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Limon

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
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524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115 (16th)
+1 415-252-0918
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern Peruvian restaurant with good food and great service. The ceviche was brilliant. But then, so was everything else.

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Thank Foodie-Ervin
Prague, Czech Republic
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very pleasantly surprised with a really good Peruvian meal. We had a really good Ceviche Mixto, Pulpo a la Parilla and of course Yuca fries. The service was really nice and the place itself is clean, simple and nice.

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Thank Camilia A
Florida
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The rotisserie chicken was excellent! Pisco Sours were good, but we felt were pricey. Stopped here before going to the theater. We'd go back.

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Thank FLAJones
Mazatlan, Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We capped a day at SF Zoo with dinner--and recommend the Pisco Sours (the standard recipe) as a recaptured memory of Peru. The food was all good, but the mushroom app was meh. Service fast, but no one offered a 2nd Pisco. Teens liked sharing the 1/2 chicken platter. Ceviche was great.

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Thank Geebetty
Herndon, Virginia
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165 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Met our kids for dinner here during the week. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant clean and fresh. Great mojito and not bad beer selection. The yuca chips were great and the chicken outstanding. The ceviche was also very very good as was the truffle mac and cheese. This is a spot worth going to while visiting the... More 

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Thank scott d
Laguna Beach, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The shrimp, fish and calamari ceviche was good until I found a bone in the fish. Ceviche was good up until then. The rotisserie chicken is good but a bit dry.

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Thank Pia D
Douglaston, New York
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223 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner at this restaurant, the prices were reasonable and portions large. Everything was terrific. In fact, we visited another time before leaving San Francisco.

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Thank Noodlequeen
Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Went in for dinner with friends. The chicken is divine. Lovely and moist, full of flavour and comes with lots of delicious sauces. Highly recommended. Yucca chips were also extremely tasty.

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Thank tomH74792
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the pescado ceviche, which was not the best ever. There were nowhere enough onions, marinade, choclos, or sweet potato. It was mostly a bowl or large pieces of fish, so not quite the balance I like. We also had the lomo Saltado which was very good and the tres leches cake which was the best I've ever had.... More 

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Thank amysherman
Port Charlotte, Florida
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met our friend at this restaurant based on her recommendation. For a Monday night this place was full which meant that it was noisy. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our friend ordered for us and we shared everything. What ordered was well prepared and delicious: tuna cerviche, red snapper cerviche, grilled octopus, the rotisserie... More 

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Thank Jin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
    (16th)
  • Public Transportation: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-0918

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  • 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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