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Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA
Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill

4.4
4.4
1368 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 527-1155
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Chestnut Hill
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,368 Reviews
  1. lisa

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    nice upscale looking restaurant with similarly upscale dining choices . On the weekends, almost too noisy to have a conversation with your dinner partner! Good drinks but not a very generous amount !

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  2. GolnazD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe It wasn’t my first time here, for some reason it wasn’t as good as before

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  3. BGray

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were at dinner for an early bird before going out shopping for the evening. A guest with a big dog (not labeled as a service dog) came in and was seated near us. Meanwhile there was noone in the restaurant at 5pm. The dog was yelping and the staff at Besito were playing with the dog and shaking his hand, touching his face, etc. This dog was NOT labeled as a service dog so the staff should have treated the dog as if he were working. On the way out the guest in his wheelchair ran over the dog's paw so the dog yelped and cried. The whole Besito team did nothing to assist or make this a better experience for those of us ignoring the 'working' dog.

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  4. Rayx

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were terrific. Had a very nice Mothers' Day dinner. We will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. ErickB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our main entree came out burnt. They did make up for it with a complimentary appetizer.

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  6. DanielleC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious!!! Service And atmosphere was perfect!!!! Looking forward to going back here very soon! Tableside guac is a must!

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  7. CarolineS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Food was amazing (highly suggest table side guac)! Waiter was always making sure our waters were filled and we had everything we needed. I will definitely be back!

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  8. Mamoo

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food

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  9. DC2019

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The room is very comfortable, but the music played can be very loud even in the dining room. Though the atmosphere is warm and friendly, the service staff often seems rushed. I do appreciate that they do not try to rush your service, it it would be nice if they relaxed into the vibe of the room. The food is good but could have a little more flavor.

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  10. Tuttle04

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal, this time it was a small family gathering on Cinco de Mayo. Food was excellent (and appropriate to the day) with much holiday spirit. The margarita de casa was great, too. 3 of the 4 of us had it and we all enjoyed them. The skillet meals were great, as were the chile rellenos (not breaded and fried - way better) Service was upbeat and attentive. And they handled dietary restrictions expertly.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. JacquelineR

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was great! food & drinks were delicious! It was pretty busy so the service was a little slower but everything was worth the wait.

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  12. JimmyG

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After eating at Besito with a friend, my wife was so pleased that she insisted that we return . The restaurant was attractive and we were seated immediately. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. Although the menu was a little limited, each selection showed thought and variety. The food was fresh and everything we ordered was delicious. The serving were large . Neither of us could finish our entree. Although we did not drink, the selection of alcohol appeared more than adequate.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Mikeys23

    Greater Boston

    207 reviews

    5.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoints. Food and service always consistently the same...excellent. Table side guacamole is one of our go to items. Everything I’ve had on the menu has been very good. Fresh, hot, and great flavor. Will be back soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Mideco

    Greater Boston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. Table side guacamole is a must! Service was prompt and food was served quickly. We had a few different kinds of tacos and they were delicious. We were seated quickly and glad we had a reservation as many people were waiting for tables. This place is always busy and that speaks volumes to the service and quality of food.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. PreviousFan

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was quite good. The service was lousy. There was upselling at every single moment. Every drink order or food order -- the waiter kept trying to up sell us -- and our kids! The service was otherwise terrible as well. We had to ask for more water, more chips, etc. The guy more or less told us that he wasnt telling us about the Churos because he wanted us to order more expensive desserts. What a racket. Good food. Terrible experience

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and the service is wonderful!

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  17. AnnaO

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tableside guacamole & Mango Margarita !

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  18. Rich

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good. Nice menu selections meeting all needs from teens to grandparents. Service was attentive without being overbearing b

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was ok - had to ask for items several times until we got them.

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  20. CharnelleB

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Out server was great. Wish they had combination plates.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place will def return

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  22. Idolikefood

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food, the lovely ambiance including a level of sound that allowed us to talk. I must say that the margarita was disappointing, not much taste, and by that I don't mean the mix. I asked for it without and there was little taste of tequila or the liqueur. We'll just order wine next time.

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  23. cranstongourmand

    Greater Boston

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and served quickly but the waiter was obnoxious -- constantly trying to upsell before, during and after lunch. Annoying.

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  24. MichaelK

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the halibut over cauliflower rice and roasted corn with a mole sauce. It was awesome. Would definitely recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. MMJ18

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Besito! We keep coming back and are never disappointed. Table side guacamole starts off our meal perfectly!

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  26. danielp

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was our second time at the reataurant and this time it was simply TOO loud. Food good. Service without much enthusiaism. And loud!

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  27. Sarahcd

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ! Starting with guacamole made at your table. The food was amazing and the staff couldn’t do enough to make you feel at home. A neighborhood gem !

    1 person found this helpful

  28. NigelTufnel

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted to like this place... but no. The ambience is lovely, very attractive interior. The service is attentive and good. The margarita was... OK. Nice selection of tequilas, and the margarita was... fine. The problem is the food... Tableside guacamole simply was not very good. Way too much cilantro (and I like cilantro...), which gave it a leafy texture (not appetizing), and it was lacking in flavor. The salsa provided with the chips was tasty, but ridiculously small. Like, it was enough for maybe 4 chips. The entrees... the iron skillet tacos were very mediocre. The portion was small, the meat was caked in a cheese that when the dish hit room temperature was not appetizing, and the chicken was charred. I like smoky... but this really was just burnt. One of us had the shrimp special... which basically was a shrimp fajita, but with the shrimp in a scampi-like sauce. THIRTY-ONE dollars. A ridiculous price for a dish with a half-dozen unimpressively sized shrimp. We had high hopes, but we won't be back.

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  29. JosephB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great service, great food. Thank you!

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  30. CityDweller

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Will go again son!
    Besito Mexican - Chestnut HillResponded on March 18, 2019
    Gracias! We can't wait to have you back!

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  31. Whatevs

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality waning

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  32. Shacardo

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it!! The Guac is amazing!! The food was delish and our server was great. Overall, it was a great vibe.
    Besito Mexican - Chestnut HillResponded on March 15, 2019
    Thank you for the positive feedback! The guacamole is definitely a must! We can't wait to have you back again soon.

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  33. nick

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a good choice for Dine out boston. Price is the same without Dine out

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience...the best margaritas and guacamole in the state!

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  35. MaryL

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a frequent patron at Besito. Love their Besito margarita and table side Guacamole is a must. They really have the best shrimp taco, tried at many places but they are the best. Fried shrimp is crispy on the outside yet tender inside! So good! All the main courses are delicious, can’t go wrong
    Besito Mexican - Chestnut HillResponded on March 15, 2019
    Mary, We are so glad to hear that you are a frequent guest and love Besito! Thank you so much for the compliments!

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  36. Mila

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For being a chain the food has a very authentic flavor. Loved it
    Besito Mexican - Chestnut HillResponded on March 15, 2019
    Que bueno! Thank you for the feedback!

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  37. lpags

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, atmosphere and vibe! It is a great place to go to get healthy, authentic Mexican food
    Besito Mexican - Chestnut HillResponded on March 15, 2019
    Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate the positive feedback!

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  38. MarceloC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure if there’s a new chef but el dorado wasn’t as good as it normally is!!! Guacamole was amazing!!!

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  39. ElleD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good in general, but I feel it is overpriced for the food you get.

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  40. RickM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe the something was off as we have heard a lot of wonderful things about Besito. However, our food was not very good. Everything tasted a little burnt and overcooked. Even the drinks were nothing special. It was early in the evening on a Friday and the place was still filling up, so it was not too noisy and the service was fine. We cannot understand the good reviews and would give it another chance if one dish was less than ideal but all four of our dishes were items we would never order again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 527-1155.

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 1368 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill

199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chestnut Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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