Besito Mexican - Roslyn

4.6
2205 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!
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
What 2205 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were running late a few minutes due to rush hour traffic but the restaurant was able to still take us fifteen minutes late. The drinks were really not the greatest and despite us asking for them to add more mixers in the margarita it just wasn’t a hit. The food however, was on point and our server was great! I have come here a few times and the food is always very tasty. I would definitely recommend this place for the food and ambiance.

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LB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Really enjoy this restaurant. Food is very good. Service is always friendly and accommodating. Always have to start with the guacamole and tostados.....BEST around!

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besito is a fabulous dining experience whenever you go. Lunch, dinner any day of the week, it doesn’t matter. The service is consistently attentive and the food is consistently hot and fresh. This is one of a few restaurants in the Tri state area that serves a dish with mole sauce. The decor is Mexican and the lighting is dim. This restaurant aims to please.

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SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s a busy, active place. Depending on where you sit, it can be much too loud.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter was absent

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TB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have loved this spot for many years and more to come.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location for a gathering of friends. Good food, good service and a good time

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J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live the homemade guacamole
Fresh ingredients!
Great ambiance!

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WF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was fast and attentive. A little noisy but not unlike many other restaurants. Would definitely go back.

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RF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool, dimly lit atmosphere! Candles everywhere and just an overall romantic setting. Only issue was that it’s VERY loud, so if you want quiet and relaxing, this may not be your spot. But otherwise, awesome food and cool environment!

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ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super yummy food. Would have stayed longer but our reservation was late. Definitely our new favorite spot.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was Long Island Restaurant and when making my reservation on Open Table it gave all time slots for a Saturday night. Unfortunately it wasn't until we were seated that our server informed us that the restaurant week menu was only honored until 6:30 on Saturday. WHAT? Was I supposed to come for the early bird special? This is something that Open Table and Besito should have highlighted. Of course we stayed because the margaritas are wonderful and the food is excellent, except we order the table side guacamole and they did not prepare it table side but just dropped it off.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a fun night out with yummy food and cocktails!!

What more can you ask for.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Besito is our go to for Mexican. Lively atmosphere, great authentic food and consistently good. We went for restaurant week and it was busy but they didn't rush us out. Always a pleasant experience.

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EL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Long Island Restaurant Week and had a lovely dinner as usual. Enjoyed the appetizers of shrimp tacos and ceviche. Two of us tried the baby back ribs and loved them - very flavorful, a little spicy, meat fell off the ribs easily - delicious. Shrimp Jalisco and Crab Budin were excellent as usual. Nachos and salsa were fresh and addictive so we got too full on them and had some food to take home. We're not a fan of the dessert tres leches cake - much prefer the chocolate cake Besito used to serve. Enjoyed mezcal and margaritas for dinner; think the mezcal menu is more extensive now.

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LZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and lively atmosphere. I had the jalisco shrimp, and taco assada appetizer, excellent and filling along with the tres Leche cake for dessert dessert. My husband had crab budin, very rich! Its a little loud though if you want quiet conversation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the waiter seemed overwhelmed and barely gave us his attention. Also I asked for hot sauce which they do not have except for their own homemade type which really did not taste good and was way too hot.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great will definitely come again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was reallly good

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Server was friendly and informative.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love the place. It's pricy to visit often, but occasionally, well worth it. A bit too loud at prime time for a serious conversation. Amazing food and cozy atmosphere.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner Saturday night, so good.

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LJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good and always fun!
Enjoy arriving about 30 minutes before reservation to enjoy a cocktail and people watch at the bar!

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Arrived on time for my 8:00 reservation and was told that our table was paying the check. 20 minutes later I asked how much longer and was told that we were next. I saw a few parties get sat and waited patiently for another 20 minutes before being sat. A 40 minute wait, with a reservation, in my world deserves some type of apology from a manager. Or at least an acknowledgement. But it was like nothing was wrong. Got sat and from there on the evening went very smoothly. Except for the fact that my server forgot the lime I ordered with my tequila. Wouldn’t most straight tequila drinks get a lime? The mixtos plates & enchiladas were excellent as was the table side guacamole & other appetizers. Gotta work on honoring your reservations folks.

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EV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You don't have to fly to Mexico to eat authentic Mexican food

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JP
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the best Mexican fusion restaurant on Long Island. It is convenient for pre-theater at the Tilles Center. Everything they bring to the table is first rate and interesting. We have been many times and are never disappointed.

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LI
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner with a friend. We generally go to Besito for lunch which is always great; dunner selection was great and the food was fantastic. They were celebrating “day of the dead” so the establishment was a little bit more crowded than usual.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation through Open Table was seamless. We were seated in less than 2 mins of us arriving.
Since we were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant knew, they got us complimentary glasses of champagne!
We ordered the following-
Table side guac - the salt was a little less but after adding more, it was good.
Two margaritas - they were good.
Vegetarian enchiladas, was great! Served over a squash based sauce. Stuffed with mushrooms and vegetable fajitas. Served with a side of rice and beans.
Corn off the cob- served with cheese and slight spicy. Great!
They even gave us free churros at the end!
Definitely worth coming here again!

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TN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You just don’t wanna leave! Really great cocktails and food! We are going back again and again😍

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The guacamole is fresh and prepared in front of you. Excellent shrimp and salmon dishes. House salad delicious.

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EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here for years - Never disappoints! Always great tasting food and excellent service! A must!

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AW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Mexican spot! Food is AMAZING. Authentic and delicious every time! Best tres leches cake!

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NF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The beef short rib meal was odd tasting (sour) which i did not enjoy. Unsure if that was the desired flavor of the dish. The beef however was very tender

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Sister got food poising from the fish tacos. Upset with experience.

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SW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is delicious especially the guacamole. Vibrant atmosphere. Always very loud, so not the place for quiet date night.

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and drinks. Service was excellent. We were in and out in an hour.

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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food I've ever eaten!! Will keep going there again and again.

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JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was okay. Drinks were very good and so was their dessert (flan and coffee). Their coffee for whatever reason is ridiculously good! A little noisy but didn’t bother us more an fyi for you.

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