Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill

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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.
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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy this place, we love the Mexican ambience and the worry dolls. The service is always excellent, my wife tried the fish special tonight and was outstanding. We definitely we’ll be back soon.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend if your looking for an authentic Mexican meal

LA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and dog friendly patio! Perfect fall night!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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OG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious!! The Ambiance was nice well. Great place for intimate dinner with family and friends. Great place for a date night as well, very romantic!

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Besito Chestnut Hill is ok. Three of us went for dinner. Each had one drink, Iron Skillet chicken taco plates ($19.95), and we shared guacamole ($12.95) and a side of Street Corn ($6.95). Guacamole is chunky and delicious. Flour and corn tortillas are warm and great. Iron Skillet chicken is forgettable (chicken strips in too much cheese), as is Street Corn (frozen corn cooked in a pan with a little chile and queso fresco). Service was fine. Server takes your order, and food is brought out as it's ready. With 20% tip, it was $51 per person, pricey for Mexican food, but it is located in a fancy mall location. Friends liked it. I thought it was ok, but have had much better Mexican food for less money. I'm not rushing to go back.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great, food and drinks are always delicious. I highly recommend this place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration at Besito, from the matradees to our server everyone went above and beyond to provide great service. The food was delicious and the ambiance as perfect for a gaggle of girls to catch up!

LF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and yummy food!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was delicious and the service was awesome.

j
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

service was slow; ordered the ribs which were dry; ordered "tableside" guacamole, medium spicy: not tableside and was missing any jalapeño peppers
Kind of a disappointment

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delcious food, appealing and enjoyiable

SD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious, with warm service!

DR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Been several times and can always count on a delicious dish

m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a warm tableside welcome and delightful options at Besito! I always leave happy and looking forward to the next visit. ¡Hasta luego, amigos!

F
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The guacamole made at table side was outstanding. My skillet tacos pastor were fresh and good if a little under seasoned.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The Guacamole was excellent, but I was disappointed with the rest of the meal. The fish in the Fish Taco appetizer ($12.95 for two little tacos) was not hot and didn't have much flavor, the Ceviche special was strangely sweet, as if it had sugar in it, and the Classic Margarita cocktail ($11) was quite weak. We were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant brought out a free piece of tres leches cake for dessert, which was very kind of them, but the waitress never returned with the promised spoons and we finally had to go looking for some. There are so many other delicious-sounding options on the menu, it may be we just ordered the wrong things. I will definitely give it another try.

A
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, never disappoints. Clean restaurant, cloth napkins.

GS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time at the restaurant and my friend and I had a great lunch - love the guacamole!!

N
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My family and I have been going to Besito for a while now and we always love it. The food is amazing the service is incredible the wait staff and mangers and hosts are amazing and very respectful. It is a great place for birthdays anniversary’s and family gatherings.

FN
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the special fish of the day was outstanding. Visit every time up in the Boston area.

HR
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time dining here. My boyfriend is Mexican so he recommended it. The food was great. The only strange thing was the wait staff refusing to serve us 4 drinks at the same time as they said there was some law that meant 3 people could not drink 4 drinks at the same time. Very bizarre.
Overall very enjoyable and will go back for sure

E
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I used to love their tortilla soup but it seems like the recipe changed because I was very disappointed. The soup was heavy on the tortillas with very little chicken and the broth lacked flavor.

A glass of sangria I ordered was extremely watery. As expected that any adult brother it will come with eyes however there was really little sangria and mostly ice cubes Which has not been in line with my past experiences.

I’m not sure of the restaurant under new management however it did not live up to previous experiences and I’m doubtful if I will return.

SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent Service. Loved the little surprise at the end of the dinner - put it under my pillow that night :)

DF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food arrived cold. The tortillas were clearly microwaved and quickly became brittle and tasteless. Chicken tacos congealed around the unseasoned cheese and was unappetizing from the moment it arrived late to the table. The red sauce served with the chips was thin and without any spice. The only thing that tasted fresh was the guacamole that was prepared at the table - for which they charge far too much- the value equation is very poor- avoid this place

Y
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The first time we've had very mediocre food and poor service. It felt like they were trying to force people onto the Restaurant Week menu and abandoning the rest of the menu. Restaurant Week used to be once a year; now it's every few months. If you're going to participate, figure out how not to wreck your main business or everyone loses.

ID
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Great service and we were able to sit, relax and enjoy great food.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I reserved an outside table for four at 7:30 and was seated at 7:50 at a table for six. Not good! Service was otherwise fine

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening
Sat outside wait staff so attentive
Food delicious
Perfect night

ND
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Besito is the best Mexican restaurant in the Boston area, but they have to do something about the noise level, it's becoming intolerably loud. Even visiting early in the evening it was impossible to have an ordinary conversation.

RS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The always delicious food was on vacation ! Dry skillet dinners.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been coming to Besito a number for of times and always get the same items. This time the Avocado was not as a tasty and was not made table side. The shrimp taco was not as flavorful as I remember. Even though we gave our waiter 2 credit cards he only charged one of them. Lastly you have to request the churro and we had to ask twice and the ones that arrived were cold and hard. The sangria was yummy but overall felt the food and dining experience was not as good as it used to be

LA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing patio, awesome margaritas and fantastic service!

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is always good there, and the good delicious. Unfortunately, my daughter ordered the special and the server neglected to inform her it was spicy. She reads the menu carefully, but the special was not in print. We switched entrees and it was all good.

M
New England
126 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Back to the food and service that we’ve been used to at Besito. Prompt, attentive, and friendly. Food was very good.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, but the guacamole was a bit salty! Had eaten here before and it was perfect. Entreés were good...Crab Bundi and Steak tacos.

RS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the iced tea!! Shrimp on the salad was also excellent. Beautiful patio with great music, too. And, our server was very friendly.

IF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and a stellar staff. I recommend for a nice date or any time you’re in the mood for superb Mexican food

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends and enjoy a tasty meal with very friendly service.

E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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