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Besito Mexican - West Islip

4.7
4.7
1498 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 620-3222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Arellano

  • Private party facilities

    We can offer private affairs during lunch when we are open on select weekdays. We are limited in our ability host private affairs any other time but welcome smaller party requests during the day.

  • Private party contact

    westislip@besitomexican.com: (631) 620-3222

  • Neighborhood

    West Islip

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot, side street and parking available across the street.

  • Public transit

    Accessible via car, bus, Long Island Railroad (Babylon Station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,498 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mexican

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Mexican

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  1. AS

    AllyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time here. food was great and service was even better
  2. AK

    AmandaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a date night with my fiancée. Service and food were excellent. Only downside was that the tables are very small but other than that we had a fantastic time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    In the past I commented that the noise level was too high to enjoy any conversation and our table all agreed it was much better. Excellent meal, Adrian was very good
  4. RC

    RCNewbold

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time … service was great, pace of the meal was smooth.. good was delicious.. EXCELLENT MARGARITA MENU!!!..
  5. J

    Joanne

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu has not changed in years but some of the meals they do are fantastic. The skirt steak is a winner, the fish special is usually good. Their side salad....awesome flavors that make you want to come back for more. Plantain appetizer is a must every time I dine there and the ribs are a family favorite. They have a small but nice wine list which I appreciate! The tables are too close for comfort in my opinion so please do not go there with small children, this is more of an intimate date restaurant and not a place to bring a baby or kids that scream. You know what's good for that....Applebees or get a babysitter but please do not bring the little ones to Besito. The best dessert is Tres Leche.
  6. KM

    KarlaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good night out with family or friends.
  7. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every year on our anniversary, this being 5 years and everything is always so good (hence why we keep coming back ) . Always great !
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food,ambiance and service was excellent!! The downside was that the restaurant is a little tight and loud, but I will definitely go again!
  9. MD

    MDCE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. We celebrated two birthdays. Highly recommend this location. Awesome food and excellent service.
  10. P

    Pixie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Besito didn't disappoint - the menu is limited but the food is good. The placement of all of the tables is what I always complain about....the tables are placed so close to one another and sometimes difficult to concentrate on your own conversation. I would reconfigure the dining room a little differently to add a little more ambiance.
  11. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant does not disappoint. Awesome staff and service and food is delicious. Highly recommend.
  12. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was good and the ambiance was awesome. Exactly what we had in mind for a small birthday celebration.
  13. c

    comet

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. Always one of our favorites!
  14. JC

    JosephC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food is always good, drinks are never a disappointment. Staff is always nice.
  15. SF

    ScotF

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Guacamole was good but could be more Spivey. All the iron skillet tacos were great

    Besito Mexican - West IslipResponded on August 18, 2022We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone.

  16. BH

    BenaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Atmosphere is very nice. The food was fantastic, prepared well, lots of flavor and very tasty. It is a little on the pricey side, but you get a good portion size for the money. Our waitress had lots of tables and there was kind of a lull, but not terrible.
  17. PV

    PaulV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall amazing experience. The food, service, and decor were all excellent
  18. JA

    JoeyA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit at Besito, it was so great! the staff was super friendly and my filet was cooked perfectly.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers outdoors Friday night were lovely !!
  20. PD

    PhilipD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. All around great service and the best margaritas .
  21. VD

    VashonD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Birthday
  22. J

    Jeannine

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails but on the expensive side.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We have dined here many times and the service, food and overall experience is excellent. Javier is a r eval asset to the restaurant. BUT, the noise level is and always is Unacceptable. I know others who have stopped going there due to this. Some simple tapestries on the wall, some sound absorbing ceiling tiles, anything to lower the noise would be a great asset to the entire experience. Thank you
  24. E

    Evan

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class as always
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed this date very much. Food was great, drinks were great, overall just a great time. Been here with friends before but this was a first date and it went great. Definitely would come back again!!
  26. d

    dk6107rs

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time, and will definitely not be the last time. Excellent service from the moment you enter until you leave. The food was delicious!
  27. SE

    SarahE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was delicious start to finish! Drinks, apps, dinner and dessert!
  28. KA

    KeithA

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We keep going back hoping for better but it never is. The margaritas are terrific, service was good, the entrees are fair and while not overly busy the restaurant is very noisy and loud.
  29. BB

    BigBob

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Host was more than generous since it took a while to get a table cleaned for us. Selection was limited and food was beyond salty. Won't be back anytime soon.
  30. FJ

    FrancesJ

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service was exceptional as usual!
  31. SR

    SofiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. Javier was very nice! Only negative is that the music inside is kinda loud.
  32. DL

    DanaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your looking for a great date night you need to go to this place. The food and drinks where amazing. The waitress we had was amazing. Truly a place I will continue to go.
  33. AW

    AvaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I'm never disappointed when I dine there!
  34. JA

    JoanA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit. Everything was excelent. Too full to eat dessert.
  35. RA

    RANDYH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Mexican food around! It's our favorite place.
  36. T

    Timley

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A little less loud and maybe the tables just a little further apart. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our waitress was top notch.
  37. GG

    GregG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always very good food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and explain the specials. The guacamole is always very good and the chips fresh. The only downside is that you are on top of the table next to you. The Mojito‘s and margaritas are very good and the beer is always cold. The best upscale Mexican restaurant I’ve been to.
  38. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skillet chicken tacos are amazing! Frozen margarita is delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! We got complimentary champagne for our anniversary.
  40. M

    Mamaaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and the service was fantastic! I highly recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1498 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Besito Mexican - West Islip

399 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Islip

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot, side street and parking available across the street.

  • Public transit

    Accessible via car, bus, Long Island Railroad (Babylon Station)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Arellano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (631) 620-3222

  • Private party facilities

    We can offer private affairs during lunch when we are open on select weekdays. We are limited in our ability host private affairs any other time but welcome smaller party requests during the day.

  • Private party contact

    westislip@besitomexican.com: (631) 620-3222

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