Besito Mexican - West Islip

4.8
1331 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Besito Mexican, 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 decor that embraces all the flavors and festivity of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy fresh, table-side guacamole and over 75 tequilas all straight from Mexico.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1331 people are saying
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vipGladisH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! You have to get the guacamole and their margaritas., my favorite is the sandía one! The pescado veracruzana never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We LOVE Besito! The food is outstanding and the frozen house pomegranate margarita is to die for.
It was a bit loud, especially for a Thursday night, but won’t deter us from going back. ❤️

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Natalie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our main waiter was good but her service lacked a bit prior to taking our entree order. We also received 2 complementary champagne glasses for our anniversary. Lovely touch! Food was delicious. I highly enjoyed the special meal of the night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!!!!!

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unionguy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed the the meals or service

JC
vipJChristo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food!!! Love the place!

MA
vipMichaelsAngel
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and daughter went for dinner. Besito is one of his favorite restaurants. They both had a good meal and enjoyed the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service :)

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Cathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We sat outside. Guacamole is a must but portion was small.
Wait staff was super nice. Very accommodating with modifying drinks to our liking.
We shared the filet mignon and fish tacos. Both were excellent.

CA
vipClasAct
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service as always. Loved the Besito margaritas, spicy guacamole, skirt steak, and shrimp!

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viplidiningfan
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like Besito. We had guacamole, skirt steak, filet mignon, and tres leches cake. Everything was delicious. Service was great and our waitress was very beautiful, even with a mask on !!

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mkbre
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we tried Besito, West Islip! The decor is subtly Mexican with a clean, modern flare that is rather refreshing. The drinks and food were excellent and the service was top notch. While attentive, our waitress was not overbearing; once our food was delivered, we were asked once how everything was and then left to enjoy our meal without further interruptions.

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DanaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was wonderful! I have celiac and the wait staff was very helpful with recommending what dishes would be safe for me to eat and making sure that the chips brought out were gluten free.

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JenniferS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, welcoming place. Good food (guacamole especially!) and great drinks. A little loud in the front bar, but that's part of the festive ambience.

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MeredithM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with friends. Staff were very attentive and friendly! running around working very hard. Food was so good, the ribs especially. Took a bit long for food to come out, but we didn't mind as we were enjoying the company. Table side guac was disappointing, small quantity for price and just not that great. Drinks were super yummy and overall we had a very positive experience! If you are looking for a higher end Mexican dining experience, this is a great option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brothers birthday

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Minjoy19road
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious here.the frozen margaritas are the best . Service is great 👍 will be back soon

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PattyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great ! She took time to answer all my questions and even show me pictures of what certain dishes look like . The food was delicious ! Very fresh ! I can’t wait to go back !

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MariaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good..!!
The Food and service was excellent..!!

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here at least a dozen times over several years. The food never disappoints, nor the margarita cocktails.
The service is on point. The wait staff are attentive, but you never feel rushed. They are extremely friendly, but do not intrude. Never have to wait. They meet the reservation time always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for birthday dinner with friends. ONLY complaint was the server told me they didn’t have Paloma’s (tequila, grapefruit, club & lime)!!!
Enjoyed the margaritas nonetheless.
Food and service are always stellar!

MD
MDCE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food priced on the higher side well worth it. In door dining is lively out door dining available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were outstanding. Cannot wait to go back!

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TheresaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was inviting, the service was efficient, the owner was friendly and welcoming. I appreciated that the owner made it a point to check on his guests personally, not something that you experience in all restaurants.

Our server was attentive as well as any supporting staff. The food was excellent, our server made some recommendations I was so glad I tried the specials!

Very lovely evening and we will defiantly return.

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dpandiamo
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful evening - enjoyed our meal and ambience. Was a little loud but not awful
Service was exceptional -

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legit the best restaurant in Babylon and maybe Long Island. Highly recommend best Mexican food that will ever hit your mouth!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service always superb.

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James
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Exactly what you expect in a good way. Good guacamole but it’s no longer made table side, it’s just brought out pre-made.

Main entree was good, the sides of sweet plantains and elote were the best part.

No more churros and the dessert menu is extremely small. What happened to the fried ice cream?!?

Service was excellent with the entire staff going above and beyond to be nice. Noise level was very high for a Monday night and the table was cramped. At one point I had to give up my chips and salsa because we didn’t have enough room.

Fried ice cream, churros and some coffee would’ve been a great end to the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, experience and food was wonderful

JC
JennaC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place to go! The best service, margaritas, guacamole and food on the island.

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sarahk
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a very nice experience...food and drinks were very good. Only complaint would be it is a little pricey for what you get...will be back though to try the BOGO Brunch.

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vipSlookie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my husbands birthday. Four of us went to dinner. Staff was very accommodating, good service all food choices were very good!
They even brought out a slice of delicious ala leche cake with a candle for the Birthday guy!

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vipJimbo
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! But very small dining area

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JOSEC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

GOOD PLACE, IT NEEDS A LITTLE MORE ENERGY. FOOD WAS GOOD

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp Jalisco was delicious as always!!

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AmyY
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Usually at a new restaurant, there's at least one or two dishes my husband and I don't like but everything here was amazing! Highly recommend the queso fundido and the watermelon margarita. Service was incredibly quick without feeling rushed. All staff was highly attentive, not just our waitress, who was great. Will definitely be back.

BL
vipBossLady08
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure

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Tupperfairy
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was eccellent made my friend feel special for her birthday. Service was excellent. I give 5 stars

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MichelleHM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great experience each time we eat at Besito. Service and food is amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is sooooooo good! i’m never disappointed with this place! it’s a little pricey but definitely delicious!! drinks were good too

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You can order delivery directly from Besito Mexican - West Islip using the Order Online button. Besito Mexican - West Islip also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 620-3222.

Besito Mexican - West Islip is rated 4.8 stars by 1331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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