Limon Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1618 E 17th Ave

    Denver, CO 80218

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  • 303-322-0898

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Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Went last night with another couple and we had a great time! Food was fantastic and very flavorful. Our server was friendly and had a great sense of humor. Will definitely go again.

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★★★★★

Went last night with another couple and we had a great time! Food was fantastic and very flavorful. Our server was friendly and had a great sense of humor. Will definitely go again.

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we where not a bit happy with limon . the food& the service can be better at taco bell. and they dont charge $25 a person

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★☆☆☆☆

we where not a bit happy with limon . the food& the service can be better at taco bell. and they dont charge $25 a person

Cons: pricy for nothing

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We had just recently visited Peru, so after speaking with some people around Denver about the best Peruvian restaurants, we were referred to Limon. What an awesome experience. It reminded of just how amazing and flavorful Peruvian food really is. A few items on the menu were very traditional, which on a cold night was great (Lamb stew), the other people had tenderloin, which was great and our table also had the mahi dish. Service, ambience was great. We did not have a reservation and waited just a bit at the bar. The bartender was great about introducing some of our party to Pisco Sours and our favorite was the pineapple version, absolutely delicious. We will certainly be back soon, as Limon is now one of our favorites!!!

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★★★★★

We had just recently visited Peru, so after speaking with some people around Denver about the best Peruvian restaurants, we were referred to Limon. What an awesome experience. It reminded of just how amazing and flavorful Peruvian food really is. A few items on the menu were very traditional, which on a cold night was great (Lamb stew), the other people had tenderloin, which was great and our table also had the mahi dish. Service, ambience was great. We did not have a reservation and waited just a bit at the bar. The bartender was great about introducing some of our party to Pisco Sours and our favorite was the pineapple version, absolutely delicious. We will certainly be back soon, as Limon is now one of our favorites!!!

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This is one of my favorite restaurants EVER. The drinks are really fun, including infused rums. The food is flavorful, reasonable and exciting. I love this restaurant.

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants EVER. The drinks are really fun, including infused rums. The food is flavorful, reasonable and exciting. I love this restaurant.

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Cozy atmosphere, nice staff, but the food was surprisingly boring! Taste of salt. Uncooked corn tortillas with muscles?! Peruvian?! Lomo saltado... might as well change the intention of influence and submit to the Asian/ Latin style of cuisine. I would try many other restaurants again before returning here a second time.

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★★☆☆☆

Cozy atmosphere, nice staff, but the food was surprisingly boring! Taste of salt. Uncooked corn tortillas with muscles?! Peruvian?! Lomo saltado... might as well change the intention of influence and submit to the Asian/ Latin style of cuisine. I would try many other restaurants again before returning here a second time.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: food is not exotic

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We were walking by and peeked in the window. Place looked cool so we tried it. Our server suggested a mojito and pisco (somethin'). I ended up having three mojitos. These are the best in Denver, period. I am a connossuer and must admit that this will be my place for drinks from now on. The food was also great. We had some appetizers that are foreign by name to me and a cebiche, which was amazing too. We shared the duck and it's better than in most French restaurants. Living in the neighborhood, I don't know why it took us so long to try Limon, but it is great, everyone should try it!

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★★★★★

We were walking by and peeked in the window. Place looked cool so we tried it. Our server suggested a mojito and pisco (somethin'). I ended up having three mojitos. These are the best in Denver, period. I am a connossuer and must admit that this will be my place for drinks from now on. The food was also great. We had some appetizers that are foreign by name to me and a cebiche, which was amazing too. We shared the duck and it's better than in most French restaurants. Living in the neighborhood, I don't know why it took us so long to try Limon, but it is great, everyone should try it!

Pros: Best mojitos in Denver!

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A group of eight of us went to the restaurant based on a recommendation that this was a nice Peruvian nouvelle restaurant. Were we ever impressed. Spoke to the chef/owner and he seemed really in touch with Peruvian food, culture, ingredients, etc. Food was amazing, wine, pisco sours were very, very authentic. We scheduled another large party to attend since this is definetly now one of our favorites when we visit Denver. Service was impeccable and they have a private room for parties in the back of the restaurant. This experience really puts the restaurant on the level of some great places in Lima to eat. Go figure, who would have thought that Denver would have a small treasure away from home. Great job!

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★★★★★

A group of eight of us went to the restaurant based on a recommendation that this was a nice Peruvian nouvelle restaurant. Were we ever impressed. Spoke to the chef/owner and he seemed really in touch with Peruvian food, culture, ingredients, etc. Food was amazing, wine, pisco sours were very, very authentic. We scheduled another large party to attend since this is definetly now one of our favorites when we visit Denver. Service was impeccable and they have a private room for parties in the back of the restaurant. This experience really puts the restaurant on the level of some great places in Lima to eat. Go figure, who would have thought that Denver would have a small treasure away from home. Great job!

Pros: Great Peruvian representation, wonderful food.

Cons: None

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We went here because on the way from P17 (which was not so good, blah food and service), we saw this really attractive restaurant. Did not know much about the food, however. We looked it up and it seems that it's a mixed bag, some people love it, some not, some just are ridiculous. So we tried it after chatting with friends, who are evidently regulars. So the three of us went on a weekday and it was pretty full, but we were greeted proptly, service was nice and the food is the shining star of this restaurant.

Can't get anything like this anywhere in Denver, so now we know what the talk is about. Appetizers are small plates and great for sharing. The scallops with lime butter are amazing per the recommendation of our server. The pineapple mojito is also the BEST! Cant wait to go back and have them again. In general, this is a really sophisticated environment, perhaps a touch loud and dark. We will go again soon as on Tuesday they feature the pisco sours at half price.

2
★★★★★

We went here because on the way from P17 (which was not so good, blah food and service), we saw this really attractive restaurant. Did not know much about the food, however. We looked it up and it seems that it's a mixed bag, some people love it, some not, some just are ridiculous. So we tried it after chatting with friends, who are evidently regulars. So the three of us went on a weekday and it was pretty full, but we were greeted proptly, service was nice and the food is the shining star of this restaurant.

Can't get anything like this anywhere in Denver, so now we know what the talk is about. Appetizers are small plates and great for sharing. The scallops with lime butter are amazing per the recommendation of our server. The pineapple mojito is also the BEST! Cant wait to go back and have them again. In general, this is a really sophisticated environment, perhaps a touch loud and dark. We will go again soon as on Tuesday they feature the pisco sours at half price.

Pros: Fabulous mojitos!!!

Cons: A bit too loud and dark

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I have been to Limon on a few occasions and every time I am reminded of why this restaurant is a waste of time and money. I love to eat out and I understand the workings of a restaurant so I did give Limon the benefit of the doubt. The food had very little flavor and was not made with fresh ingredients.Not to mention it is way over priced. The owner is a rude, unintelligent, arrogant man with very little idea of how to treat people who are choosing to spend money in his establishment. All in all I really don't think you should support a place like this, especially since there are so many other great restaurants in Denver.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Limon on a few occasions and every time I am reminded of why this restaurant is a waste of time and money. I love to eat out and I understand the workings of a restaurant so I did give Limon the benefit of the doubt. The food had very little flavor and was not made with fresh ingredients.Not to mention it is way over priced. The owner is a rude, unintelligent, arrogant man with very little idea of how to treat people who are choosing to spend money in his establishment. All in all I really don't think you should support a place like this, especially since there are so many other great restaurants in Denver.

Pros: The bartender Timothy was fantastic! He should move on

Cons: Everything from the food to the Owner

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I have had trout before and it has always been the whole fish. This time it was two perfectly cooked filets with no head and not bones. The wine was a good combination and the little bit of kick in the banana puding was great. My favorate part was the licuma ice cream that sat atop of our puding, what an interesting bunch of flavors this place has.

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★★★★★

I have had trout before and it has always been the whole fish. This time it was two perfectly cooked filets with no head and not bones. The wine was a good combination and the little bit of kick in the banana puding was great. My favorate part was the licuma ice cream that sat atop of our puding, what an interesting bunch of flavors this place has.

Pros: The Trout and Bread Puding

Cons: Its not open for lunch

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I loved the selection of happy hour drinks and appetizers. Yesterday we sat on the patio until the monsoon downpour arrived. We were promptly given a table inside and the server even offered us a town to dry off. What a nice group Limon has

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★★★★☆

I loved the selection of happy hour drinks and appetizers. Yesterday we sat on the patio until the monsoon downpour arrived. We were promptly given a table inside and the server even offered us a town to dry off. What a nice group Limon has

Pros: Happy Hour, Server attention

Cons: Not a completely covered patio

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We stopped by for a cocktail (try the pineapple mojito) and discovered the amazing appetizer selection. The ceviche sampler was outstanding, and the duck entre my husband ordered was out of this world. A fantastic little restaurant...we will be back.

2
★★★★★

We stopped by for a cocktail (try the pineapple mojito) and discovered the amazing appetizer selection. The ceviche sampler was outstanding, and the duck entre my husband ordered was out of this world. A fantastic little restaurant...we will be back.

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4 of us went for dinner on Friday after reading a review from Denver Post. I guess the critic liked a lot! Thought we would try it finally. We've heard about the restaurant b4 but just did not make it in until now. The ceviches were incredible. The menu is limited, but had vegetarian options for us too. Nice wine selections, but the happy hour was great. We sat on the patio enjoying the drinks and variety of food for $5 until 7 pm. The trout really stood out as all of our favorites from the entrees. We were full for dessert. Service was precise, and very professional! We will be returning for sure to try the ice cream people next to us were raving about. Great experience!!!

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★★★★★

4 of us went for dinner on Friday after reading a review from Denver Post. I guess the critic liked a lot! Thought we would try it finally. We've heard about the restaurant b4 but just did not make it in until now. The ceviches were incredible. The menu is limited, but had vegetarian options for us too. Nice wine selections, but the happy hour was great. We sat on the patio enjoying the drinks and variety of food for $5 until 7 pm. The trout really stood out as all of our favorites from the entrees. We were full for dessert. Service was precise, and very professional! We will be returning for sure to try the ice cream people next to us were raving about. Great experience!!!

Pros: Peruvian food with a flare

Cons: None

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First time tonight. I took a group of friends from work and we decided to let the sever pick what each of us would have. He did not dissapoint, and he paired different wine for each of us as well. We will be back!

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★★★★★

First time tonight. I took a group of friends from work and we decided to let the sever pick what each of us would have. He did not dissapoint, and he paired different wine for each of us as well. We will be back!

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If there was a No Star option on the rating scale I would have chosen it. We arrived tonight, a Thursday at 5pm as the doors opened. We were the only people there, 2 adults and 1 child. When our server came to greet us at our table we noticed he slurred a little. I assumed at first he had a speech impediment. The speech impediment turned out to be too much alcohol in his system. The fumes that came out of his mouth as he slurred a welcome to us was overwhelming. We decided to overlook it and hope that he would be pulled aside and that someone (another server) would step in. No such luck.
The server asked to take our order. He couldn't find a pen so after fumbling for a pen for a while he picked up a knife from our table..yes, a knife, and proceeded to "write" in his order pad. A few mins later he came back to take our order again- w/out a pen. We gave our order again. Beef Filet and Trout. 5 mins later he came back to ask again about our order. He asked my husband about his choice "the tuna". We reminded him it was the Trout. He said they were out of that even though they just opened for the day and it was on the menu. We ordered Risotto instead. An hour after being seated our food came out-Risotto and Ahi Tuna-I ordered Filet not Tuna. The man couldn't get out a complete sentence so it's no wonder the order wasnt right. I said I would just take the tuna since now my husband had to leave for a meeting in 5 mins. They thankfully took the tuna off the bill. After waiting for the server to find a pen for 5 minutes to take our order, 30mins for our starters to arrive (keep in mind we were the only people in the restaurant and 1 hour before our incorrect order came out, our bill came out while we were still eating our dessert and surprise! a pen was found to ensure I could sign my credit card receipt. Amazing what even a drunk man can do when it's time to be paid. We will never go back to this place, what a joke. Manager needs a new title, he's not managing at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

If there was a No Star option on the rating scale I would have chosen it. We arrived tonight, a Thursday at 5pm as the doors opened. We were the only people there, 2 adults and 1 child. When our server came to greet us at our table we noticed he slurred a little. I assumed at first he had a speech impediment. The speech impediment turned out to be too much alcohol in his system. The fumes that came out of his mouth as he slurred a welcome to us was overwhelming. We decided to overlook it and hope that he would be pulled aside and that someone (another server) would step in. No such luck.
The server asked to take our order. He couldn't find a pen so after fumbling for a pen for a while he picked up a knife from our table..yes, a knife, and proceeded to "write" in his order pad. A few mins later he came back to take our order again- w/out a pen. We gave our order again. Beef Filet and Trout. 5 mins later he came back to ask again about our order. He asked my husband about his choice "the tuna". We reminded him it was the Trout. He said they were out of that even though they just opened for the day and it was on the menu. We ordered Risotto instead. An hour after being seated our food came out-Risotto and Ahi Tuna-I ordered Filet not Tuna. The man couldn't get out a complete sentence so it's no wonder the order wasnt right. I said I would just take the tuna since now my husband had to leave for a meeting in 5 mins. They thankfully took the tuna off the bill. After waiting for the server to find a pen for 5 minutes to take our order, 30mins for our starters to arrive (keep in mind we were the only people in the restaurant and 1 hour before our incorrect order came out, our bill came out while we were still eating our dessert and surprise! a pen was found to ensure I could sign my credit card receipt. Amazing what even a drunk man can do when it's time to be paid. We will never go back to this place, what a joke. Manager needs a new title, he's not managing at all.

Pros: There's only one Limon

Cons: It's still open

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This place was great (supposedly) last year or the year before, but left us seriously lacking when we finally made it there for dinner tonight. The drinks were questionable, and the food tasted like soaked saltines. Literally. I know you probably think that is some sort of bloated exageration spawned from a mildly inadequate fare, but it literally tasted like nothing. We told the server this, and nothing was done but an offering of an equally bland dessert. We weren't looking for a free meal, just one that tasted like something. In this Limon failed, and if you're intersted in food, the seven eleven across the street might be a better alternative.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place was great (supposedly) last year or the year before, but left us seriously lacking when we finally made it there for dinner tonight. The drinks were questionable, and the food tasted like soaked saltines. Literally. I know you probably think that is some sort of bloated exageration spawned from a mildly inadequate fare, but it literally tasted like nothing. We told the server this, and nothing was done but an offering of an equally bland dessert. We weren't looking for a free meal, just one that tasted like something. In this Limon failed, and if you're intersted in food, the seven eleven across the street might be a better alternative.

Pros: area

Cons: food

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Went to Limon on a Thursday evening, so not very crowded. Food was very good; some of the best ceviche in Denver (esp the traditional [sea bass]). Although not hot-spicey, there were a lot of good flavors and spices in the entrees. The wines (the couple we tried -one white, one red) went very well with the food, and the server was able to talk to the wines. Ambience was also nice. Definitely intend to return to try other dishes.

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★★★★★

Went to Limon on a Thursday evening, so not very crowded. Food was very good; some of the best ceviche in Denver (esp the traditional [sea bass]). Although not hot-spicey, there were a lot of good flavors and spices in the entrees. The wines (the couple we tried -one white, one red) went very well with the food, and the server was able to talk to the wines. Ambience was also nice. Definitely intend to return to try other dishes.

Pros: Different flavors, decent wine list to accompany

Cons: Didnt have any

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Unfortunately I have never felt compelled to write a review until now. A group of us (7), friends and family agreed to try Limon, made a reservation and when we arrived we were told it would be a few minutes. About 20 minutes later we were told it was going to be a bit longer and we were offered to wait at the bar for cocktails. We did and realized another 35 minutes quickly passed without anyone updating us on the status of our wait. When we asked how much longer it would be we were told that they were getting a table ready at that moment. From the moment we arrived until we received our food (extremely famished) we had been waiting for over 1 1/2 hrs. Service was slow, a couple orders were incorrect and even forgotten and there was no apology. We had asked to speak to the manager and in return we were greeted with incredible rudeness and in such an unprofessional manner. We enjoyed the food but not delectable enough to return to a long wait and a place where the owner does not appreciate his customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unfortunately I have never felt compelled to write a review until now. A group of us (7), friends and family agreed to try Limon, made a reservation and when we arrived we were told it would be a few minutes. About 20 minutes later we were told it was going to be a bit longer and we were offered to wait at the bar for cocktails. We did and realized another 35 minutes quickly passed without anyone updating us on the status of our wait. When we asked how much longer it would be we were told that they were getting a table ready at that moment. From the moment we arrived until we received our food (extremely famished) we had been waiting for over 1 1/2 hrs. Service was slow, a couple orders were incorrect and even forgotten and there was no apology. We had asked to speak to the manager and in return we were greeted with incredible rudeness and in such an unprofessional manner. We enjoyed the food but not delectable enough to return to a long wait and a place where the owner does not appreciate his customers.

Pros: Decent place to try Peruvian cuisine

Cons: Only if you are willing to pay a price for it and if service is not a factor

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My wife and I went on our anniversary, and were thoroughly impressed. Their wine list is a lot of great South American and Spanish wines (go on Monday for half-price on the wine). We had a great Malbec. The food was awesome. I highly recommend the Cebiche dishes. I don't like prawns, and loved the prawn cebiche. The lamb stew was excellent (almost a Middle Eastern flavor to it). The duck that my wife ordered was cooked perfectly, seasoned immaculately, and presented deliciously. Excellent food, excellent service, we're definitely going back!

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★★★★★

My wife and I went on our anniversary, and were thoroughly impressed. Their wine list is a lot of great South American and Spanish wines (go on Monday for half-price on the wine). We had a great Malbec. The food was awesome. I highly recommend the Cebiche dishes. I don't like prawns, and loved the prawn cebiche. The lamb stew was excellent (almost a Middle Eastern flavor to it). The duck that my wife ordered was cooked perfectly, seasoned immaculately, and presented deliciously. Excellent food, excellent service, we're definitely going back!

Pros: Great food, great service, great atmosphere, wonderful jazz music

Cons: I don't live right next door to go there every day!!

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Limon is my new favorite restaurant not just in Denver, but anywhere! The service is wonderful and the food is always incredible. I just recently tried a Pisco Sour...delish! I always order the Tiradito Cebiche...it's wonderfully seasoned with great, fresh fish. I highly recommend Limon!

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★★★★★

Limon is my new favorite restaurant not just in Denver, but anywhere! The service is wonderful and the food is always incredible. I just recently tried a Pisco Sour...delish! I always order the Tiradito Cebiche...it's wonderfully seasoned with great, fresh fish. I highly recommend Limon!

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I dined at Limon for the first time last Friday with my wife. We ablsolutely loved everything that our server informed us about. We had a group of ceviches which were all individually unique and the presentation was excelent as well. For our main courses we had the Ahi tuna and the pork chop. I had never had a brined piece of pork before this occation so at first I was hessitant. Our sever assured me that it would be fabulous and he did not disapoint. This is deffinately a date style restaurant. Formal feeling but yet casual once you dig in. A nice low lit place with an excellent selection of Jazz. We will be back!

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★★★★★

I dined at Limon for the first time last Friday with my wife. We ablsolutely loved everything that our server informed us about. We had a group of ceviches which were all individually unique and the presentation was excelent as well. For our main courses we had the Ahi tuna and the pork chop. I had never had a brined piece of pork before this occation so at first I was hessitant. Our sever assured me that it would be fabulous and he did not disapoint. This is deffinately a date style restaurant. Formal feeling but yet casual once you dig in. A nice low lit place with an excellent selection of Jazz. We will be back!

Pros: Great flavors and service

Cons: None that we saw

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My friends and I went to Limon for 5280 Restaurant Week. We made the reservation two days in advance for Friday at 7:45 on the very last day of Restaurant Week. Limon was the only restaurant in Downtown Denver that could seat 8 that night. That should have been a sign that it was not a quality restaurant. Upon arriving the restaurant was busy, but not packed. We were not greeted at the door and we were seat 40 minutes after our reservation with no apologies concerning the delay. Our server didn't offer us 5280 menus, and upon request, reluctantly offered the menus. When the waitress arrived to take our order she informed us that the restaurant week menu were the "cheap options" from the regular menu and she would never recommend them. She also told us that the fixed price of 52.80 for two, could not be divided in half for a single, which is in direct conflict with Restaurant Week's menu. The first course appetizers were a long time in coming. The beet salad was bland and tasteless while the mussels, six of them served open face much like an oyster, were topped with a bizarre sauce that had whole chunks of sea salt in it. It was so salty it made your face pucker. The fried plaintains were equally salty and served with a tasteless mayo based sauce. The beef tenderloin entree was very skimpy on the beef and was served with potatoes and onions that were also equally bland. The veggie risotto dish was tasty but simple and easily duplicated at home. Dessert offered nothing interesting, and wasn't finished by anyone at the table. I had the pineapple mojito which also was disappointing, but others at my table did enjoy the sangria. To top it all off, both my husband and myself both experienced extreme difficulty "processing" the food the next day.

In conclusion, Limon was expensive, offered poor service, and was a total disappointment. I would not return, nor would I recommend it to others. In fact I was vehemently discourrage others from dining there.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I went to Limon for 5280 Restaurant Week. We made the reservation two days in advance for Friday at 7:45 on the very last day of Restaurant Week. Limon was the only restaurant in Downtown Denver that could seat 8 that night. That should have been a sign that it was not a quality restaurant. Upon arriving the restaurant was busy, but not packed. We were not greeted at the door and we were seat 40 minutes after our reservation with no apologies concerning the delay. Our server didn't offer us 5280 menus, and upon request, reluctantly offered the menus. When the waitress arrived to take our order she informed us that the restaurant week menu were the "cheap options" from the regular menu and she would never recommend them. She also told us that the fixed price of 52.80 for two, could not be divided in half for a single, which is in direct conflict with Restaurant Week's menu. The first course appetizers were a long time in coming. The beet salad was bland and tasteless while the mussels, six of them served open face much like an oyster, were topped with a bizarre sauce that had whole chunks of sea salt in it. It was so salty it made your face pucker. The fried plaintains were equally salty and served with a tasteless mayo based sauce. The beef tenderloin entree was very skimpy on the beef and was served with potatoes and onions that were also equally bland. The veggie risotto dish was tasty but simple and easily duplicated at home. Dessert offered nothing interesting, and wasn't finished by anyone at the table. I had the pineapple mojito which also was disappointing, but others at my table did enjoy the sangria. To top it all off, both my husband and myself both experienced extreme difficulty "processing" the food the next day.

In conclusion, Limon was expensive, offered poor service, and was a total disappointment. I would not return, nor would I recommend it to others. In fact I was vehemently discourrage others from dining there.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Food, Service, Price for Quality

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A casual yet classy lounge with such a unique menu, Limon is definately a place i'd return to and recommend to others. While waiting to be seated, I was able to sip on one of the best mojitos i've ever had! Amazing atmosphere, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. My dining experience was not just a meal but also reminder that a restaurant is an artful creation influenced by a passion and culture. Definately a "tasting " restaurant because there are so many things on the menu worth trying, especially the bass! Great dessert, even my after dinner cappucino was made perfectly!

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★★★★★

A casual yet classy lounge with such a unique menu, Limon is definately a place i'd return to and recommend to others. While waiting to be seated, I was able to sip on one of the best mojitos i've ever had! Amazing atmosphere, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. My dining experience was not just a meal but also reminder that a restaurant is an artful creation influenced by a passion and culture. Definately a "tasting " restaurant because there are so many things on the menu worth trying, especially the bass! Great dessert, even my after dinner cappucino was made perfectly!

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Try this place out for yourself, we had a similar group for a birthday/business meeting in the back......we had the whole room to ourself(no charge) , with projector, etc and we were somewhat high maintenance. All we got back was tremendous service from Lindsay and tasty food. The beef tenderloin with spicy greens and crispy sweet potato rounds were great.....don't skip coffees and dessert either. I love the dimly lit, social, divey type restaurant but this place did the job for what we wanted. If you aren't the type to turn molehills into mountains you'll be fine, as it isn't the perfect restaurant. I'm still searching for that.

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★★★☆☆

Try this place out for yourself, we had a similar group for a birthday/business meeting in the back......we had the whole room to ourself(no charge) , with projector, etc and we were somewhat high maintenance. All we got back was tremendous service from Lindsay and tasty food. The beef tenderloin with spicy greens and crispy sweet potato rounds were great.....don't skip coffees and dessert either. I love the dimly lit, social, divey type restaurant but this place did the job for what we wanted. If you aren't the type to turn molehills into mountains you'll be fine, as it isn't the perfect restaurant. I'm still searching for that.

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As one can probably tell by the last few postings that we were all together... you know what they say - make a customer happy and you're lucky if they tell one person, anger one person and you're looking at them telling at least 25-30 people and so on. Unfortunately for Alex, there were 7 of us at dinner that evening, so word can get around pretty quick and this is one of the few places we have taken to in order to let people know that when it comes to great expectations - this would not be a place to have them.
Let me just reiterate that when we were told it was a standard fee and that it was "unprofessional" to disclose that kind of fee to a customer, I was literally appalled. I had never heard that if you disclose a fee to a customer that would be considered unprofessional. Nor have I ever heard of a restaurant charging $20 to cut a cake - which was actually more than what the cake was even worth. Curious if this was a standard practice around the area, I did a quick survey of similarly priced restaurants around the Denver metro area. AND, SURPRISE, survey says that this is NOT a standard practice. This is clearly a way for this owner to break even due to clearly lacking a crowd in this restaurant on a Saturday night. Unfortunately for him, he crossed the wrong set of women that evening and not only will we never return, but I would never even think about going to a restaurant owned by this man. He clearly knows nothing about running a business. The thing is, it was never about the money, when you break it out it was only $3 a person, something we clearly could all afford. The bar manager even offered up money from his tips that we politely declined - it was about the principle of the matter and the fact that this owner doesn't know his head from his a$$ when it comes to customer service.
Oh, and a word about the food - not worth the price - which could be why that dining room was pretty much empty on a Saturday night.

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★☆☆☆☆

As one can probably tell by the last few postings that we were all together... you know what they say - make a customer happy and you're lucky if they tell one person, anger one person and you're looking at them telling at least 25-30 people and so on. Unfortunately for Alex, there were 7 of us at dinner that evening, so word can get around pretty quick and this is one of the few places we have taken to in order to let people know that when it comes to great expectations - this would not be a place to have them.
Let me just reiterate that when we were told it was a standard fee and that it was "unprofessional" to disclose that kind of fee to a customer, I was literally appalled. I had never heard that if you disclose a fee to a customer that would be considered unprofessional. Nor have I ever heard of a restaurant charging $20 to cut a cake - which was actually more than what the cake was even worth. Curious if this was a standard practice around the area, I did a quick survey of similarly priced restaurants around the Denver metro area. AND, SURPRISE, survey says that this is NOT a standard practice. This is clearly a way for this owner to break even due to clearly lacking a crowd in this restaurant on a Saturday night. Unfortunately for him, he crossed the wrong set of women that evening and not only will we never return, but I would never even think about going to a restaurant owned by this man. He clearly knows nothing about running a business. The thing is, it was never about the money, when you break it out it was only $3 a person, something we clearly could all afford. The bar manager even offered up money from his tips that we politely declined - it was about the principle of the matter and the fact that this owner doesn't know his head from his a$$ when it comes to customer service.
Oh, and a word about the food - not worth the price - which could be why that dining room was pretty much empty on a Saturday night.

Pros: All Drinks were fabulously made with great attention to detail!

Cons: Owner, service

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This past Saturday, I planned a dinner for my close friend, and chose Limon. I called last Tuesday for the reservation, and thought my name was in. A few days later, one of the others called to ask if we could bring in a cake, and they didn?t even have the reservation. We were re-established; she was told a cake would be no problem. We arrived at the restaurant, I told the manager that we had a few that couldn?t make it, and I hoped it wasn?t a problem. He told it actually was a huge inconvenience. Fifteen minutes later, we were finally seated- the solution had been to remove a two top- not exactly fifteen minutes worth of work. The restaurant was nowhere near capacity. We ordered dinner; the food was mediocre at best. I had the risotto, which completely lacked flavor. When it came time for the cake, they brought it out, totally unlit. It was supposed to be a surprise. They finally lit them, and she blew out the candles. They took it back to the kitchen and served us 7 pieces. The check was brought, and there was a $20 Open Food charge. When we inquired, we were told it was the fee to use their plates and forks- don't they own those? The waiter said it would be removed, but instead, the manager, the first man I had dealt with, came over and informed us he would not remove the charge, and that he thought it was totally acceptable that the fee was charged to us, that it was standard. I have never heard of doing this! We told him we would never come back, and he said, ?fine, don?t bother.? We finally paid the incredibly high bill, and walked out. It took an extra 30 minutes since the waiter had ignored us upon this all occurring. The one saving grace was the incredibly nice bar manager, Timothy. Oh yes, and the manager is the owner! I have never heard of an owner being so horrendous. I would never set foot in this place again. They are rude and inconsiderate to customers, and the food quality does not match the prices they charge. Spend your money elsewhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

This past Saturday, I planned a dinner for my close friend, and chose Limon. I called last Tuesday for the reservation, and thought my name was in. A few days later, one of the others called to ask if we could bring in a cake, and they didn?t even have the reservation. We were re-established; she was told a cake would be no problem. We arrived at the restaurant, I told the manager that we had a few that couldn?t make it, and I hoped it wasn?t a problem. He told it actually was a huge inconvenience. Fifteen minutes later, we were finally seated- the solution had been to remove a two top- not exactly fifteen minutes worth of work. The restaurant was nowhere near capacity. We ordered dinner; the food was mediocre at best. I had the risotto, which completely lacked flavor. When it came time for the cake, they brought it out, totally unlit. It was supposed to be a surprise. They finally lit them, and she blew out the candles. They took it back to the kitchen and served us 7 pieces. The check was brought, and there was a $20 Open Food charge. When we inquired, we were told it was the fee to use their plates and forks- don't they own those? The waiter said it would be removed, but instead, the manager, the first man I had dealt with, came over and informed us he would not remove the charge, and that he thought it was totally acceptable that the fee was charged to us, that it was standard. I have never heard of doing this! We told him we would never come back, and he said, ?fine, don?t bother.? We finally paid the incredibly high bill, and walked out. It took an extra 30 minutes since the waiter had ignored us upon this all occurring. The one saving grace was the incredibly nice bar manager, Timothy. Oh yes, and the manager is the owner! I have never heard of an owner being so horrendous. I would never set foot in this place again. They are rude and inconsiderate to customers, and the food quality does not match the prices they charge. Spend your money elsewhere!

Pros: Mojito was good.

Cons: The owner!!!, the food, the service, and the ridiculous pricing for mediocre food

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We chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Everything was great.....good food, drinks, atmosphere, etc. My friends had decided to call ahead to see if it was alright to bring in a special birthday cake. The reply was simply, yes, that would be fine. Upon receiving our bill, there was a $20 "service fee". When we asked our waiter what the charge was for he said it was the cost to "cut the cake" by the chef. He then said he would take the charge off our bill. Mind you our bill is close to $400.00. Well, our waiter did not take the charge off the bill, nor did he apologize, I mean why would he...his gratuity was already included. Instead, the owner, Mr. A-hole himself, Alex Gurevich, came to our table to discuss a "misunderstanding" about a charge on our bill. He said that it is completely normal and customary to charge a fee to slice a cake brought in for special occasions. After all, as Mr. A hole says, we are letting you use our silverware and plates. We then proceeded to say that is fine, but why had no one said we would be charged for this? He, Alex, the rudest restaurant owner you will ever meet, says it is unprofessional to disclose this information to a customer. Seriously "unprofessional"?! No, it is nickel and diming your customers to make up for the lack of customers patronizing his establishment. I finally asked, so are you charging us the $20 to cut 7 pieces of cake we paid for and brought in on a $400 tab? His fine answer.....yes! We then said, well we will not be coming here EVER again! Again, Alex's lame response, I'm sorry to hear that. From there on, the waiter would barely stop by for us to pay. He could have cared less, again his gratutity was already included. The only saving grace was the bar manager, Timothy. He came out to us and apologized over and over. He even took his own $20 out of his tips to compensate. We graciously declined and asked him to pass his manners onto the sad person of a restaurant owner, Alex.

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★☆☆☆☆

We chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Everything was great.....good food, drinks, atmosphere, etc. My friends had decided to call ahead to see if it was alright to bring in a special birthday cake. The reply was simply, yes, that would be fine. Upon receiving our bill, there was a $20 "service fee". When we asked our waiter what the charge was for he said it was the cost to "cut the cake" by the chef. He then said he would take the charge off our bill. Mind you our bill is close to $400.00. Well, our waiter did not take the charge off the bill, nor did he apologize, I mean why would he...his gratuity was already included. Instead, the owner, Mr. A-hole himself, Alex Gurevich, came to our table to discuss a "misunderstanding" about a charge on our bill. He said that it is completely normal and customary to charge a fee to slice a cake brought in for special occasions. After all, as Mr. A hole says, we are letting you use our silverware and plates. We then proceeded to say that is fine, but why had no one said we would be charged for this? He, Alex, the rudest restaurant owner you will ever meet, says it is unprofessional to disclose this information to a customer. Seriously "unprofessional"?! No, it is nickel and diming your customers to make up for the lack of customers patronizing his establishment. I finally asked, so are you charging us the $20 to cut 7 pieces of cake we paid for and brought in on a $400 tab? His fine answer.....yes! We then said, well we will not be coming here EVER again! Again, Alex's lame response, I'm sorry to hear that. From there on, the waiter would barely stop by for us to pay. He could have cared less, again his gratutity was already included. The only saving grace was the bar manager, Timothy. He came out to us and apologized over and over. He even took his own $20 out of his tips to compensate. We graciously declined and asked him to pass his manners onto the sad person of a restaurant owner, Alex.

Pros: None, was treated so rudely, I will have no good things to say.

Cons: Confrontational owner and waiter, no concern of losing customers, overall horrible customer service.

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I've only eaten at Limon' once and I've been wanting to go back ever since. It's a little pricy for the portions you get, but the food is delicious! I pulled up their website and found the dish I ordered, "Seco de cordero tender lamb stew prepared in a traditional Peruvian style with black beer, cilantro and aji Amarillo. Served with garlic rice and salsa criolla." It was absolutely amazing! Coupled with one of Limon's 10 Cane Mojitos, it's an experience worth passing on. Parking, as with almost any downtown Denver establishment, is somewhat difficult so be prepared to walk a block or two during "peak" hours. Overall, Limon' is worth a 5 star rating! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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★★★★★

I've only eaten at Limon' once and I've been wanting to go back ever since. It's a little pricy for the portions you get, but the food is delicious! I pulled up their website and found the dish I ordered, "Seco de cordero tender lamb stew prepared in a traditional Peruvian style with black beer, cilantro and aji Amarillo. Served with garlic rice and salsa criolla." It was absolutely amazing! Coupled with one of Limon's 10 Cane Mojitos, it's an experience worth passing on. Parking, as with almost any downtown Denver establishment, is somewhat difficult so be prepared to walk a block or two during "peak" hours. Overall, Limon' is worth a 5 star rating! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Pros: Absolutely delicous Mojitos, appetizers & entrees!

Cons: Over priced. It's expensive for the portion size you are served.

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Finally, we had a chance to try it. Heard great things and all that, but proof is in the puddin', as they say. Started with the ceviche, the traditional one and the scallops. Oh my god! They have these pisco sours, a peruvian brandy of sorts, we had 2 each and they were devine, never had them before. The food was also something special. They twist it up like they say, but the duck and halibut I'd come back for any time. My husband and I were also very surprised by the pricing, very reasonable for this kind of cuisine. Our waiter was also very informative and just on time, never rushing us. the wine list is very relaxed and the suggestion of an Argentine bottle went well with our meal. We will definetly return and bring friends next time and we love that they take reservations now.

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★★★★★

Finally, we had a chance to try it. Heard great things and all that, but proof is in the puddin', as they say. Started with the ceviche, the traditional one and the scallops. Oh my god! They have these pisco sours, a peruvian brandy of sorts, we had 2 each and they were devine, never had them before. The food was also something special. They twist it up like they say, but the duck and halibut I'd come back for any time. My husband and I were also very surprised by the pricing, very reasonable for this kind of cuisine. Our waiter was also very informative and just on time, never rushing us. the wine list is very relaxed and the suggestion of an Argentine bottle went well with our meal. We will definetly return and bring friends next time and we love that they take reservations now.

Pros: Food, ambience, service

Cons: none

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The food is wonderful, great flavor! I love eclectic food and what they offer is nothing short of eclectic. At risk of butchering the names of the items offered, try the cebiches (seafood salsa), the potato cakes, the chicken kabobs (the spices are incredible!), and above all, you cannot pass up the Plantain Chips, I'm so addicted I'm learning to make them at home. HOWEVER, beware that the service is insanely slow and poor at best. I've been there twice now and both times the servers were consistantly MIA, both times ordering appetizers taking about 45min to 1 hour to arrive! Wow! ....I will say it's more than worth the wait. It was clear that the manager was aware of the poor customer service, as I think he approached our table more often than our server.....oops! I can only say that I hope they read these reviews and work on their server issues as it seems to be this restraurant's one and only fault.

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★★★★☆

The food is wonderful, great flavor! I love eclectic food and what they offer is nothing short of eclectic. At risk of butchering the names of the items offered, try the cebiches (seafood salsa), the potato cakes, the chicken kabobs (the spices are incredible!), and above all, you cannot pass up the Plantain Chips, I'm so addicted I'm learning to make them at home. HOWEVER, beware that the service is insanely slow and poor at best. I've been there twice now and both times the servers were consistantly MIA, both times ordering appetizers taking about 45min to 1 hour to arrive! Wow! ....I will say it's more than worth the wait. It was clear that the manager was aware of the poor customer service, as I think he approached our table more often than our server.....oops! I can only say that I hope they read these reviews and work on their server issues as it seems to be this restraurant's one and only fault.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Value

Cons: SERVICE!

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I went with two girlfriends to this restaurant last night. I had heard the mixed reviews but still wanted to try it.

First off, the interior and lighting are very nice. Good thing too because we waited a long, long time for dinner. They do not take reservations for parties of less than six. It took us forever to get our drinks and an appetizer. In the end we decided to sit at the bar for dinner because it was going to take a century to get a table.

We ordered a carafe of sangria. It was okay but had a bit of a flavor I could not identify and that I did not like. Slightly floral or something. We had the plantain chip appetizer which was delicious. The chips were light and crisp and perfectly salted and came with an aioli whose flavor I cannot quite identify now but it was great. I had the crispy duck with rice entree which had a very nice texture if not extremely generous in terms of portions. The rice was too salty. The duck itself was just right. Crispy and moist but also cooked. The bartender suggested a nice pinot noir to go with my meal which was a great suggestion. The pinot had a smokey flavor and went wonderfully with the duck and rice. A friend had the artichoke risotto/quinoa which was creamy and had a pleasant texture but seemed just a little bland to me. My friend seemed to like it very much.

We ordered the banana "budin", a bread pudding, and "tres leches" desserts. They were both very disappointing but the restaurant, seeing that we did not eat them, was nice enough to take them off our tab. The "budin" did not taste even a little like bananas. It was sort of a mealy faintly chocolate faintly cinnamon mass. It had a scoop of some sort of ice cream. It wasn't revolting but it had no appeal at all. The texture, the flavor, the appearance...all unfortunate. The tres leches should be renamed. It is not tres leches. It is more of a sponge cake with caramel and pineapple. Much too dry and tough to be good.

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★★★☆☆

I went with two girlfriends to this restaurant last night. I had heard the mixed reviews but still wanted to try it.

First off, the interior and lighting are very nice. Good thing too because we waited a long, long time for dinner. They do not take reservations for parties of less than six. It took us forever to get our drinks and an appetizer. In the end we decided to sit at the bar for dinner because it was going to take a century to get a table.

We ordered a carafe of sangria. It was okay but had a bit of a flavor I could not identify and that I did not like. Slightly floral or something. We had the plantain chip appetizer which was delicious. The chips were light and crisp and perfectly salted and came with an aioli whose flavor I cannot quite identify now but it was great. I had the crispy duck with rice entree which had a very nice texture if not extremely generous in terms of portions. The rice was too salty. The duck itself was just right. Crispy and moist but also cooked. The bartender suggested a nice pinot noir to go with my meal which was a great suggestion. The pinot had a smokey flavor and went wonderfully with the duck and rice. A friend had the artichoke risotto/quinoa which was creamy and had a pleasant texture but seemed just a little bland to me. My friend seemed to like it very much.

We ordered the banana "budin", a bread pudding, and "tres leches" desserts. They were both very disappointing but the restaurant, seeing that we did not eat them, was nice enough to take them off our tab. The "budin" did not taste even a little like bananas. It was sort of a mealy faintly chocolate faintly cinnamon mass. It had a scoop of some sort of ice cream. It wasn't revolting but it had no appeal at all. The texture, the flavor, the appearance...all unfortunate. The tres leches should be renamed. It is not tres leches. It is more of a sponge cake with caramel and pineapple. Much too dry and tough to be good.

Pros: Nice ambiance, no paid parking, menu has potential

Cons: Inconsistent food quality, staff only concerned when something is wrong

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I went to the restaurant knowing by others that this place wasnt worth it but i give it a try and my surprise was that the food its absolutley not what a real peruvian food should be the CAUSA LIMENA its aout of flavor
the CEVICHE A LA CHORRILLANA very poor on flavor I can't believed that the owner its marketing his product as peruvian food IT'S NOT
THIS CAN BE ANYTHING BUT PERUVIAN FOOD

NOT RECOMENDED

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the restaurant knowing by others that this place wasnt worth it but i give it a try and my surprise was that the food its absolutley not what a real peruvian food should be the CAUSA LIMENA its aout of flavor
the CEVICHE A LA CHORRILLANA very poor on flavor I can't believed that the owner its marketing his product as peruvian food IT'S NOT
THIS CAN BE ANYTHING BUT PERUVIAN FOOD

NOT RECOMENDED

Pros: AMBIENCE

Cons: NOT PERUVIAN FOOD , VERY LOW ON TASTE. PERUVIAN FOOD ITS A FEST OF FLAVORS

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I read the reviews of the other posters and had heard good things about this restaurant so decided to give it a try. My friend was open to checking it out again too, even though she had gone opening night and had a bad experience. We arrived at 6pm on a Wednesday night. The place was pretty full and the hostess told us that it would be a 1/2 hour wait.

After an hour we inquired as to how much longer it would be ... they said "not long". After another 1/2 hour and seeing others that came in after us get seated before us, we asked why we were still waiting? They said it was because we were a 2 top and they were seating larger parties before us even though they came in later. We ended up finally getting seated after an hour and 45 minutes of waiting. During this time the bar tender and hostess were very rude about it and didn't apologize or offer us even a free drink for having to wait over triple the time of her original quote. The bartender said "the hostess is bad about estimating, she always does that".

Once we were finally seated it took almost another hour for our entrees to come which were mediocre at best. I ordered the risotto which had artichokes in it that had that pickled from a can flavor. My friend had an expensive scallop plate that only had 3 scallops.

The wait was DEFINITELY not worth it. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read the reviews of the other posters and had heard good things about this restaurant so decided to give it a try. My friend was open to checking it out again too, even though she had gone opening night and had a bad experience. We arrived at 6pm on a Wednesday night. The place was pretty full and the hostess told us that it would be a 1/2 hour wait.

After an hour we inquired as to how much longer it would be ... they said "not long". After another 1/2 hour and seeing others that came in after us get seated before us, we asked why we were still waiting? They said it was because we were a 2 top and they were seating larger parties before us even though they came in later. We ended up finally getting seated after an hour and 45 minutes of waiting. During this time the bar tender and hostess were very rude about it and didn't apologize or offer us even a free drink for having to wait over triple the time of her original quote. The bartender said "the hostess is bad about estimating, she always does that".

Once we were finally seated it took almost another hour for our entrees to come which were mediocre at best. I ordered the risotto which had artichokes in it that had that pickled from a can flavor. My friend had an expensive scallop plate that only had 3 scallops.

The wait was DEFINITELY not worth it. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely not return.

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I went to Limon last night (Monday) for the first time and absolutely loved everything about it. This site says to make reservations, but they don't take reservations for parties under 6 people, so we waited about 30 minutes for a table. It was WELL worth it. We had drinks and appetizers in the bar (the fritadas were amazing). The meal was second to none - I had the ahi and my friend had the duck. We sampled a few of the cocktails - all of which were fantastic. I will return to this spot regularly, as the prices were also quite good. The portions are relatively small compared to other restaurants around town, but that's okay because nowadays so many restaurants seem to overload your plate making it impossible to finish the meal! In short, I cannot say anything bad about Limon. It is truly my new favorite restaurant in Denver.

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★★★★★

I went to Limon last night (Monday) for the first time and absolutely loved everything about it. This site says to make reservations, but they don't take reservations for parties under 6 people, so we waited about 30 minutes for a table. It was WELL worth it. We had drinks and appetizers in the bar (the fritadas were amazing). The meal was second to none - I had the ahi and my friend had the duck. We sampled a few of the cocktails - all of which were fantastic. I will return to this spot regularly, as the prices were also quite good. The portions are relatively small compared to other restaurants around town, but that's okay because nowadays so many restaurants seem to overload your plate making it impossible to finish the meal! In short, I cannot say anything bad about Limon. It is truly my new favorite restaurant in Denver.

Pros: Everything! The food and the drinks are to die for.

Cons: I think they were short staffed but we didn't mind. The place is small so prepare to wait.

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The drinks are wonderful. Great mojitos.

The dining experience is very intimate. It's great for meeting up with a group of friends or a date. The small cocktail area is perfect for sharing an appetizer and a few cocktails with friends.

The menu is not huge but if you are familiar with Peruvian cuisine then there is something for everyone on it.

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★★★★★

The drinks are wonderful. Great mojitos.

The dining experience is very intimate. It's great for meeting up with a group of friends or a date. The small cocktail area is perfect for sharing an appetizer and a few cocktails with friends.

The menu is not huge but if you are familiar with Peruvian cuisine then there is something for everyone on it.

Pros: Great drinks! Friendly service

Cons: Small restaurant so it can get loud. Sitting on the window seast can be awkward. You never get comfortable or settled in.

 

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