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Limon Rotisserie

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
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1001 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2615 (21st Street)
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very noisy downstairs, service slow and indifferent. Chicken ok, but really nothing special. Overall pretty average.

1 Thank seanyg
Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, considering the bill was about $250 I was a bit out off when the staff informed us of another reservation and that we would need to leave shortly. Maybe this is the standard in San Fran, but I've never seen this remark made. Considering we were nothing shy of generous with the tip and we're ordering food... More 

Thank Jose C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food normal. Chicken is roasted, good taste, but nothing to highlight. Normal ceviches, I don't understand why people talk so good about this place, nothing to say, except for the horrible noise! music too loud! It's not a restaurant, I believe thats a bar.

1 Thank Lorenzo V
Los Angeles, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This popular local restaurant known for their rotisserie chicken fills up rapidly. It is family friendly and the food is very good. The portions are generous and the sides that come with the chicken are very tasty, especially the melange of sauteed vegetables. The chicken is flavorful but the white meat quarter can be a bit dry. However, it would... More 

Thank Dessertarian44
Seattle, Washington
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We ate here with our two children. Started off with crispy chicken and shrimp and octopus chiveche . Both were OUTSTANDING. The empanadas are some of the best we had and the drinks are inovative

Thank Michael R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, give it a try. I ordered the Maracuya Pisco and the tigre de leche cebiche and loved them. My husband devoured the arroz con mariscos.

Thank Angelica R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Come here for the food and friendly service. The rotisserie chicken is a must. Very flavorful and its in the place's name. I look forward to returning.

Thank Tod G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Had to return, our meal was a food adventure, never tasted Peruvian cooking but oh was the chicken tasty.... enjoyed the whole buzz of the place, couples, families, lovely. The Sangria was delicious and well priced, well...just go!

Thank DougalWestWales
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have a group of friends whenever there is a birthday to celebrate. This is where we go either the Limon in Valencia Street or this Limon at South Van Ness. But I prefer this Limon for it is more laid back and a little quiter than the other. Usual orders are Tuna Tartare (an excellent choice), Ceviche mixto, yuca... More 

Thank Gigi L
Visalia, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I recently visited San Francisco and gave this place a try. The surrounding area doesn't seem that great. I thought by now all the techies would've gentrified every impoverished area of San Francisco. I was quickly allowed to sit down. The place doesn't seem very big at all. They would probably benefit from it being a bigger place since some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2615
    (21st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bart stop at 24th St. and Mission, walk down on Mission to 21st St. and make a right towards South Van Ness a block away. Also 14, 49 and 12 Muni Buses.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 14158212134
Limon Rotisserie, best chicken in town, great Peruvian food, good value and good service.

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Staying in Mission District

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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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