Limones Restaurant

4.8
3022 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Californian
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(828) 252-2327
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugo Ramirez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Biltmore Ave
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3022 People Are Saying
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E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fabulous food in a cozy setting. Don’t miss the ceviche!

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S
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent margaritas, food inventive, we had ceviche, seafood stew and pot roast, all delicious, we will be back to try other menu items. Service was quick and helpful.

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JO
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Menu is always fresh and new with so many great options. Staff has always been great.

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SW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing atmosphere, the food was amazing and very tasteful. Staff was very great.

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, the food is amazing! The menu changes all the time and I enjoy that as long as they always have a dish with scallops.

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BW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The drinks were fabulous and the fish stew was a top meal of all time!

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great margaritas. Sophisticated but casual environment. Highly recommend adding this restaurant to your Asheville experience.

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OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The enchiladas were so good.

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T
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous. And oh, the churros! The quail appetizer was delicious, the rack of lamb was generous with wonderful polenta and greens! Service was excellent, we weren't rushed.

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BW
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food....great entrees with a creative flair. Loved the cucumber jalapeño margarita!

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New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar. Great margaritas! The trio of ceviche was so good! Pork enchiladas and grilled quail were delicious! Very cool atmosphere. Would def go back

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

we are never disappointed. never. you pay a lot and maybe more than necessary but did
i say we are never disappointed? okay the pork enchiladas were good but nothing
special. otherwise its always a taste bud treat and the service has always been
dead on: very knowledgeable and attentive without being ingratiating. bravo.

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

Continues to be one of our favorite places in Asheville. Try the ceviche, the lobster nachos..I had the Coffee dessert drink and it was amazing!!

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UN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food, nice atmosphere. Four stars, which is great. I don't believe in giving 5 unless everything was the absolute best with no room for improvement.

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J
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Always love going there every time I visit Asheville. Thank you!

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and food was great!

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c
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sorry they didn't offer lobster nachos we've had before. We had the seafood stew and mahi mahi, and they were both delicious. The Chile Rellano (sp?) was good but only lukewarm. That was our only disappointment.

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BS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best dishes I've had in a while. Flavorful but light. Dessert was divine!

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A
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was outstanding! Very creative food, layered flavors, presented beautifully.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Margaritas were amazing. Food was creative, presented well, taste outstanding. Service excellent.

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CM
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love dining at Limones! Tony, our server was outstanding! A great night of good margaritas, ceviche and salmon!

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dining experience. Staff needs to be more attentive to drink glasses. Shouldn’t have to ask for your water glass to be refilled.

But we still loved the dinner and will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Superb service and excellent drinks. Food is not great.

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner! We had Julius as our server, and he was fantastic--gave us all "the tools for success!" The Ceviche Verde was super delicious as well as the quail! The margaritas were creative and refreshing!

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was mine and my husband's first time to Limones, so we were very excited to check it out. However, our excitement quickly dwindled once we were led to our table at the very very very back of the restaurant. Our table was in the highest trafficked area of the restaurant right near the bathrooms and kitchen. From where I was sitting, I could see whether or not there was a line for the bathrooms. In spite of our not so great table location, the food and service were great and we will definitely be back. However, next time I will request a table in a more desirable location.

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

My wife and I aren't crazy about tapas, in general. But we went with an open mind based on a few friend's rave reviews... they were right. The food was outstanding and not the size proportions I usually associate with tapas. We got two apps, two entrees, and had two craft cocktails. (We RARELY drink, but the menu looked good, so we ordered one... then another just to try!)

There was no music playing which was a little strange. It was just the customers talking.

Our waitress wasn't bad, but she seemed a bit socially awkward or something. We wanted the food to come out in the order we wanted it to, but she kept telling us how it should come out. It was odd.

We would go back again, for sure.

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b
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never ever disappoints. Outstanding seafood stew. Great salmon dish.

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d
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limones continues to be on our "go-to" restaurants in Asheville. Their food creations are always full of exciting flavor. Their cocktails are superbly crafted.

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Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious! The Chile relleno appetizer was the best we’d ever had. He had the rack of lamb and raved about it. I had the mani mahi which was cooked to perfection. The bread pudding was the best we’ve found, dense and rich without anything added, just true bread pudding with a very rich caramel sauce. A wonderful meal!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband birthday

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant when we visit Asheville! Always great food and drinks.

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat. A must while in Ashville.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening and experience! I would highly recommend this.

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PA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

#1 restaurant in Asheville

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m
Western NC
99 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal at Limones. Our salads and entrees (pork, Mahi) were both excellent. Churro dessert was also good and included hot chocolate. It's a small restaurant, and there were always folks coming in to ask about seating, and stood near our table, which was a little distracting and uncomfortable.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Tony was terrific server.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Asheville. Only problem is getting a reservation -- but worth the wait.

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SK
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great restaurant! One of the very best in Asheville

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P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nachos had a deep flavor profile. The Seafood Stew had great flavors. One of the best meals I've had.

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JL
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All food is excellent quality. We loved our meals and our waitress was great!

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