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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)
+1 415-821-2134
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was incredible. The vibe is strong and the music is loud but regardless whether you like that or not the food was incredible. Every single thing we ordered from Octopus to empanadas to yuca fries was off the chart. We ordered one of everything on the dessert menu and I can safely say that they're all excellent but... More 

Thank MTmaven
San Rafael, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food unique and delicious! The flank steak was awesome, the ceviche the best in town. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Jebteal
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with work colleagues. Tried some different ceviche dishes, my favourite was the tuna. All were tasty. For the mains I had the paella which was also good. Good gluten free options.

Thank madbuss
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this Tapas-style restaurant is a blend of casual and old world elegance. We ate steak and paella main courses that were good value and tasty. The chicken dishes look like their specialty. As always in Tapas places the small plates are small. But good.

Thank Andrew F
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch by chance at the Rotisserie,searching for an adequate late lunch place with our kids. This place was a lucky find, not only did they prepare an amazing pisco sour, but furthermore had a fresh Ceviche selection and great roasted chicken. Service was attentive and charming, food of an outstanding quality and finally great value for money. Our... More 

Thank Sabine W
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158 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 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 11 October 2016 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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 22 September 2016 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 

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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
US$10 - US$20
Peruvian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-821-2134
Limon Rotisserie, best chicken in town, great Peruvian food, good value and good service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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