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524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-0918
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Ranked #498 of 5,039 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Peruvian
Mission District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 16th
Transit: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Pisco Sour is an absolute knock out drink. The Ceviche de Pescado was amazingly good, a perfect meld of beautiful fish and fresh crisp flavours. The acoustics in this restaurant leave a little to be desired, but the food more than makes up for it

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved the spicy, limey ceviche and mean cocktails they serve at this Mission joint! Will be back for more tongue tingling ceviche por favor!

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San Francisco, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wish I had read Tripadvisor first and noticed the person who saw roaches here. Gross. I came here for lunch and was served a cold piece of chicken (which is their specialty and is supposed to come hot) with the unpleasant inside parts and back bones still attached. The rice and beans looked like baby mush, was also cold and... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great food and inspired Pisco cocktails with friendly and knowledgeable servers. Their famous rotisserie chix is a must - perfectly seasoned and moist with crispy skin. Be sure to try all 3 Aji sauces. The starters, sides and small plates were all wonderful. We (3 of us) enjoyed the red snapper ceviche including my hubby, who doesn't care for raw... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I met a close friend for dinner last night at Limon. We hadn't been there before, but certainly will go back. We had the ceviche and short rib small plates; both were excellent. Our entrees were a whole roast chicken and a skirt steak plate; again, both dishes proved to be very good choices. Service was friendly,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We returned to Limon with a Swedish guest who had never tried Peruvian cuisine. By evening's end she and we were very impressed with the food quality and the service. We live out of town and have been dining at Limon for many years dating back to their small restaurant around the corner. We have always eaten downstairs and were... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were glad we stumbled on this restaurant. I had the rotisserie chicken, which was tender and full of flavour - probably one of the best I've ever had. The steak was good too, but for me the highlight was the chicken.

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Danville, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Came here with an out of town guest (I am local). I have not been here for a while and wanted to show him the Mission district. A quick BART train ride from downtown, and another quick 1 block stroll to the restaurant. Don’t drive here – parking is impossible. We ordered a nice bottle of Argentinian red wine, started... More 

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San Mateo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went to the Valencia St. location as part of a dishcrawl where the food was pre-ordered. The restaurant was hopping from the minute I arrived until the minute I left. Everyone appeared to be having a wonderful time both in our group, and the folks who ate in the main part of the restaurant. There is a garage about... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Located off the usual tourist route in the Mission District, this popular Peruvian restaurant is a favorite with locals. Unpretentious, family friendly with excellent high quality food and friendly service, it is a real gem. Renowned for its rotisserie organic chicken , the other dishes are equally well prepared. Beer and wine: try the Peruvian beer.

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Additional Information about Limon

Address: 524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone Number: (415) 252-0918
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Latin, South American, Peruvian

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