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Mission District
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524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115 (16th)
(415) 252-0918
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Jin C
Fremantle, Australia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Graeme T
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank BPenuliar2015
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Lauren O
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank gladysc215
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230 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

First of all, make certain you are going to the right one of these--I looked up the address on Google beause we were meeting a friend there later. It said it was on South Van Ness. Well, I'm still not sure if that's open but we ended up at the one on Valencia...it's a kind of scary area...we were early... More 

Thank gkealy
Mill Valley, California
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333 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Limon is becoming a favorite among the people in our household, and so I looked forward to going there for my 1st experience of modern Peruvian food. Every dish was great, the tastes fresh and flavorful, with amazing seasonings. Our party started with terrific cocktails, then shared Tuna Tartar, Leche Tigre (seafood ceviche), Ensalada Rusa (beet & potato salad), Chicken... More 

Thank 5heartfamily
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation through opentable and came here for dinner with a friend of mine. I've been to the other Limon on Van Ness so was looking forward to trying this one. Waited only about 10 minutes to be seated, staff very nice. Ordered a lot of food, all delicious. Highlights were the half chicken, lomo saltado. Also had the... More 

Thank gatzbee
Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We called into the Valencia and 16th branch of these restaurants for my first taste of Peruvian cuisine. A very friendly welcome was given followed by some amazing pisco sours cocktails. We were a party of five and hadn't booked but were seated quickly and well attended by the staff. We found the staff to be super organised and very... More 

Thank Mikie M
Santa Cruz area CA
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The cab driver told me to order the grilled chicken - scrupmptious with excellent sides - appeared to be Indian. Wonderful choice of sauces included - prompt service, genteel, cordial and knowledgeable servers and waitstaff. This area has been given a good deal of redevelopment - could not believe where I was it has changed so much over the years.... 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
$21 - $30
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Valencia St, 1001 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
  • Public Transportation: BART Stops at 16th St. and Mission
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (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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