When we were crawling for dessert a few weeks back, we stumbled (almost literally, in my case) on a teeny restuarant called Limon. They serve Peruvian food (as billed) with a California edge (as i gleaned from the menu). It was bright and smelled lovely - i vowed we would come back and try it sometime soon. Have any of you been?
SFGate had this to say:
Limon: At Limon, fusion cuisine means combining traditional Peruvian recipes with California ingredients. Headed by chef Martin Castillo, Limon brings together the experience of various members of the Castillo family who collectively have worked at Aqua, Rubicon, Mecca, Sol y Luna and ThirstyBear. The space is stylish and spare, with walls painted lime green, chartreuse and orange. Tables and chairs have a retro-modern look. The short menu, which will be tweaked over time, starts with items like papa a la huancaina, tender slices of potato bathed in a cool, creamy sauce with a kick of spice. In the mejillones appetizer, mussels come in a wine sauce enriched with pancetta, saffron and coconut cream. Rotisserie chicken is a house specialty, or choose from entrees like a fat pork chop on a savory bed of cabbage and potatoes sauteed with bacon or halibut in a spicy, tomato-y sauce loaded with fresh shellfish. Some items aren't always available, and so far there is no dessert menu. Instead, diners are offered a bowl of tropical fruit ice cream on the house. 3316 17th St. (between Valencia and Mission), San Francisco; (415) 252-0918. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Beer and wine. Reservations and credit cards accepted. Starters, $4.75-$12.25; entrees, $4.75- $14.95. -- SF Chronicle (8/02)