Besito Mexican - Burlington

4.2
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811 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Come join us at out new Burlington location! Besito - Rated "Excellent" by the The New York Times and #1 in Tri-State Open Table Diner's choice! 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. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday : 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 272-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Carlos Arellano & Chef Isaac Reyes
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Catering
We offer on-site catering with semi-private amenities available. Please call for more information.
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Cross street
Burlington Mall Road
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Parking details
Parking Lot off of The Burlington Mall Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
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BK
New England
1 review
Reviewed on September 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Incredibly fresh food with an outstanding wait staff

AC
Miami
8 reviews
Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Good food, friendly staff, nice Latin music quite enough to listen and talk.

HC
New England
12 reviews
Reviewed on August 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Unfortunately this restaurant closed-- guac was great-- made to your taste at the table. All the food options were outstanding. I drive 30 minutes to go to the sister restaurant in Chestnut Hill

DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Reviewed on June 10, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Nice casual Mexican at the Shops at Chestnut Hill. Not too special though - goof for a casual lunch.

JR
New England
79 reviews
Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Everything was OK. Nothing exceptional or worthy or a return. More Americanized Mexican than Mexican.

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s closed open table needs to
Update we arrived and it was no longer ipen

AD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation confirmed
Thanks for using OpenTable!

Besito Mexican - Burlington

Table for 6 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Name: Amir Diengdoh
Confirmation #: 2109913689

75 Middlesex Tpke.
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 272-9900


The restaurant was permanently closed 4 days earlier. Total disaster and embarrassment. Make sure your listings are updated.

m
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall1food4service5ambience5

Ok - way too expensive for enchiladas

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to besito for a dinner and they have the best food best margaritas their guacamole is outstanding, excellent service, definitely we will come back soon.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my family and I got the special “ veracruzan” it was the best fish I had in awhile . Great service .

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was inattentive and came to the table infrequently. The person making the table side quacamole was busting out of his buttoned shirt revealing his belly. One of our cocktails was made differently the second time. Definitely will not return

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience4

My mom and I come here all the time and it feels like it’s only getting worse!! The service was awful and the food lacked flavor. We didn’t receive the typical churros at the end. So Sad because we loved this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Perfect music . The guacamole was excellent and the food was to die for . I will be going back for sure !!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the margaritas were outstanding.I went there because I wanted a nice and enjoyable dinner with my wife and I wasn’t disappointed The atmosphere was great I will definitely be back

MT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not very impressed with food or service. Had been here previously and had a better experience. Only half full on a Saturday night. Overall disappointing

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's talk about mexican restaurants northwest of Boston. They run the gamut, from gross all fried cheese pretend tex-mex to high end joints that aren't actually authentic.

Besito is a bright shining light in a sea of mediocrity.

The ambience makes you forget you are in a mall.

The waiters are welcoming and prompt.

The menu is unified and delightful.

The table side guacamole is fresh, well appointed, and ridiculously good.

I've lived in New Mexico, I've spent time in Mexico.

Besito is the real deal folks.

RG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very much enjoyed our meal at Besito. Good food and not a Tex-mex place. Biggest negative was that with the exception of our waitress, Julia, the staff was disinterested at best.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A bit high priced, and food is provided in relatively small portions. I hosted business guests, and the environment was good for business discussions. The restaurant seems a bit out of place, being in a shopping mall, but it's internal "identity" is more up-scale (again, small portions, high prices).

Service is good but not fast, so be sure you have plenty of time to spend for dinner.

This was my second time hosting business guests there, who were interested in Latin American fare. Both dinners were successful.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. I dined with my boyfriend. We ordered the table side guacamole, tortilla soup, vegetable quesadilla, pork tacos, sweet potato tacos, and street corn. The only thing that was good was the street corn, which I fully acknowledge was almost definitely frozen corn with some cheese on it. Everything else was a disaster. The guacamole should have been good, but it was very poorly seasoned. I asked three different people for salt to make it taste better. You would’ve thought I had asked for a bowl of spaghetti from the looks of confusion on their faces and the subsequent dashing around to track down such an exotic ingredient as salt. It took at least 10 minutes for it to hit the table, at which point we were all set on the guacamole. When the other food arrived, we were even more underwhelmed. As I said, the street corn was fine. Both the pork and sweet potato tacos were edible, but they weren’t particularly tasty. The flavors were weird and didn’t seem to go together. The tortillas were soggy, so they ripped. The sweet potato tacos had huge gobs of rubbery cheese that had a very unpleasant texture, like old, dried out mozzarella or raw halloumi. The vegetable quesadilla had more of the rubbery cheese mixed with other cheeses, but the real problem with this dish was the overwhelming flavor of canned mushrooms. Neither of us could stand to eat it. The tortilla soup tasted like canned Campbell’s tomato soup over tortillas. It had a strong metallic flavor and was inedible. For drinks, I got the spicy martini and my boyfriend got the mexcalita. I liked my drink, but my boyfriend’s was just okay. The pineapple and the mint really didn’t stand up to the smokiness of the mezcal, so it tasted unbalanced. The service was subpar. Our server seemed overwhelmed and we saw him maybe 4 times through the whole service. There were only about 7 tables sat in the restaurant, but maybe he was the only server. Regardless, we won’t be back.

j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

used to be very good, delicious food. Was very so-so, menu changed, dishes not inspired.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall food we ordered was good, but they brought the wrong dish for me, and overall the service wasn't good. The wait staff seemed slow and confused.

KA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wait staff didn't seem very happy to be at work. The host led us to our table without as much as a smile or 'Follow me, your table is ready.' He vaguely gestured toward our table and left! Waitress was a little more friendly but still not chirpy. Didn't really seem to want to be there.... left a sour taste especially since we were celebrating a birthday.....

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food never disappoints, and the service is always great.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They seemed too busy. Special occasion didn’t get us a nicer table or an acknowledgement. Waiters were nice but super busy. Steak entree didn’t come with a knife. Waited but never got one, despite asking waitstaff.

Food was excellent, otherwise would have rated much lower.

CG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and staff super friendly & accommodating!

RM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Besito never disappoints! Food and service were both outstanding! Highly recommended for those who enjoy Mexican meals!

OT
New England
42 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waiter was slow. Pricey food.

DL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall, great experience. Went there for a first date, one issue was service at the bar wasn't that great. Had to wait too long to get a drink. Other than that, great time.

BO
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but service was so-so. The waiter was attentive, but it took a lot to get a drink. I met 1 friend and got there before she arrived at the time of my reservation. The table was almost ready. I sat & the waiter quickly came & offered to bring chips/salsa & waters. My friend arrived before the water/chips and it took 15 min before the waiter returned to take a drink order and another 15 min for drinks to arrive. It took so long for the drinks that the waiter stopped by to get out food order in between. Shortly after the food arrived we ordered 2nd drinks which took another 15-20 min to arrive. The waiter was around, but each time he said the bar (right near us) was backed up, so my guess was they were understaffed.....however, most people coming in seemed to have reservations & there weren't people waiting to be seated. I would hesitate before going back, even though the food was good, it felt dragged out because it was difficult to get drinks and we only had 2 each. We paid the check & had 1 more drink at the bar and the waiter came by and expressed his disappointment- "oh you left me to get drinks here"- because we would have been waiting ages for the drinks.

AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I really like it here. Can usually get a table quickly which is a bonus and Open Table allows you to reserve ahead of time which is so convenient. Food is always great. I had Mahi Mahi this time and it was fantastic. My only gripe is they don’t give enough salsa. We had to ask for seconds and thirds and didn’t even eat all the chips.

A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

not quite as authentic as we thought. guacamole is wonderful, some of the sauces good.
tortillas not enough of them and rather cold..
the grill dishes were not as appetizing once we saw the dish.
mexican rice has more tomato in it, but beans were good.
drinks and churros were great.
music could be turned down a little..

AJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. The food is always great and the service excellent!

BT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

After waiting a half-hour to be seated after reservation, we waited another 20-25 minutes before someone recognized that a waiter never came to our table. It took getting up to go back to the host stand and pointing out that no one had come to our table. She offered to take our drink orders. A few minutes later, a manager comes over and offers us guac on the house. Okay, great. Thanks for paying attention now. A waiter finally comes over, doesn't even introduce himself and asks if we're ready to order. So we order. Bill arrives, guac still on the bill (which is fine--I don't care about that but don't say one thing and do another or back track on your offer). The host DID come over and apologize and gave us a $25 which was very nice of her, and I appreciated the thought and courtesy. I wouldn't go back to this place either way--I'd use the gift card at a different one. Don't go to this place; you'll end up wasting your time, money and effort. We wont be back. Ever.

SB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic mexican food. Super friendly staff, sangria is yummy (and potent). Our new favorite restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

JT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great bartenders, very knowledgeable and personable. Waiter recommended the ribs and they were fall-off-the-bone good. Mahi was flavorful. We will be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waitress good food

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Great food and amazing atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here. Would definitely recommend to anyone that loves Mexican food or wants to try something new.

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very good!! Recommend some amazing dishes!!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Quiet enough to carry on conversation. Staff attentive to things like refilling water.

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