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Besito Mexican - West Islip

4.7
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1062 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1062 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

Too noisy and rushed as we were told we could have the table for 1 hour 10 mins

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JimD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress and manager were so respectful and nice. Food was great too. They accidentally charged us for a a complimentary champagne (anniversary). They called us up and fixed the price automatically. A great experience at Besito-West Islip.

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Silvas
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious guacamole and chips. I've been there twice and both times have been terrific including the sangria. We all really enjoyed our meals and service is always on point.

SM
SylviaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! My husband and I loved this restaurant and plan on going back for our future date nights.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great staff. Great food. Enough said.

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susannes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for anniversary. Food was so delicious and we even were surprised with a champagne toast at the end of our meal. Will definite;y be going back again...

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IreneV
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. It was quite expensive and the portions were not generous.

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anonymous
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food was terrible, service was ok, so loud it was ridiculous. I have been waiting to go for quite some time since this is one of my favorite restaurants. Always booked. Food was not good at all. I’m so disappointed. Maybe just at the West Islip location idk.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside tables were well spaced out to maintain social distancing, food was amazing and came out in a timely manner. Server was very friendly and attentive. Loved the churros as an end note.

KD
vipKathleeenD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Social distanced, delicious food- good service

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ilonan
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious! Can't wait to go back! Ribs were outstanding

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KristinO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food here is DELICIOUS! Our waitress had great recommendations about the menu and the service was fantastic. We sat outside bc of COVID, and we almost didn’t feel like we were in the parking lot. Way to be creative, Besito!

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vipJoyceL
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a birthday celebration and it was just what he wanted to come and eat the Sonoma Ribs. All good will be back again soon...

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Lina
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We haven’t been beer since before Covid
One of our favorite places but we were alittle disappointed
Service wasn’t on point and when we finally ordered everything guacamole apps and dinner came all at once !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing guacamole had no salt tasted very plain
Other then that excellent

CT
ColleenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service are always outstanding here, and this time was no exception. Outdoor seating was very nice - they have a small problem with ground bees bothering the outdoor diners, but staff was working to fix it even as we were sitting there. Can't control mother nature!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks!

PB
vipPattyBT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was outstanding as well as the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and very good food

TM
TMHdivadining
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Outside dining subjects patrons to bees and other flying insects that disrupt the dining experience. Perhaps they should spray the area or something to deter bees away. We were more concerned about getting stung than dining. And outside seating should be chairs and not benches for those who have bad backs, etc

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! One of my favorite restaurants! We started with the Mi Rosa Margarita & the Besito Tequila Mojito. Both drinks were excellent. We ordered the guacamole to start which is a must of course. For our entrees we had the Shrimp Jalisco & Ensalada De Salmon & also ordered a side of sweet plantains. All were super yummy and prepared just nicely. Can’t forget about the final touch, complimentary churros for dessert. If you’re thinking about dining here, give it a shot! You’ll love it and will definitely make this a go to!

JW
vipJWEats
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Very good food - terrible drinks. Margaritas were totally watered down tasteless and pathetic. Complained and they didn’t offer to fix. Would try again but they need to get the bar sorted out and tell bartender you can’t water down drinks and expect people not to notice.

MT
MichaelT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Have not been disappointed yet! Consistent with food taste! drinks are the best! Easily the best on Long Island, if not all of New York area!

RM
vipRoccoMassapequa
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went as a family meal before our daughter went back to school... fantastic meal as usual and very consistent... watermelon marg was a little light on tequila but all else was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Only issue was through open table we requested outdoor dining and the restaurant did not get that so we had to sit inside

GM
GinaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

SH
vipSarahH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Service was very slow we were convinced they forgot about drinks

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vinn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and the ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful brunch! Would absolutely go again!

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Merrila
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service, very attentive.

JO
JulianO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family place, great food, great drinks, and great and friendly staff.

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Amigo
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was very fresh. We enjoyed our meals. Service was good. Table was tiny with no room to put multiple plates. It could be a little less pricy. Guac was very good but you pay premium for it. Fresh salsa was very good too. Their signature pomegranate tangerine margarita was very good, but not in a huge glass and I guess I expected to pay premium for it so I wasn’t surprised. Overall the food was enough of a draw to have us go back to Besito.

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Candy
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My second visit at besito, I decided to try a different location. It was decent , the two young hostess were very young , unprofessional, rude constantly made comments to themselves in front of my guest and I about us. Overall the food was great my waitress was great but the situation with the two hostess was uncomfortable and rude. They made comments about me in front of me to themselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best. Mexican restaurant on Long Island

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Samm
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Our waitress spent time explaining all the specials and fish of the day however didn’t mention that desert wouldn’t be available to order or the 1hr and 30 state regulation. We placed an order for appetizers and within minutes was bought our check by our waitress, I asked for dessert and was told “due to the circumstances” dessert was not available , I said ok and asked for one more drink to finish my appetizer with. Shortly after my drink was bought out the manger asks us if our check was ready, we said not yet as I was trying to Finish my drink. He said “just to remind you there is a new state regulation stating that dinning now must be 1 hr and 30 min” there was a party of 6 in the waiting area with no masks on waiting to be seating, so the manager made it a priority to rush us out so he could accommodate the party of 6 at our table. Needles to say We didn’t get a chance to order an entree and I wish we were told before about the new state regulation that limits you to dine for 1hr and 30min. It would’ve been nice to be informed before making my reservation.

CA
vipClasAct
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Guacamole and Besito margaritas are always amazing. Loved the grilled skirt steak entree with rice and beans. Best Mexican around!!

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NataliaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!!!! Great food, great service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was incredible the food is amazing

RM
vipRoccoMassapequa
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first meal to Besito since the pandemic started.. we wanted outdoor dinning and not on the curb.
They had a portion of the parking lot with picnic tables and umbrellas.. it was good we felt very comfortable and enjoyed another perfect Besito meal

FAQs

Besito Mexican - West Islip offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 620-3222.

Besito Mexican - West Islip is rated 4.7 stars by 1062 OpenTable diners.

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