Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill

4.5
933 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.
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New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 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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RX
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were terrific. Had a very nice Mothers' Day dinner. We will return.

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EB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our main entree came out burnt. They did make up for it with a complimentary appetizer.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 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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CS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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DC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 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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T
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

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JR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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JG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

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M
New England
111 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

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M
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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.

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PF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and the service is wonderful!

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AO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tableside guacamole & Mango Margarita !

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R
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All good. Nice menu selections meeting all needs from teens to grandparents. Service was attentive without being overbearing b

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was ok - had to ask for items several times until we got them.

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CB
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Out server was great. Wish they had combination plates.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place will def return

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 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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c
New England
94 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 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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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the halibut over cauliflower rice and roasted corn with a mole sauce. It was awesome. Would definitely recommend.

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MM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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d
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 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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S
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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 !

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NT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 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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JB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, great food. Thank you!

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CD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Will go again son!

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill
Responded on March 18, 2019

Gracias! We can't wait to have you back!

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W
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food quality waning

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S
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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 Hill
Responded 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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n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Not a good choice for Dine out boston. Price is the same without Dine out

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience...the best margaritas and guacamole in the state!

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ML
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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 Hill
Responded 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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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For being a chain the food has a very authentic flavor. Loved it

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill
Responded on March 15, 2019

Que bueno! Thank you for the feedback!

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l
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere and vibe!
It is a great place to go to get healthy, authentic Mexican food

Besito Mexican - Chestnut Hill
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate the positive feedback!

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MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 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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ED
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was good in general, but I feel it is overpriced for the food you get.

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RM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 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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w
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I was not sure where to reflect this negative feedback in my rating - but the ladies bathroom had a terrible sewage smell. Really awful. A deterrent to want to visit it a second time - we went to the bathroom in the mall after we finished lunch rather then go in again. And the last time I was at Besito, my experience was the same - I had forgotten about it - but it immediately came back to me. Something should be done.

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Besito - no matter what you choose.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Consistently good. Authentic flavors and outstanding customer service.

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