Besito Mexican - Tampa

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$30 and under
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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 125 tequilas all straight from Mexico. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
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HP
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for wife. Added that comment to the on line reservation, but no one at the restaurant even acknowledged it. Hostess was distracted with her smart phone when we came in and when we left.
Food was great. Service was, too.

OB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Mexican food is getting hard to find in Tampa and Besito is one of the best. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were seated promptly. There were three of us and we shared the Queso Fundido appetizer. It is served in a cast iron dish to keep it warm and is accompanied by soft corn tortillas. It was delicious and there was plenty for all. We washed it down with a well made Patron Margarita. I had the Carne Asada Tacos for my main and the ladies had a Carnitas Enchilada and a Spinach and Cheese Enchilada. I also slipped in a Corn Tamale when no one was looking. All were beautifully presented and very very tasty. My steak was cooked exactly as requested and the Corn Tamale was the perfect partner for the spicy taco sauce. We will definitely return to Besito.

TW
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best girls night ever. Delish food and service!!!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice Mexican restaurant, good location. The tableside guacamole was really good, we couldn’t even finish it all it was such a big portion. I had the huevos quesadilla which was very good it came with three sides for dipping and a side of rice and beans.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when dining here.

HJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a good experience for our first visit there but I I felt the food portions were small both figuratively and literally. The tiny corn tortillas they give you for your skillet were laughable.

OT
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things. Fresh fancy Mexican. This was our second service and Victoria was FAN-tastic. We're going to ask to sit in her section every visit. The food was great, though if you're trying to avoid cheese....well don't! I wasn't a fan of some of the sauces, so Victoria brought me some different choices. Tableside guacamole was excellent. No domestic beer, but the Modelo Especial was just fine.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, loved the atmosphere, food was great. Table side guacamole was worth every penny.

OT
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh Mex. We ate early so the restaurant was quiet. Service was great. Tableside guac and taco skillets.

SB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our family likes going to Besito. We love the option to sit on the patio if the weather is nice or indoors when a little too hot. They have the tried and true margaritas; but, also some interesting ones to try as well. My husband like the Pepino style with the jalapeño. The table side guacamole is a family fave. The complimentary churros offer the perfect sweet treat at the end of the meal.

d
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We have been to Besito many times before and love it but we were disappointed with the waitress. She rushed us and didn't expect us to order much. I had to get her attention to get an app. Then I ordered a chicken quesadilla for dinner and she asked me if I was sharing that with my husband and didn't expect him to order a dinner. She also didn't bring the dolls to us and I had to go find her after to ask about them. We come to this place for date night for a special treat since it is a little pricier and didn't enjoy the service at all this night. The margs and food were great but the service disappointed us.

B
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service! Everything about the experience was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

JR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been there before and had a better experience. Service was ok the pork of the tacos was a bit overdone.

HM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve gone my food has been delicious! We ate outside in the terrace and the experience was amazing. I was there with my sisters and mom for a girls night out to dinner and a show! Perfect place to start the night with food and drinks! Our waiter was amazing too!

NS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first time to eat at Besito Mexican restaurant. We have never been disappointed. The guacamole is prepared table side, so you know it is fresh. You can tell that all meals are prepared to order and they don't use packaged sauces or frozen anything. There is an extensive bar and the Margaritas are really tasty. The warm churros is the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

MG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The New York strip tacos were deeLISH! Table side guacamole was superb.

N
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our absolute favorite Mexican restaurant in the Tampa Bay are.

EZ
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and authentic food that was incredible! Everyone so nice and such a lively environment!!

A
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Besito is always consistent. Our server was great and came back to our table several times to check on us because we weren’t ready to order. She never forgot about us. We ended up just having a guacamole but left her a very large tip to compensate for not ordering in full meal. The guacamole was great but it was a bit noisy.

EO
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great. Food came quick. As a nice touch they gave us a little bag of churros and some
Guatemalan worry dolls for our bed. :). Will definitely go back!

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, service was good but slow

GA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ! And awesome happy hour deals ! We had flautas, tacos , and the shrimp tamale.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service !

DD
Tampa
184 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Besito continues to be a favorite- the BEST guacamole in town! On my last visit, The food did not disappoint! The restaurant was incredibly busy and terribly loud- louder than usual, to the point where it was impossible to hear each other. Luckily the food made up for it!

TC
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so so fresh and fish is excellent

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, good food, very nice experience. Live music was a plus

T
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Have some pictures of the food. Customers like to have an idea of what their plate looks like. Especially men, we’re visual.

2
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Besito's!! Consistently fresh and delicious food with great culture and service.

KP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food came out fast and restaurant was full on a Friday night! Great atmosphere and food.

DT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow and they kept getting my friend’s drink wrong. Also random wait staff were asking if we ordered something we didn’t. They need to improve their process to ensure diners get what they order without going to various tables to figure it out.

G
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Me I can food. I eat it every chance I get. This was the best I have ever eaten. Also the waitress was outstanding!

G
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of our group had been there before and highly recommended it. Our waiter, Daniel, was terrific! Friendly but professional. The food was exceptional and the price was on point. We will be back!

ML
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great for my birthday. We’ve come the last 2 years for it since Mexican is one of my favorites. The reservation was noted as a birthday but it wasn’t acknowledged

AG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Maybe it was just a bad night but we had reservations and still waited 15 min. Finally seated at a table that all four of us noticed had a bad smell. Service was not great. Food was only ok.

d
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good , but they have lots of authentic restaurants in the tampa bay area.

S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

TN
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

A
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan is amazing!!! Nothing less than a perfect guy taking care of us. The food... Wow! Carne Asada, Mixtas, enchiladas, oh and the Guac! Yum yum

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was good, food was bland.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers were very attentive and the environment provided a nice experience to enjoy with authentic Mexican food.