Monday, August 10, 2009

#37 Limon Rotisserie - The Big 100 Eats List

Limon Rotisserie in San FranciscoWhen I think of my Washington D.C. trip 2 years ago, my first thoughts isn't the National Mall or Georgetown, it is of El Pollo Rico. A warehouse restaurant serving only rotisserie chicken, amazing spicy sauce and fries. The place was college budget friendly and just damn good. We ate here thrice during my week stay. My best friend and her boyfriend still talk and drool about the chicken from time to time.

Limon Rotisserie in San FranciscoHow did I miss Limon Rotisserie? I always wanted to dine here but the long lines deter my steering wheel. I took the opportunity of hanging out with my cousin who is a bride-to-be free afternoon and hit Limon during off peak hours. We scored FREE parking in front and sat right by the window to people watch.

Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco - SangriaIt wasn't time for Happy Hour but it's always happy hour somewhere in the world so we had a glass of the $5 red sangria. The sangria was very sweet and fruity with the flavors of apple permeating through the glass. You ever get the feeling of excitement...waiting for the dishes to come and expecting it to be absolutely raving delicious? It happened here.

We started off with the $9.25 Ceviche Mixto halibut, calamari and tiger shrimp mixed lime juice, rocoto, garlic. The halibut pieces were thick and NOT overpowered with lime, a perfect balance of sweetness and citrus.

Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco - Ceviche with shrimp, halibut, calamari

The $9.25 Lomito Saltado was a good size and saucy so the fries soaked up the beefy juiciness. I don't know what else to say but the flavoring was spot on with the grilled scent of the beef.

Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco - Lomito Saltado

The $9.50 half order of Pollo a la Brasa or #37 Rotisserie Chicken on the Big 100 Eats List instantly transported me to the wonderful memories of Washington D.C. The first thought I had was to email my best friend the pictures of Limon and bring them to the restaurant when they are in town. The chicken was moist, devoid of fat, the skin was covered in herbs and a sugary stickiness from the caramelization. The cool and mild spicy sauce pushed it over the top. I would always pick fried chicken over rotisserie but Limon converted me (and saved me tons of calories.)

Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco - roasted chickenLimon Rotisserie in San Francisco - Roasted chickenLimon Rotisserie in San Francisco - the incredible sauces to eat with the chicken

The chicken came with two sides; I picked tacu-tacu, a rice and bean croquette-style dish and choclo-on-the-cob, a corn with large bean-like kernels.

Limon Rotisserie in San Francisco - tacu tacu, corn

I can't wait to see the faces of my best friend and her boyfriend when they take a bite out of the rotisserie chicken!

Limon Rotisserie
1001 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-2134
Limon Rotisserie on Urbanspoon


foodhoe said...

the ceviche looks pretty squishy still, not too rubbery or overcured... and that chicken looks insanely delicious. What are the sauces like? the gigantic corn kernels look kind of like mutant corn no?

Lolia S said...

I love how the chicken comes with dipping sauces - wish I would see that more often

cocochanelella said...

Foodhoe: The green one is very mild, herby and cool. The yellowish one is spicier and creamier. Both are killer. The corns tasted like beans.

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