Limones Restaurant

4.8
4364 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 4364 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RenatoB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was outstanding, and the service was excellent.

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Gian
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding culinary artistry. Don’t miss the Ceviche Sampler.

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Steph
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster nachos never disappoint! The renovations look great too. Thanks for a great experience.

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BrooksB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening out and the food was delicious! Our waiter was excellent and the manager was helpful and friendly. Our only observation was that our hostess was entirely aloof and unfriendly. She didn’t say a word to us not even “follow me please”. We told her our names and reservation time. When she started walking we followed. It was a bit odd, for sure. But our overall experience was wonderful! We’ll be back.

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LisaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. I would recommend Limones.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and our server visited us right away. He was very knowledgeable of the food and drinks. Drinks, Apps and dinner was served with perfect timing. The server was attentive but also gave us space since it was date night. We had a lovely experience.

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DonnaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mohito
Delicious rack of lamb

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Carson
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW. What a great experience. I haven't been to Limones since before Covid and was hoping it would meet my expectations. And it was honestly better than I had remembered or had before. We had a number of dishes and they were all amazing. Plus delicious margaritas. Can't wait to go back asap. Thank you Limones for amazing food and FABULOUS service.

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RodB
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are loyal, local patrons of Limones. This is our first visit since the pandemic began a year ago. We love the newer, low density seating. Our only complaint in past years, ever, was that the noise level in the dining room could become excessive when the seating capacity was at its maximum. Now the tables are spaced 6 feet apart, the noise level has dropped considerably. Enjoy visiting Limones while the pandemic seating pattern is in place, you will have a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There's nothing bad on the menu! It's all delicious, and Sean gave us excellent service, without being intrusive.

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ThomasT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were late for our reservation due to unexpected traffic and construction. We called ahead and they were able to accommodate us on a busy Friday night. Beer and wine selection was good and food was very good.

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DanaH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost didn’t eat here because one of the descriptions was Mexican food. But don’t be fooled, this is not a taco and queso joint. We tried the ceviche sampler and my husband hasn’t stopped talking about it since. It is a MUST!
For our entrees, I had the lamb and my husband had the fish. They were both outstanding.
The margarita was fresh and tasty. You could taste the fresh squeezed juice. Also if you are a tequila fan, the choices are endless. We had fun with a tequila sampler too.
This place is not to be missed.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good, but not exceptional. We were expecting a nicer ambience, and a more fine dining style serving judging from the price point.

I believe that at the price point, the food did not meet our expectations.

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TommyN
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fine ambience. Always dependable.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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LenaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience. Duck enchiladas were amazing. Outstanding mole. Great ceviche and the lobster nachos were filled with lobster!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good…

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AbbyHD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply superb! Elevated Mexican cuisine with beautiful presentation. The sauces were perfection. Who knew I needed lobster nachos in my life! They were amazing. Chorizo potato flautas, duck enchiladas, mole pork... yes please. We were all happily full but shared the churro dessert after seeing it go by all night. It is a must! The spiced hot cocoa with the churros is craveable. So much goodness here! Yum.

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OscarJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limones continues to live up to its reputation. Delicious food. Lindsey gave us wonderful service. We’ll be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar seating with two knowledgeable, friendly bartenders. Delicious ceviche sampler and duck carnitas with mole. The tres leches cake was wonderful---not cloyingly sweet as many are. Best margaritas I've ever had.

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Lisa
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones has always been a favorite restaurant of ours for special occasions. Last night's dinner didn't disappoint -- in fact, we thought it was even more innovative and delicious.

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vipAKBR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service, plus a beautiful setting! Great creative menu and authentic flavors. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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JoshR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our experience started out a bit rough with slow service but the food more than made up for it. It was such unique cuisine and flavors. Would definitely recommend to anyone seeking something other than typical Tex Mex food.

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Lindsj
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience, the food was unbelievable!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!!! Perfect evening sitting at the bar! Incredible meal and wonderful conversation with the bartenders/servers! The blackberry habanero margarita was the best drink I’ve ever had! The tres leches is to die for! Great restaurant!!

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Andi
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones was fantastic. The assortment of tequilas was great, and all the food we had was awesome, including the bread pudding for dessert. We can't wait to go back next time we are in Asheville!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique way to present Mexican food. The portions are very large, I almost wish they were smaller so I could try more. The ceviche verde was a fav along with the margarita caliente

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservations were at 7 but they were able to take us 30 minutes earlier. The lobster nachos were so tasty and the duck enchiladas were out of this world!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipKatieN
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to sit up at the bar for dinner. Sean is a fantastic bartender - very helpful and attentive.

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CourtneyB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was OK. My husband got the ribeye- it had good flavor but wasn’t anything spectacular for the price of it. We also got the lobster nachos because they were highly recommended and the lobster was chewy. The blood orange margaritas were the best thing we had- very fresh and delicious! We would probably just return for the margaritas.

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StephanieH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations, which were honored very shorty after arriving. The server was very attentive and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the street corn and rack of lamb!

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Ordered ceviche, lobster nachos, and a coconut margarita.

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vipGourmetFoodie
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones continues to deliver outstanding food and excellent service. What I like best is they continue to rotate new dishes into their menu, so it’s always a new experience. They also have a great Tequila list!

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KirkA
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok this time and drinks watered down margaritas. Disappointing to local regulars not up to usual standard.

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vipBobA
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Sarah, for the great service and for the wine recommendation. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant for hanging in there I’m glad to see things doing better.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and overall restaurant. Definitely one of our favorites!

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vipRCWA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service, delicious drinks, good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. A perfect place for a birthday celebration.

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vipCarski22
Western NC
112 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was nice and gave good service. Lobster nachos always good. Halibut dish Soya Adobo was flavorful but fish was a little dry. Miss some of menu items pre covid. Love new restaurant changes.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my wife’s birthday and had a terrific experience! Food was amazing, I highly recommend the ceviche sampler to start. Brad, our server, was fantastic! He was very informative, tentative to our dining needs, and was always working above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our meal for this special occasion. And yet, he managed to be reserved enough as to not hover or disrupt us, perfect balance. We came for the food (which was awesome!); Brad and all the Limones staff made it an exceptional night. Thank you, we can’t wait to come 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 4364 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.