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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town from Chattanooga with my husband; hostess was amazing and figured out our reservation glitch with open table.
Ceviche sampler was awesome; enjoyed the carne asada and seafood Tom Yum.
Washed it down with a berry habanero margarita and three desserts: churros, bread pudding, and tres leches. Not sure when we’re going to be able to eat again, but we will be back!

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Merissa
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seana was an incredible waitress! She did a wonderful job recommending various items on the menu and pacing the meal well. She also congratulated us on our upcoming marriage anniversary and even treated us to a free toast of bubbly!

HZ
HighlyZenithal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasteful and unique food and drinks, will definitely be back!

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vipFoodieFan
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favorite restaurant visit during our trip to Ashville. Food and service was outstanding!

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vipstorkiegirl
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!! The margaritas were just as good as the food!! This is going to top of our list of Asheville restaurants!

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vipNatashaL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 4 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 5 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 6 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.

JP
JPier
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to go to Limones when we visit Asheville and it did not disappoint. Julien was our waiter and he did an excellent job of going over the menu with us. His recommendations were perfect. The ceviche sampler was outstanding. My husband had the scallops. He said they were cooked to perfection. I had the pork tenderloin with kale. It was wonderful. We enjoyed the chocolate flourless cake as part of my husband's birthday . Everything about the dinner was perfect! We are so glad we made the reservation before our trip so we could enjoy it all.

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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.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Charles, We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your dinner with us. I checked with your server & they were not aware that you were displeased with your selections. We would have absolutely replaced any dish you weren't enjoying. I have passed this along to the chef in order to make improvements where necessary. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future. Take care, Limones

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service - from the hostess to the bartender.

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vipcatharined
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu and great service would easily go again and again

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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.

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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.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience. We're disappointed that the food wasn't to your liking, but we always welcome constructive criticism. I have passed along this information to our chef so that we may make improvements where necessary. Thank you again for dining with us & we hope to see again. Take care, Limones

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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!

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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
48 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.