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About Limones Restaurant

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.

13 Eagle Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Biltmore Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 252-2327

Website:
http://www.limonesrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Hugo Ramirez

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Limones Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (127)
Creative Cuisine (119)
Special Occasion (110)
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Good for a Date (102)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
Handcrafted Cocktails (70)
Authentic (65)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Worth the Drive (57)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Local Ingredients (52)
Romantic (49)
Casual (47)
Fun (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Cozy (33)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Healthy (23)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Spicy (21)
Tapas (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (9)
Organic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food but WAY too noisy!!!!
A lot of people talking loud in a very tight dining area

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant - delicious food, good drinks, and excellent service.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

This is our go-to restaurant, we are locals. The food is always delicious and the the mixed drinks are a must!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always authentic hand crafted food. Love this restaurant and love the place they opened up next door. Try the Lobster Nachos. Awesome

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been to Asheville three times in about six years, and we've eaten at Limones every time. It's the most creative Mexican/Spanish cuisine we've ever had. Everything is fresh, the flavors are mixed perfectly, and the portions are just right. Service is always attentive and prompt, but letting you dictate the timing, which we like. Wine list is ample and fairly priced.
I would HIGHLY recommend this dining experience to anyone visiting Asheville.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

This was our first time at Limones and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Will definitely return on our next visit to Asheville, NC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

Lived up to the hype! Extraordinary....from start to finish!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Entrees and appetizers were excellent. Portions were just right. Bread pudding dessert was perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Tried the lobster nachos, ceviche, roasted chicken and pork enchiladas. It was all fairly good, just not outstanding. Server was great, very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere is pretty cool.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of Asheville's hidden gems. Remarkably innovative and flavorful cuisine, with a frequently changing menu of thoughtful seasonal dishes, sprinkled with some consistent comfort-food favorites like their glorious lobster nachos and clever ceviches. Great cocktails with a focus on tequila and mezcal. Sunday Brunch is awesome too. Small restaurant, can get a little tight at times, but that gives it a coziness. Great spot for a special occasion or a fun night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Spicy, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Cannot say enough about the food at Limones. It was just phenomenal! Good cocktails and desserts too. Don’t miss it!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ok, everyone talks about the Lobster Nachos and they are great, but everything else on the menu is outstanding as well. I really enjoyed the Mexican Hot Chocolate and would recommend a pot for your enjoyment. We did several small plates and that worked well for us. Limon and Rhubarb were our favorites in Asheville.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was for the wife’s birthday and I was really impressed by the place. The food was very good ( recommend the seafood stew ) , I will recommend to my friends and family . Thank you for the great night !!!!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a fantastic experience here! The staff was attentive. The drinks were fun and creative and very tasty. The food was perfect. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience. We traveled an hour each way to dine at this restaurant and it was worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic!!!! We loved all of our dishes. The drinks are amazing and dessert finished the night perfect.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dinner was excellent. So many unique and wonderful flavors combined to a perfect, delicious balance. The handcrafted cocktails were a highlight as well. The interior of the restaurant is interesting, cozy, and aesthetically pleasing. We found the noise level to be very high, it was difficult to have a conversation when the restaurant was full. I would definitely recommend Limones, and plan to eat there again in the future!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Have been meaning to try it out and finally got there. The seafood stew is absolutely divine. The only downside was that I was so delightfully filled up that I had no room for a dessert. Obviously I'll just have to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with very creative menu. Wait staff 👍👍👍

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had the lobster nachos and ceviche to start with. Both delicious! For our entrees we had the fish stew and pork tenderloin. Such wonderful flavors! We will go back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

On a scale of 1 to 10 I give it 11. The lobster nachos are a must.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I live in Durham and have eaten here, many times. I make the reservation early and am never let down by either the quality of the menu or the service. This is a very special place and worth making the reservation, months in advance. I took my partner here for his birthday and he was blown away. The steak and flourless torte were incredible as well as the cocoanut margarita. It is a cozy and very special place and ALWAYS #1 on my list when I am in Ashville.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A highly recommended and we could see why. Excellent all the way..

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 30, 2017

As always a great meal. One of the best restaurants in town.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Not enough adjectives in my vocabulary to describe the outstanding food and service that we experience every time we dine here. The consistency of excellence is their trademark while variations of their key dishes change enough to keep us coming for more without being dry or too familiar. We’re solid fans.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome dinner and food. Would definitely come back! Lobster nachos were delicious. Beef tenderloin to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The freshness of our food was phenomenal. It had a great taste. Very prompt, and courteous waiter. Will definitely come back when in the area for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Exceptional service, delicious cuisine and fantastic cocktails! We will definitely return upon our next visit to Asheville!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding meal. We loved everything. From the Ceviche sampler to the churros for dessert, to the great margaritas, the experience was terrific! Professional and friendly service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wow, what INCREDIBLE food! Everything we ordered was carefully prepared and thoughtfully seasoned. They had an extensive Tequila list for connoisseurs. We ordered the duck empanadas and lobster nachos to start, both delish! My husband got the pork tenderloin and I got the scallops, both were amazing. I have to say, I order scallops a lot, these are the best cooked ones I have ever had. The accompaniment of mushrooms crispy rice and bacon, out of this world. My only complaint is that this restaurant isn’t in our hometown! Well done! We will most definitely be back!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptional. We had 2 appetizers, ceviche and duck empanadas...both amazing. My husband had the pork tenderloin as his entree and I had the shrimp flambé. Everything was so very good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. Margarita caliente was on point as well. This is our new favorite dining spot in the area.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Awesome
One of the best ever
👍👍👍👍

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The experience for a party of 6 was excellent in every way! Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I love this restaurant! This is my third time here in the past five years and the food is sensational! The menu changes (weekly, seasonally?, I'm not sure) but every time I have eaten here every dish has been exemplary. They always have a variety of ceviches and they always offer an opportunity to try all three! We start out with the ceviche sampler, and I will have a margarita, while my husband has a draft beer. This time I had the seared sea scallops, and hubby had the pork tenderloin. The sea scallops had to be one of the most delicious meals I have ever had. My husband loved his pork dish as well. I've never tried dessert here because I never have any room. If you are traveling anywhere near Asheville go to this restaurant! You'll be glad you did!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is a difficult restaurant to get a reservation, but it was definitely worth it. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect for our group of 5.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing all the way around. Great atmosphere ... sumptuous Cuisine ! The lobster nachos are a must have !

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Asheville. Always a great experience !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely delicious, as always. Excellent service, wonderful flavor combinations, incredible margaritas! Best seafood stew ever.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Limones has become our favorite when we visit Asheville. From appetizers to amazing churros for dessert, it was a fantastic meal.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Very helpful staff with good recommendations. Seated immediately, but had reservations. Will go again when in town. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love taking visitors to Limones. The food is wonderful, innovative and fresh. The service is friendlyh and efficient. When we were there a couple of nights ago, the manager came over with a complimentary order of ceviche, apologizing for the time it took for a member of the waitstaff to take our order (something we had not even noticed).

The one issue I would have is that the noise level is at the very least "energetic". Diners at a couple of large tables communicated by shouting--really shouting--at one another. It would be helpful if management could occasionally suggest a lower tone of voice.

That said, Limones is a terrific part of the Asheville restaurant scene. We'll return often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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