Besito - Huntington
Besito - Huntington

Besito - Huntington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.besitomexican.com/
  • Phone: 6315490100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Spanish, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chef Scott Wojcik
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Guacamole, passed hors d'oeuvre, choice of 3 entrees. Besito will tailor a menu to your speicific needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private, please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager Jose Reyes or Jose Avila 6315490100
  • Special Events: Please contact Jose Reyes for more details on hosting your special event at Besito!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gaines & High Street
  • Public Transit: LIRR Huntington Railroad station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot in the back of the restaurant. Municipal parking lot on Elm Street. There is also street parking
A word from Besito - Huntington
Besito (which means Little Kiss, in English) serves authentic Mexican food and serves their famous tableside guacamole and Besito Patron Margarita. Besito serves Lunch and Dinner every day of the week. Food specialties include classic tortilla soup, tamales with shrimp and chipotle adobo, ceviches made daily, authentic tacos and enchiladas suizas. We serve over 75 world class tequilas in an atmosphere with rustic Mexican sophistication that will bring back memories of your last Mexican vacation!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican / Southwestern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Besito - Huntington reviews from OpenTable diners
213 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (113)hot spot (110)fit for foodies (99)vibrant bar scene (93)special occasion (91)good for groups (88)romantic (84)great for outdoor dining (69)great for lunch (47)late-night find (40)kid-friendly (24)great for brunch (19)notable wine list (14)scenic view (12)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent Food, Great Service, would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diverse & Flavorful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The menu ran from safe to adventurous. The ingredients were fresh and thoughtfully combined. Meats were seasoned well and were tender, juicy and delicious! I enjoyed the mahi mahi ceviche but would have preferred larger pieces of fish. The Carnitas Enchiladas were flavorful but not overdone (and I truly enjoyed the hint of bacon sprinkled on top!) The jicama salad with fresh lime and chili is a must. The atmosphere was nice, a little dark but i prefer the seclusion of the dimly lit booths if you are with someone special. I will certainly go back! There were so many more dishes to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot to meet friends.
    matty32VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went on a Tuesday at 6:45. It was packed. Good vibe at the bar. We chose to eat inside rather than outside. The service was outstanding. Margaritas and guacamole very good. Our entrees were very tasty and ample. I had the mahi mahi veracruzana which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were greeted promptly for our late afternoon dinner reservation. The tortilla soup and tamale were excellent starters. The second course included the Carnitas and Pechuga de Pollo entrees - both are flavorful, tender and portioned appropriately. Add on the sweet plantains to share. The service was professional and friendly. We highly recommend and will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Server Makes For Great Dining
    HostessWithTheMostess
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I dined here with two others and we asked quite a few questions. There was no question our server, Andrew, could not answer. Every response he gave was knowledgeable and he seemed genuinely interested in educating us on Mexican cuisine. I am a very picky eater and don't like spicy food so I can't comment much on the menu but Andrew's suggestions on how to make my Pastor tacos less spicy and more enjoyable were very helpful and much appreciated. As someone who has worked in restaurants for a while, I see that when servers get busy questions can irritate them. It was nice to have a server who remained calm through lots of questions and seemed happy to share his knowledge about the cuisine. (And we loved the fresh, table-side made guacamole!)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not thst great
    Monica
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to Besito's in Roslyn as well and i think the food was much better at that location. I ordered the enchilada special on Saturday night and it was pretty bland. That was the only drawback which is significant when your bill is quite steep. So that is why the food rating is so low. The three other people with me were not impressed either. Good guacamole, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joan123
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was very good and the waiter was helpful and nice. We had the table side made guacamole, which was delicious and three shrimp dishes, all great. My only complaint was that it was noisey and the tables are a little too close together. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Came here for first time for my girlfriends birthday and it was amazing. The food, decor, service and overall experience was awesome and would definitely be visiting besito again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    fiyahdVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Been here a few times, never a problem.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entire Meal Perfecto
    Jade
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything ordered was wonderful and the service was perfection. The sangria was enjoyable also. We ordered the Tres Leche Cake for dessert and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Besito Very Good Mexican
    islandbean
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A couple of blocks from the Paramount, I like to hit Besito when I have tickets to a show. With its casual atmosphere and fun décor I enjoy having something special at this restaurant. While I love their tableside guacamole, my husband doesn't eat it so I hunted for an appetizer to please both our palates. I settled on a quesadilla with cheese and vegetables. It was so delicious, he ate it and enjoyed- even though it contained mushrooms (that he would never touch otherwise). The veracruzana style fish was good, as was the short rib entrée. The dessert of flan was good, but the churros they brought us at the end would have been enough.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Keep coming back - especially for the signature Margaritas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • many flies at our table...:(
    DaveRVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I felt like i was in asia with the large number of flies around the table. Food was good (espeically shrimp tacos which for some reason are only available at lunchtime).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    Brighteyed
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Besito never disappoints.. the ambiance is both romantic and great for groups. It's always my favorite place to go and the food is perfect everytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet with friends!
    love4yoga
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have gone to Besitos many times. It is one of my favorite go to places. Great, attentive service and delicious menu! Parking can be challenging but worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Kcoyle09
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and service love the atmosphere. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Lorie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always get a great meal at Besito. Guacamole is a must! Margaritas are delcious especially their house special. You can leave without a worry with your worry doll, which each guest received at the end of your meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kim
    kimmyp
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love Besito. I really feel like Im in cabo on vacation!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veronica75
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was Excellent! Sangria was delicious! Excellent service! Waiter and Managers were Friendly and nice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Msnik
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for my birthday and had a wonderful time. Consistently great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything was good. From the drinks - guacamole - to the steak. Waitress was attentive and pleasant. The only problem was I requested a table outside & when I got there they said the do not honor those requests on open table. It was a beautiful night and we specifically wanted to eat outside. I was told the wait would be over an hour - even though we had a reservation & there was an avaiable table outside. That was disappointing. However, that being said, Besito is still a very good Mexican restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing time with Girlfriends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    FOod and service were remarkable...drinks were amazing as well. Great friendly staff and bar tender. Overall a great experience everytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theplace to go,only ok-OVERRATED
    louC
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was better the first time we went...smallest glass of wine EVER. And NOT a Mexican restaurant...a hybrid actually... partly Mexican/partly Spanish...Was ok...over priced and I don't know what all the is excitement is about...every time I have to fight for a spot, it is NEVER packed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Russ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My wife likes to go to Besito each year for her birthday. She loves the fresh guacamole made at the table and the food is always excellent. Very nice place in the summer to sit by the open doors near the street or in the back of the restaurant if you want more of the A/C. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Besito-Huntington to anyone who wants a great restaurant at a reasonable price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Mexican perfectly done
    VicAndJimVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been many times and never disappoints. Easily one of my favorite restaurants and the best mexican place on Long Island
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Besito Review!!
    MikeyT
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I'm going to keep writing reviews everytime we go here because everybody who is thinking about going needs to go!!!! Besito is by far our favorite restaurant! Every time we go the food is spot on the drinks are amazing and the service is phenomenal! I can't get enough of Besito!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service vs food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service but the first empanadas selection was just ok. Every thing else including the service was fantastic. Our waiter really knew the menu very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chose to dine here to celebrate my wife's birthday. Excellent food AND service from Alyssa. Very good margaritas. We enjoyed the tableside guacamole (fantastic), for dinner we ordered the Budin de Mariscos, Carnitas, and a Tamale de Elote. The food was well-prepared, hot, and fresh. We plan on returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a nice place with different menu items. I highly recommend the guacamole. It is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We didnt get what the fuss is about.... Mediocre from head to toe
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    All aspects of the service were excellent, from the Manager to the help staff. The food was unbelievable as was the signature margarita!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Guacamole on LI!
    nanc
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The guacamole is worth the trip to Huntington. Made fresh at the table you can not go wrong. The meals were terrific as well with a variety of Mexican dishes that are scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique and Fabulous Mexican
    JuliaBVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food at Besito is not to be beat! It is original in every way, using fresh ingredients in wonderful combinations. The service is attentive, efficient and friendly. The ambience is modern Mexico. Besito is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Savoring each bite
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was recommended to have a romantic dinner for our anniversary. I love Mexican food! Based on the reviews, I thought to check it out. We were quickly seated as we had booked a table. It was very busy and a little confusing when we walked in. The lovely hostess sat us in the back. Our waiter was awesome and so helpful with the menu. We ordered the guacamole; delicious and no need for salt! We the ordered the platanos maduros with our dishes. He ordered carne de res and I ordered the enchiladas mixtas.yum! Dessert was tres leches and we made room! Margarita de Tamarind all the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night?
    cjc1922
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Bar was backed up, so drinks took a while - even my soda... why? Ordered the table side guacamole - double order - not made at our table... made in a corner and brought over. Isn't presentation part of the pricy order? $22 for that? Otherwise very good food, and friendly and attentive waitress. I will chalk this up to a busier than expected Monday night. Food was great, so I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Jodiw13
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I made the reservation thru open table and unfortunately made it for two when we were three. The place was packed but they seated us within 15 minutes. They were fantastic about it and the meal was delish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    L0vr2eatNYVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Besito is known to have terrible service, I don't ever recall having good service. The food is tremendous, but you will wait 15-20 before you even order and to reorder drinks is a painful operation. I have ate here 20+ times, and will continue to despite the lack of service because the food is that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good food, noisy atmosphere
    luv2swim
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our group of three enjoyed our wonderful dinner at Besito. The guacamole, fresh and made table side, was outstanding and the chips were fresh and warm. I'm a vegetarian and really enjoyed my "vegetales" dinner - fresh and plenty to eat. The only negative is that it is very noisy and hard to have a conversation, even on a Monday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • such a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The salad with grilled salmon was exceptional. I don't know what is in the dressing but it was delicious with lettuce and corn and avocado. As always, the table-made guacamole is fantastic. This time I tried the ginger jalapeno margarita, and am a complete convert. The last sip, with the shredded jalapeno, was the perfect to coda to a great meal. WE sat one table in from the sidewalk so had good light and good people-watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time and wonderful food
    Rosa
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food and great atmosphere. Very attentive staff and would definitely return. My son loved the food they accommodated him he can be such a picky eater.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.