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Beso Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://besohollywood.com/
  • Phone: (323) 467-7991
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin American, International
  • Executive Chef: Angel Estrada
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Ivar St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 per Vehicle Valet charge applies
A word from Beso
Eva Longoria and Celebrity chef Todd English bring a boldly creative culinary style to the west coast! Beso restaurant takes a Latin approach to classic Steakhouse cuisine, featuring an eclectic and contemporary dinner menu. The dining room features wrap-around booths and overstuffed chairs in front of an open kitchen with a white oak wood burning grill. Join us in our sexy lounge for light bites, and cocktails made from muddled fruit. Explore unique tequilas, sangria, and an extensive wine list. Finish the evening upstairs in the newly remodeled “Estate Room”, previously known as Kiss lounge, where you feel as though you are on an outside patio under the moon light and stars. The olive trees are lit by candle lanterns and the ultimate Hollywood A-list nightlife mingle.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great time. I has a spa tequila really good with 2 I was done , we'll one but I had 2. Ate the jumbo shrimp linguine with white wine sauce delicious , gabe had salmon w mash potatoes he loved it with his jack n coke."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Out waitress was great. She was always asking if we were doing okay or needed anything. The food was fantastic. The service over all was awesome."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Dark, perhaps a shade too dark, bright food that we all enjoyed. It was very quiet on a Monday night, comfortable and great ambiance for table conversation."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "After we ordered, waiter never returned. Bus boy was in a hurry to clear the table when clearly I was still half way in my meal. Bill arrived. No words exchanged. Credit card given and boom! We were out! In & Out Burgwr would have been better AND they smile!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I always wanted to go to Beso and it was just ok, unfortunately not worth going back to again for the food. I did observe the bar seen and it looked like it was popping, so if your'e into that, it's worth going back for."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place was outstanding, everything I expected and more. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very well organized. The only problem that bothered me was when the servers came and cleaned the tables without us leaving but other then that best restaurant with excellent pricing"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've dined at Beso before and always valet. This time we were shocked when we were asked to pre-pay $30. OMG!! When we asked why, he said it was for "VIP" parking (parked right in front). When we declined, we were charged $20. : / Is Beso trying to make up for lost revenue?? Anyway, food is always great -- Rack of Lamb and Ribeye, then ending with Churros were all yummy! Service has improved, which was nice to experience at this visit. We'll be back again....but will be parking somewhere else."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "LOVED this restaurant!!!! I recommend this to place to friends & family. We will definitely be returning :-)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A girlfriend and I dined here with a Groupon discount. Having read a lot of bad reviews about the service I tried to come in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was intimate, dark, and swanky. The cocktails were creative and sophisticated. We shared some appetizers of which the baby back ribs were my favorite. The Beso Guacamole was delicious and fresh served with corn and queso fresco in an avocado shell. The 4 taco sampler was my least favorite the shrimp was boiled and flavorless, the chicken was dripping wet and lacking texture, the beef and tuna were good. The fried banana split was bomb! Overall prices are a bit too high for the quality, they should lower the prices so they're not so dependent on Groupon."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • " As soon as you walk in they ask if you are using a voucher or a coupon??? WTF and why? That is so rude! The food looks a lot better than it tastes. The waiter sucks because he was rude and took 30 minutes to bring the bill. He said he "needed to press the voucher redeem button himself". I will NEVER go back there again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Was very dark inside no sun light all drapes drawn did not like that part of it"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was my second time at Beso. The food is very good and reasonably priced. We love the small plates. We ordered several and shared. Also the Beso Margharita is terrific. The staff is friendly and attentive. Through no real fault of their own, my credit card was lost. They got the whole staff involved in the search. We had to go to a show at the Pantages but I said I would check back later. When I came back after the show, two different people recognized me and told me that the card was found. They were truly concerned and apologetic. I will go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "BESO is an amazing place to hangout and have delicious Mexican fusion with an elegant ambiance......"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner at Beso. Dimly lit but glamorous feel to this restaurant, right in the heart of Hollywood. Great experience.!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant epitomized the LA scene with an ambiance of candles, dim lights and the sights and sounds of a late night hotspot. The food was a fantastic blend of Spanish American infusion that pleased with each bite!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I took aafriend for their birthday, and I was so emabarassed. The waiter was rude, the Manager was no better and the food was not EDIBLE. I booked with open table noting her birthday, and they didnt acknowledge it. We will never eat here again. Waste of money... Will never recommend this resturant to anyone"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We ate that at 5:30 pm last Saturday, it took my eyes 3 minutes or so to adjust to the darkness. Dim lights are supposed to be romantic, but BESOS has taken it to an extreme. I don't like eating in a cave. Food is excellent service is great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was slow. Food was okay. Advised beso it was a birthday celebration, which I document on their notes "to accommodate" the reason for the visit & no acknowledgement was given. Lastly their managers were using vulgar language around guest...TERRIBLE"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was a solid romantic meal for my wife and I to celebrate our most recent wedding anniversary. We're young so the vibe was nice for a romantic Friday night out, and the food was good. Service was strange in that it took too long to get seated with tons of open tables (some miscommunication between hostesses?) and took a bit for our waiter to come take our order, but we were in no rush so this is mainly just a heads-up. I don't think many people would expect expedient service in Hollywood at a place like this - slow and relaxed is nice sometimes! I can't scientifically refute the size of the rib-eye. Listed on menu as 26oz, but seemed much smaller than the 22oz rib-eyes I had cooked a week earlier myself. Delicious though."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was very slow with service. Bus staff were efficient with keeping table clear and filling water. Glad we had extra time."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When I first walked into the restaurant the lighting and atmosphere definitely caught my attention. Immediately I thought, what an avenue of approach, the world is based on appearance and this is visually simulating. Then Eva didn't show up which was my hope, my dream, and my invitation, that's when I realized she wont look on my heart or anyone's for that matter. I mean really, all I asked for on my special request was her to be present during this special moment in my life. So I left a rather nice tip to show her appearance and money (mammon) mean nothing to me. No man can serve two masters: for either her will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very impressed I was a first timer at beso great food and service I'm definitely going back thank you"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As everyone knows, Hollywood blvd is icky, the actual restaurant is beautiful! I wasn't aware that making a reservation on opentable required requesting a decent table. We were sat right by the bright loud kitchen, I told the hostess to place us elsewhere and she made a big deal. She said that I should have requested a booth. I told her that that the worst table in the place was not acceptable, she asked to see if we could be moved. We were then sat elsewhere but throughout the night there was plenty of seating. The rest of the staff was AMAZING! The wait staff was courteous and attentive!!!! The food was yummy!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was such a fun atmosphere and the food was delicious! I also enjoyed the yummy cocktails!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my gf here before seeing a play at the Pantages. I must say that I don't know where some of the negative reviews came from...the staff greeted us promptly and in a friendly tone when we entered...we waited at the bar for a few minutes (we were a tad early anyway) and the bed tender was great! When seated (try to get a booth), our waiter was fantastic and attentive. The food was...well...GREAT! Overall...would I return...AB-SO-LUTELY!. OH...word of caution / warning. I read that if you have tickets to see the play, the valet parking is free...that's not my experience as the valet staff knew nothing about it and I still ended up paying for the parking. Again, just a word of warning."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although the ambience is very nice and the music was great, the cost and quality does not match. You can see the cooks and they look complelety disinterested in their work. Asked for bread and the waiter just never returned to the table. I wouldn't even return with a Groupon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience dining at Beso was. Great food was had by the three of us. Wonderful ambience and wonderful service. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is not good! Especially for the price! Nice ambience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waitress did not seem like she enjoyed her job. She was a prelude to the rest of the evening. The prices were high for such poor food. I was surprised that the food seemed to be lacking any spice or Mexican flavors. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "valet manager was a big jerk - started me off on the wrong foot. waiter was ok, nice but not attentive. had to look for him three times. NOT worth it....at all."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The hostess was very rude and short . When we asked to change our table so we did not have to sit in front of the waiters station we were told in no uncertain terms it would not be possible. (we arrived when they opened at 6 PM, told them we were going to the theatre so we would only be there an hour or so.) The service was VERY slow and we had to keep asking for someone to find our waitress for us."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "food didn't taste good at all! the steak? i had to ask for worcestershire sauce to taste! lobster quesadillas and tuna tartar were mediocre"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was very bland and did not have any taste to it which is surprising for Mexican food. Eva's guacamole had not spicy and no taste. The salmon was hard and only favor came was from the tartar sauce which I've never seen with Salmon before. The banana split was not tasty and needs to be rethought out."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Second visit even better than the 1st! Great choices for pre fixed menu great deals with groupon and living social. Would love to try brunch."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food, as well as great and friendly service! Groupon was a big incentive! Not too many good restaurants within walking distance of the Pantages. This is definitely one! We eat here before every play in our season ticket series and love it every time!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We go here every time we go to the Pantages and enjoy ourselves. Crista was an excellent server. Actually, all of the staff were excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was quiet at the time we went. Made a 6:15 reservation and were seated the moment we walked in. A one- block walk to the Pantages. Had the taco small plate, which wasn't small at all. Husband had the ribs small plate; again not small; 5 good- sized ribs served over slightly spice coleslaw and black eyed peas. No cloying bbq sauce; just good smoked ribs. The tuna tartar taco was extremely HOT. Couldn't eat it so the waiter brought me another steak taco which was very nice. We were too full to eat dessert there, so the waiter packed us churros-to-go. Problem was when we got to the Pantages we couldn't take any outside food in. So we stood outside and ate 4 of the 5 and gave one to the ticket guy. The place is very pretty, I think."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I accidentally stumbled across this restaurant, as I was looking through Groupon listings. I am so glad that I decided to try it. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary. So we took the children, who are also foodies. Every appetizer and every entree was absolutely delicious. The cocktails were awesome, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service was fantastic. I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was horrible. The restaurant was empty, I don't wonder why. My party had to go to the bar for drinks since our server, the short French guy who doesn't smile, ignored us. This use to be a great place to celebrate with friends...now it's a dump. Save yourself the nightmare and stay away. Far better establishments in Hollywood."
    Dined on 7/5/2014