Besito Mexican - Roslyn

4.5
2146 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 484-3001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have a semi-private area available. Please contact us for more information.
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Private party contact
Jose Reyes, Carlos Pascual or Scott McCoy: (516) 484-3001
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Catering
We can arrange catering, including: guacamole, passed hors d'oeuvres, taco stations, and more. Besito will always tailor a menu to your specific needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Northern Blvd
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Parking details
Public parking is available in the Harborview Shops parking lot.
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Public transit
LIRR to Mineola and then N23 towards Manor Haven LIRR to Hempstead and then N27 towards Glen Cove LIRR to Great Neck and then N20 or N21 east to Main St., Roslyn LIRR to Port Washington and then N23 towards Mineola LIRR to Roslyn and then N23 towards Manor Haven
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Special events & promotions
Host your special event at Besito, contact Jose Reyes for more information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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G
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another good night at Besitoes
Best place ever. You must come here.
Make sure to make reservations for Friday and Saturday nights
Bar is always hopping
Bartenders are great, good time for all
Pahola, Alberto and Matt are the best

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H
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. My reservation was timely. Had the tequila tasting and loved it.

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G
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Brunch menu was nothing special. Ordered the chicken tacos, had two different margaritas that were great!

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Wait was an additional 15 mins even though we arrived 20 mins before our appointed time, no biggie. The problem I had was that we literally had to ask four different wait staff for a glass of water, not a refill, but just a simple glass of water. Then we had three different servers, the first one asked what kind of water we wanted, I told him flat unopened and he never came back. The second person took our order, someone else brought out and the food and she never came back to see if we needed anything. Then someone else came towards the end of the meal to see how the food was and if we needed something. This was when we asked for the 4th time for the water and at the same time the person who first was suppose to wait on us told us they moved him to another section, which just happened to be next to our table and preceedes to tell us if we need anything just ask. WHAT? Will be a very long time before we come back or recommend.

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m
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience this past weekend. Great service and amazing food. Beautifully presented and so flavorful. Very pleased.

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DG
1 review
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Bestios was an overall good experience.

Wonderful staff and amazing service. They went above and beyond with personal touches. This made the experience truly stand out.

The appetizers, drinks and fresh Guac were amazing. However the main course was not something i enjoyed. The menu did not have a huge selection and the cost was too high for the portion size and food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! The food was so-so. Ive definitely had better , more authentic Mexican was kind of disappointed . The tableside guac had zero flavor. Fish tacos very bland as well. Good Sangria and their rice is tasty, they use scallion in it and was nice touch.
The skillet chicken tacos were not great. Very dry chicken. Dessert was yummy...tres leches was great.
Bathroom was FILTHY but dining area very clean. I dont think we will be back though. Way better options locally. Was expecting much better and more "authentic" food. Prices weren't terrible but more expensive then their competition which has way better food.

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AE
1 review
2.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Requested a booth along with the reservation, and was told upon arrival that a booth would be a 45 minute wait. Also, the waitress came to the table every 10 minutes to ask to clear our plates. Felt very rushed. Steak was overcooked and very served in very small crumbs, and the tortilla wasn't the same as it usually is, mustve run out.

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K
New York Area
21 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always this lovely restaurant is a favorite- the service is great and the food delicious.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
4.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was terrific, food was good! Had s delicious short rib entree.

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M
New York Area
34 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Besito. My guests also loved the “Besito Experience”.

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AT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was poor and, despite the restaurant being half empty, we were seated by the bathroom. This was very disappointing given that I have booked through open table and visited this restaurant on many occasions. It tends to feel like open table reservations give you lesser tables vs. better. Were it not for the good food I would not return.

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, good food.
Matt is wonderful, friendly.
We sat at the bar had drinks and dinner. Pahola and Alberto were great.
Everyone here are professional and accommodating.
Always a good time here.
😊😊😊😊😊

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
1.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

I always go there.... this time it was a bad experience. To start coffee cut was dirty with red things floating in it and lipstick stains on it and our water glasses were incrusted with food.... We sat outside and yellow jackets were in our guacamole... it happens especially if you sit outside.... but they took our guacamole away when we were still eating it.... then I got emails about 1/2 price drinks on Sunday which we ordered and when we got the bill and she said we don’t offer it bc it’s a holiday.... Sunday was not Labor Day and not a holiday ... and if u give a menu and don’t let the people know your not honoring it you should say something.... so kinda annoyed

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
4.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing, the salsa music was phenomenal but the service was very slow.

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KL
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time

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SM
1 review
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Sangrias are amazing with the tableside guacamole. Love it every time!

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but L O U D. Really loud. Guacamole and flautas were sooooooo yummy! Lunch is better idea if conversation is needed!!

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BC
New York Area
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito never disapppiints. Drinks are delicious. Always a great meal! Excellent service!

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LJ
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great evening.
Food, Staff all wonderful!

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go it's a solid meal great Ambiance no weight drinks are good prices a good service is good no hassles no issues no problems location parking everything is status quo good place great people great food no headaches enjoy

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AK
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was wonderful. We took our friend here for part of her bachelorette party and it was a great start to the night. The service was fast and the staff was very friendly. Will be coming back on dates with my husband ❤️.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito with family and friends. In a word, Terrific. Why else would we return again and again?

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
3.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately, consistent service is always my on one issue with Besito. As a chef, I recognize and appreciate the quality of food. It’s authentic and delicious. However, there seems to be little communication between the front of the house staff and servers. Wait time for service (getting water, taking orders..) can be abysmal at times. I’m fact, I’ve had to go and get my own water from the bar. I would suggest management sit down to really establish FOH protocol so that the diners have an experience that lives up to their food.

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WB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Mexican food bar none, plus excellent service, wonderful ambiance and comfortable seating.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

even with a reservation an dbeing on time, a long wait period

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GK
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ate here dozens of times. Usually consistent. This time not so much. Ordered a special fish dish (Halibut). It was worse than airline food. Dry, tasteless. On top of a cardboard tasting corn cake. Just horrible. The manager didn't charge me, but we left without any enjoyment. Even the guacamole was with unripe, wet avocados. It too was unusually bad. We'll go back to Besito, but three strikes and they are out. Be careful if you park in the lot. Once we went for a walk before our meal and they towed our car. The place is known for it. Not Besito's fault. The property owner sits in her home watching real-time video of her lot. Even on Saturday, we saw the flatbed tow truck lying in wait. They get people all the time. If you park there, go into the restaurant and back to you car...no diversions!

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JV
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. We had a reservation but still waited a half hour for a table. Nonetheless we spent a good time at the bar.

We had someone with a severe seafood allergy. Our server literally made sure to even give us new, uncontaminated chips on our table. She was also methodical to ensure that the dishes were cooked separate from the others. I was very impressed.

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SZ
New York Area
26 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times. As usual service, food and drinks were awesome

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PJ
Washington DC
76 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican food prepared for the American palate. Friendly service. Beautiful restaurant decor. Eating here feels like a mini vacation.

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T
New York Area
39 reviews
5.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
3.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was pretty good, but subpar service and was crammed into a corner even though there were plenty of tables available.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! We have a 2 year old and the staff was so thoughtful, bringing out some banana slices and avocado for our little guy since he wasn't as into the guacamole (which was delicious)! We will definitely be back!

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f
New York Area
42 reviews
4.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always have a great time here. Food and drink is great. Highly energetic on a Saturday night but that's what is to be expected.
Will be back!

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LM
New York Area
6 reviews
4.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious, and the service is always great. But the wait is annoying when you have a reservation. (Its impossible to get a table without one, but even with one it’s a 1/2 hour wait. Also, the place is so loud and the tables are packed very close to each other. The noise level detracted from our meal, unfortunately, bc we really had to yell to have a conversation. Overall very good tho.

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MM
1 review
1.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was there with two friends our waiter kept disappearing. The guacamole was not made well way too many onions .. Our food took forever and I ordered an appitizer only. The tables all around us were given there food and we waited for atleast 45 min. The place is great the service and the waiter was horrible

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t
New York Area
19 reviews
5.0Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You MUST get the queso!!! Everything is fresh, very well prepared and seasoned and the presentation is incredible! We can't get enough of this place. They need to get bigger bowls for salsa - that is our only complaint. We can't wait to go back.

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N
New York Area
29 reviews
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and drinks were great! It was pouring rain and I was given an umbrella to keep me dry! No return needed! Great customer services

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WB
1 review
4.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Mexican food anywhere!
The grill shrimp are delicious, the black beans are excellent and even plain rice is turned into something magical. Most highly recommend it!

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SO
Washington DC
15 reviews
3.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Very noisy
Great guacamole and margaritas
Mains just ok
Very busy/ service just ok
Don’t expect to have conversation with anyone at your table!

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