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Besito - West Hartford
Besito - West Hartford
  • Address:
    46 South Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Hartford / West Hartford
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican / Southwestern
    Price: $31 to $50

Besito - West Hartford Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.besitomexican.com
  • Phone: (860) 233-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: We can arrange catering including guacamole, passed hors d'oeuvres, taco stations and more. Besito can always tailor a menu to your speicifc needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi private area available. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jose Reyes,Tim Dilallo & Tammi Morris (860) 233-2500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: TD Bank
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and pubic lots available in Blue Back Square.
A word from Besito - West Hartford
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 everyday. Food specialties include classic tortilla soup, tamales with shrimp and chipotle adobo, ceviche 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!

Blue Back Square is Besito's first location in Connecticut. Our two other locations are located in Long Island, New York. Besito - Huntington opened up in February 2006 and Besito - Roslyn opened in January 2007.
Buen Provecho!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican / Southwestern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time and it couldn't have been better! Our server was so nice and extremely knowledage. The decor was perfect and the food was incredible! The margaritas were delicious and not too sweet! This is such a quality place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Friendly wait staff and food is always good. Table side guacamole is the best. One of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent. the wait staff courteous and knowledgeable. Excellent ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and great location. Pricing is a beat too much thoough. But overall we had a good time. The kitchen closes too early."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Some nice extra touches and good service, but food was just ok. Good if you're looking for quantity."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Besitos and was looking forward to it. What a disappointment! Other than the gimmick of making glaucamole table side, it wasn't really any better than a typical chain restaurant, my wife's tuna was over cooked, and my enchiladas were just a pile of goo, with rubbery hanger steak. The service and ambience were fine, but it's not worth a return trip."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a small group dinner for my husband's birthday. Some things were shared (hot and mild guacamole for the table, rice and beans). Everyone was happy with both shared foods and their individual meals. Excellent! Taste, temperature, presentation...all were wonderful! Our waitress was great and knowledgeable about the foods we had questions about. I would absolutely go back and will be recommending it to other people!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's just a real good place to go out and count on good food with good service every time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was tasty but nothing that special. Noise level was out of control. I could not hear a word the server said and my party was shouting at each other all night. Server was like a used car salesman. Way overpriced for the quality and atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been to Besitos twice before and the food and service was absolutely perfect! This time, however, it felt mediocre. I took my husband who had never been,for Father's Day. The waiter took about 10-15 mins to greet us. When he did there was no "hello" or "happy Father's Day", rather a "can I get you a drink". The food was good but nowhere as good as the two times prior."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an excellent time at Besito. Friendly wait staff, delicious food, and a comfortable atmosphere made for an enjoyable dining experience. Would definitely recommend and definitely plan to go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Besito's was just okay. The tableside guacamole was tasteless, it lacked any acidity or spice. I recently had tableside guacamole at Geronimo's in New Haven and it was outstanding! the food was presented beautifully, but was definitely lacking. I had the shrimpt skewers and they were cooked nicely, but it was on a pretty plate with pico de gallo and i think diced squash. probably needed some rice underneath the plate. Pricey Mexican food, but had a delicious margarita!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Creative delicious food and drink. Service could have been better."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We discovered Besito by accident a year ago and go to lunch there once a month - the drive is just over an hour. The décor is outstanding - similar to a typical Mexican restaurant as Mexico's presidential palace is to a typical Mexican home - as is the ambience. The food is the best Mexican style food we have had outside of top end Mexican restaurants. We ate dinner there with friends on Saturday night. Food was amazing as usual and the staff very attentive and friendly. The restaurant was busy and active in conversation but the staff coped flawlessly. Our guests spend part of the year in Puerto Vallarta and compared the food to the best restaurants there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My son and I always go here and we are never disappointed. Besitos has a really good well trained staff. I look forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Besitos is unlike any other Mexican restaurant we have been to. It is very upscale and feels more like a 5 star restaurant. The prices reflect this, but are in no way overly expensive, especially for the quality of food and great service you get. Even though they were busy on a Friday night, they honored our request for a booth and we were sat right away. Everyone from the hostesses, waitstaff, and bus staff were all very welcoming. I just ordered appetizers since I don't eat a lot and my husband got the Chicken Mole Pablano Enchiladas wich were outstanding! We were especially impressed by how quickly the food came out and how delicious it all tasted. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "If you read the private message you will see that the experience was not up to par for Besitos."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is no doubt very good but this time around, the best part of our experience, was the service. Jose provided excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Tableside Guac was fresh and tasty. As somebody that lives in Texas, taking a client's recommendation for Mexican food in CT was probably the only reason I'd try this place. However, it pleasantly surprised me. Great looking restaurant, enjoyable food (my mahi-mahi was a little dry, although a co-worker had the same dish and loved it), very relaxed atmosphere and totally suitable for entertaining clients. The horseshoe booth was perfect for our group. Would recommend and could see myself returning."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I went with a group of six for dinner as a going away celebration for a friend. I have been there before for happy hour which was excellent. We asked if we could sit outside and they said no, only tables of four can sit outside. The inside of the restaurant however is very nice and upscale. The service was okay we did not see her often as everybody joined us for drink orders etc. The food was my main concern; I did not get what I was looking for. The tacos mixtos came on a pan of melted cheese which was nearly impossible to eat and get off the plate and they barely gave us enough taco tortillas, which we had to share among the six of us. For the pricey options they have the food was overcooked and underwhelming. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I never know what to expect when Dining Mexican - but Besito's was everything we could have wanted. The table side guacamole is not to be missed and the Negra Modelo marinated filet was exceptional."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, and service were great, but it is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our lunch was fantastic - the food was great and the restaurant is beautiful!!!! We went to celebrate a graduation and Tyler, your manager, was very on top of things in the restaurant and very attentive to the guests! Great place!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I've eaten here on several different occasions. This was the first time on a Saturday night during prime dinning hours. Our waiter "Bruce" was really rude and rushing us through dinner. There were several times the manager was out in the dining area seemingly rushing all the waitstaff to get their parties in and out. If I'm going to pay for overpriced Mexican food I'd at least like to enjoy it, not inhale it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Besitos is a winner! Gets the stamp of authenticity from my Mexican friend and travelers in the know. A local favorite hat never disappoints. Definitely offers sophisticated fare far above the typical Tex-Mex dishes of most Mexican restsurants in the US. My Yucatan spiced chicken with was do tasty and my son loved the mole poblano. Excellent selection of margaritas, tequila, beer and select wine choices add to the fun. Atmosphere is noisy but festive. The large, high ceilinged dining room evokes a different time and place. It's always fun at Besitos!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The "besito" cocktail is great.the restaurante is on the middle of cute west Hartford downtown so allow you to walk around and have a nice conversation after dinner. Decor good. Food is good too, nothing extraordinary but when you look overall is a great experience !"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "As always very good but slightly disappointed that they didn't have the best dish. But still very good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner here. Guacamole was delicious and the presentation of all entrees and desserts were amazing. Chef Tim is outstanding. Lots of teamwork among service staff as well. Atmosphere is bright and comfortable. A great place for a date or group meal. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very good upscale Mexican food. Not the usual taco and burritos you find elsewhere. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Ok for children but don't expect chicken tenders and burgers. Great margaritas, table side guacamole and complimentary churros. Yum!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great margarita selection-order up because too much ice otherwise. Our waiter was knowledgable and suggested additions to our meals that were delicious. Menu is unique and all four of us loved our meals. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Tableside Guac is outstanding. Service is excellent. Always on top of removing dished from the table and filling your beverage. Water is filled before you know it happens. A bit pricey, yes, but the food is really great and the service is amazing."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had visited your restaurant during dinner and now during lunch with family members . We enjoyed both times very much. I preferred dinner"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I've eaten at Besito's before and had a good experience, but this evening did not live up to its prior standards. Our server was barely civil; our food was nothing special. I brought a friend from Arizona and it was extremely embarrassing to see that Besito's has changed so much. I won't be bringing any future out of state guests there, that's for sure."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Two of our party of four decided on entrees, and when we ordered, they said they didn't have either. Why not tell us this when you hand out menus? Good food, but relatively high priced. Not sure we'll be back. But it looks like all their tequilas were available, if you're into that."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I like this restaurant. The guacamole was delicious. I got the chicken salad and thought it was good and had plenty of chicken. I would recommend this to a friend."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great spot to enjoy Mexican food outside. Food was fresh and vibrant! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend their Partida Natural Margarita (equivalent to a "skinny"). Loved the shrimp tacos!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent food, great atmosphere. Wait staff (Olivia) very friendly and knowledgeable. Management (tyler) insured we were satisfied. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was great, rapid attentive service, varied, interesting menu, great tequila list. substantial portions. The one negative was that there were three female staff standing by the wait station near the window for at least 10 minutes talking, on their cellphones, not paying attention to the patrons. We didn't need anything, but it did not look good to see these three girls just standing around. Similarly, the hostess was seen engrossed with her cellphone on a few occasions. Our waiter and server were very good, new the menu well, explained the options and selections, and were very friendly. He kept our water glasses full, and our chips and salsa fresh. Overall, a very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Attentive waitstaff but a bit too pushy with the drink and food up sells. Also, if you park your car on the street in a metered space remember to also feed the parking meter during your meal. 90 minutes is the maximum time meter limit that can be purchased. Overtime parking is enforced until 10PM, Monday-Saturday."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I recently went to Besito with my married daughter and her husband. This was my 4th visit ,and I have never been disappointed in the least. The service? Well the service could not be better! Fabulous, attentive, and flexible polite staff. Wonderful in fact as my daughter had several change requests ad they were all met with a smile and an attitude "of course we can accommodate you"! I live 45 minutes away, and always find the drive to Besito worth it! I have taken many friends there, and they are consistently thrilled with the food and the decor and the service. The table side guacamole is FANTASTIC! The drinks special! And a wonderful menu- worth it! GO! Not your typical TEX MEX food at all! LOVE BESITO!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014