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Limon Rotisserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mission District
Peruvian, Latin, Central American, South American
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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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San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was absolutely delicious. My husband and I started out with the ceviche mixto. Peru has one of the best ceviches in the world and I have tried many from different countries. We followed that with a chicharron de pollo; again it was delicious. My husband ordered the cheese empanadas. He loved them. I found them a little too... More 

Thank KnickerbockerJones
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is really good and well served. The chicken is well cooked and presented in very nice way. The empanadas are a bit pricey, but very well made. The cocktails are amazing!

Thank Apu15
Chico, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a client. He wasn't wrong when he said it was "Great spot to stop for a fabulous cocktail". The bartender is very accommodating to make my drink not tooo sweet. Stop by, you'll enjoy it!

Thank MoMo808
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Everythingis amazing. Go for the triple ceviche platter and fried yuca chips. The homemade traditional Peruvian beverage was outstanding.

Thank rggKaneohe
Level Contributor
110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little skeptical going to a Peruvian spot as a vegetarian but this place's food blew me away. The empanadas were delectable and the yuca fries were fabulous but the beet salad should not be missed. The entire meal was a huge hit with the meat eaters and vegetarians alike... oh and don't forget to order the mac... More 

Thank MTmaven
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

03.15.2017 First time in San Francisco, first time in Limon Rotisserie. We went to this restaurant for lunch, everything was great, the food tasty awesome. The service was good. I I really suggest this place ✌🏻

Thank Silvia C
Fremont, California
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334 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I came here due to the excellent reviews about their roast chicken, and I was disappointed. The bird was cooked to perfection with crispy skin and very moist meat. Nice spices, but not 'hot'. The entree came with a selection of two sides. I selected a salad (marginal) and roast vegetables (good). Other choices included french fries and other carb-loaded... More 

Thank Ono O
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for a group of friends to hang out while enjoying some of the best chicken in town. The staff are friendly, quick and efficient. The food was great. We ordered empanadas (queso and veggie), polli-papas and half a chicken (pollo a la brasa) with two sides of chips (French fries) and vegetables. The chicken was perfectly cooked. For... More 

Thank hidanovic21
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great Peruvian food for the novice or experienced gourmet, as well as for the native Peruvian. The specialty is the rotisserie chicken which can be seen cooking on the spit in the restaurant. The atmosphere is neighborly and welcoming to a party of 1 or to a couple, as well as to a family and/or large group. The small bar... More 

Thank nesitachiquita
Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Limon's rotisserie chicken is the best! Very moist with great flavor! We ordered the whole chicken with 3 sides, and were very satisfied! Yuca fries were excellent. We will be back.

Thank Rufus123

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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, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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