Besito Mexican - Roslyn

4.5
2265 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
Besito (Little Kiss, in English) serves authentic Mexican food and is home to tableside guacamole and the Besito Patron Margarita. Besito serves lunch and dinner every day of the week. Food specialties include classic tortilla soup, tamales with shrimp and chipotle adobo, ceviches made daily, boneless short ribs of beef and enchiladas suizas. We serve over 60 world class tequilas in our Agave Lounge in an atmosphere of old, rustic Mexico and sophistication bringing back memories of your last Mexican vacation!
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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My table was placed near the main walk way near the bathroom and servers access to the back so I kept getting bumped and asked to move up or stand up to let people and workers pass

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance.

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had to wait 1/2 hr for our reservation. Food excellent as usual.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any place that gives my three year old a special appetizer of bananas and avocado wins. She was so happy and literally made her meal. Food, drinks and service outstanding.

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GB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable quality! Great service! There are many Mexican restaurants but this one stands out as the best!

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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sorry, slippage has begun to rear it’s ugly head.
Very hospitable upon entry, but service was not what it used to be especially since prices continue to rise.
Spent a great deal of money for lunch, but the kitchen was not with the program.

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s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Besito is an above average restaurant, especially in the Mexican food category. Service is pretty good, but can seem a bit mechanical and impersonal at times. Waiter left us hanging for a long time after our meal. Our group was for a birthday celebration, which was indicated on the OpenTable reservation. Nothing was done by the restaurant to acknowledge the occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a wait for a table so I went to the bar to order a drink. When I asked if they had a certain flavor bartender gave me an attitude. I asked if he said another flavor then he told me that I was in the wrong place. I should go somewhere else. First and last time I go there

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughters 21st Birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent but our table was to close to the hostess and bar. It was very cool and loud . Food was served to fast and we felt rushed . It was so packed that we had a hard time getting to the door to leave . It seems to be over booked and not a lot less any outing . Very nice place but couldn’t experience the ambiance because they wanted us out of the table in 90 minutes not pleasant .

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recently had a late lunch with friend and enjoyed the good food, drinks and service. The restaurant is a bit noisy but we were seated in a back corner which was a plus. I will certainly be back again without a doubt. For good food and excellent drinks highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A bit of a wait even with reservations but everything was good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

everything was great but they had to redo my steak i asked for medium rare and the steak came very dry and over cooked but they redeemed themselves with the redo

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sangria and appetizers were great. A little too much sauce on the entrees but still tasty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Besito in Roslyn several dozen times over the years it has been opened. I always go during Long Island Restaurant Week when the restaurant generously offers up almost the entire menu. I have eaten just about every dish on the menu, enjoyed everything I have tried and never had anything but a great meal. The sauces are complex, portions are generous and the food is beautifully plated and presented. Service is always attentive even when the place is packed and the service staff is knowledgeable with regard to the menu. The premises are attractive and well maintained. I have introduced many friends to the restaurant and they have all come away impressed. Overall, my favorite Long Island dining experience.

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YG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon making the reservations I specified the event was for a birthday. When the dessert was brought out I went up to the hostess and reminded her. Still no singing. When the waiter came by I asked him to sing. Otherwise we all enjoyed it.

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4
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went on a Sunday mid-afternoon so it wasn’t too busy. We enjoyed two for one margaritas and Sangria then had a very nice dinner. The churros at the end of our meal were delicious.

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GK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We've eaten at Besito dozens of times. Usually the service is fine and the food OK. The past two visits, however, were not good. On one visit, the food took almost an hour to come out. Server was nowhere to be found. The manager ignored us. Eventually, they made the lame excuse that out meals (4 of us) were brought to another table. Really? They did give us a voucher for another visit and attempted to bring us dessert which we declined. On a prior visit, my halibut was inedible. Cardboard. Again, some lame excuse, but they did offer to take it off the tab. One more strike and it will be the final visit.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Just went my adult children and husband for a celebration dinner. Food was good, though portions seemed to be smaller than previous visits. Ambience is great. On the downside, the service was not the best: when we arrived the restaurant was about 35% full, plenty of tables, and the hostess wanted to crowd us in next to a party where one of our party would be sitting practically on top of the gentlemen at the next table. I objected, and she had to get the manager to sit us at one of the five open tables in our immediate vicinity. So we are standing there, awkwardly, while feeling like we should apologize to the table we did not want to be packed in next to. Should have been handled more gracefully.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good all around

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughters 18th Birthday and we all truly enjoyed ourselves!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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LE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Mexican restaurant that I have been to throught the U.S. it is also easily one of the best restaurants in any category on Long Island. From the managers, Jose, Carlos and Matt, to the waitstaff, Ricky, Kevin,Marco and Liliana, to name a few, and the friendly and efficient hostesses, Maricella and Amy. This place is consistent and always comes through with delicious and innovative dishes.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous time at Besito's. Highly recommend it.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We weren’t very happy with the service. Waitress wasn’t as available as we would’ve liked, and the people who were cleaning the table took our plates and chips while we were still eating, and without asking if we were done, which was annoying bc we paid $13 for guacamole. Also the size of the table made it hard to manuever the plates and ‘build’ our tacos. The food was really good and the atmosphere of the restaurant was awesome. However, overall it was an average experience mostly due to service, and we probably would not return.

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VJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here for dinner after many times for lunch. Service was good and food was fine, it was just missing that finishing touch somehow leaving us all a little disappointed. Maybe it was because it was crowded - I don't know, but we will give it another shot as we were always happy with having lunch here.

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MB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was terrible. Our waiter seemed completely uninterested in making us feel welcome or being attentive. Food was just OK - not worth the money.
The Huntington location has its act together a bit more.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Walked in and was told the wait was an hour and a half. After 30 mins I asked how long and was told another hour. I decided to make a reservation on open table and sat down 20 mins later. Who runs this place ? Lol

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RE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant needs to get its system of honoring reservations in order. Walk ins are called from a list I waited 20-30 minutes after my reservation time to be seated. Hostesses are rude and inefficient!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The waitress told me the fish wasn't spicy and it was EXTREMELY SPICY so I had to send it back for something else but it took so long for the second dish to come my date was completely done with her meal and I just had to get it to go. Also, it was my girlfriend's birthday and I made sure to ask the hostess to bring cake with a candle and when desert time came the waitress did not bring any desert. Instead she awkwardly asked if we wanted any and my girlfriend just looked at me like she didn't understand what was going on. I ended up not eating my meal, paying full.price for everything and my girlfriend did not get birthday cake on her birthday dinner. So worst dining experience I think Ive had

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice evening food always good

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NY
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Besito in Roslyn is always good service and great food. One of our favorite Mexican restaurants.

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked it soo much we booked it for a bridal shower

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not great Friday night. Had a hair in my wine glass and then brought me a different wine. Waiter forgot my wife’s drink order and the drink was made incorrectly. Very disappointed with this experience and we have come many times to Besito. Hopefully this was a one time experience and not a new trend with them.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. I got a margarita that I didn’t really love but felt bad sending back... the waitress came over and asked if everything was ok because she saw I made a face and without hesitation, insisted that they remake the drink. When she brought it back, she made sure I enjoyed it before leaving the table. I appreciate friendly service. The food was also delicious as well as dessert!

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D
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Love the Patron Margaritas

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Wasn’t happy with the food. The appetizers was not appealing and cold to many flavors also salty.

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PC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went along on a date to Besitos and had an overall enjoyable time. For food I had the duck enchiladas which were delicious and incredibly flavorful, I would certainly recommend them if you enjoy duck. While my date had the chicken tacos which she also enjoyed. For dessert we split the fried ice cream which was enjoyable but not the best I've ever had, I felt like it was prefried and left in the fridge so the exterior didn't have that perfect crunchy fried coating you'd expect. Service itself was prompt and the waiter attentive so I've got no complaints on that front.

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H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Besito. Guacamole a must!! Any dish is delicious. It’s a sophisticated meal yet down to earth. Everything is so tasty. Love love love

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DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Never a bad meal here, and the service is always prompt and friendly. The table-side guacamole is a stand-out, as is the arrachera steak.

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