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Besito Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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46 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107-2406 (TD Bank)
+1 860-233-2500
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

only two dinner options for vegetarian cuisine - poblano and enchilada. Stuffed poblano was good, Enchilada was like fast food. Enchilada is a soft taco with 80% spinach stuffing - not worth $18 dollars. it is not backed with ranch-era or corn sauce as you would expect.

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Thank Jai P
Management response:

Hola Jai, so sorry to ear that you were not fully happy with your experience at Besito, I am surprised that my server did not also point you to our vegetable tacos as well as the quesadilla calabaza, the empenadas de hongos or even our fantastic table side Guacamole, all of these are featured on our menu and have no... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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397 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Besito is a good place for both appetizers and full dinners. The house guacamole is a specialty and a must have with any dinner. There is a good selection of taco appetizers which go perfectly with the many types of margaritas and tequilas.

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Thank Chris F
Management response:

Que bueno! Thank you for the positive feedback,Chris! Hope to have you back again soon! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Besito. Looking forward to seeing you again soon More 

Newtown, Connecticut
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255 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service staff was very attentive - always filling up your water and refilling your chips and salsa. Chips were warm and salsa was a bit spicy but both sooo fresh and good! Tableside guacamole was delicious. Dinner was equally good. Would have liked the short rib to be more tender but it was tasty. There was a kids menu but... More 

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Thank Patricia A
Management response:

Que bueno! Thank you for the positive feedback,Patricia! Hope to have you back again soon! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Besito. Looking forward to seeing you again soon More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant tonight (11/16) for the first time and it was stellar. From the beautiful atmosphere, service, cocktails and food- they were on point. It was our first time and the waitress was extremely attentive and informed us of all of the great accents to the menu. I ordered the tortilla soup to start and it was... More 

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Thank Nicole S
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Took someone from out of town there just last night. This restaurant has pretty good food but as soon as you sit down you will feel the pressure to : Drink, Eat . . and leave! Not a chilled vibe at all. Might has well hand you your food in a take out container as far as I am concerned.... More 

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Thank mwf360
Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent margaritas at the bar with top shelf ingredients. I appreciated the complimentary chips and salsa. Very authentic and tasty.

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Thank tropicalgalCT
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of my favorite things about Besito is their broad selection of Mexican beers. If I was a fan of tequila I would be thrilled about this too. The decorations set the mood for an upscale Mexican feel. The Wild Horses of Sable Island also set a romantic backdrop for couples. Besito continues to be one of my favorite restaurants... More 

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Thank elhconcepts1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Waited over an hour to get seated. When we were seated it was in the crowed bar area. We ordered the table side guacamole. It was not created table side! When our dinner was served, the plates were extremely hot we wouldn't even push them away further onto the table. Dinners say they each come with a side or rice... More 

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Thank Monica D
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We love to come to Besito! Loved requesting Bruce as our sever but now he is the General Manager and what a great accomplishment! Always great food and atmosphere! Check it out and make sure to let Bruce know what a fine job he is doing!

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Thank Lisa S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The service was great!!! The drinks were good. The food was average. I really wish there was salt and pepper on the table. Great location and cool atmosphere. But if you are going for great Mexican food this isn't the place for you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107-2406
    (TD Bank)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-233-2500
Description
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 decor that embraces all the flavors and festivity of Mexican cuisine. Enjoy fresh, table-side guacamole and over 75 tequilas all straight from Mexico. Enjoy our famous Sunday Brunch, The Most Amazing Happy Hour in West Hartford and of course the Best Patio / Outdoor Dining in West Hartford during the warmer months!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?