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Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5146 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 86 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

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 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

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. DW

    DanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. TW

    TracyW

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Tallyman

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  5. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  6. CN

    CarolN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    GitanaWPB

    West Palm Beach

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    JillW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    VictoriaR

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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….
  11. RS

    RS65

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  12. LW

    LouW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  13. g

    gayathri003

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  15. JC

    JohnC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!!!
  16. JC

    JackieC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    JoBra

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough about it. The lobster nachos are to die for...They are a must order! Fabulous beef tenderloin, and the house old fashioned...delicious!
  18. N

    Nate

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Limones was memorable for all the right reasons; the staff was knowledgeable about the menu, super friendly, and the food was superb. The venue is super cute and quaint, and great for a date night. Great experience at Limones, and definitely would go again…
  19. JW

    JimW

    Western NC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. Like most things these days, I thought it was a little pricey.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had expectations coming in and Limones did not disappoint. Fabulous food.
  22. HD

    HerndoDC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome!!
  23. CS

    CraigS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Delicious take on Mexican food. Great original margaritas!!!
  24. NC

    NCLady

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Richard was our server this evening at Limone’s and made our fabulous meal so very enjoyable! We have celebrated many of our wedding anniversaries here at Limone’s! 🥂 🎊
  25. b

    barry

    West Palm Beach

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was great especially the cerviche sampler. It was my wife’s birthday and we were given a piece of wonderful cake. Service. Was knowledgeable and friendly. People near us were very nice as well. Portions are large. Don’t over order
  26. r

    redwardsp

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This place was great! Service was mostly excellent. Food was outstanding. They even brought us a couple of glasses of champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary.
  27. MC

    MrCE

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cool spot with great food. Service was excellent!
  28. H

    Hankib

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner! We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the creative cocktails along with the delicious food. Our waiter/bartender was really nice and interesting. We enjoyed it all!! Can’t wait to go back on our next visit to Asheville.
  29. HK

    HillaryK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I ate at Limones prior to the pandemic, and I could not stop raving about it. This experience was NOT the same. The menu seemed innovative, but everything was too saucy and heavy handed. We are at the bar, and our bartender could not have been more disinterested in us, in our experience, not in good service. He was not rude, but definitely not friendly. Everything seemed to rub him the wrong way. He avoided eye contact with us snd other patrons so you had to flag him down, even though he was literally right in front of us. We left after appetizers. It was our last meal in Asheville, and it was such a disappointment.
  30. NE

    NinaE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Awesome twist!! Will go there again.
  31. V

    Victorian1

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our table was ready by our reservation time and we got a great window seat. The hostess took notice to our reservation stating it was a birthday celebration and said, "Happy Birthday" which was a nice touch. The food was good as well as the ambience of the restaurant. We noticed a group of people next to us who was celebrating a birthday and our waiter brought that person a piece of cake. Is this typically what Limones does for guests as many restaurants do? I ask because we were also celebrating a birthday at our table and there was no cake brough to our table although the restaurant was notified via our reservation.
  32. DM

    DanceMom

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, staff and food was amazing. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and meeting other guest.
  33. W

    Wood

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a spectacular evening at the Limones Restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was top notch.
  34. C

    Coyote5

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love Limones, first time back after renovations. The place has a great feel. Tables spaced apart and all staff wore masks. Many thanks for that. Service was great, our waiter was knowledgeable and provided on spot recommendations. Drinks, I had spicy marg, it was quite nice, my partner had the blood orange and sadly it was bland. Appetizer was tuna ceviche with avocado and papaya. It was really nice. Our entrees were quite excellent. I had the lamb enchiladas and my partner had the shrimp. Would get them again I gave only 4 stars for food. The slaw and rice that came with the dish was uninspired. Slaw needed a more exciting dressing, and the rice could have had some prominent spices Dessert was great. Hot chocolate and churros were excellent. Great place, great staff and great entrees. With a spiff up of the starch and veggies, this place could easily be recognized as a James Beard winner
  35. AL

    AmyL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, cocktails, and service at the bar! I'm still dreaming about the chocolate treat they provide with each check.
  36. TM

    TML7

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great margaritas & adorable high end Mexican food spot!
  37. J

    Joker13

    Atlanta

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to start our anniversary weekend trip to Asheville! Great Mexican flavors especially in the ceviche and leg of lamb
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were delicious and creative. The service was excellent. My husband’s margarita was fresh and tasty. The dining room had a New York vibe which was great. An old space that’s been many different things over it’s life. All in all a wonderful evening.
  39. RD

    RachelD

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My #1 favorite restaurant in Asheville. Craft drinks, fresh, delicious cuisine, & great service. Celebrated an anniversary and seated in a cozy 2 top in the front window. This place makes me smile and wish I lived closer!
  40. JS

    JennyS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and amazing cocktails!! Fantastic service as well. We sat at the bar and the 2 bartenders were attentive and engaging and shared very cool history about the restaurant, and the owner who is actually their chef! Can't 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
  • 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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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5146 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 86 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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