Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill

4.5
843 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30 AM- 3 PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(617) 527-1155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 843 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were nice, the food was fire, and the ambience was dope. Thank you 👌🏻

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Great service. Food full of flavor. Can’t recommend it enough.

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PA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a gal's birthday lunch. Festive and fun. Had the table side guac prepared which was lively and delish. I ordered the crispy shrimp tacos which I cannot wait to go back and order again! For sure we'll be back soon!

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R
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, and we’ll-paced. The table-made guacamole is always a treat.
The service (Andrea N) was exceptional.

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BA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my son's 23rd birthday and were not disappointed. Everyone in our party of five ordered a different main course and each was delicious ... perfectly prepared and unusual. Our waiter was fantastic! You really MUST order the guacamole ... prepared at your table!

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the place. Authentic Mexican food and atmosphere. Very friendly service. We definitely go back for any occasion

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GB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Besito. Both were great. If anything, the second visit was better than the first!

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g
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is inventive and flavorful! I love the varied specials especially when they create Mexican seafood dishes. Our server Marco made our dining experience extra special. We chose to do a flight tasting of Reposado with Marco’s expertise on the subject he helped us select the very best. Thank you SO much. We love this place.

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant serves great tasting Mexican food with generous portions. The server was friendly and explained the special menu. We enjoyed our wedding anniversary dinner.

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. It’s fantastic, go there! Highly recommend the Patron Margarita.

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j
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away! The food was awesome, the service was excellent! The wait staff are very attentive to everyone’s needs.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience, but felt a bit rushed through the meal. The service was excellent, but almost too good since plates were cleared before I was done eating my meal. The meal was very expensive for a family of 4.

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EG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is a favorite of mine. They provide excellent customer services. The food is simply delicious!

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually love this place but that night was just kind of mediocre. The waitress was immediately argumentative and kind of cold. She obviously didn't like me from the start. That pretty much set the mood for the entire dinner that I wanted to take my wife to since she has had such a busy time at work. I tipped the standard 20% because sometimes people have off nights. But when I am paying for a great experience at a place that has good food but not exceptional, then I shouldn't have to feel unwelcome.
Aside from that, the food came out as expected and the servers were at least good. Just not our waitress. That took away from pretty much everything.

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N
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last-minute reservation (an hour ahead of time) and were greeted graciously by the hostess. Our server was very personable and wanted to ensure we were having a good time as well as a good dinner. He made several helpful suggestions, including a Besito margarita for my husband, and street corn, which was delicious. We'll definitely return.

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M
New England
94 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a go to spot, knowing that food and service will always be there. Typically dine on the earlier side (5 on a Sunday), which is nice. Crowd doesn’t come in until closer to 6, and then it gets busy and a little more loud inside. Tableside guacamole is always excellent. Entree portions are more than enough to fill you up.

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DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and uniquely flavored. I was pleased to find a menu with some unique items. Besito also has a nice selection of cocktails. I would definitely recommend this restaurant although it is on the expensive side.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diwali celebration

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and great guacamole!

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HG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with my main course on Saturday. It felt too heavy with no subtlety in the flavors. The last time I was at Besitos everything was delicious.

The wait staff was great but I was not happy with the way the quacomole was made without everyone present at the table. Before I knew it it was made and no one got to enjoy watching make it.

But I will try it again and hope that I enjoy it better.

Thank you.

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HJ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner on The Day of the Dead. Servers had fscepaimt to look like sugar skulls. Our waiter was helpful and enthusiastic. The problem was that my daughter had an allergic reaction after eating and we had warned them of her food allergy. We suspect that there was some cross contamination. It’s scary to eat out with a child with allergies so we tend to go back to places that have worked in the past. This was our third or fourth time at this restaurant, but after that incident, it will have to be our last.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing EVERYTHING
Can’t wait to come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is consistently excellent. Don’t miss the table side guacamole or the crispy shrimp tacos.

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Guacamole is made fresh next to your table. It's delicious! Great margaritas, food is excellent.

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and ambience but the waiters and waitresses are under too much pressure to turn the table to the next party. They hover around and grab any plate that seems half empty to move the process along. Paid nearly $200 for dinner and they served us so fast and got us out in under an hour- felt too rushed and wanted to enjoy the food and ambience more...

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent and the food was great. It’s not the usual Mexican food, which is even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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AW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific as always. It would be nice if they put a vegetarian entree back on the menu, though - the only listed vegetarian items are in the appetizer section. The server said that there were entrees that could be made vegetarian, but it would have been nice to know that while I was looking at the menu.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Loved the food and great service. Will be back.

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D
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We have been to this restaurant many time. The food was terrible this time. It did not taste fresh, felt microwaved and was not hot. We will not be back. Very disappointing.

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G
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great street tacos! great guac! fresh chips and great salsa...what else do you need?

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and meticulous staff- always fast and delicious!

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FB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, and the freshly made guacamole is so delicious and to see it done in front of us was a nice touch! Overall great experience - hoping to see another Besito restaurant opening in the north shore! Great staff ! Mucho gracias.

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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was decent but some dishes were too heavy with cheese and sauce.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spectacular, but it was in particular MARCO M who won us over : enthusiastic, pleasant and knowledgeable! Best guacamole ever, and he prepared with the touch of a pro. Totally outstanding.

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DL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was incredibly rushed. We had appetizers cocktails and a main course and we were in and out in 40 minutes on a Saturday night.

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RO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing server, Paula B. She made up/compensated for everything else that was lacking.

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OT
New England
109 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Way to close the official end of summer! As always, the food was outstanding as was our server Marco! The shrimp taco, shrimp empanada, salad with salmon and outstanding cocktails made our evening on the patio!

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FW
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was quick and thorough. The table side preparation of the guacamole is the best I’ve ever had.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Have had dinner there a few times. This particular time service was very poor and the restaurant wasn't even crowded. If it was the first time I had gone, I wouldn't go back. I'll give it one more try. Maybe it was an off night.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good brunch menu, and great guacamole. The rest of the menu is very difficult for a vegetarian however, though I am sure they would be as accommodating as possible.

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