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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.8
4.8
5526 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


Booked 54 times today

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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

What 5,526 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JoeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good. Atmosphere was good. Service left something to desire
  2. Newcat17

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly I’ve heard so much about this place and I finally got to eat there! Very tasty, the mojito was good. They sound add a mango flavor to the menu, I’d pay a lot for that. Haha! The servers were nice, the host was nice. I felt like an idiot figuring out where the door was. I will return!
  3. CardinalGary

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my sixth visit over the years to Limones, and it has never disappointed me. As with many restaurants in renovated buildings, the noise level can get a bit loud when it is full, but it is not intolerable. The waiter was very good and made a couple of nice suggestions. He did get a bit ruffled when my guest asked him to deplate the main dish onto a larger plate that made it easier for her to eat. He did so reluctantly. It was an unusual request I'm sure. This is usually not a spur-of-the-moment choice as it is booked at the main dining hours
  4. Cassius

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cricket salt made an already fabulous margarita even better.
  5. David

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time! Food amazing! Drinks amazing and the service was sooo good!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Drinks and civeche were delicious. Service was rushed, terse and forgetful. Mains (Fish) were dry and the accompaniments did not augment the dish and were not very good. For what we paid I did not thing there was a lot of value. If we came back would stick to drinks and apps only.
  7. DickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. The service was welcoming and informative. Bat staff creative and the food was amazing. Oysters fresh and nice selection. Entrees were incredible. Truly enjoyed.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was even better. Would recommend to anyone who likes food!
  9. BradB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the ceviche sampler, lamb and halibut. Everything was amazing, Thank you Chef! Our server, Matt, was great! He knew everything about the food, was super attentive, and even gave us suggestions on what was going on around town. This will be our go-to if we ever visit again!
  10. Greg

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Mediocre, overpriced food. The waiter was nice enough but took my food away after telling him I wasn't finished with it. He also didn't inform us that the kitchen and bar would be closing and ask if we wanted anything else before they did. Manager lacked tact, had no personality, and zero people skills. Won't be back...
  11. George

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently one of my local favorites. Once again, they did not disappoint! Enjoy!
  12. CoastalDiner

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just Meh. Pretty uninspired menu when we visited.
  13. MerrilyO

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limones never disappoints. Service, food, ambiance, and drinks. I had a blackberry marguerita that was spicy, and it was amazingly delicious. The ceviche is excellent. I had a white fish that was flaky and flavored softly. Dessert? The dulce de leche cake cannot be beaten.
  14. TiffanyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  15. KFore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our 4th visit to Limones...never dissapoints! The Ceviche sampler and the bread pudding with homemade caramel sauce is the best!
  16. DaveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have visited Asheville usually twice a year for years. SOOO many good restaurants to choose from ,,,,,,,, Limones has been one choice 98% of the time.
  17. Shirls

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nothing super special. The ceviche sampler and drinks were good but the shrimp and grits and and the fish asado were lackluster
  18. catharined

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite restaurants that never disappoints!
  19. Drew711

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The chile relleno was the star of the dishes. The blood orange margarita was an excellent drink that lasted for the whole meal. Service was a little spotty but good overall. The restaurant certainly got quiet after 8:30 p.m. on a cold evening. I would recommend and also return.
  20. Jenn

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service, very helpful in providing recommendations. I did find it was a little cool inside, which is why my rating for ambiance was only a 3/5.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Lobster nachos, chicken masala tacos, halibut, steak, and churros were great. The shrimp pico ceviche was outstanding! Our server was new. She said it was her first night on the floor after training. She was absolutely wonderful! This is one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville and we always enjoy it but this was an exceptionally wonderful night. Thank you to everyone working on Monday, March 13, 2023- you all made our experience perfect!
  22. AR51

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Last Saturday night, one of Asheville's finest restaurants had an off night. We were excited to be able to get into Limones during a "normal time slot" for dinner without planning weeks or months in advance. We sat at the bar, which I would recommend as it was very comfortable. The bar staff were pleasant and attentive. They were training a new bartender who missed the simple syrup in my margarita. Upon my pointing out that their signature drink was undrinkable, she asked if I'd like simple syrup added (a normal ingredient). She corrected the oversight with a smile but no apologies. The sharable ceviche sampler was outstanding and was the star of the night. My wife's short ribs were good. Despite the country ham and other ingredients my shrimp/grits had little to no taste and the shrimp was over cooked. I'm also not a fan when the customer is required to de-tail the shrimp as it creates a mess with handling utensils, drink, etc. I know Limones is better than they were for us on Saturday night but for the price I'd expect more.
  23. Chelsea

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough good things about our server!
  24. ManuelH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience. Food was fantastic. Ceviche was top rate.
  25. Gerritv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, lobster nachos were awesome. Lamb was tender and the seafood was cooked perfectly.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely as always. Food was flavorful and interesting; service was prompt and attentive.
  27. SandyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I’ve had in my almost 60 years! Waiter was awesome as well. We will definitely be back - retired in Asheville
  28. Diningout

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only issue was my salmon was a little overdone.
  29. Marcagor

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us a dessert and 2 glasses of champagne . Very nice
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster tacos were amazing, and the shrimp and grits was a delicious blend of flavors. The expanded space is really well done and the noise is way down as a result. Service excellent as always.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    2nd visit to Limones. Great food! Bread pudding was off the charts good!
  32. MaggieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lindsay was a great server. Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious!
  33. AnnMarie

    Western NC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful meal as usual, thank you very much. The fish were fantastic!
  34. GinnyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really liked the larger remodeled space for a more pleasant dining experience.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and fun!
  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful restaurant from the beautiful ambience, outstanding waitress to delicious dinner. We loved sitting in the quiet window seat. Very creative menu choices. The lobster nachos were spectacular.
  37. ClaireT

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant My husband and I went there 10 years ago before we moved to Los Angeles..and still doesn’t disappoint Drinks are great food delicious Nice atmosphere Our server was great attentive and friendly If you enjoy high end Mexican food GO !!!!
  38. JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been eating at Limones for many years. The food is prepared with layers of flavors that you don't get anywhere else in Asheville.
  39. slst

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food with imaginative options. Service was outstanding. Limones is almost always on our agenda when we visit Asheville.
  40. LindaK

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic in every way! Cannot wait to go back.

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

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 5526 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


Booked 54 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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