Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek

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Peruvian

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Limon Rotisserie is a Peruvian family-owned restaurant that offers time-honored recipes with a modern twist.

Since the day we opened our doors in 2002, Limon Rotisserie has set out to share the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine with San Francisco locals and visitors alike. At Limon, we craft each dish with purpose and welcome you into our restaurants as if they were your second home.

Pollo a la Brasa, Lomo Saltados & Ceviches are just a few of the highlights you can enjoy on our menu.

We offer private rentals and catering for events of all types! For more information or to make a reservation - please visit us at LimonRotisserie.com
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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They were off the mark the night we were there. It took us about 10 minutes to be acknowledged. You could tell the server was a little stressed. It appeared like one more server would have made a difference. We were about half way into our salad when my dates entree arrived. So it sat for about 10 minutes which was about the time my entree arrived. The real rub is when I had made note on Open Table that it was my wife’s birthday. So just to make sure about an hour before I called and asked what they do for birthdays and she said if you order a dessert they stick a candle on it. Whoppy do. So what happens the bread pudding arrives with no candle. And one final note. The wine selection is fair at best and prices are on the high side. We probably won’t be back. DC

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a wonderful place. I wish it had more natural lighting for the lunch.

C
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was pretty good as a satellite site of the original in SF.

g
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal!

C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent!!! The ceviche was awesome and so was the chicken

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I lobe Limon! The vibe and the food is always awesome! I took my mom for her bday and we ordered a few appetizers before dinner. They brought everything out all at once. We didn’t get to enjoy the appetizers first before the meal. The servers were rushing to bring it out for some reason. We didn’t even have enough room on our table for all of the plates!! I made a comment about it to the server and she said they always being the chicken out fast. It wasn’t only the chicken though .. it was everything. By the time we ate our appetizers our food was cold! Super disappointing!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was slow , but food came out way too fast, which means it was sitting around because chicken was very dry. Probably won’t return.

DL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Service is always great and the food even better!!!

K
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great value.

JK
San Francisco
603 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good if you're in the area, but not a destination. There are three better Peruvian restaurants in the EBay, foodwise. Limon stands out for its service - waitress Delane was OUTSTANDING - but it is noisy and our hit ratio was only 50%. What we liked, we liked very much: the chicken empanada (we tried all of them), octopus ceviche (generous!), and short rib with huaycatay/cilantro sauce. Servings were sized on the generous but not overwhelming side - the ceviche was enough for 2, the short rib satisfying my DH. If you're a coffee lover do try the coffee gelato; it's barely sweet and wonderful, like a perfect (but frozen) latte. For the rest however, you can probably do better elsewhere. Like most restaurants, even in the SFBA, you have to pick your way through the menu.

MT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Loved the food. Very, very noisy, but I’d definitely go back and maybe try and sit outside, as they have heaters.

Wine by the glass is overpriced I thought.

RA
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've been many times to Limon - would have to say the service on this visit wasn't up to what we normally encounter - Felt our server was preoccupied. Two of the four entrees arrived about 5 minutes before the other ones - made for an uncomfortable time. When we two of the four had finished, and two of us were still eating, the server wanted to take our plates away as well. The food was very good, but given all the options for restaurants, I will give Limon one more shot.

GA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried Limon when they opened in Walnut creek but it wasn’t that good back then. But i tried again few months ago and i loved it. The food is delicious, fair prices and amazing service. As a Peruvian it’s hard to find delicious good peruvian food in the Bay area, limon is the best for me.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food as always

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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BD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a 7:30 PM reservation and was not even seated until almost 8:10... disappointing response from hostess staff as to how long it would be. They should have offered to buy us a round of drinks in my opinion while we hung out waiting.
I ordered the Safron Rice with mixed seafood - big mistake.. there was hardly any fish in it.
I have been here 3 times probably will not come back based on my last Saturday experience. Noise level is also so loud difficult to have any sort of conversation.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on October 14, 2019

Bob, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. While we try our very best to set all guests for their reservation time - occasionally we do find there is a small wait time that we cannot avoid that is out of our hands. I'm sorry that you experienced one of those rare occasions. We strive to limit our wait times for guests and to create a fun dining experience for our guests. I will be sure to share that feedback with our kitchen team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I noted on my reservation that it was a birthday dinner. Usually they bring out a special treat, which they didn’t this time and the server brought us the check without asking if we wanted desert.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! I will be sure to share this feedback with our service team. I apologize for that experience you had when dining with us.

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f
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I prefer outside seating the inside is too noisy for my taste making it difficult to engage in conversation

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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MS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Alexa was a very nice and attentive server! She made our experience very pleasant for my son’s birthday. Noise level was high due to the cathedral ceiling!

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! Will be sure to share this feedback with Alexa's manager!

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o
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waiter was inattentive. Other waiter got what we needed chips for ceviche , water. This was a birthday but not acknowledged pisco sour was best part. Noise on even an early Sunday still impossible .

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Greta cocktails although a little pricey overall great

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in the Bay Area. Let me start by saying the wait can be long. Although we made reservations we still had to wait about 15-20 minutes for a table to clear but it was way better than just dropping in and having to wait longer. I will say if you are okay with eating at the bar the bar area was available and that is where we sat and had a drink before our table was ready. Once seated we already knew what we wanted to order. A pitcher of sangria and the ceviche trio to start. Both were excellent. The sangria was not as strong as expected but was great for a girls night out. I had the Lomo Saltado and it was delicious. The meat was sooooooo tender. My friends had the Chicharron de pollo and the Pescado a lo macho. Both were delicious as well! I taste tested. Overall everything was great! I will be coming back soon. Also this was my second visit. The first time I sat at the bar and had the rotisserie chicken. This time I was more adventurous and had a better time.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and for dining with us at Limon! We look forward to serving you hopefully, again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so delicious. Will go back again for dinner.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

It is way too noisy in there. I couldn't hear my date who was right across from me. It took 10 minutes before our waiter came to our table. Once we ordered, food was quick.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your feedback. I will be bringing this directly to our management team in hopes we can find ways to improve this for your future visits!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Awesome margaritas and empanadas!!!

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your kind words!

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We came for date night and had made reservations. We arrived 15 mins early and they were able to accommodate us, which was nice! It was pretty loud and busy. We were seated upstairs which was a smaller dining area but still loud from the noise downstairs. There was only one waiter for about 10 tables ,which made service a little slow. I had the Lomo Saltado and my fiancé had the Paella, both were good,but the lomo saltado was a little salty and we also had a pitcher of margarita and that was super strong and had too much ice so we would get a bunch of ice in or glass and not much of the margarita. I will probably come back to try other dishes and drinks.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Regina, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 4th visit to Limon. Everything I have had has been delicious. They roast chicken like none other, melts in your mouth. I love their Sangria too. It's a high energy place and a bit noisy but there is also outdoor seating which is quiet.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Carol, Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit and look forward to serving you again soon!

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious food! We just wish they had fresh plantains on the menu- it's Peruvian, so that's the biggest missing ingredient for me! The Lomo Saltado is delish. Our server forgot to bring our yucca fries, so that was a bummer. We come to Limon for the excellent food and drinks. It is quite loud and noisy inside the restaurant. And a bit squished and packed.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us! I will be sure to share your feedback with our kitchen team.

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here was excellent. I would love to go back again. I got the roasted chicken and picked the green beans and tacu tacu for my two sides. All of it was great, and the quarter portion of the chicken was perfect for one person. My husband got the lomo saltado and said that was also very good. I got a maracuya sour to drink, which was so good.
The food came really fast, the service was prompt, it was all good except for one thing - as we were winding down our meal, and we had been there for less than an hour at that point, I had at least 3 different wait staff, including our server, come up and ask me if I was done or if they could take my plate, I swear four or five times within the span of like 15 minutes. I started to feel like I needed a tennis racket or something to bat them away. It became annoying and felt like they wanted us to leave, and that's why I mention that we hadn't even been there that long. If they had just let us relax a little and let me finish my meal before asking multiple times if I was done, they would've gotten a better tip. It was stressful. Other than that, I would still go back for the food though.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us! I will share your experience and feedback with our service team - I do apologize you felt rushed when dining with us. That is definitely not what we want for our customers and assure you I'll speak with our team to be sure that does not happen again in the future.

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DG
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first dinner at Limon, and we will definitely return. Every course was excellent, and the service was "on point."

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, perfect service & great ambiance. Loved it! Lomo Saltado & empanadas were out of this world!

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the paella... was disappointed that there weren’t any authentic Peruvian desserts on the menu.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I'll be sure to share your feedback with our kitchen/management team!

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The manager did not take responsibility in making my party of 6 people feel welcome. It was my daughter 26 birthday dinner with her family. The manager wanted to squeeze 6 people in a tight corner spot. That was unacceptable. The waiters are rushes we had to ask for water and ice several times.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for bringing this to our attention - I apologize you had this experience when celebrating with us. I will be sure to share your dining experience to our service team and assure you this is not a common dining experience our guests experience when dining with us.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday party

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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t
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A nice place but not outstanding. Both of us got a dish from the "Hot plate" section. My partner's crispy chicken was good but the potatoes were soggy. It was a decent sized dish. I got the shrimp dish. It was so small I thought it was some shrimp that my friend ordered to go on her salad. It was two tablespoons (the measuring kind) of mashed potatoes surrounded by the shrimp. It would have been find for an appetizer. I am a small person and don't eat a lot but this was clearly not enough food.
The beer was nothing special.
Very nice and cordial service.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I hope you will visit us again soon and explore our menu and find the best dish for you!

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EH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had waited to go have lunch at this restaurant. I was incredibly impressed by the experience. Our waitress, Alexa, was fantastic, explained the specials, made suggestions and even made a slight correction to one of the dishes I ordered. I ordered various dishes, including lomo saltado, ceviches, pulpo and mango pannacotta. All of the dishes were done to perfection. I was so pleased I ordered two other dishes for dinner. The ambiance is lively with friendly people, I sat with my other person on the patio, next time I'll bring my dog.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit and meal! Will be sure to share your kind words with Alexa's manager!

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D
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and great value. Biggest negative is how brutally loud the restaurant is. Impossible to have a conversation

MM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were great. The shrimp ceviche was so fresh and delicious. The only thing I didn't enjoy that much was the Pisco Sour cocktail. I would definitely recommend this restaurant but it is not the best place for a laid-back casual conversation; it does get loud on a Saturday night.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were lovely. I ordered the Ceviche Trio, Chicharonnes de pollo, Pulpo (octopus), and the Truffle Mac and cheese. Washed it down with their amazing Sangria!

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the kind words!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Seated 30 minutes after reservation time. Instead of treat as customer treated as a chore.

Once seated server was excellent.

Carne empanada was good, chicken empanadas ok, short ribs were tough.

Unfortunate experience.

Limon Rotisserie Walnut Creek
Responded on September 25, 2019

I apologize for the delay in seating. We try our very best to seat all guests right away - but occasionally do experience wait times but try to communicate with guests so you're updated right away.

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