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La Limena

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765 Rockville Pike, Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852-1148
301-424-8066
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 27
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
La Limena is a Small Peruvian Restaurant with a Great Menu

We decided to try a new place for lunch and had heard good things about La Limena. One of us ordered the Lunch Special of Pollo al Horno (chicken dish, with mashed potatoes and rice) & Cazuela de Carne (a small soup). The chicken was okay. There was too much starch - with the rice and mashed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
BevSoo
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to try a new place for lunch and had heard good things about La Limena. One of us ordered the Lunch Special of Pollo al Horno (chicken dish, with mashed potatoes and rice) & Cazuela de Carne (a small soup). The chicken was okay. There was too much starch - with the rice and mashed potatoes. The soup... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I completely endorse everything good that has been said about La Limena and question anything otherwise. The service is friendly and prompt and the cuisine is outstanding.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant from another Latin American place. We love peruvian food. This a small place so we had a 15 min wait. They don't take reservations. It's very busy. We had an amazing Bolivian sever Brian who made some great recommendations. We started with chicken and rice balls served with green and yellow sauce. It was very... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

La Limena is my favourite dining option for peruvian food in the Washington DC area. The restaurant is very simple, but always crowded. The quality of the food and the pisco sour are always consistent. Taste the causas and the arroz con mariscos, both delicious

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Glendale, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place was jammed, and it is easy to see why. Good food with a large selection, large portions, friendly bi-lingual service, reasonable prices. Don't be deterred by its location in a strip mall or the plain interior. Definitely worth your consideration if you want a taste of Peru.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The service and food are excellent. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes and the wait staff patiently guides a newcomer through the options. It is not fine dining as in white tablecloths and candlelight, but it is fine Peruvian fare.

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Rockville, Maryland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Peruvian cuisine is a lot more than ceviche and rotisserie chicken. The influences are vast: not just Incan and Spanish, but also African, Moorish, Japanese and Chinese--making it a true melting pot. La Limena is only one restaurant, and a small one at that, so their scope has to be narrower, but what they do serve is first rate. We... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food probably the best Peruvian food in Maryland.great services. reasonable prices food variety with many choices.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place is small and always packed with people, so you usually have to wait in line a few minutes, but it is worth! Food is tasty, service is great and friendly. Try the fried rolls for appetizers!

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were turned away from another Peruvian restaurant 5 minutes before the kitchen closed (which is fine; I wouldn't want to cook then either) but we were turned away rudely. Bitter and miffed, we drove slightly farther away to La Limena where we were warmly greeted, and even though we had to wait for a table to free up, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 765 Rockville Pike, Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852-1148
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-424-8066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?