Besito Mexican - Ardmore

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664 reviews
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Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a private hacienda offering thoughtful details and cuisine. Besito was rated “excellent” by the New York Times with its dramatic eucalyptus-beamed ceiling that embraces all the flavors and festivity of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy fresh, table-side guacamole and over 75 tequilas all straight from Mexico.
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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, with lovely ambience and lighting and friendly service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend here for a birthday lunch, the food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance was beautiful and the wait staff was very nice. Definitely will go again.

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is not typically known for the food, but every time I go our meal is delicious! It was girls night out and we were seated in the back so it wasn't too loud, which was perfect. We had a great time! Our meal was superb - from the homemade chips and guacamole to my chicken enchilada with mole poblano. A+

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C
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The ambiance and atmosphere on a nice Saturday night was awesome. Windows were open, outside dining, lots of friendly and happy people. Our food was pretty good, not somewhere I’d send my most picky foodie friends, but fair and decent Mexican food. I’ve had the guacamole once before and it was soooo good. This time, it was honestly very bland and bleh. No “love” when making the guac. Our server wasn’t very good, so he prob didn’t put much effort into making our guac. He didn’t refill waters, check on our table, or anything. We had to ask multiple people for forks to be able to eat our entrees. Overall, I probably would only return for drinks and go somewhere else for dinner.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Closest thing to real interior Mexican food in the area! The table side guacamole was s outstanding as is the street corn!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never fails to amaze me how much attention is paid to service and food. 5 Stars

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived a minute or so late due to parking for our reservation. But when we arrived it took a bit to get seated, but the host was helpful in the process. Once seated, we waited. And waited. And waited. We were there with enough time to have happy hour. But we ended up waiting 25 minutes to get water, that was given to us by the host. She told us that the server would be with us shortly. But it took another 5 minute for the server to come to us. By this time, tables who arrived after us were being helped before us, and were able to put happy hour specials in. But the server finally came to us, we asked about putting in happy hour specials. And he told us we were no longer able to....so we left. I’ve been to besito before and have had excellent experiences, but I don’t know why this time it was so horribleI don’t know if I’ll be going back.

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T
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious drinks and food. Servers were really attentive

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LG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh and delicious

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JK
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Four people in our party and not one person felt that their meal was ok.
I had hoped that they had improved since I had lunch there, soon after they opened. The food was one step up from tex mex fast food and the service was just ok, other than the tableside guacamole which was prepared well.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband, son and I went for my birthday dinner and had a very nice dinner.

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RR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a delicious lunch at Besito this weekend. It is a beautiful restaurant and with friendly service and delicious food. We had guacamole, emapanadas, sangria, chili relleno and enchiladas, street corn and plantians as well as mini churros. The only dish I wouldn't give 5 stars to would be the empanadas. They were not bad, but they were dull compared to everything else! I can't wait to go back.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here before and enjoyed the table-side guacamole, but this time, my salmon was under-cooked and sat upon some very black horrible tasting sauce. I had to send it back and ordered the crab cake salad instead. My boyfriend asked me where the crab cake was on the salad. I pointed to the 4 black blocks. The coating on the crabcake was black and HARD! Inside was some red stuff, looking nothing like fresh crab meat. I couldn't eat it. Gave one to my boyfriend (he can eat virtually anything) and left the rest on the plate. Terrible! Although my boyfriend said his shrimp dish was ok, we won't be back.

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FP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a family memeber. The food, presentation, ambiance, and service made our small event feel VIP. Muchísimas gracias por todo. Vamos a regresar muy pronto and más a menudo.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the the atmosphere of the front room of the restaurant (wall of candles is very pretty). Service was friendly and fast, and the waiter gave us good recommendations for drinks. Delicious street corn and fresh guacamole. Entrees were good, but we ordered a standard item (steak taco and chicken enchilada). Fresh cocktails, get the partido natural margarita with fresh lime and no sour mix.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy margs :)

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DN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Love the staff.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and fun celebration for a birthday gathering!

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great. The service was impeccable, and food was excellent. The staff was super friendly, I highly recommend

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Caroline was an awesome server.

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

In the area where we were seated, the noise level made it difficult to converse. Everything other than that was excellent. We all loved our dinner salads. Great margaritas.

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MG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. We will keep coming here. Can't wait for the warm weather and the outside patio!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ana was a great server

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Mexico and I thought the food was as authentic as it gets. Their attention to detail was amazing on all fronts. The homemade guac was delicious, meals were delicious, dessert (churros) was delicious, and drinks (micheladas... although I like mine made without the tomatoe; it’s made like that in different parts of MEXICO) as well

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VC
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eduardo was the perfect server--great balance of warmth and professionalism.

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GM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant seems to have gone downhill since my last visit. Food was nowhere near it's previous quality. Even the churros given to us at the end of the meal were a bit overcooked. For a party of seven to be stuffed into a booth with a practically empty restaurant was inexcusable. I will take responsibility for not speaking up about that.

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D
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food wasn’t hot, platanos were overcooked and our order was incomplete. It was still good, and the guitar player added to a great atmosphere. Just needs a tune up - usually it’s a 5 star experience.

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WR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, the food and service was Delicious! I absolutely Love Besitos!!! Keep up the Amazing hospitalit! Oh and please keep Ricardo....he’s the Best!

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito Mexian es muy beuno. Loved the atmosphere, food and service. Will return to Besito on Cinco de Mayo and likely beforehand. Perfect for girls' night out or family dinner.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bar waiter was excellent. Table waitress messed up my order and seemed frazzled.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I think this place gets better and better. Would like to see more salads, not necessarily fancy. I don’t need all the additions. I love the atmosphere. It’s fun. Families and all age groups welcome.

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CH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

friendly staff, great food, tableside guacamole is a nice touch.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is excellent. I would absolutely recommend. Thank you!

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GK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with reasonable rates both for food and drinks, the margaritas selection is awesome and so if the food. Very tasty and catering to all types palates...from mild to super spicy. The service is top-notch and they take great care of families with kids too. Overall one of the best group dining experience for us, party of 8 with 2 toddlers were not disappointed...highly recommended!!

PS Don't leave without trying the passion fruit spicy Margarita...its legit!!!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Phone did not eat first

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MG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. We love Besito. Great food. Not your typical Mexican menu. Can't wait for the warm weather to sit out on the patio.

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Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Besito brings a taste of Mexico, and a festive environment to Ardmore, PA. The chips and guacamole (made tableside) are perfect, each chip light and never greasy. It's hard to resist them, but you should or you won't be able to eat your dinner. The salsa that comes with them is frankly a let down, not attractive or as excellent as the chips themselves.
We ordered the Salmon with molé and the Arrachera and Camarones - skirt steak and shrimp sauteed with a fabulous sauce. Both dishes came with Plantains (which I always thought of for Cuban food, but why not?). The Salmon was grilled to perfection, topped with a long, crispy plantain chip, but the star is their molé, I could write pages about it's depth of ingredients, just take it from me, it's authentic and it's delicious. We were very happy with both dishes.
I ordered the Mexican Mule, tequila instead of vodka. Very good, but our server seemed intent on making sure we ordered a number of drinks - this is my only complaint. If you're looking for upscale Mexican, not taco truck tacos, this is the place, well north of Mexico, but still very bueno!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We arrived at Besito about 5 minutes before our reservation. The hostess told us it would be a couple minutes, so we went over to the bar to grab a drink. When we went to check in on our table, the hostess explained she cancelled our reservation. We ended up waiting 50 minutes for a table and were told we would get a discount on dinner. However when the check came, we were not given a discount.

Great food, but service wasn’t great last night.

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EM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

After trying Besito 3 times, I've decided I won't go back. Their guacamole is delicious and is the high point of their food. The fish tacos were overcooked, over-cheesy and under seasoned. The sides were blah.

The first time we went, my husband and son's entrees were swimming in oil.

The decor is really cool and the service is good. But not enough to make up for the disappointing food.

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NG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, ambiance. Going back soon!!

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