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Limon

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Neighborhood:
Mission District
Peruvian, Latin, South American
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524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110 (16th)
BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
(415) 252-0918
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A real peruvian restaurant!

Even if you are not used to strong flavours, in Limon you can taste all kind of typical peruvian food that won't disappoint you! It's a good place to go with friends because it can be noisy. But the experience is worth.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Paula2109
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Even if you are not used to strong flavours, in Limon you can taste all kind of typical peruvian food that won't disappoint you! It's a good place to go with friends because it can be noisy. But the experience is worth.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went last night to celebrate my daughters wedding. She had booked ahead weeks ago and assured a table for 13 would be kept free. On arrival no table had been reserved and with several guests set to arrive from the City Hall ceremony you can imagine our concern. Tables were initially pushed together near the toilets ! we suggested... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Limon delivers really delicious food at very reasonable (but not cheap) prices. Every dish our table of 6 ordered was flavorful and distinct. The drinks were unique and very tasty as well. A very fun place! Also, I had a personal breakthrough trying and liking beef tongue for the first time! Thank you Limon!

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (16th)
  • Public Transportation: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 252-0918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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