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Limon

524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-0918
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Ranked #628 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
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
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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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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience! Great food, awesome service, with a very professional and friendly staff. I fully recommend this place, and be sure to try the Pisco Sour!!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We met friends who had made reservations for us. Turns out there was miscommunication and the reservation for 8 was at their other location. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us where we had arrived and treated us like royalty. The Civiche was delicious as was the steak and roasted chicken. Great, vibrant, place with amazing food!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We dined at Limon tonight at a table next to the window. We were enjoying the food and the atmosphere until we noticed a large gravid roach crawling up the inside of the window next to our table. We alerted our server who attributed this gross encounter to the open street-facing window near our table. He had a busboy immediately... More

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Elwood, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We didn't eat at the restaurant, instead it was brought in for lunch on a worksite. Delicious chicken that was flavored to the bone! Ceviche was killer. All of it was fresh and just yummy! The only thing that would have made it better, a fresh Pisco sour!

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Bucharest, Romania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

For us Limon was a "colourful light" in the Misson area in San Francisco. The place was full of people enjoying themselves and we had the luck not to wait for much for a table. The Ceviche De Pescado & Jalea (some kind of mixture - crispy seafood, yucca & salsa criolla served with tartar sauce) were our favourites.Also keep... More

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Las Vegas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While visiting friends and family in the Bay Area they brought us here for lunch. We had their signature Rotisserie Chicken and side dishes of rice and beans, sweet potato fries and empenadas. The chicken was delicious and cooked to perfection. The rice was also very delicious as were the empenadas. The atmosphere was nothing special but the food was... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Restaurant was very crowded when we went, so would recommend reservations if you plan to eat after 7. Food was very good, nice selection of port wines. Service was excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Limon didn't look like much, but all of the dishes were remarkable in some way. Our table ended up sharing each plate, as everything was interesting and tasty. Next time I certainly will order the chicken, which I tend to avoid in restaurants since it's so often the same. But here it was delicious.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I came here years ago and remember liking it but decided to come back and bring friends along this time but was very disappointed. The flavors weren't good, there are many other Peruvian restaurants in town that are better. I'm not coming back.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was a family-style dinner for a large group of 15. The food was good but it seemd pricey for what you got and it was VERY noisy but that was due to several large parties there at once.

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