Shop 6, Shed 23,
Princes Wharf, Quay Street,
(09) 309 6870
We are a Spanish-Mediterranean bar and restaurant, with a touch of New Zealand influence. Limon is located at Princes Wharf, Downtown Auckland.
Mon - Fri: 11.00 till late
Sat - Sun: 10.00 till late
Daily till close.
Essential on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
Set Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu, Breakfast Menu
Well, very disappointed! VERY. I ordered the steak with mashed potato (mashed with feta and herbs) and green beans. To be honest, the steak was perfect. But the potato was lacking in feta and herbs. Actually, it was lacking in everything. Was so dry and lumpy it was barely edible. And the beans - well they were obviously frozen, about 2cm long, and there were 4 of them. It was served with one piece of broccoli and some cooked carrot. I do better at home, and I'm not even good! And the boom, boom from the obnoxious neighbours made the whole night a huge disappointment. I realise this is not the restaurants fault that their neighbours were such dicks, but it just added to the bad evening. I won't be going back! And won't be recommending them to anyone else.
Fancy Some tapas?
Limon is situated a little out of the bustling center of the viaduct which is perfect to my mind. Sit outside and watch the evening fade to darkness over the harbor while enjoying sone Limon’s range of tasty tapas or main dishes.
Don’t forget to order a jug of Sangria!
Limon has a very nice setting, being situated on Princes Wharf. The place is a bit cosy when it's busy as there's not much room to manoeuvre around when people walk behind you. Otherwise, it was quite pleasant with a guitarist playing live music.
We had tapas. Food-wise, was alright. The food was a little salty at times, while some dishes, eg. the chicken and meatball, were lacking in flavour. The patatas bravas were quite good, but I wish they'd served it with the tomato sauce. It came either on its own or with an aioli type sauce. Some things, eg. the squid, was really good. I also liked their feta stuffed baby chilli and serrano ham wrapped dates.
Drinks -- had the sangria. It was quite watered down and didn't taste too great. Could have been cause we had a voucher. Still, their loss as it failed to make me want to have more. Otherwise, I would've happily ordered more since I wasn't driving that night.
Overall, the tapas I had was okay -- depending on what you order. I think I'll have to go back to Limon again to try food they make themselves, e.g. mains like paella, before I can comment further.
Had a very enjoyable lunch at Limon.
We ordered a tapas platter to shared, followed by paella.
The food was delicious and the setting very enjoyable.
The staff was pleasant, but the waiter was a little distracted by his mobile phone (txting quite a lot), rather than checking on dinners.
All in all, a very enjoyable meal.
Would happily return and recommend!
Limon is well priced for this end of town but judging by the other reviews here its the service that's indifferent.
Cant say that I experienced that on our last visit - the staff at Limon were all pretty on to it for us.
The wine list at Limon is pretty good too!
I had a very pleasant night in Limon. I have never been to Spain or a Spanish restaurant before , but the atmosphere, music and the staff have really made me feel as if am in a different country . The food was very different and tasty, especially Tapas. The waitress kindly explained to me what empanadas, chorizo, Serrano ham and paella are. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are up for a new experience :)
The waitress was recently arrived from eastern Europe and unsurprisingly had zero knowledge of Spanish food. I ordered a seafood empanada. What arrived was a greasy prawn in an industrial cheese sauce inside a filo pastry that would have ruined a sausage role in a poor quality pub. When I asked for a glass of Trapiche the waitress asked me if I liked Pinot Gris, she was unaware that Trapiche came from Mendoza in Argentina and was famous for Malbec. The wine was however the only genuine thing about this restaurant. The steak was overcooked, poor quality and on a bed of overcooked courgettes and smash. This must be the worst "Spanish restaurant" in the Southern hemisphere, it needs to be closed down soon.
Tapa's were nice and the location was great, HOWEVER the mains were substandard the 'Snapper' was not fresh and I have my doubts if it was actually snapper, It was dry and tasteless and the portions were very small for the price, when we complained we were fobbed off with some lame excuse, we declined the offer of complementary coffee as we couldn't get out of there fast enough.
This has to be the best Spanish restaurant in Auckland! Service was really good - friendly and fast (especially considering how busy the place was on a Friday night), excellent dishes (we had a couple of tapas dishes and crayfish paella) and a good selection of drinks (especially liked the Sangria). Great views, and ambiance was made even better by live spanish guitar. Looking forward to going there again.
I'm a bit reluctant to write a review for this restaurant since it was recommended and not wanting to upset my host. However, it was not my host fault that the standard of food was below par. The portions were small and tasteless. I could not recommend nor will I return.
Fantastic location but the compliments end there. The waiting staff were slow and uninterested, the food prompt but uninspiring. I won't be returning.
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