and wonderful dishes (as always). Got a bit noisy towards end of our meal but Limones remains our favorite Asheville restaurant.
  22. V

    Velliott

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks! Loved our bartenders.
  23. JE

    JulieE

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Reservations are definitely needed! I went on a Monday night and there was an hour+ wait. Great place for a romantic occasion or date. Food was good but I had higher hopes. That said, maybe I chose a dish that wasn't the best. The coconut margarita and tres leche cake were delicious though!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love Limones. My mom was visiting AVL for the first time and we knew this was the first place to bring her. Food is always on point, love the margaritas and the bread pudding is to die for! We recommend Limones to everyone. It’s a must for anyone living in or visiting AVL.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limones is my favorite restaurant not only in NC, but basically anywhere and we travel often and eat out often. The chef is amazing! Quality of ingredients is apparent and preparation is simply outstanding. Love, love, love Limones.
  26. DW

    DanW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate our anniversary. Staff was attentive, we were seated in a corner, somewhat out of the way, which was perfect! Ceviche, elote appetizers were fabulous, entrees just as amazing. My wife says the tenderloin was the best steak she’s ever had. Pro tip: make a reservation ahead of your trip. This place fills up fast, so the reservation was necessary.
  27. TW

    TracyW

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is the best in Asheville. The best food, drinks, and service. Always consistent.
  28. T

    Tallyman

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This used to be a "must visit" spot whenever I am in Asheville. It's not the restaurant it used to be... Three years ago there were so many good things on the menu it was hard to decide what to order. Now it's hard to decide because there aren't very many interesting choices.
  29. DH

    DavidH

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in Asheville about twice a year and at times only knowing we'll be there a week or so in advance and then often are unable to get a table ! But when we can we always dine here and are foodies that love it.
  30. CN

    CarolN

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative food. The service was excellent. Will eat there again.
  31. GW

    GitanaWPB

    West Palm Beach

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our very knowledgeable server steered us in the right choice directions. We enjoyed it all.
  32. JW

    JillW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the ceviche and lobster nachos! Also terrific classic margarita.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance were all fantastic!
  34. VR

    VictoriaR

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was disappointed this time and I am a frequent customer. I indicated it was a gluten-free party on the reservation but this was not communicated to the server. The lamb enchiladas were very lackluster and unremarkable - cubes of reheated lamb in two wilted corn tortillas with what could only be considered sour cream, not creams, as there was no other flavor involved. 1/3 cup of plain white rice with a tiny sprinkle of some sort of spice and a wilted unremarkable oily slaw. Very surprised. Other guests fared better with a shrimp dish and the ever popular of lobster nachos, but the flounder was certainly not flounder; it was a thick cut of white fish that the birthday girl enjoyed but it was not the fish we were told it would be. I hoped we would've fared better for our special occasion….
  35. RS

    RS65

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an early dinner at the bar. Excellent service and ambiance. Cocktails were perfect . “Open faced” mushroom ravioli was delicious, and I highly recommend the chocolate flourless torte! Great dining experience!
  36. LW

    LouW

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The appetizers were good. The entrées, not so much. We have eaten all over the world and have had wonderful meals. We were disappointed with our food last night.
  37. g

    gayathri003

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Vegetarian nachos were a strong start but everything else was downhill from there. Chile rellenos had a dirty dishwasher flavor and ravioli was meh.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great! Appetizers and desserts were fantastic and drinks as well! Meals were also very good and very thoughtfully put together. Pork was slightly dry as well as Chicken. Overall, very pleasurable experience and would revisit.
  39. JC

    JohnC

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely the best. Shared four different appetizers and each one was better than the other. The entrees were exceptionally good. I eat at the bar, and the service was perfect. I want to go back and try all the other dishes!!!
  40. JC

    JackieC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic flavors, service, presentation, ambiance, attention. All of it. Must do again.

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
  • 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

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You can order delivery directly from Limones Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Limones Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5172 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


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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