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“Gourmet Mexican” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Besito Mexican

Besito Mexican
46 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 233-2500
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Ranked #23 of 157 Restaurants in West Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: TD Bank
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.
Canton, Connecticut
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Gourmet Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Per my husband's request, we took him to Besito this past Sunday for Father's Day. It was a very good meal. The table-side guacamole is very good. The portions are large and the chips and salsa are filling. My daughter ordered the flautas as her main and the waitress talked her into ordering an extra one - it was too much food and made us feel a little taken advantage of. I ordered the tilapia and it was overcooked - tough and kind of dry.

We had a guest visiting with us from TX and the wait staff brought us some extra sides which was very nice - they were all very good. All in all, it was a good meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was about the 5th time we've been. The food is good, nice selection, reasonably priced, friendly and attentive service. We shared the calamari appetizer and tried the different salads. Delicious. We'll be going again on another excursion to Blueback Square!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, Connecticut
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best guacamole in CT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Get atmosphere! Everything on the menu is tasty. I suggest the steak or chicken tacos! They come in a small skillet already sliced with poco and amazing melted cheese. AND you get churros to go for FREE! Top tier Mexican food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding food. Chilly service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is our second visit, with a group of four, including two adults and two older teens. The tableside guac is excellent. The Mexican dishes seem authentic, like I have had in Mexico city and not just Tex Mex. The atmosphere is the same way - very upscale. Only downside was the waitstaff seemed distant and a little put out, but nevertheless efficient. Two wore a constant scowl, and the third just didn't connect. Be prepared to drop a few pesos here. It was about $180 with tip for four people.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Hartford
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“fine mexican fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food not fantastic, but the menu does have some interesting items. It's noisy and not comfortable unless you manage to get a booth. Nice bar.

Visited March 2013
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