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La Limena

765 Rockville Pike, Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852-1148
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Ranked #4 of 345 restaurants in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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96% Recommend
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English first
Jerusalem, Arkansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Being a native Latin American, I don't expect too much in ethnic restaurants in this area. This one was a delightful surprise. Located in a strip mall, away from all tourist areas, it caters to locals "in the know". The food is fresh, deliciously seasoned to perfection and served in eye pleasing arrangements. The fish ceviche brought me back to... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The best thing I can say about La Limena is that everything about it is excellent. While visiting the area, found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and went based upon the reviews. From the friendly greeting upon entering this .small and casual restaurant, to the attentive service (Melvin the waiter), to the the deliciously tasting food (perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned),... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tripadvisor rarely steers me wrong. I tried this with friends, based on reviews and it was wonderful. I would have never tried or even found this place without tripadvisor. I had a corn pudding sort of appetizer that was on special....delicious. I had the paella for dinner. It was not a huge as you get in some restaurants, but it... More

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Kensington, MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been a frequent diner at La Limena since 2007, before it became wildly popular. Over the years, the price has gone up and the portion size had gone down, but the quality of the food remained excellent. My absolute favorite is the trucha frita. It is flavorful and fried to perfection. The fins are so crispy that one... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and Iwent to this Restaurant and had a nice lunch.. The food was good but it took long time to get our food served.. But over all the Services was good

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I love this place. Unfortunately I don't get to go very often, because we live about an hour away. It's in a shopping center with a bunch of other "ethnic" restaurants, but don't be fooled by the exterior. Inside is very clean, waiters are dressed professionally, and tables are set beautifully. The restaurant itself is small and can get very... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food, the service, the atmosphere , the owners everything make this restaurant a jewel in a very remote shopping plazza on the Pike. The ceviche, the yuca , the chicken everything was excellent. At lunch time the place was full, the people were happy and chatting and the bill .... Amazing... Worth the detour

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Rockville, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The food is great, The service is great and the people are nice. I enjoyed their ceviche and the chicken. the only down fall is that there tables are small and too close to each other.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

For our weekly Friday dinner tonight ( 3.28.14), my companion and I went to La Limena based on the recommendations of his office mates. We arrived early about 4:30 p.m. and did not have any problems locating the restaurant and finding a parking space. We gave this restaurant " Very Good" rating due to the following reasons: 1. Quality of... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Get there early or risk waiting a while in line. We arrived before 6 pm on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately. The Pisco Sour (a drink I'd enjoyed in Peru) was excellent and the meal was first rate. Parking can get tight in the shopping center (Limena is located at the back of it) so if you find... More

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