Limones Restaurant

4.8
4496 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 4496 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElyseB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Our server, Julian, was spectacular.

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SJSI
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal.
Good presentation and great flavors.
Going back soon.

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GregWW
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here at least 25 times over the past 15 years and its always fabulous

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ScottR
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Mask compliant - big plus!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit! We live 125 miles from Limones, and it’s worth every mile driven. Never have we been disappointed. Service makes you feel important. From appetizers to dessert… the best!
Clean, quiet, and classy place to enjoy any occasion.
Cannot wait to make the next visit!
Thank you Limones for making my birthday amazing!!

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vipLocaltourist
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So disappointing! We took our daughter to one of our favorite restaurants only to find that things have definitely changed. They have expanded to twice the size but actually I think it was better when it was smaller. I don't think they can handle serving that many guests. The waitstaff was slow. The food was meh! One ear of corn on the cob was $13! It tasted okay but really that's ridiculous. The taco elements didn't go together flavor profile wise. The lobster nachos were "fishy" and I believe what caused a stomach episode. Churros were okay but somewhat "stale/hard".

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vipRJVA
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables were distanced, servers wearing masks. Server was very informative in explaining the menu. Ceviche sampler and lobster nachos were excellent, and duck carnitas delicious. Blood orange margarita very good, too.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We came for our anniversary and we could not have been happier. The hostess was very welcoming and greeted us with a very kind and genuine "welcome, and happy anniversary" and gave us a wonderful table. Our server, Misty, was terrific! She really made our dinner special. She was very helpful with the menu, Yucatan Relish -good stuff! Our meal was phenomenal! Best duck I have had in a while, and apricot mustard jam ...who knew!?! Everyone working that night really made it special for us. Thank you Limones, we look forward to our next meal with you!

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Jaye
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brad is a fantastic waiter and the food and drinks were superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Dahlia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We will return and bring our friends!

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LoriC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!! Gluten free options were available and delicious!

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vipJosephL
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You are wicked weed sour beer selection and tequila selections are outstanding.

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Mart41
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit here and everything was delicious. The Lobster Nachos are outstanding. I ordered the grilled tuna with a veloute sauce - yummy, prepared perfectly. It’s one of Asheville’s best restaurants.

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LacyH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a "must" for visitors to Asheville that want a delightful dining experience. LOVE, LOVE the tuna ceviche.

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ElisaS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I are never disappointed. Our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs. We've made a packed that we will only order one app next time so we can enjoy a dessert! We were way too full after the pork tenderloin and the delicious shrimp coconut entrees. This was our first time back since the expansion and the space feels luxurious and airy. We look forward to returning!

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DickA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the food is unique and excellent. Everything was good. We also wanted to learn about tequila and this is the place to go -- try the tequila flight!

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vipJohnS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding. Nuanced flavors revealed great care and pride in preparation. Highly recommend.

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vipKathyS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had fabulous service from the bar tender. Food was delicious

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mikeb
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there in a long time, but went there yesterday with 3 other people. It was the best meal I’ve had in two years. Plus their margaritas are banging!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

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CathyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time visiting within 2 weeks! Employees are super nice and friendly, food was delicious, and has a good vibe. We will be back (and we live in Florida)!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very tasty, would definitely recommend

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vipEMILYM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We sat at the bar and were well taken care of. Food was incredible. Recommend Coconut Margarita, Chile Relleno, Street Corn, Duck Enchiladas, and Churros.

JL
vipJosephL
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, thanks

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Little2
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

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Kevin
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We really enjoyed the vegetarian options and the cocktails.

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vipKarenN
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing meal from start to finish... the ambiance, the service, the ceviche trio, the blueberry BBQ shrimp appetizer, the ribeye and the shrimp entrees, and the most amazing margaritas - wish we lived there as we would visit often!

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favorite place in town. Service is Asheville good. Food excellent

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francie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent in every way. The Margarita List is extensive We had a trio of salsas with chips as an appetizer followed by an order of duck enchiladas and a shrimp bowl. Both were very good and the portions were large.

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Michael
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Our server was warm and knowledgeable. We got several small plates and enjoyed them all. Best margaritas in Asheville!

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RoyG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great! Would recommend you make reservations way in advance.

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SallyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible about our meal last night! Julian our server was exceptional and he really made the experience top notch. Food was simply amazing and highly recommend the Lobster nachos, cheese filled chili relleno & duck enchiladas!!

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vipGourmetFoodie
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Asheville. Amazing tequila list!

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HugoZ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment. Excellent location. Food was pretty good. I couldn’t taste other dishes than the ceviches, jalapeño stuffed with 3 cheeses, and the shrimp. My daughter is not a Mexican food lover so I couldn’t order anything else. This three dishes were good.

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vipAshevillelocal
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years but this was our first time back since the pandemic and their expansion into the building next door. With the expansion they are still able to do good distancing between tables which is reassuring. The food and service is exceptional as always. The flavors or each dish are wonderful and the drink selection top notch, especially the fresh made margaritas. We will be back as often as we can. One tip, make your reservation well in advance as this is a very popular restaurant, especially among the locals.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar service with Sean and Julian amazing, food as always excellent. Back soon.

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DeweyJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we will be back when next in Asheville!

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RonnaA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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vipGaryW
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent and innovative. Great wait staff.

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4496 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.