Besito - West Hartford
Real food, fresh ingredients.Real food, fresh ingredients. And a great spot for a great night out with anyone. I would and have recommend this spot to many people. My wife and I have been out there for a special occasion and service, food and ambiance were perfect.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA good nightStaff was great, while parking in West Hartford can always be a challenge the bar tender was willing to trade our dollars for quarters. The food was great, all tasty sauces on signature dishes. Would have liked a bit more heat to dishes but overall a satisfying meal.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealWe had an excellent meal at this place, sitting on the terrace. The menu has Tex Mex staples as well as some very innovative dishes such as he scallops with Mexican truffle sauce that I had. We were just driving through that night but I would definitely go back if I were in the area.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ExperienceThis was our first visit and we came with a large party. The table had already been set up and was waiting for us. I only wished we had the option of eating outside but was told that they wouldn't rearrange the tables outside for groups even though there were several empty tables. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience. Our server was fantastic. She was there when we needed something and took the time to explain the menu options. The food was fantastic. We had many different entrees and appetizers with our large group. The presentation was pretty and the serving sizes were plenty big enough- even the appetizers were large enough to share. We will be back!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mexican FoodBesito is a wonderfully decorated restaurant with amazing food. With high vaulted ceilings and big windows, it has a great feel to it. The table side guacamole is killer and just the chips and salsa alone are enough to make a meal. They have a wide range of food to choose from and each is more delicious that the next.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious authentic mexican foodThe food was fantastic. Starting with the standard free offering of chips and salsa, moving on to appetizers of crab cake and house salad, and then entrees of carnitas and short rib tacos. While not truly hungry for dessert, we could not pass ip the opportunity to try the tres leches cake. We both left satisfied with portions and flavors that were beyond expectations.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMbesitosThe food was great but the waitress was a bit pushing in assuming we wanted drinks, appetizers and how many were appropriate for the table. I felt like I had to order the drink of the day since I didn't have an opportuntiy to look at anything else before she wanted a committment. I didn't push to hold off, because I was with co-workers, but normally I would have told her that I needed to review the other options.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWay beyond tex mexAmong the best Mexican food we have eaten anywhere including the southwest.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBesito is the bestI spent many years living in CA and Besito is comparable to some of the best Mexican food I've had. Without doubt, the best Mexican food in CT.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, always a pleasure to go.2nd time I take my parents to this restaurant, and it's always delicious.
I truly recommend to take the guacamole, witch is freshly made in front of you, and the Besito Margarita... Always delicious.
If you life a good glass of wine, they have some very good ones, but do think the bottles are over priced though.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was so good. excellentFood was so good. excellent service. The table side guac was awesome as was the tres leches cake. would go back in a minute.
b5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated Our Wedding AnniversayThis was our first time to Besito's and we chose it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food had a gourmet flair but was not down-sized as in some gourmet restaurants. The guacamole was fresh, tasty, prepared at our table. The only slight tarnish to the evening was switching our server halfway through the meal without telling us. The setting was simple, relaxing yet elegant. We will be back ...... and bring our friends!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serverInna B was the perfect waitress, her knowledge was incredible.
Overall one of the best rest. I have been to in a long time.
When the server waited until the last dinner was finished to clear the table, was impressive
Something that is rarely recognized anymore5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent but pricey.Everything was superior. However, the value for the dollar was not there. Way too expensive for Mexican food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, very knowledgeableDelicious food, very knowledgeable wait staff. A great night out!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceOne of my girl friends and I go out once a month & decided to try some place new. Besito was a great find!! They hold reservations for 15 minutes past your time just invade you're late. Which worked out for us since parking on a Saturday night can be a bit crazy. The food was amazing and while the menu may seem pricey, you get a lot of food so it's worth it. My only issue is the seating for two. They try to maximize space by having small tables really close together. It's a bit awkward when you start adding the multiplier plates and glasses as well as any bottles of water, wine, or sangria pitchers. It takes some maneuvering but not so bad that we wouldn't go again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMultimate experience!!!My wife and I went to dinner for my birthday.
This was our first visit to Besito, it was great!
The food was great!
Our server was very helpful with explaning all dishes on the menu.
Our server brought us a desert for my birthday and took a memorable birthday photo of both of us.
We had a great time.
We will be back!!!
A happy couple Jim and Linda.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelucious Upscale Mexican cuisineBesito has it all, from lighter appetizers (2 or 3 make a full meal) to more traditional meals. Portions are plentiful.
Their table-side prepared guacamole is outstanding.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go backWe had a 9:30 reservation and arrived about 25 minutes early. The staff was great and sat us right away. - The chips were served warm with fresh guacomole made table side (which was fantastic).
Meals were delicious...and they make a perfect margarita.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeing originally from SouthernBeing originally from Southern California, I am what some would call a Mexican food snob. I have tried a few places around the Hartford area and haven't really found anything up to par. However, all that changed once I visited Besito! The food was outstanding; very authentic. I had the Swizas enchiladas and the tomatillo sauce on top of it was so good! We also had the tableside guac which was good as well.
The best part about this whole experience? They actually read my little note I put when making a reservation on Open Table that said "birthday dinner :)". I put it thinking nobody would read it, but sure enough our server brought over dessert with a candle in it and brought it straight to me (I believe it was a tres leches cake, delish4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA group of 5 of us dined atA group of 5 of us dined at Besito for the very 1st time for dinner on April 17th. My entire party agreed that the food and service were exceptional. I just returned from Mexico, but the delicious fresh tableside guacamole brought me back to that paradise. The restaurant is very cleverly laid out in the former town hall building with beautiful accents and finish work - the chandeliers and wall candles created a nice warm ambiance. All of us agreed that we would recommend Besito to friends and look forward to another enjoyable lunch or dinner in the near future.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBruce our server was excellentBruce our server was excellent at his job. The server in training was too. Excellent food. Enjoyable experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood spot in West Hartford...Good spot in West Hartford... Very unique dishes. Good, courteous service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice on a quiet SundayIt has been a long time since I ate at Besito. The last time I did not enjoy myself because it was too loud and too busy. This time was a quiet Sunday night when it was very slow. The good news is I finally enjoyed myself. I had the tacos (beef) and they were excellent. It was cooked as requested and came with a delicious marinade. The sauces served with it were unmemorable, but unneccessary with teh taste of the meat any way. The melted cheese and rice along with the salsa were just what I wanted. My wife had the enchiladas mole. She was a bit disappointed, because she was hoping for something with a little more kick to it. Her margarita was a little sweeter than she likes too. Overall we both enjoyed our dinner. Go Sundays.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, serverFood was delicious, server was very knowledgeable about items on the menu, many gluten and dairy free choices on the menu... I had no issues after my meal... We wil absolutely go back again!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall -our tableGreat overall -our table tried everything from Mole to fishtacos- all were very pleased. Service was very accommodating and friendly - and very knowledgable about menu -including the tequilas! Worry dolls were a hit too.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food matched byExcellent food matched by attractive decor. Very attentive service. Lightning fast busing between courses. The only negative is that the space is too noisy for my taste.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRushedWe have never had a bad experience here but this time we felt rushed. The guy that "help" cleaned the tables would take everything before we finished and must have came back 3 times in a matter of 5 minutes when we were eatting to see if we were done. I was not pleased with that so as soon as we were done we got the bill and left. Not happy exepecially when it's not a cheap place! Was not able to enjoy our food. Won't be going back for awhile.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Besito a numberHave been to Besito a number of times and never walk away disappointed, quality selection of food and drinks and always a couple of great specials to choose between. This visit, the service was especially wonderful, can't recall the waitress's name but she was extremely knowledgeable and even recommended a 'hidden gem' dish to my girlfriend that was unbelievable.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!!What an amazing evening! Everything about our experience was top notch. We've both been to Mexico on multiple ocassions and it's difficult to find an authentic Mexican restaurant in this area... Besito's was an excellent find! If only the prices were comparable to Mexico ;)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. Amazing service.Amazing food. Amazing service. We arrived precisely at our reservation time and were immediately seated. The Guacamole Molcajete was to die for. Will be returning may times in the future.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic job !! we have beenFantastic job !! we have been many times....but took some friends (their 1st time)...from the tableside guacamole to the dessert...sooooo much fun & attentive service in an upscale but casual atmosphere. Will keep coming back !3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice overall, but a bit priceyNice service, great food! Tables are very close to each other which limits the privacy if couples but great environment, great food, and great staff. A little overpriced but the overall experience may compensate for it.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSat at the bar for a bit whichSat at the bar for a bit which was quite crowded an hopping for a Monday. Sat half hour past reservations but that was no issue. Was sat at a nice corner table so we could chat. Food was excellent and waitress very pleasant. The interior design is an eclectic romantic setting.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM