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Limon Rotisserie

Limón Peruvian Rotisserie

South American Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant, and Cuban Restaurant · Mission District
1001 S Van Ness Ave (at 21st St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–10:30 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

Based on 516 votes

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    Kevin Y.
    "Rotisserie Chicken and Yucca Fries are must tries for first timers"(25 Tips)
    Joshua H.
    "Also love the chicharron de pollo."(6 Tips)
    Clara B.
    "The ceviche was really good, and the chicken with sauces :)"(36 Tips)
    William J.
    "Definitely spring for the truffle mac n cheese"(5 Tips)
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  • ceviche
  • chicken
  • sangria
  • truffle mac & cheese
  • lively
  • sweet potato fries
  • empanadas
  • good for groups
  • lomito saltado
  • authentic
  • Peruvian food
  • mango lemonade
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • Spanish food
  • casual
  • red snapper
  • cocktails
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • Monica N.

    The Steak! !!! Amazing! Ceviche! !!!! Tuna Tar Tare, Sangria! Empanadas! The chicken! But my god the sauces!!! French fries! Root vegetables! Amazing big group area downstairs! Course meal!

    Monica Neary · January 22, 2013
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  • Mario S.

    The rotisserie is one of the best in the city. Try the chicharron de pollo; crispier, a tad more fried and just the right amount of juicy. Also, the yuca fries and the sauces they come with. Yum.

    Mario Sundar · September 3, 2013
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  • Katie Y.

    Seated an hour past our reservation. Ordered a ton of food and it started coming out within the next 10 minutes. Delicious. Chicken, sweet potato fries and shrimp ceviche, and use the sauces!

    Katie Yamada · October 10, 2015
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  • Alex W.

    Amazing place! Get the sangria or the pisco for cocktail, and then start with truffle mac n' cheese! After that go with a quarter chicken, and he'll get 2 sangrias and the chicken empanadas!

    Alex Wolkov · 4 days ago
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  • Sabina B.

    The food here is divine, come famished. Aside from the chicken, the ceviche de pescado, paella, lomito saltado, and/or pork ribs are the way to go. Great for dates and groups (downstairs).

    Sabina B. · March 22, 2015
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  • Josh T.

    One of the best meals I've ever had. Flavors/Quality/Service & Price coming together for an all-around great meal! We had the 'lomito' saltado, w/ a 1/2 chicken, veggies & tacu-tacu.

    Josh Tiernan · May 29, 2012
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  • Jamie

    looks too crowded? it's worth checking. there's a downstairs w/ full service (& more of a lounge vibe.) but watch chefs prepare yummy peruvian food in the giant mirror upstairs if you get a chance!

    Jamie · February 29, 2012
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  • Elaine L.

    Portions are a tad on the smaller side, be prepared to order more! Rotisserie chicken is an obvious choice - get dark meat, you won't regret it. Ceviche was surprisingly pleasant.

    Elaine Low · June 3, 2014
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  • Kris V.

    Try the Chicharron de pollo - #kvpinmybelly : Crispy #chicken pieces marinated in garlic, aji and soy sauce. Served with a tangy sauce. Yum! Feels like a meal on its own.

    Kris Vera-Phillips · May 17, 2013
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  • Sasha V.

    The pisco sours were way too sweet and made from a pre-made mix. Sangria was also pre-made. Ceviche had potential but it was too spicy for my taste. Looks like I should have gone with the chicken.

    Sasha Valle · April 22, 2013
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  • Christina

    Party of 10, had an 8pm reservation, probably got seated by 8:15pm, it is now 9:30pm and the waiter just walked up and asked us to leave because he has another reservation coming in!

    Christina · January 18, 2014
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  • Pacific Union

    Limon Rotisserie's chicken is worth the drive down South Van Ness. Make sure to get a pitcher of Sangria to complete the experience!

    Pacific Union · October 4, 2013
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  • Renee L.

    Don't eat here! This place use to be good but has really gone downhill. Everything was kind of bland and don't get that Inca Cola crap they try to push. Better luck at Lolinda or even Popeyes Chicken.

    Renee Leal · May 18, 2013
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  • Joshua H.

    Favorite rotisserie chicken ever. Also love the chicharron de pollo. Great value and atmosphere, just make sure to get reservations since they're usually packed.

    Joshua Haftel · February 26, 2015
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  • Nipun S.

    Best Peruvian restaurant in the city! Get the chicken plate, tacu tacu, ceviche mixto and the tuna tartare! Wash it all down with a delicious sangria!

    Nipun Sachdev · October 24, 2015
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  • Nancy T.

    Rotisserie chicken, sweet potato fries, and ceviche. Order cocktails and small plates to share with your group. Great for special occasions.

    Nancy Tran · July 6, 2015
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  • Marian E.

    For two people: get the half chicken w/vegetales saleados, sweet potato fries, cerviche mixto and tartara de tune. Sangria. BOOM. Do it.

    Marian Elbert · February 15, 2014
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  • Amanda N.

    Chicharron de pollo is crispy and full of flavor. Sangria isn't particularly good (unless you really like sugar and fruit pieces mixed with red wine).

    Amanda Natividad · June 13, 2015
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  • Anton S.

    I know, tacu-tacu is just beans and rice, but it's sooo good. Also, get some ceviche with you chicken. They balance each other out.

    Anton Shuster · January 14
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  • Jenny Q.

    This location has a large downstairs area. The rotisserie chicken and ceviche are tender and flavorful, but I might skip the empanadas

    Jenny Q · December 2, 2014
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST ROAST CHICKENLick your fingers & you'll note salt & garlic, perhaps a little lemon; but we can't prove the presence of rocoto chiles... Read more

    SF Weekly · May 24, 2011
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  • Kyle M.

    It may be all about the amazing chicken here, but DO NOT MISS the empenadas! Best I've yet had in the city -- especially the beef. Read more

    Kyle Minor · September 20, 2011
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  • Adam

    super rotisserie chicken. and oddly, truffle mac'n'cheese. a good place for group events too, they have a big downstairs thats quiet.

    Adam · July 22, 2013
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  • Gaurav B.

    Rotisserie chicken, fries, ceviche, pisco sour, can't go wrong with anything. Dinner wait can be a pain if no reservation.

    Gaurav B. · August 7, 2014
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  • David U.

    Great chicken, Mac and Cheese plate is bomb. Mint XI drink is great! Sangria is too watered down and the service is horrible...

    David Urista · November 4, 2013
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  • Timothy H.

    Share the rotisserie chicken with sweet potato fries and sautéed veggies. Pretty affordable and good for a quick meal.

    Timothy Hong · January 4
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  • Amanda N.

    Definitely get the rotisserie chicken. And the chicharron de pollo. Lomo Saltado isn't bad here, but you can find better elsewhere.

    Amanda Natividad · February 25, 2013
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  • Robert G.

    Good food. All they need is to serve fresh Chicha Morada. Having this delicious drink from a bottle made this Peruvian upset!

    Robert GM · April 12, 2011
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  • Quirks B.

    This place is amazing! Great ambiance and staff- and the food is to die for! Must have the chicken and sangria(:

    Quirks B. · September 2, 2011
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  • tiffany

    Of course the chicken is a must. Fish ceviche and braised short ribs are also great. Lomo saltada is just okay.

    tiffany · August 10, 2014
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  • Giovanna H.

    OMG the chicken & truffle mac is to die for! Also the sweet potato fries! Get a whole chicken, trust me!

    Giovanna Hano · January 10
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  • Mario E.

    The chicken so juicy but it's the yuca side with their delicious sauces and ceviche that make my heart happy.

    Mario Estrada · August 4, 2012
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  • Jenny D.

    Try the 1/2 Chicken - #moist #juicy #rotisserie #chicken but the best part was the #sweetpotatofries #nomnomnom #food #sanfrancisco

    Jenny Dorsey · January 1, 2014
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  • William J.

    Delicious rotisserie chicken with flavorful sauces. Definitely spring for the truffle mac n cheese

    William Johnson · October 30, 2015
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  • Jonathan P.

    37. Rotisserie chicken at Limón Rotisserie (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)

    Jonathan Paull · May 21, 2009
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  • Omer Z.

    Amazing rotisserie chicken and ceviche. There're also some weird South American sodas which I don't recommend.

    Omer Zach · June 11, 2012
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  • Dave C.

    The ceviche was good, though he octopus wasn't everything I'd hoped it'd be. Stick to shrimp and fish.

    Dave Cummings · August 28, 2015
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  • Chewsy

    The Lomito Saltado is "authentic and tasty". Click through for the full review and photo of this dish. Read more

    Chewsy · August 22, 2011
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  • Adrian C.

    Don't let yourself be seated in the basement, unless your a large party. The couch seating for threesomes especially sucks.

    Adrian Cotter · February 23, 2012
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  • Therese G.

    Denis is a fantastic bartender. Try the seafood mixto ceviche and rotisserie chicken.

    Therese Golias Collins · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jenn C.

    Chicken is bomb! Everything is actually. Call for reservations, waits can be long without.

    Jenn Clark · May 31, 2015
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  • v f.

    I love this place!! Best Chicken and Sangria! The Ceviche and Empanadas are to die for!!!

    v f · March 22, 2010
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  • Jiexi C.

    Best rotisserie chicken. Ceviche, paella, and sweet potato fries are also good.

    Jiexi Cao · June 7, 2015
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  • Clara B.

    Great place! The ceviche was really good, and the chicken with sauces :)

    Clara Bayarri · October 14, 2014
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  • Hema G.

    Get the mango panna cotta. Authentic, fresh mango taste for mango lovers.

    Hema Gadhia · October 20, 2012
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  • Susan D.

    Delicious get the empanadas and salsa verde. All fresh and tasty

    Susan Darling · March 26, 2015
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  • Kevin Y.

    Rotisserie Chicken and Yucca Fries are must tries for first timers

    Kevin Yien · October 14, 2012
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  • Pei 👻 W.

    My go-to paleo food: any ceviche & grilled beef tongue. Heavenly!

    Pei 👻 Wen · March 25
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  • Rem K.

    Sauces are well balanced and the make sure to get the yuca.

    Rem Koning · September 5, 2015
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  • Kerem C.

    Chicken alone with sangria is perfect while red meat is also awesome...

    Kerem Caliskan · April 22, 2015
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