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

Besito - West Hartford

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.besitomexican.com/
  • Phone: 8602332500
  • 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.
Buen Provecho!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican / Southwestern
Besito - West Hartford reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (51)fit for foodies (51)special occasion (48)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (26)great for lunch (23)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (8)scenic view (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican with Class
    Toni
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trim your pork!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have dined at Besitos many times before always with excellent quality of food. This last trip I hope was just a fluke but the pork served in the Carnitas was awful.....fatty, dry, just plain poor quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    GreatSpot4Friends
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been to Besito two times. The service is spectacular and the food delicious. Besito is 45 minutes from where we live, but we make it a half-way meeting point for friends. We'll definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This used to be a great restaurant
    Meghany21
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When we were seated, my husband ordered a margarita. The waiter said that one wasn't good and ordered him another instead without asking. The drinks are about half the size that they were. We had some type of floutas for an appetizer, the steak tacos entree, pork carnitas entree, and jicama. The floutas were okay but not much flavor. The jicama was clearly old and wasn't the nice fresh crunchy texture you expect; it was also loaded with chili pepper and basically inedible. Both the carnitas and the steak tacos were completely unseasoned. Out of the entire meal, the black beans were the most flavorful and they barely tasted like anything. The place was also barren on a Friday night, with only about 15% of the tables having guests.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour Reprieve
    lkoster218
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Sitting outside at Besito was a great way to spend happy hour with an early bite and a cool, refreshing margarita. The tableside guacamole is as delicious as one would expect. The drinks are unique and always incredibly complex and tasty. Service was responsive to our needs and the outdoor seating was just as luxurious as the indoor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good food
    eatwithyoureyes
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    prices were a little high for what you got, but the quality was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unanimously Impressed
    gingging65
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Discovered Besito recently for lunch with my husband. We really enjoyed the shrimp tacos, fish tacos, and freshly made bar drinks, and decided to try it for dinner along with a friend. All three of us unanimously gave a thumbs up to the food, service and ambiance. It gets a little loud when the place was full, but it was not enough to be a turnoff considering how good the food and service were.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    nikki
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, great drinks, and great ambiance. Overpriced, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently A Winner
    OhioFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As always, everything was lovely. The food preparation is not your standard Mexican fare, but a bit of a "Mod Mex". Tableside guacamole is always fresh and perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friday night experience was disappointing. Food and atmosphere were very good. Service was fair to poor. Waiter was overwhelmed. Twice had to get manager involved to get appropriate service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, pricey drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant has fine dining with a casual feel down to a science. The food is excellent but some portions don't merit the price. Drinks are fun and well mixed but more ice and garnish than liquid and alcohol. Menu is an unique twist on Mexican faves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    TicToc88
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great little find. The atmosphere is great. Loved the room. With the high ceilings I'm sure it helps to keep the noise level down when crowded, not a problem for us at lunch on a Sunday. The tableside Guacamole service was excellent, prepared to your liking. Menu was diverse. I had the Jaiba - an organic mesculin greens salad with roasted corn, tomatoes, jicama, queso fresco and avocado green chile dressing topped with a crispy spicy crabcake. This was very good, although I would have been happier with it minus the greens, a crabcake on top of the vegetables with a dressing that was thinner for drizzling. The other party had the Mixtos, 3 tacos (beef, shrimp, chicken). A great way to try them out. All in all I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mr0903
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great place with excellent food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outside dining
    TobyThree
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated outside on a beautiful evening which is always nice. We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed our meals. However, this particular night one of our entrees, swordfish, was undercooked and practically raw on the inside. It was sent back and came back pipping hot. Not a big deal but everyone else at our table was almost finished by then. Usually the food is well prepared. Will still go back since we do enjoy this restaurant. Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant!
    Missy
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I always enjoy Besito dinners! Service is great, the good is delicious and so are the drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    disappointedgents
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our third time dining at Besito and I found that the food was spicy, but not tasty this time. We dined with friends this time as we recommended this restaurant based upon our initial experiences. We bragged about how great the food is, but we were all disappointed this time. Perhaps this time was an exception (a Sunday), the master chef's day off, so we'll give it one more chance. The consistent quality of the food is most important to us, so if the food doesn't meet expectations next time we won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time visit
    Elemental
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I met a couple of friends here for dinner to celebrate her birthday. The staff was very attentive and the food was out of this world! Top it off with well composed libations and a delicious dessert and it made for an absolutely wonderful evening. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Besito's never disappoints
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to Besito's several times for dinner, and it never disappoints. I am not usually a fan of Mexican food, but Besito's is really high end Mexican food and delicious! The guacamole is amazing; we always order more because one is never enough! The ingredients are always fresh; I have never had a mediocre meal, I highly recommend it! Also- went with a group of women, and the waiter was able to separate the bill per person. That's impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience
    JamieC
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Friendly wait staff and food is always good. Table side guacamole is the best. One of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was excellent. the wait staff courteous and knowledgeable. Excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Besitos
    CC56
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Some nice extra touches and good service, but food was just ok. Good if you're looking for quantity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • plesently surprised
    kyamex
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great food and great location. Pricing is a beat too much thoough. But overall we had a good time. The kitchen closes too early.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JpcampyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    GMGP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IT WAS JUST OKAY
    Consistent
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food but service not
    Cathy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Love this restaurant. Creative delicious food and drink. Service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.