Besito - West Hartford
Besito - West Hartford

Besito - West Hartford

  • 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 8602332500

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.
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Besito - West Hartford reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (62)good for groups (60)special occasion (48)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (36)hot spot (34)great for outdoor dining (34)vibrant bar scene (27)great for lunch (21)late-night find (12)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The service was excellent as was the food. Our waiter knew the menu and was able to make good suggestions based on our likes and dislikes. I really liked the fresh guacamole made at the table. Also the dessert was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They simply do it right!
    GC2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I am a regular to Besito and have brought different peeps and groups there, they simply never fail and always offer the best experience to my guests. If you cannot make up your mind what to order, just ask colleagues to recommend, they always surprise me and make me love the restaurant even more. From the modern design, wonderful ambience, outstanding service to fabulous food, it is surely my first choice of Mexican dinning in Hartford area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeannie
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    My friend and I had an excellent dinner and the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Small Annoyance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Overall, Besito was good. I was struck, however, by the smallness of their policy of charging $2.25 for a glass of club soda. We spent over $200 on our dinner for 4
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    They did a great job making our Anniversary special. The waiter was fantastic! The food was good, but not as amazing as other times. Maybe the "tacos al pastor" were to oily and the serving was rather in the smaller side.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be
    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We recently had dinner at Besitos after not visiting it for almost a year. While the atmosphere continues to be nice the food quality has come down a lot. To start, the complimentary chips are now store bought and not the homemade variety that they used to have. We looked forward to the chips, but not anymore. The food quality is somewhat weaker and the menu offers few changes from when we were here last. The service was pretty weak. The waiter took our order and we never saw him again until we had to ask for the bill. Given the high price of food at Besitos, it isn't worth the money.
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  • Loved our day of the dead dinner!
    msleen
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went to Besito on a quiet Sunday night and were seated in a roomy booth. We shared fabulous empanada appetizer. I had the salmon salad and my husband had the beef short ribs, both very good. I would hesitate to get the salmon salad again -- fish was lovely but overwhelmed by the enormous bowl of greens. My husband loved the beef dish. It was a day or two after Halloween so we received a free "day of the dead" meal-ender -- two shots of chocolate & chili spiked tequilla and two tiny boxes of chocolates. This was in addition to the addictive & sinful chullas (?) that are the customary dessert. Love the atmosphere in the WeHa location, always romantic, always soothing. A special evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great "go-to" in West Hartford!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been regulars at Besito in West Hartford since it opened. The vibrant atmosphere offset by great lighting and strategic use of candles gives it a NYC feel you really can't find around here. The service was outstanding this past Saturday night. We had a super-friendly waiter who made it clear by his words and actions that dinner would be paced and not rushed (despite them turning away 5-10 people just as we walked in for our reservation!). The drinks, guac, the special fillet, the shrimp dishes and, the tres leche for dessert exceeded expectations. Probably the best overall experience we have had there and we've been 8-10 times! We always recommend it for special nights (it was our anniversary) or festive family times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit...
    DanP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was my second visit here, enjoyed the entire experience. Food was excellent, service attentive. Will definitely return for the next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fancy Mexican!
    AkiddVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been to besitos many times its my favorite fancy mexican food restaurant in the state. The table side guacamole is the best around. Every thing that comes out the kitchen taste great. I top it all off you get a churro at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very nice dining. The food was authentic Mexican and delicious. We took our time and felt we were not rushed. The waitress and service was excellent. Would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Waiter pressed us a bit too hard to order the table side guacamole app. Even after we had declined it, he showed up at our table with the cart and then said "oops, I came to the wrong table". It wasn't busy that day at lunch. He only was serving 2, possibly 3 tables. He also pressed us a bit to get an app. Since it was lunch time, neither of us wanted more than our entrees. Otherwise, meal was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Sharkman
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Luv this place, The General Manger does a great job on special requests...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and we really appreciated how the staff went out of their way to make our evening special. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GNG
    FoodsterVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good Not Great. Dinner Saturday night. Restaurant full (good!) perhaps due to Restaurant Week deal which at $20.14 is outstanding. At full price dinner would have been too expensive for dishes that are good, not great. Service was very accommodating and appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went with my sisters on a Sat night and we had such a great time. The tableside guacamole is incredible as are the Besito signature margaritas with Patron. Our meal ended with chocolate pudding which was so exquisite. We had wonderful entrees with rice and beans on the side and just loved our evening and the service therein.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    pnewts
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    One of the most consistently excellent restaurants in the Hartford area. Great drinks, great guacamole, service is welcoming and efficient. Save room for dessert if you can! Tres Leche cake is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a great dinner -- good margaritas, guacamole, and fish
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican goes upscale
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    When you think of Mexican food, you usually don't think of fine dining. Besito has both, the food is excellent with lots of options beyond the taco. The food was fresh and well prepared. Service was attentive and friendly and the decor is comfortable and attractive. Even on a Sunday evening the restaurant was lively but not loud or distracting. Definitely would return when it is time for Mexican again. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Supper
    Poesta
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Exceptional dining in a lovely setting. Perfect food with snappy service. Reminds one of the D.F.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definite Repeat
    TollandDiner
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great menu choices with authentic mexican flair vs. your standard tex-mex dining. Definitely do the guacamole - they make it fresh tableside. We will definitely be returning to try some new dishes, as they all sounded delicious. Servers were attentive and helpful in making menu decisions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Consistently great food, staff and ambiance for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem!
    crunyon
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I came here on a Saturday night and scored a perfect table outside. Our waiter was outstanding! Truly great. The food was fresh and delicious. A great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benito was wonderful.
    Rosie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went with my grandchildren and although they didn't have a children's menu they were very accommodating and they loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience is key
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very romantic style restaurant, but also good for groups of friends. The bience here is just amazing and transports you to a Spanish style veranda. The food is delicious and the guacamole Made at your table looks like an experience you can't miss.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Lunch!
    CtDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Was able to enjoy lunch outdoors on a fabulous fall day. Food and service were excellent. It would have been easy to have lunch extend into dinner if there weren't appointments to keep!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food and service were excellent
    ACDC
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and will likely return
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Mexican
    FoodFanFam
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is by far our favorite "fancy" Mexican food restaurant. The food is always outstanding and the service is excellent. I have never had any complaints except for the one time they ran out of Platanos, this is the only place I have found within a 100 mile radius of our house that has any idea how to make the Platanos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    restinaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Besito was great. The food was amazing and we had 6 guests. Our waitress was fabulous and she knew exactly how to take care of us! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST
    LiverLipsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Simply the best Mexican food and drinks in CT. We will be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spice it Up
    Mawaga
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Besito. The ambience is elegant and the service was very good. The food was fresh and portions were generous. I was a bit disappointed both times with the taste of the food. I like things spicy. My experience with Frontera Grill (Rick Bayless) in Chicago, Barrio Cafe in Phoenix, and other high end Mexican Restaurants around the country has spoiled my expectations. I like the creativity of these other restaurants, especially their use of exotic hot peppers and spices. Besito just misses on a dish like their appetizer, the Queso Fundido. I did like the mole sauce on the chicken enchiladas. A little more creativity with spices and peppers would put this establishment over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Guacamole Supreme!
    All4glastonburyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Really enjoyed Besito again. Its hard to beat the guacamole. Ridiculously good. We sat outside which is nice but not sure you get quite the same attention as indoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit
    BesitoBest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Besito is by far my favorite restaurant in west Hartford. I'll never get tired of the fresh guacamole and margaritas!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was ok at best. Eaten there many times. Food "quality" seems to diminish every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    mr0903
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    great meal as always - truly a wonderful restaurant with fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Waiter was great in offering vegan choices!Wonderful food and service. Fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    Trinparent
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We loved Besito. Our service was good, the food was excellent and the restaurant is lovely. We made reservations on out way out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing!
    JL1945
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    would go back anyday! amazing drinks and service, table side guacamole, delicious salsa, vegetable tacos were amazing, got worry dolls at the end of dinner and a to go bag of mini churros!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican with Class
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, classy ambience, friendly servers and a wide variety of tequilas to round up your enjoyment of a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Besito twice and each time is an experience to remember. Between the vibrant food and the unique drinks it is definitely something to write home about. In fact I did, and my second visit there was with my mother and brother for a birthday! At the end of our dining experience we were surprised by one more! The waitress brought out probably one of the best Tres Leche cakes I have ever had with a candle glowing on top complimentary for my brother’s birthday. I hadn't requested this service but it was fantastic! I highly recommend Besito to anyone looking for an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate