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Limones Restaurant, Asheville, NC

Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6018 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

10:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 6,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot spot

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Asheville

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Lively

  • Asheville

    Most Booked

6,018 Reviews
  1. KayeJ

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Superb Cocktails. Food great. Our server was charming and helpful. I made a mistake on the stars and tried to correct but too late. 5 stars to our server also. Many thanks and see you soon hopefully. First time with the ceviche sampler…. Perfect!

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  2. HowardB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limone’s is an awesome restaurant. It’s billed as a ‘Mexican’ restaurant, but it is far more of a delicious, high-end fusion of Mexican and Californian cuisine. The food is consistently imaginative and excellently prepared and presented. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly; Jeff, the bartender, is a wealth of knowledge about the science of mixology. The ambience is quiet and comfortable. It’s a great place to enjoy fine dining or a casual meal.

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  3. ChuckW

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, very nice atmosphere, small portions so that's why I don't give it five stars... Because the portions are so tiny it's hard to justify 35 to $50 for a entree. But everything was excellent.

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  4. MerrilyO

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones always comes through. The daily seviche was red snapper, and it was amazing. We just ate appetizers, and got some great drinks, and thoroughly enjoyed a night out!

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  5. Josh

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tiny portions… lam skewers are like two small slices of bacon

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great restaurant. The food is excellent. The service is equally as good.

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  7. CharlesK

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were all amazing. There was a small mixup with servers, but it was quickly solved. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Limones.

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  8. Ashley

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we enjoyed our time at Limones! The food was excellent, the drinks (especially my fav, the margarita caliente) were superb, and the service is always wonderful. We look forward to the next time we venture up to Asheville for another visit to Limones (hopefully next time, the lobster nachos will be back on the menu)!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavorful, thoughtful food. Small portions but great taste.

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  10. OliviaH

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the ceviche sampler, fish asado and brisket enchiladas, and tres leches cake. We also had several of the cocktails and they were great! I don’t like tequila but they subbed vodka for me with no issue. The spicy jalapeño was amazing! Not too spicy and great flavor. We loved this restaurant!

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  11. MistyB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! First time visit and won’t be the last time. I have to say this is one of the best experiences I have had and we live in an environment of amazing restaurants in our hometown. The atmosphere was gorgeous, the bartenders so friendly, knowledgeable and funny, the food spectacular. A incredible experience! Cannot wait to go back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and had fabulous service. Food was great. Only disappointment was lobster mac and cheese really did not seem to have lobster in it. Food and drinks overall were spot on and service was best we have ever had.

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  13. nmwhitebird

    Western NC

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had not been to Limones in quite a while, and it was a lovely evening. We had supreme service from our waitress, Tiffany. The ceviche sampler was excellent, but we had mixed reviews on our entrees. My mussels were delicious, but the enchilada dish seemed dry and not particularly attractive. We will go back sooner now.

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  14. anonymous

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were wonderful. It got to be a little too noisy for me.

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  15. Ttowngal

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm and friendly place with excellent food. Eat at the bar. The bartenders are pleasant and very polite.

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  16. JohnnyD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambiance. Our server was great. They know what they’re doing here!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been a long time customer of Limones. Prices are rising fast while the portion size is reducing just as fast. Not a good combination for value

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  18. AshleyHm

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The food, the staff and ambiance of the restaurant was all superb. We will definitely return the next time we are in Asheville !

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there, just as good as we remember. Love the dim lighting, atmosphere, excellent staff. Can’t go wrong with ceviche and margaritas. Husband loves the scallops, says they’re the best he’s ever had. Get the churros even if you think you’re full.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. A bit pricey, but quality is good. Only suggestion, should be 16 or older. No kids allowed. Room is too small to tolerate crying babies and indiscipline children. This would help your business rating.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been planning to eat here for years and finally did for our second anniversary. It was everything we expected and more. A new menu had just been implemented and everything we tried was fresh, expertly prepared and plated, and delicious. Our server, Sabrina, was efficient, confident, well versed in the new menu items and a delight to chat with, even though she was very busy. We will definitely return and have already recommended Limones to others I out circle.

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  22. JamesW

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently very good. Always a reliable choice for food quality, prep, and presentation.

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  23. Disg

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated 25th anniversary at Limones. We were given complimentary champagne and a perfect corner table. Food was spectacular - a favorite Asheville restaurant.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely deserves every bit of 5 stars! One of the best meals, at any restaurant, I have ever eaten. We had a group of 4 and we split 5 appetizers and 2 entrees, so we were able to experience so many of the rich flavors. Cannot wait to return..

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  25. Leigh

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was under-seasoned and quite bland. It was disappointing given all the positive reviews.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limones was fabulous from start to finish. Appetizers (ceviche Verde), main course (enchiladas and the lamb), and dessert (cake) were great. We will definitely be back next time we're in town.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful experience! Great service. We just ordered appetizers, as the entrees didn’t entice us! The best ceviche ever! Highly recommend ceviche verde! Chile relleno and Mexican street corn was delicious!

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  28. AbbeT

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal! Everything we ordered was just delicious. Best meal we’ve eaten out in a long time…as a chef and dietitian with an obvious interest in food, we highly recommend!

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  29. ohiodiner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diners. Need help deciding where to eat? Eat at Limones.

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  30. stevej

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar- servers were friendly, knowledgeable and fun. All food was excellent-soup, warm redicchio (sp?) salad, beef enchladas and tenderloin with lobster mac and cheese. Can''t go to Limones without having the mac and cheese.

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  31. paulad

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The ceviche sampler was so worth it.

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  32. Rick

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! Our waitress Sabrina was excellent, The atmosphere was very pleasant.

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  33. WattsGrocery

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed all of the food we got. It was all fresh, tasty and unique.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a GREAT experience from the time we stepped in the door to when we stepped out. The service was awesome—all credit to Patrick who went the extra mile to make the dinner a wonderful experience. He balanced a teenage palate, allergy, and birthday celebration! The food was “chef’s kiss” fantastic. I’m looking forward to the next visit and another margarita.

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  35. TomF

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enchilada w shredded brisket and mushroom tostada appetizer — both tasty w balanced flavors and perfectly cooked. The roasted cabbage with mole and squash main course was disappointing — cabbage was not thoroughly cooked, especially the inedible core, and overall flavors didn’t mix well. This dish needs reworking IMO. Margaritas were excellent.

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  36. evan

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I hadn't been to Limones in awhile, but we were able to make reservations for dinner last night and we really enjoyed our meal. The food and service were both excellent!

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  37. Sarah

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon arrival we were immediately seated. Richard & crew were quick to greet us & start to finish set a great tone for our celebration. The shrimp ceviche was a bit heavy on the tomato however the lamb shank was absolutely impeccable. Already looking forward to my next visit!

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  38. JenniferH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless & perfectly knowledgeable service & care by "Richard". Food delicious & filling.

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  39. SRO12

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We’ve been wanting to go there for a while and glad we did.

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  40. JenniferE

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was sooooo slow, it was painful. Food was decent but the service really ruined it for us.

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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

FAQs

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

Limones Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 6018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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