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Besito Mexican - Tampa

4.5
4.5
1915 Reviews
$30 and under
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, Instagram and Twitter.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 287-4800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mugenski

  • Catering

    Email for catering menu info@besitotampa.com

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms up to 60 people. Contact info@besitotampa.com

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Cross street

    Westshore & Kennedy

  • Parking details

    Located at the Westshore Plaza ample parking is available inclusive of Curbside Valet parking.You can also park at the Garage in front of the restaurant .

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, 5 star with Lisa! The drinks were amazing, one of the best margaritas I’ve had ever! Food was underwhelming but the appetizers were good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance,food and cocktails. Definitely will be back soon. I ordered the mixto and added shrimp it was amazing and the cocktails were great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice outdoor patio with fire heaters for a great ambiance. Service was excellent. The street tacos were delicious but my octopus was rubbery and not edible. I had to refuse it and didn’t reorder.
  4. TF

    TiffanyF

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The happy hour specials are good, otherwise I think the dinner prices are high for what it is.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun and authentic Mexican complete with a live band.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great location, really good service!
  7. SH

    StephanieH

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, as always Kelly was a wonderful server and the food was delicious
  8. JR

    JuliaR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved being able to make a reservation here. It is a beautiful restaurant, the courtyard is absolutely gorgeous! It doesn’t feel like you are in a big mall complex. The drinks were perfectly mixed and came out quick. Our food also came out pretty quick and was tasty. The sauces were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the iron skillet tacos. We were there with friends on a Saturday night and just really enjoyed our time and didn’t feel rushed or forgotten. It was a good balance! Will definitely be coming here again.
  9. TC

    TeamCraig

    Key West

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with children (2 and 7) for a family birthday. Excellent service including consideration for our kids (server arrived promptly at our table with adult and children’s cups without having to ask). Queso fundido with mushrooms ws a welcomed option for me a a vegetarian. We dined on a week night so it was not busy, but service, food, and drinks were top of their game. Will be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oscar was a fantastic server! Really enjoyed the restaurant
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besito is our favorite restaurant. Food is always amazing and the service stellar, extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Best margaritas too.
  12. PD

    PaolaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place on tik tok , such a cute set up and I love the darker intimate atmosphere on the inside , food is amazing and our server was very nice and had awesome recommendations
  13. BF

    BesitoFan

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Mexican done to perfection. I bring everyone there and they love it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    Food was great, service was slow we barely saw the waiter.
  15. MU

    MelissaUSF

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The bathrooms were closed so we had to walk over to Maggianos. Seems like someone should have stopped by our table to apologize. And then the next day I stopped by to get some gift cards and when I got home and looked at my receipt they charged me for tax on the gift cards so now I need to go back and fight for my $16.
  16. W

    Winebar11

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very good place for authentic Mexican food. Guacamole made table side is excellent - highly recommend. Good menus selection with street tacos and hot skillet options. The steak Mexican skillet was cooked just right as was the portion. The music is a bit loud but a fun place to take the family.
  17. B

    Bella

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town, so it can’t be a regular but would if I could Table side guacamole and killer margaritas along with great food. Our server was excellent
  18. RY

    RobertY

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a hard time choosing what to eat because most of the dishes are not prepared in the traditional way. For instance I love chili relleno is my favorite but they put raisins and almonds in theirs. I ended up gett the tacos with steak, chicken and chorizos and it was fantastic! I guess I just have to get used to the fancy Mexican food. The tres leches cake is VERY good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    New Years Eve
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Béait os was absolutely amazing! We had a delicious meal and a wonderful evening! Thanks for making my birthday evening, so very special!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time at the restaurant, the decor was perfect, ambiance was perfect for the type of restaurant. Appetizer portions were smaller than expected for a family of six and the meals were delicious. The drinks were amazing as well. Appreciated separate rice and beans for the table and bottomless tortilla chips.
  22. b

    brandij

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family night to see Hamilton and came to Besito first for dinner! Service was AWESOME and drinks and food so yummy! Thanks for a great night! Don’t skip the table side guacamole!!! So delicious
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and our time there.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining at Besito and the food was delicious! Our server was attentive and helpful with choosing food options. Will definitely go back!!
  25. p

    pctampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    nothing special about the food nor place, employees in a rush to get you out.
  26. MS

    MarieS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, presentation and service. Had a wonderful Noche Buena with family.
  27. MM

    MarianneM

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent service! Food was delicious!
  28. RT

    RandellT

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here. Loved the avocado egg rolls.
  29. TF

    TravelFromTexas

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time in Tampa and we selected Besito Mexican for dinner. The entire experience was fabulous - atmosphere, service, drinks, and food. Thank you!
  30. A

    Asnoyes

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Server rude and not very attentive. Food was okay at best.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Vacationing in Tampa great Mexican cuisine! Beautiful and exciting atmosphere, food and service we had a wonderful time!
  32. F

    Foodman

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu is a bit thin but everything I have had has been very good. Great salsa, guacamole and queso.
  33. MK

    MrsKuti

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were there for a friend’s birthday. They sat us but then changed our table after the chips and dips came but then they comped our desserts for the inconvenience. Took a while to get our waters even after the appetizers came. The food was very good though and excellent salsa and guacamole and queso. She messed up the bill by running my friend’s credit card on another receipt instead of ours but thankfully we caught it before we left and she was very apologetic. Overall we had a good time and the food was delicious. Would go back again. Try the filet!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always good at Besito’s but it was more crowded on a Saturday due to the holidays and brunch. I’m so happy that they have a lot of good brunch and lunch options for the vegetarians. The servers are always very attentive and happy to help.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and great food and drinks!
  36. SO

    StephanieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! Went there for my boyfriends surprise birthday dinner and he loved it!
  37. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Had a reservation and was seated promptly upon arrival (even though we were a few minutes late.) I ordered the steak quesadilla and added rice and Plantains. The quesadilla was crispy and melted and yummy. The Plantains perfectly ripe and sweet. Rice was ok, but the salsa Verde was so flavorful it made everything taste so good. We also got the flautas, street corn elote and loaded Plantains which were all great as well. I was disappointed I ordered the tableside guacamole and it wasn't made tableside.... but it was so good it did not change my review of this experience. The prices are fair for the location. Oh and the drinks were so good.
  38. D

    Dianev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere & service. One of our favorite restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Margaritas were disappointing….lime juice over a ton of ice. Mexican restaurant should have delicious margs and generous servings…. Food and ambiance are on point. The patio is very cool.
  40. RR

    RogieR

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I ordered a Margarita and was awful. The waitress said it had been made early morning not fresh and would bring me a fresh one. That one was just as bad so she took away. When I got my tab, They had added the 2 drinks and later removed but charged me 20% on the entire bill for tip. Managers said she could not do anything about it. So my actual bill was $27 and I was charged $40 with tip. Never coming back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Besito Mexican - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 287-4800.

Besito Mexican - Tampa is rated 4.5 stars by 1915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Besito Mexican - Tampa

205 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westshore & Kennedy

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Located at the Westshore Plaza ample parking is available inclusive of Curbside Valet parking.You can also park at the Garage in front of the restaurant .

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mugenski

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 287-4800

  • Catering

    Email for catering menu info@besitotampa.com

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms up to 60 people. Contact info@besitotampa.com

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