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Limones Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5054 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.

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Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    (828) 252-2327

  • Payment Options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Hugo Ramirez

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Cross Street

    Biltmore Ave

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,054 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

  • Asheville

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  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

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  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

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  • Asheville

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  1. AM

    AnnMarie

    Western NC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly wonderful in all capacities as always. Thank you!

  2. K

    Kerplunk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is excellent!! Service extremely helpful and friendly with explains menu items! A little dull on ambiance and decor…kind of basic for type of food and level of money spending

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently excellent. The lobster nachos are the best!

  4. JA

    JoeA

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and delicious food. Can’t ask for more!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always great and the drinks were over the top. We had not been back since covid.. such a great place. Best food in town hands down!

  6. SD

    ScottD

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Just mediocre

  7. DJ

    DJR42

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service at the bar. Blood orange and jalapeno margaritas are outstanding. Scallops entry was really good. Because the majority of the tables are on the other side of a wall as the bar area, the noise level is very good- easy to have a conversation.

  8. MB

    MicahB

    Philadelphia

    478 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    478 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite meal on our trip to Asheville. I'd call it California-Mexican. The ambiance and service are top-notch. Don't miss the margarita selection. The ceviche sampler was outstanding, with ample portions of three different varieties. We had the brisket tacos and the fish entrée. Also, do not miss the hot chocolate that accompanies the churros for dessert. All in all, top flight from start to finish.

  9. LA

    LauraA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! we had a very helpful server who helped us pick our dinner. We had an amazing cerviche sampler. The portion was way bigger then we thought. We had delicious cocktails to start and then moved onto a delicious dinner

  10. LP

    LimonesPatron

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Long term patron of Limones, although something was amiss.

  11. LL

    LLee

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's wonderful! We sat at the bar and Nick made amazing house specialty margarita served up the lobster nachos that did not disappoint! The entrees were delicious, the ambiance was happy and overall we loved our experience. We highly recommend if you are visiting Asheville. We have dined at many top restaurants in the city, and I would include Limones in the top tier! Great job and thank you for the wonderful meal!

  12. j

    janm

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in Asheville! Chef is amazing!!

  13. JL

    JohnL

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place!!!! Food was out of this world!!!! Service was outstanding!!! Great waiter!!!! Drinks were phenomenal!!!! Cool atmosphere!! Loved everything about it!!!! Wish we lived closer to enjoy more often!!!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, drinks and service!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We met friends from Highland’s for early dinner. The drinks, the food and the service was excellent! Can I come every day? I loved the deliciousness!

  16. J

    Jason

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter, Jeffrey was fantastic. 5 star experience celebrating our Anniversary! Thank you, Limones.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant and the food and service were phenomenal. Will go back next time we are in Asheville. After dinner we ran into some locals who said it was their favorite restaurant in Asheville. Can see why!

  18. SL

    SherryL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fresh and amazing!

  19. LT

    LoriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing Ceviche!!!!!!!!! Great ambiance!! Local here… saying is great!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service and ambiance. Food was very good, but not exceptional.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    They attempted to make accommodations for allergies, but the food provided was not cooked well. The seared Tuna was was over cooked with no seasoning, and only served with kale ( not what was ordered). They tried to make it twice but over cooked the tuna steak twice. Price charged was double what was on the menu and quoted by the manger( charged $56 rather than $21 for modified taco ordered, and taco sides not provided ). If you have any food allergies, this restaurant may not be well equipped to accommodate as much of the food is prepared and not made fresh. You may avoid or choose another restaurant. If ordering off menu, the food is great. Again they tried but were not able to accommodate and modify. They bill was three time what was expected white modifications.

  22. ES

    EdwardS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Overall, the food was outstanding and cocktails were delicious.

  23. RD

    RobertD

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Limones is great! We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. The ceviche sampler and lobster nachos were delicious and huge portions! They are a great value. The scallops were nicely presented but the sauce was a little sweet. The braised brisket tacos were yummy. The bartender wasnt too chatty but was very good.

  24. EB

    ElinaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing margaritas and delicious food

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always have a great meal, drinks and service at the bar!

  26. CH

    CreightonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Limones is definitely a treat that you owe yourself. Everything simply works from the great ambiance and staff to the outstanding food and service. We are planning to go back ASAP!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Mexican food I ever had. There 6/16 bartenders super super helpful greaqt service food seriously awwesome

  28. KP

    KayP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner for our anniversary! Good, drinks and service were outstanding!

  29. TA

    TeriA

    Western NC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Menu changes, but the lamb loin chops were perfect. Our lobster nacho appetizer was delicious - last time there the lobster had been a tad overcooked. Took home the brisket tacos to my husband, also delicious. Made reservations for when they first open at 5, seated quickly, EXCELLENT service by Whitley.

  30. RC

    RhondaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We celebrated my birthday here a couple nights ago as it was highly recommended, the food was good but not exceptional. Our waiter was excellent. There was nothing wrong with the food but I didn't find it to be over the top. Likely would not return.

  31. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, Limones was absolutely perfect in every way. I took a group of eight people to dinner and you did not disappoint!

  32. D

    Debbie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    We were new to Asheville and this got great reviews. It was our least favorite meal of the entire trip. Lobster nachos were not good. Basic food that wasn't done all that well. The margaritas were the best part of the experience.

  33. M

    Myview

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Food was absolutely delicious. This is a first class experience. Service was top notch. Way to go!!!!!

  34. CW

    ChristinaW

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Simply delicious. Had the Avacado Tartar with Salmon, lobster nachos, fish asado (halibut), and tres leches. The Avacado Tartar was the best dish of the evening. Flavors were subtle with simple perfection on each dish. Nothing bold, just delicious. Make reservations, as they are normally packed.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience. Great food and amazing drinks. They also also have a good tequila and mezcal selection.

  36. JK

    JeffK

    Greensboro

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food with vey attentive servers. Enjoyed it very much.

  37. d

    darkhorse

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haven’t been to limones since 2019. Still one of my favorite places to eat in Asheville. The ceviche sampler & lobster nachos were better than I remembered and they were already excellent. Paired with a blood orange margarita, it was a special meal!

  38. D

    Delish

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We stayed a night in Ashville and decided to try Limones for dinner. My friend and I sat at the bar and had tasty cocktails with the ceviche sampler to start. The ceviche was my favorite part of our meal. I had the scallops dish and she had the fish of the day dish. Both were tasty but, the fish dish was definitely better. The bartender was nice enough but not super friendly. We loved the feel and atmosphere of the restaurant and were glad we tried it. We would go back again to try other dishes.

  39. GL

    GreyLucy

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My husband and I had a wonderful meal. We had the ceviche sampler and all 3 kinds were excellent. My husband had the chicken tacos and I had the shitake mushroom and both were very good. We also enjoyed the margaritas. Service was excellent.

  40. TD

    TaraD

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding! Love the blood orange margarita!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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You can order delivery directly from Limones Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Limones Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5054 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Limones Restaurant

15 Eagle Street Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Biltmore Ave

  • Area

    Asheville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Hugo Ramirez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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