Besito Mexican - West Islip

4.7
1348 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 1348 people are saying
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GlenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and drinks were wonderful. Great selection and service.

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RossinaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those skillet dinners are out of this world! Edward took very good care of us

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JoeM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was EXCELLENT, Service was GREAT and the atmosphere was AWESOME !!!!! Highly recommend

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Mayley
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good and a good size portion. We both had the fillet mignon and both dinners were cooked as we specified. I downgraded the service because they did not tell us there were specials. As first time patrons, the only way we would know about specials is if we were told or if the menu suggested we ask about them.

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vipMichelleY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were both good. Restaurant can be noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing sweet potato tacos and watermelon Margarita!! Food was fresh, drink was yummy and the staff was great!!! Will definitely come back!!!

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LisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican cuisine in a very nice atmosphere. Immpeccable service and food quality.

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TIMMURP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was excellent. very fresh. It was a littlie expensive but it seems like everything is these days .

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vipLetseatout
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We love el besito. First time at this location and we were pleased. We only dine outdoors so ambiance suffers a bit. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was what i expected. Not bad. Not over the top. Staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Shrimp Empanada delicious, steak quesadilla great but could use a little more meat, filet mignon was amazing, chicken enchiladas different and great. Tres Leche cake amazing.

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vipCandiceB
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dined at the Roslyn location many times...food seems better somehow. This location left a lot to be desired.

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Likesfood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great place

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laureng
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great margaritas! It’s truly my favorite Mexican restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was fantastic, drinks and guac were delicious. The entrees weren’t great. Was disappointed this time around.

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JoeyA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipGladisH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 16, 2021
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 on September 16, 2021
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 on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!!!!!

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vipunionguy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed the the meals or service

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vipJChristo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMichaelsAngel
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
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.

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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
51 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
10 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
14 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
2 reviews
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!

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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.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1348 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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