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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 - 10:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lively atmosphere and quick service. Chicken good and sides excellent. Macaroni cheese a good dish. Felt like a San Francisco version of Nando's.

Thank Jeremy S
Sacramento, California
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It had been a while since we ate at Limon. There were 4 of us dining. One person had never been. He was more then satisfied w / the food. Two of the dishes that stood out were the whole chicken & the shrimp & octopus civeche. I have had octopus 1 time before. It was good. But the octopus... More 

Thank Kevin D
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Peruvian food. High pitched almost constant sound that we were told was coming from one of the pieces of equipment in open kitchen. "Sorry, there's nothing we can do about it". Really? You can't replace it or fix it. Throughout our dinner a recurring high pitched sound. Not going back until we're told it's fixed. Going to miss the... More 

Thank Dan B
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Peruvian delight that was well worth the visit,even though it was busy and there was a waiting time we were well taken care of by the proprietor and soon seated,there was a wonderful atmosphere the service was good and i loved every dish i had the only down side was i visited this place on my last night before... More 

Thank ahmad d
Dublin, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it was absolutely delicious, but $27 for a rotisserie chicken it's way to much. If the budget is not an issue for you, well, go for it. I really enjoy the meal. We had the chicken with chimichurri sauce, yuca fritters, tuku tuku ( rice and beans) and we also had the polli papa and the... More 

Thank 74Lia
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a selection of dishes to share which were nice. However, l wouldn't really call it Peruvian. The service wasn't great though. The waiter seemed quite disinterested and we had to ask for things twice.

Thank SSandy777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We found it after a late round of minigolf. We looked at it from the outside and thought it looked cool and inviting. We didn't get disappointed, the whole chicken with the different sauces was amazing. But the best thing was the mixed vegetables served in a little hot pan blew us away! So much that we ordered another portion.... More 

Thank Tanja T
Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Peruvian, Latin, South American
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, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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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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