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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (90)
Good for a Date (88)
Fit for Foodies (87)
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Special Occasion (79)
Handcrafted Cocktails (72)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Authentic (61)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Romantic (47)
Worth the Drive (47)
Local Ingredients (44)
Cozy (38)
Fun (33)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Casual (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (17)
Healthy (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Spicy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Tapas (12)
Seasonal (11)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Been for dinner and Sunday brunch now and both are excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The scallops were very good, both friends enjoyed their steaks. Overall a very nice experience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening with friends, the food and service was excellent! We appreciate that they accommodated our group of 10 in such a small dining space. Looking forward to returning many times!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Great service. Tres leches dessert is delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Tuna tacos are awesome, packed with flavors! Trio of ceviches are tasty!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

As always the cocktails and food were excellent. I recommend limones to everyone who has not gotten to experience it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

Busy evening, so very loud. Tables so close together hard to hear each other talk. Food was decent, but overpriced for what it was.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 7 days ago

great margaritas although pricey The lamb was fantastic but the cevechie wasn't as good as it has been. The desert coffee was to die for!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Outstanding meal and wonderful margaritas. Not many tables so you need to get a reservation. But we were seated As soon as we got there. Great evening and will definetly coming back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a great meal. Mayan margarita, ceviche sampler and scallops; can’t go wrong. Wish I had room for dessert!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal! One of the best we've had at Limones and they have all been good.

We just don't go here enough, partly because they are always busy and it can be difficult to get a reservation.

I had the mahi mahi, it was with those wonderful little grape tomatoes - yummy! My partner had the scallops - oh my gosh, they were truly amazing. Cooked perfectly with a really nice sear and so sweet and delicious.

GO!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a delight- interesting and inventive taste combinations. Never have had a mediocre
meal here. Drink, food, ambience, all stars here.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Phenominal meal. Great service. Upscale and interesting Mexican/Californian at it's best!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another great experience at Limones. Best margaritas and ceviche in town!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

One of our favorite spots to eat..great tequila....always awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful service. I’m sorry but I forget the name of our waiter but he was great. Food was great and so were drinks. Always a favorite.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Changed from a cool cozy spot to a cold drab atmosphere.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great evening. Good was outstanding. Last minute reservation!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was a quiet evening because of the Super Bowl so we were lucky enough to score the table in the front window - cozy and romantic. We started with one of the amazing margaritas and the ceviche sampler - delicious. We then split an entree - the duck - and enjoyed a glass of wine from Limones well rounded wine list. What a flavor experience. Having left room for dessert, we decided upon the tres leche cake. Perfectly moist and yummy. The service was attentive without being overly solicitous. The entire evening was a delight. Limones is one of our favorite Asheville restaurants so we felt lucky to get a reservation at a late notice.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Limone's is one of my all-time favorites. The food is always unquestionably delicious, the drinks are fabulous and delicious, and the staff is so helpful, friendly, and great at what they do. Love this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Asheville is somewhat central for my date and me. We have followed the advice of a friend who comes there often and raved about the margaritas (the Maya was our favorite). We also had the steak and the scallops; both were oustanding. Wonderful evening

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Son and friend in for a visit.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We dined early as we were going to the theatre. Seated immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu as this was a first visit for us. The mushroom soup was very good and the taco appetizer also. Excellent seasoning in both. The scallops with grits and mushroom and bacon topping was a real taste treat. My companion had a beef filet which was cooked to perfection. Wine and coffee were both very good. No room for dessert, but we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, the food is outstanding, and the service was amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We've been going for each anniversary and just celebrated our tenth! Limones is always great - the service, cocktails and food are reliably delicious and creative. Looking forward to our 11th anniversary there too (though likely we'll be back before that)...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was excellent food and our server was great. The menu has improved, We'll be back to try more items!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is my new favorite restaurant in Asheville. We got entrees (Seared scallops with sweet potato hash) and it was absolutely delightful, but next time I think we’ll do several appetizers. We got Brussels sprouts, and it was a huge bowl, and we didn’t leave a single bite, because they were so good.

The menu changes, so it will never get boring. Although I will be so disappointed if they don’t have the Brussels sprouts.

And I think they always have the churros. Save room for them!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our party of Four enjoyed a variety of apps, mushroom soup, stuffed poblano pepper, and of course, lobster nachos- which was large enough to enjoyed an an entree. My husband was very happy with his sea bass, commenting that Limones is consistently good. My friends lamb shank was huge, and really delicious- according to her. Her husband was impressed with the scallop dish. I opted for the beef filet which was good- but not the best. A bit chewy for me.
Service was impeccable. Limones is still amongst my top 4 restaurants in Asheville.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a great meal at Limones. Friendly and prompt service, unusual presentations and wonderful flavors.

Raddichio salad with apples, pine nuts, Calabras cheese with a warm fig balsamic dressing was delicious. So was the Epazote-corn risotto with roasted mushrooms and arugula. Both unique presentations and very flavorful.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Asheville; always great for special occasions. We were seated at the front by the windows and it was a little cold despite a heat source close by, but it was a cold night.

Best margaritas anywhere! and the ceviche sampler is always terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A local favorite. Small with limited seating--reservations recommended. Creative menu with unusual choices. Attentive, helpful, staff. The lobster nachos are always good. The pork chop was good. Menu selections, while extensive, were less attractive than usual tonight for some reason. Overall, our party of 4 enjoyed the evening, the meal, the wine and drinks. Will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Limones has upgraded its decor and management, and the food is as great as ever. We enjoyed our favorite blood orange margaritas, a warm winter salad of radicchio, celery and blue cheese, then feasted on scallops and shrimp meatballs. A chocolate tres leches cake with a candle for our birthday girl, and Limones famous bread pudding deliciously ended a wonderful meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We often visit Asheville and always try a new restaurant during our visits. Limones was wonderful. Perhaps the best restaurant we have tried in Asheville in the last year or two. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A weekend away with my wife without kids.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Always delicious with great service. I highly recommend.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service. Lobster nachos were a standout

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I went there with a date. The restaurant itself was very nice, and the service was very good. I ordered the seafood bouillabaisse and my date ordered the sea bass. The food was absolutely amazing.

The only thing I was slightly disappointed in was that they only had bottled beer, although at least there was a selection from the local craft breweries. It's a bit pricey.

I will certainly eat there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Visited on a Sunday night, in late Jan. We were seated promptly and the server arrived with menus and descriptions of the seasonal menu. We ordered drinks which arrived quickly, and we tried the Cervichie Sampler. All three samples of the citrus cured fish were excellent. I recommend the Blood Orange Margarita. There were many great sounding entrees. I ordered Scallops, two of our group had Filet and one Pork Chop. We all agreed our food was great. The only issue— one filet was ordered medium well. It arrived medium rare. We sent it back but it still came back too rare. BUT the manager personally came to check on us and didn’t charge for the filet. I really enjoy this place and love to bring out of town guests to experience it. Even our friend who had trouble with his steak was well pleased overall with our evening at Limones.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful as always

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