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Limones

13 Eagle St., Asheville, NC 28801
828 252-2327
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Ranked #3 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Biltmore Ave
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the variety, the service, the presentation and the complex and unusual flavors!!! Additionally, it was right near the Aloft where we were staying…and loved!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

TLDR: Fantastic, inventive food. This is food you might find at a top-shelf coastal restaurant in Central America (whether Mexico or any other). Ceviche to write home about. I have never had a dish that wasn't (at least) equal to the best I've had. The staff is as enthusiastic about the food & drink as those of us enjoying it.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were really surprised at just how amazing the food was here. The margaritas (the caliente in particular) were outstanding and the lobster nachos are not to be missed. The mexican-californian spin on food is really well done here. Service was also excellent. Make sure you make a reservation.

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Panama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great spin on food... Mexican flavors with a spin on it.... Make sure you have a reservation. And not the easy place to find parking but, the food and the service was worth it and look forward to going back. The lobster nachos and the chile relleno great apps. The beef tacos and the lamb burrito where good. But it... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food is uniquely different with unexpected blends of spices and ingredients. The chef pairs food with other basics that cause you to ponder how could that work.....but it does ! And it is fantastic! Love all of the various margaritas, especially the Caliente!! The Mexican coffee is out of this world with a shot of tequila!

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Irvington, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our meal at Limones was wonderful, memorable, and absolutely top drawer. The meal we had was so good it has to be one of the top 10 we've ever had and we've covered a lot of territory in dining. I had no idea Asheville was such a culinary mecca. This restaurant, bills itself as "Mexican and Californian." First of all,... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Limones is a great experience. If you are lucky enough to have Jaouquin as your waiter, it is not only a culinary experience not to be missed but he is just great. He knows the menu, knows the wine list, makes great suggestions and has a real sense of humor. This particular visit was for business but my husband and... More

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Chicago, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Limones is a must visit restaurant stop in Asheville. Inviting staff welcomes you into an intimate, casual dining room where you can experience some truly spectacular modern and creative Mexican cuisine. It's not fancy or pretentious, just "hit-it-out-of-the-ballpark" great. Think Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill in Chicago for a fair comparison. Enjoyed the drinks but loved the food. Reviewers have praised... More

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Atlanta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Limone's is absolutely a favorite of ours. During our 3 days stay in Asheville, we ended up dining there 2 days in a row. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. This is truly one of the best restaurants we've been to!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is hands-down a restaurant to explore several times. The margaritas and drinks, and the wine are a nice complement to an incredibly creative menu. The staff work together pleasantly, and the service was knowledgeable, the waiter happy to make recommendations (which were very accurate). Accommodates non-red meat eaters, the appetizers being many and available either as a larger portion... More

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