Besito Mexican - Ardmore

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Besito, I had heard great things and was not disappointed! Great drinks, food, and service.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time back in a couple of years. Go for the ambiance, drinks, and good service. Food is ok. Liked the ceviche and tortilla soup. Flavors in the sauce accompanying the fish veracruz were good, but were bland and lacking on the blue corn crusted fish. Both were tough and overcooked. This is definitely Americanized/modern Mexican cuisine. If you want authentic/classic Mexican, checkout Buena Vista in Ardmore.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice margaritas and the enchiladas I got were great. Our waiter was wonderful too

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was okay. The meal was a little too bland for us. Other things was great. Beautiful ambience.

SD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for New Year’s Eve was great. Everything was delicious as usual, and the service was great.

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

First time trying this restaurant- we are huge Mexican food fans, and we were all underwhelmed. The guacamole was the only thing that was worth it. Our server was very pushy and tried to “up sell” us on everything we ordered. He was not friendly, and seemed annoyed when I wanted to order an appetizer as my meal. We will not go back.

J
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was not great both got tacos one swordfish one skirt steak lacking flavor in both. Guacamole was ok not great for a Mexican place.

SK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks you so much, enjoyed my birthday with family an incredible time and meal. I could have went anywhere Capital Grille etc.. I chose Besito and was extremely happy with that choice.

DL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, super waitress!

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great iron skillet tacos, fish of the day and guac! Love the many margarita options as well.

NW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Besito when I go. The ambiance, taste of the food and service are all superior.

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The staff, servers and atmosphere of Besito led us to have high expectations. However, the food was bland or overcooked and disappointing. The salsa had little flavor and the queso had zero flavor. Their mixto skillet looked good but it again had the same flavorless cheese as the queso, with chorizo that was burned and chicken that had zero marinade/flavor. The steak in the mixto was good however. The tortillas tasted somewhat like chalk...no flavor. The dish also came with a small cup of black beans and another of rice to be shared between two people. This is the first time that I ever had a bad experience with Mexican food. Usually, it is unbelievably flavorful.

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is my 5th time at Besito and normally it’s a great experience. However on this particular night the service was very slow and I had food sickness immediately after. The servers did not understand us clearly with English and my order came out wrong the first time.

KH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Hiccups in service were corrected after we mentioned it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great!!!!!!!!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Table side guacamole is awesome!

LI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were great. Our server Shelby was friendly and attentive as well. Great place to go for a date night. This was my first time coming to Besito and it certainly won’t be my last.

CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was wonderful and made great recommendations. The guacamole tableside was so good. Our meals followed and and they were hit fresh and tasty

RS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! We loved seeing the festive made-up skeleton faces of some of the staff that night (Nov. 2).

SO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Last weekend was my 3rd visit to Besito. The food and service continue to be excellent. However, the noise level has become intolerable. I understand that as a restaurant becomes more popular and more crowded, it may become somewhat noisier. However, management must do something to muffle sounds. Besito has several separate dining areas. Why not take the smaller ones and add significant soundproofing. Also, so not place tables for 10 next to tables for 2!

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The “crispy jumbo lump crab cake” salad consisted of fried blobs of mushy bread with no hint of crab meat whatsoever. A complete fraud for $14.95 at lunch.

D
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Always delicious but the service was sporadic at best and it wasn't busy.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The quality of the food has improved along with the service with new management. Very good authentic healthy food selections in a beautiful atmosphere. Fun outdoor dining in a trendy spot. Highly recommend this restaurant for your go to Mexican food fix.

h
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, excellent "skinny" margarita, okay service, comfortable seating, nice atmosphere.

P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server at Besito was attentive and helpful with recommendations, and our food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

JM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and beverages were great!

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rene Zepeda is a great GM. I had a wonderful experience at Besito. Great food, music, and service. Thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really below average service and friend found hair in her food. Ambience is great and neighbourhood.

LL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Good food and festive atmosphere.

MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shrimp tacos and pork tacos were delicious.

M
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A horrible meal. Waiter was in the weeds and kitchen was backed up. It was awful!

SS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I visit Besito pretty regularly. Unfortunately, this past experience the food was not up to par; our tacos came out cold and the waiter wasn't interested in our party. The drinks and guacamole were great though! I hope it was a one time fluke.

NI
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Besito, but will definitely not be my last. The food was AMAZING and the drinks were refreshing. I loved the restaurant décor. If this is on your list to see, please make it happen. You will not be disappointed!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server tipped over a glass of water and got my guest wet and didn’t even apologize. Service was slow.

a
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I have been to Besito a few times and always enjoyed it. The food is consistently good. The hostess staff are doing too many different things and things don't flow very well. Also this time our waiter was fairly rushed. Not a typical experience - still overall a nice outing.

T
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wonderful evening to dine out on their patio. Food was OK. Nothing spectacular. Took a long time to actually get my margarita. Service, while very friendly, was slow. I think it just got too busy. Nice to have this spot in the neighborhood.

D
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was not good
Food delivered without utensils
Took 5 minutes with food getting cold till someone brought it
Extremely noisy

F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Immediate seating upon arrival. Waiter wonderful: pleasant, knowledgeable, passionate about restaurant, enthusiastic, but not overbearing. Guacamole at the table was outstanding! Entrees were exceptional. Probably the best Mexican restaurant at which we have ever eaten. Certainly not your run of the mill Mexican restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We have not been to Besito in a while. The service was slow. Our waitress walked by us numerous times without checking in throughout the evening. We waited far too long to be greeted, to get the drinks we ordered, to order our food, to get our food and then pay. While I usually love the food - I ordered my usual items and they totally lacked flavor. Besito was once our go to Mexican restaurant because of the service and food quality. Something has changed! The per person meal cost is far too expensive for this level of service. We do not plan on returning!

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