Besito - Roslyn
Besito - Roslyn

Besito - Roslyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.besitomexican.com/
  • Phone: 5164843001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Spanish, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can arrange catering, including: guacamole, passed hors d'oeuvres, taco stations, and more. Besito will always tailor a menu to your specific needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi-private area available. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jose Reyes, Hector Arieta & Carlos Pascual 5164843001
  • Special Events: Host your special event at Besito, contact Jose Reyes for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Northern Blvd
  • Public Transit: LIRR to Mineola and then N23 towards Manor Haven LIRR to Hempstead and then N27 towards Glen Cove LIRR to Great Neck and then N20 or N21 east to Main St., Roslyn LIRR to Port Washington and then N23 towards Mineola LIRR to Roslyn and then N23 towards Manor Haven
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available in the Harborview Shops parking lot.
A word from Besito - Roslyn
Besito (Little Kiss, in English) serves authentic Mexican food and is home to tableside guacamole and the 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, boneless short ribs of beef and enchiladas suizas. We serve over 60 world class tequilas in our Agave Lounge in an atmosphere of old, rustic Mexico and sophistication bringing back memories of your last Mexican vacation!
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Besito - Roslyn reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)good for groups (85)special occasion (78)neighborhood gem (72)hot spot (58)romantic (57)vibrant bar scene (44)great for lunch (37)great for outdoor dining (30)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (22)great for brunch (21)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Where to begin
    WenchVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Besit has nice ambiance. I don't 100% agree with the name though; this is more or a Latin restaurant than a Mexican restaurant. I had a classic margarita that was excellent. The queso fundido appetizer was also delicious. The entrees were both a let down. The carne asada tacos had no seasoning AT ALL and were served with one corn tortilla that tore. They could fix this by doubling up on the tortillas. The carnitas were delicious, but not properly prepared. Carnitas are deep fried to make them crisp on the outside and these were just basically roasted pork. They were served smothered in an extremely salty black bean sauce. For the price, have drinks and appetizers here, but save your entree money for another Mexican restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    Scuby
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    On a girls' night out we shared 3 dishes, sangria and quac. prepared at the table. All were pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. They even lowered the AC when we asked. Will return and recommend to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tequila knowledgable
    Parks
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The eats are fantastic. And when paired with a great tequilla it's out of this world. We love our tequela and Eric knows his stuff. It's a great place to taste and talk tequela.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant on long island! Best mexican food I've ever had. Try EVERYTHING! I've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    had good Mexican food before & besito's was highly recommended. all hype except for the looks. on a good note we were seated right away but had reservations. night started with mojito's & fresh guacamole. guacamole is nothing special but it's fresh & made table side. wife got the res & told me the sauce was similar to tomato paste in the can. no real flavor & pretty bland, steak was of course very pink inside & we ordered it well done. would have sent it back but didn't like the taste. I got the special which was a fish dish drowned in cheese not much of any flavor. waitress asked if we wanted bottled water/regular, we said regular but got no water at all. waste of gas, time, money, & bad way to end date night after an amazing night out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Mexican Flavor
    funfordinner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love This place. Great place, Great Food, and a great signature cocktail!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Besito is mucho bueno!
    greatplace2b
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food,service,drinks, and over ambiance was outstanding. Great place to go to for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service done right
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was excellent ! Water glasses were always filled, warm chips & salsa were also replenished until food came. Friendly staff. Their cocktails were delish & the side table gaucamole is a MUST. 4 ppl shared 1 appetizer, Queso Fundido, great for cheese lovers. For entree, I highly recommend their fish dishes, Pescado con Pipian y Atole & pescado Veracruzana. The Costillas al Piquin is a nice portion & quite tender. All was great except their mole poblano , dry bland chicken, wrapped in dry corn tortilla with not so great tasting mole sauce, very disappointing. Shared the Flan for dessert, also disappointing, was not smooth & creamy & the tart orange sauce although tasty, does not make sense with it. Despite this, we'd come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night
    sushee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We called on the last. minute but were able to get a 5:30 reservation. Lovely evening for eating outside. Frozen margaritas were great as well as the guac.! Suiza and stuffed organic peppers were perfect. Really liked the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Mexican Food!
    LastMateVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Arrived to celebrate my birthday with friends at this very special restaurant. Food, service, ambiance are all wonderful, and have remained so over the years. Special thanks to my favorite server, Lothel. His discreet yet watchful presence makes for such a pleasant, carefully served yet uninterrupted dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    kurtzie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love love love eating at Besito Roslyn! Every time I go there, it is a great experience. They really know how to set the mood and cook delicious, authentic Mexican food. The best on Long Island. Great for parties and special occasions or a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good stable restaurant
    Prdk
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great bar, excellent ambiance, good service, excellent guacamole and good food. What's not to like if you like Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Was not wowed by the place since my expectations were high as a result of recommendations. The guacamole was excellent, the special drink of the night tasty, but the food was just ok. I've had better Mexican food at franchise restaurants. I'm surprised at the difficulty in getting a reservation here. I don't think it's worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    TheVoice
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was so great. My mother loved it so much that she wants to go back, even though she normally likes a lot of variety. She also fell in love with the decor/ambiance. The only issue is the tables are too close to other guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Besito means kiss...
    Jfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    And the meal was made with a sweet kiss of perfection! Delicious food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time was not the charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was the second time dining at Besito Roslyn and the first time we had such a great time we decided to come back. We had a horrible experience we waited 20 minute for a waiter to acknowledge us then we had to constantly ask for water the service was unacceptable
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise
    curly
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Eating outdoors is very pleasant. It is quiet but the inside dining room is very noisy. If the dishes and silver stopped clanking and the soundtrack was lowered it would be nice to dine inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great with children
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Staff was so kind and accommodating to our 1 year old son. Upon seating, they brought him a plate of cut bananas and avocado. It was perfect! I was going to order a chicken quesadilla for him to have a few bites and the server suggested the child quesadilla they had (I was not given a children's menu). The child's quesadilla was two separate corn tortillas folded in half with shredded chicken and cheese. The table rice and beans rounded out his meal and we were able to enjoy our meals without worrying about him. I recommend Sunday lunch with children as it's not very busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice birthday.
    luvmex
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a delicious dinner with my boyfriend and family. I also love the restaurant's decor, style and lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Likefood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Just good in all ways. The only negative would be a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Besito has an energetic vibe. This is my fourth time there. The first time was on a Saturday evening a few years ago and I loved it. The second and third times were a for a weekend lunch. It was much quieter during these visits. This last time, it was noisy, busy and the waiter was not as attentive. On the last two visits I did not find the food memorable. It is still a nice restaurant for innovative Mexican food, but it has lost it edge to me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toohot4me
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Restaurant was too hot to sit comfortably. Poor service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Besito, again
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went back to Besito because our dining experience there before was very good. I love the budin mariscos and the flan. The mixed tacos were also good. This time, our good dining experience was marred by the loud mouthed guy sitting next to our table. Not only was he loud but also talked non-stop. We moved our table a little bit farther from them but we could hear his whole life story. Also, the noise level this time was really loud because there was a bridal shower going on. This is understandable; however, the restaurant should provide more wait staff to attend to the other clients. We had to wait for some time just to get one of the wait staff to give us our check. But still, we would go back to this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Ambiance
    Blue
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent. Best guacamole I ever had. Everyone at the table said the same thing. We ordered the ceviche. It was perhaps the only food item that was sub par. It had a funny aftertaste to it. Overall the food was outstanding though, and we will definitely be back. The waiter was very helpful but could have been around a little more. We stopped at the bar after dinner. The bar was a different story. The drinks were awful. The bar staff were not knowledgeable, were inattentive, and I had the worst dirty martini I ever tasted. It literally looked dirty - as if they used dirty sink water and it didn't taste much different. We ordered some other mixed drinks and they were all off as well. A place this nice should have a better bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican food on Long Island
    era1687VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My favorite Mexican restaurant. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Love the house margarita!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow!
    LuvMyConor
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband took me here for my birthday. Both Huntington and Roslyn Besito are equally amazing! this location was closer to home! I am a big fan of their guac. Will come back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and drinks
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was great, as usual. Drinks could have been a little better but usually are awesome. I re commend to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing food and great service. The white sangria is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican
    Brutus70VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our third visit to Besito in Roslyn. Each time we have dined at the restaurant, we have enjoyed our dinner. The guacamole is devious and it's table side preparation allows the waiter to customize the "heat"! The drinks are pricey but quite good. This trip we came with friends and ordered a pitcher of white sangria which we all enjoyed but found that it was way over priced for what its contents were. It was tasty though! We definitely will return again but next time we will stick to the regular drink selection which have been great and much more typical bar prices. We highly recommend Besito where you will find really upscale and creative Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining for dinner
    Cindy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great, attentive service. Great atmosphere--- appropriate for all types of groups (family night, girls night out, date night, etc). Food was pretty good. Table side guacamole was excellent! Sangria wasn't so great. Wonderful experience overall! Will definitely go back & recommend for others!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not ur average Mexican dinner
    ContaxsportsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Table side guacamole and non convention margaritas were the highlights. This place mixes and prepares the guacamole right at your table and served with warmed chips. The margaritas were served on the rocks without the salt both items were very good. The salmon dish I had was grilled to perfection overall I don't usually choose Mexican but I would definitely revisit this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBVD
    BBVDVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was super dining experience everything was top notch from cocktails to desert. The server was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Henry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Henry, our server is professional and personable. Knows customer service and always smiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Hungrygirl44
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have heard great things about Besito but our experience was ok. Not great. The portions were small and the food was ok. Did not like our server. She didn't do much. I liked the ambience though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great Mexican food served in a very nice setting. Food is really good and the service is tops.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Besito has never disappointed. Their cocktails are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mikes
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    great table side guacamole, great enchilada - great bar drinks. We Enjoyed Besito in rosyln better than rosa mexicano in nyc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very romantic
    Mysticrose714
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food is excellent! Terrific service and knowledgeable waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good friends
    MJLo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We met friends for an early dinner, Friday evening. Our waitress, Natalie, could not have been more accommodating and pleasant. Our drinks were sublime, the guacamole divine, our entrees were hot, fresh and delicious, our dessert of dulce de leche ice cream was cool and sweet. Besito in Roslyn is one of our favorite restaurants. We live on the south shore, however, we don't mind the 30 minute drive for a scrumptious meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • METags
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Second time to dine at this restaurant with one week. Wish I could points for,the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic