Besito Mexican - Ardmore

4.5
647 reviews
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Mexican
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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BP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and fun celebration for a birthday gathering!

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EM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Caroline was an awesome server.

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BW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
16 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
5 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
20 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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Y
Philadelphia
12 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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OT
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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P
Philadelphia
18 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
17 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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WH
Philadelphia
147 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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OT
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
22 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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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my daughters birthday. The experience was excellent, especially Eduardo. He was extremely attentive and accommodating, and even gave us a lesson on Mexican culture. We have been to Besito many times and really love it.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at Besito. The waiter we had was very attentive and I love that the guac is made in front of you.

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PR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went here for a belated Valentine's Day dinner. It was an impulse idea that turned out very well. While we reviewed the menu, we snacked on the thin and crispy tortilla chips and salsa. The classic margarita and beer accompanied our appetizer choice of Mushroom Empanadas. Our dinner entrees were fresh, hot and filling....Budin de Mariscos and Vegetable Quesadillas. The sides of rice and black beans were very creamy and tasty. We asked for 'to go boxes' so that we could complete our meal with ChocoFlan and cappuccino.

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P
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. One of our favorite special places.

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VP
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Few hiccups including a wrong dish coming out, but the excellent staff were courteous and fixed the issue right away. The manager/ (? Part owner), was also very much engaged and helped with every aspect of our meal. Great service! Enjoyed the food as well.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Camarones Ajillo....try it!! It is delicious! The service was also great!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went for dinner. Was recommended the Valentine’s Day special. It was....not great. Bland and unseasoned. Our waiter was raving about the courses and made them seem like they were THE THING you had to get. So we did. It was the most boring and bland food. If this was the first time we had ever been there, we would not go back. BUT, knowing that the regular menu is always good, I would stick to that. We went off the waiters rave reviews of the special and that was our downfall. I’m not sure what food he was eating but it wasn’t what came out.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the attention given from the start to the end, 5 stars and will come back again.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for valentines, wonderful service great food would recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This will be me and my boyfriends 2nd time here, it was amazing both times. The staff is amazing, the food is great and the drinks are great. We love it!

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SK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I enjoy Besito in Ardmore. We've visited twice. The food is great. Service is welcoming and gracious. We'll be repeat customers.

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JF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance!!!

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MM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location for business lunch. Excellent attentive service

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PE
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were there for a birthday lunch: a small party of 3. The decor is very nice, and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

We started with the table-side guac. It was pretty good. What was amazing is that a restaurant can charge $11 for $1's worth of ingredients. Onion, tomatos, cilantro and peppers with guac. No limes or citrus, no salt or pepper. Very basic. The real insult was the question of 1 avocado or 2? We decided to go big, and for that, they added another $6 to the price (oddly not mentioned anywhere on the menu). Chips were good, guac was OK, but It just felt greedy.

The lunch was good, not great. The enchiladas came with a chicken soup that was the highlight of the meal. All in all, it was an OK meal, but the guac literally pushed a reasonably priced lunch into "overpriced" territory.

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

I love it I would be back with a lot more people

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistent and good. The service is always very good. The problem , if any, is ithe noise level. They are very good at moving you to another table. Another small but bothersome issue is the difficulty at night ordering varied tacos.
. This would not be a problem in Mexico.
Overall rating would 4.5 out of 5.

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

I hated Mexican food and would never eat it until I came here... the food is incredible, the staff is incredibly nice, helpful, and attentive, and the ambience is great. As a non-adventurous eater who hates peppers/spicy food, there are plenty of delicious options that work well for me! Also, the margaritas are fantastic - very flavorful, without being overly sweet or sour! This place is a new family favorite and I can’t wait to go back!!

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