Limones Restaurant

4.7
3495 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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GH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was warm and welcoming, the drinks were delicious, and the food exceeded all expectations. We ordered the ceviche trip, allowing us to taste the three different Ceviche's of the night and it was amazing. We ordered several salads and the dressing was the most refreshing, light, aromatic dressing, wish would could have taken home jars of it. Additionally, we had thee steak which was cooked to perfection and the scallops which were some of the best scallops we have ever had. The service was great, timely, accommodating and expedient. Cannot wait to be back in Asheville and visit again.

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K
Miami
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at Limones and will definitely not be my last! I was not expecting to love this restaurant because Mexican food is not my favorite. This is such a higher level take on Mexican food. So sophisticated with such amazing flavors and combinations. Our waitress was amazing and so well versed on the menu and helping us make our selections. We will for sure be back!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limones was excellent as usual. The lobster nachos were great and the drinks were amazing.

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp appetizer to die for, Tenderloin perfect MR, Lobster Mac Devine.

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CC
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Limones and it was a stellar one. Everything from the service to the meal was memorable. Will definitely recommend and come back.

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AM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go it's the best meal we've ever had! Unbelievable food and cocktails! Carrot Habanero Margarita is to die for and, although I always try something different, the beef tenderloin is AMAZING. My #1 recommendation for anyone looking for an amazing meal and experience is always Limones!

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m
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch portions are fairly large and filling so, if you split, your tab is very reasonable. The food and service are dependably good. Brunch before 11:30 AM was surprisingly quiet. If I have one problem with Limones, it's the noise level when the restaurant is packed. We had no trouble conversing during brunch.

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N
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julian was awesome!

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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Add us wait about 40 minutes past our reservation time. Food was good, but overly pretentious.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. Thank you for calling to let us know you were running late for your reservation. We were able to accommodate the time change, but had to shuffle some tables around. Unfortunately, this caused you to be seated 9 minutes after your arrival time. We’re glad you enjoyed the food! We strive to make sure our guests feel comfortable dining with us & are sorry that you didn’t care for the atmosphere. Take care, Limones

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BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops are simply amazing! As are the drinks. I see why so many people come back again and again! The server was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions, and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect. We couldn't stop talking about what a fantastic time we each had at Limones!

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m
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was average, restaurant was incredibly loud for having about 10-12 people there. The bartender was by far the loudest one there!!

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RW
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit and I am sure we will be back again. We love the margarita selections as well as the beautifully presented and tasty food. Our wait person was wonderful; there when we needed her but not hovering. Limones Restaurant is one of our Asheville favorites!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and excellent food. Ceviche Sampler was excellent

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our fav restaurants in Asheville. The food is always excellent along with wonderful drinks.

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BW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation for 8. On arrival, our table was ready and we were seated immediately. Our waiter, Julian, was exceptionally knowledgeable and attentive. Lobster nachos appetizer was good, but needed more lobster. The ceviche trio appetizer was outstanding. Entrees were fantastic—scallops and steak both amazing (maybe best scallops ever). Shrimp with couscous great. One diner had the Chile rellano and, while good, the seeds had not been removed at the top of the chile. Desserts also excellent, especially the flan and the tres leches cake.
Don’t miss the margarita caliente!

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DZ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took our daughter there for her birthday. Cocktails were unusual and delicious! Had the chili rellenos appetizer and loved it. We each had a different meal so we could have a sampling of several entrees and were very please with every one. Service was great as well. I’ve already recommended the restaurant to a neighbor in Hendersonville!
Denise Z

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KI
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to this unique restaurant. The food is superb and the drinks are even better. The flavors are memorable. Service was excellent.

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MJ
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything my dining companions and I ate was delicious. We shared the ceviche sampler and then had entrees of perfectly cooked scallops, grilled zucchini chimichurri and pork tacos. We were seated in the front window, a great location, and the selection of single malt Scotch didn't hurt either. If I lived in Asheville, I'd eat here regularly.

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D
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience...food, atmosphere and great drinks.

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p
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limones is one of our favorite restaurants in downtown. We have been to Limones quite a bit for dinner, bringing many out-of-town guests with us. This is the second time we have come for brunch and it did not disappoint. The food was creative and delicious as usual. Our server and the trainee with her gave us great service and were knowledgeable of menu items.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my mom to Linones for her birthday. It was wonderful. My Mom was thrilled.. Thank you

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C
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at Limones, i loved the ceviche sampler,we will definitely be back!

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j
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time time at Limones!
There were four of us and we each ordered something different. We had the tenderloin, the scallops, the duck and the halibut. All were prepared perfectly and the different flavorings really stood out. Mojitos were excellent and all of the serving staff were very professional, efficient and friendly.

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LT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought the food was “okay.” I had higher expectations based on a personal recommendation.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Limones! I had the Shrimp Sarteneado with sofrito, feta couscous, cucumber kimchi and saffron-piquillo sauce. Wow. The best meal I have had in a very long time - and I dine out at nice places a lot. Great atmosphere. I HIGHLY recommend.

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JW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Limones! The lobster nachos were awesome and our entrees were on point (halibut & scallops)!

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T
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Until Limones I'd never "saved" a restaurant in my OpenTable account. You can believe we'll dine there every time we go to A'ville. So much more 'Spanish' than what we in the US think of as 'Mexican'. Go!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious service was great. Food delicious. Lobster tacos and Cevici was off the charts. ! Go here !!

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BP
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meet business coworker to catch up. Food was excellent. Our go to place when meeting visitors.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food maintains its consistent excellence. Fresh salad, tasty halibut and shrimp. The birthday celebration was topped off with the best cup of coffee, flourless chocolate cake, and tres leche. Just when you think its over, two amazing truffles. We just keep going back for more

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N
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative, food beautifully presented. Great service!

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DD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really liked the food. Halibut dish and scallop dish were delicious. Never enjoyed a churro and hot chocolate so much.
Nit picks:
Really noisy
Small portion size on halibut
No prices posted on web menu.

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Asheville restaurant for years! Tonite was superb,as always. Starting with distinctive spicy margarita cocktails, ceviches, lobster nachos, seafood entrees, through to last bite of shared dessert, Limones is still our #1 recommendation in Asheville! Best to make reservations ASAP!

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AH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there... food and service were great. Def. recommend, and putting in on our list as a 'go to' spot for the future!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the pomegranate margarita and the lobster nachos to the main course, everything was delicious. I have dined at Limones several times and it never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I thought the food was delicious. However, the wait staff was very cold, Impersonal and inattentive. If you are OK with having a lovely meal, and not too caught up in the quality of service, the restaurant is quite amazing

Limones Restaurant
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. While we are glad you enjoyed the food, it doesn't make up for poor service. From your comments, it appears that we fell short on many aspects & for that we are sincerely apologetic. There is no excuse for this & we have spoken with our staff about ensuring guests needs remain top priority. Please accept our apologies & we hope to see you again in the future. Take care, Limones

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j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous experience; great food, service and atmosphere

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OT
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite place in Asheville to eat. It always lives up to my expectations.

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PE
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous and the service was very good. Small restaurant and the seating is a little tight though this would not prevent us from returning.

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