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Limon

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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just like eating in Lima

We went for dinner for two on a Saturday night. The place was packed with people, which I believe was a good sign. I am glad we made reservations. Obviously it is a noisy place, The attention was quite good, not spectacular but reasonably good, slow at times. We had ceviche mixto, grilled octopus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
matraveler1963
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Coralville, Iowa
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Bellville, Texas
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was a Monday and I thought it might be easy to get a table, but since there were 9 of us I felt calling in a reservation might be a good idea. Turns out I was right! The place was noisily packed by 7:30 and, after only a few minutes, our table was quickly organized. Because ours was an... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went for dinner for two on a Saturday night. The place was packed with people, which I believe was a good sign. I am glad we made reservations. Obviously it is a noisy place, The attention was quite good, not spectacular but reasonably good, slow at times. We had ceviche mixto, grilled octopus and lomo saltado. All of them... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was there with a few friends the other night. We shared a great chicken ad a few of the dishes there. I was especially surprised by the beef tongue (something you do not find everywhere, and I always enjoy). The sangria was oddly sweet: i liked it, but I was initially expecting something more like Spanish sangria, while this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This restaurant serves a variety of dishes, from Seco de Costillas and seviche to rotisserie chicken and sweet potato fries. The ambiance is dark modern; the place is noisy, crowded and fills up by 7 PM. Prices are reasonable, service is prompt and the dishes are bursting with flavor. The meat literally falls off the bones. I'd go again.

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West Hollywood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The same friends that introduced me to Firefly gluten-free fried chicken took me to Limon in the super hipster below Market area where SF is happening. They live in SF and they get around and know what is best and when. Limon is amazing. It is loud and crowded upstairs, looks like any other hipster joint, but they sport a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While treveling in San Francisco I was a little nervous about trying a Peruvian restaurant but I was pleasantly suprised with Limon. We had 6:30 reservations and we were seated immediately. The service was excellent and our meal came out fast, hot and fresh. I loved the chicken; it was moist and tasty. The roasted vegetables and the garden salad... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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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>  > Mission District
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: Peruvian, Latin, South American

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

Staying in Mission District

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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