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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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Closed
Hours:
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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Herndon, Virginia
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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73 reviews
57 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
Fremantle, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was a first time we had tried Peruvian cuisine and our waitress was very good in explaining the various dishes and options. The place is very popular and there is a real buzz to the place without it being too loud that you can’t talk/listen to the people at you table. The chicken we had was moist & succulent... More 

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Thank Graeme T
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Boyfriend and I just came from the SF Earth Day Festival this past weekend (between Mission and Valencia) and decided to swing by Limon Rotisserie. I was craving for a Pisco sour and this is the place to order it since it's a Peruvian restaurant. Since we were not so hungry, we ordered the octopus appetizer. This dish is seasoned... More 

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Thank BPenuliar2015
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

Limon has quickly become my go-to for great food, reasonable price, and lively atmosphere. Highly recommend ordering family style and going with the whole chicken with sides, lomo saltado, and sangria.

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Thank Lauren O
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We went for a 4:30 dinner and we're seated immediately. No rising us in and out. We had Peruvian beer, shared a fantastic red snapper and shrimp appetizer, half chicken and dessert. All this for less than $70.00.

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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, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups
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 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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