Besito Mexican - West Islip
I ordered the special of the day which was sheared mahi mahi that had been sheared a little bit too much. It came out to dry. When I mentioned it to the staff, they immediately took it away and a second batch was ordered. In the meantime while waiting, they came out with Complimentary appetizer and a fabulous complementary salad! I have been there before and they have always been delicious, and the service was outstanding, especially if one person over cooked an item, it does not mean I will not be back. My second dish of mahi mahi came out perfect!Love Besito!!
Always a great experience! Didn’t do the guac this time, but had the shrimp empanadas and sweet potato tacos instead. Both were great! The special margarita of the evening also was delish!
For the main dish we had the short ribs and the fish special, fabulous! Will def be returning!
Excellent dining experience. We were greeted at the door in a welcoming manner. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. He explained the menu and some of the cocktails. My wife and I don't usually have a drink before dinner, but the selections and his descriptions, had us ordering them. I must say the classic margarita was superb, and my wife's sangria made with white wine was outstanding. The food was very good and served hot. We ended with coffees all around which was also excellent. And the complimentary hot churros was a nice touch, delicious. He also gave us each a Mexican worry doll, cute.
The food here is good. It's not typical burritos, tacos, refried beans Mexican. It's authentic Mexican cuisine. I enjoyed my meal. This place is pricey, but to be expected. The only complaint I have is the dessert. I had the chocolate cake with the whipped cream which was delicious, but just wanted one scoop of ice cream with it. I expected an up charge of maybe $2 or $3 ( though they could have been nice and added it for free), but I certainly did not expect to be charged $8 for a kid's ice cream dessert. First of all, I just wanted a scoop on the side, second of all $8 dollars for vanilla ice cream? Just vanilla ice cream and labeled as a kid's dessert? For $8?!?! That is just ridiculous and overpriced. So for any one that wants a dessert à la mode, you might as well pass and for those of you who bring kids, you are better off taking them for dessert elsewhere. Don't waste your money on their overpriced vanilla ice cream.
Always wonderful. Very accommodating to people with gluten intolerance. Staff is very helpful in choosing gluten free selections. Just recently had the ceviche which was excellent.
Never a bad experience at this location or the Huntington location. Food and service is always excellent
Food is excellent- very tight table setting & loud but the food is worth the tight quarters
Everything was great. Sometimes it can become loud, and the back room was a little too dark. Food was great and guacamole was amazingly delicious love the decor.
The waitstaff was very attentive and cocktails superb. Food was outstanding and absolutely delicious, from the freshly made table-side guacamole and ceviche to the vegetable quesadillas and crab budin. My only complaint is the size of the restaurant. The tables are right on top of eachother and because it’s so good and draws in the masses, very tight. Still, the quality and authenticity of the cuisine will call me back ;)
What a great evening. The hostess was excellent and sat us where we wanted to sit. So nice!
Our waitress was fabulous. She knew the menu backwards and forwards.
Food was delicious.
Thanks so much for a great evening. Please thank the Hostess and server for us!!
Service was great!
Started with excellent house margaritas, Chips and Salsa complimentary. Tried the guacamole made tableside - very good. Shared the plantains - excellent. I had the shrimp jalisco (over white sweet potato mash) - excellent. Shared the fried ice cream - not enough crunchies on the outside for me; and the tres leches cake which was a very good, classy version of the authentic cake. Fellow diners had the short rib special, skillet tacos mixtos and enchiladas mixtos, all of which looked outstanding (not much sharing going on at our table LOL!). Love it but book early unless it's during the week - easily packed.
Amazing, delicious food and probably the best service we have had in a really long time! Our waitress on Sunday night (4/7/19) was great! Manager even came over to see how everything was. Really felt like we were a priority at this restaurant. Cant beat top notch service and great food!
Food was great, drinks were great! Our waiter was very nice but slow, and also left my without a fork for a little while. But overall great place.
OUTSTANDING!!! Food was delicious, staff was amazing!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
GREAT PLACE. FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD. SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL AND WAITRESS WAS VERY FRIENDLY.
Food and drinks are fantastic.
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Lovely waiter - great food- very busy- waiter had too many tables so we didn’t get to order quickly, but great otherwisw
Had a 7pm reservation for 4 people but didn’t get seated until after 745pm. The manager said he would give us a complementary appetizer for the inconvenience but then we were charged for it on the bill. Took 4 minutes for one of the people in my party to get their first drink, which was the special that night. Food was decent but the place is a little cramped. Overall, the service was so poor that we will not be going back. I rather travel 15 minutes further to the Besito in Huntington.
Delicious food and wonderful service. Highly recommended
We have yet to be disappointed coming to Besito.... The food is excellent, especially The Crab Budin. Our server Donna was outstanding...Highly recommend this restaurant!
Had a great meal. Our server was extremely pleasant and made a great guacamole dip for us. The food as always was very tasty and the casual atmosphere is always welcome.
Terrific nite, great food and presentation. Star. Is always professional and helpful.
Birthday celebration for a friend
We keep coming back cause the food and drinks are always delicious . My husband keeps getting the filet Mignon it is absolutely the best on menu . Oh and we tryed the pumpkin Flan omg the best I ever had .. can’t wait to have that again . Thank you for another delicious meal . Melinda
Good drinks but the manhattans need a little improvement
Great guacamole, margaritas and service
Great experience, food never disappoints. My first time at this West Islip location, I usually go to Huntington, but service, quality and ambiance is all great.
Great place drinks really great food too! Will Definitely return
I had never been to this location and loved the whole vibe and decor. We ordered the guacamole and it was delicious, however, at $13.95 I think it's way overpriced for the amount they give you. The drinks were great and did not skimp on the alcohol. I ordered the skirt steak, medium rare. I thought the taste was mediocre and it was more like medium to medium-well. Overall, a cool atmosphere, food is decent, but I think it's overpriced.
Great service, great atmosphere, great food. Fried ice cream was a great ending to our meal.
Always enjoy the food here. The hostess could have been a bit friendlier.
The noise level is high but that's because the restaurant is very small but everything else was excellent.
While I think their food is good, it's not like "wow, knock your socks off" good. It's just good enough. I went with my boyfriend to the new West Islip location. He got the special which was fish served with a stuffed squash; I got the chicken tacos which I thought were a bit too salty. Portions were good, however, I just think prices are quite inflated. I understand overhead, rent, etc., but this is not NYC, yet it's NYC prices for sure.
Excellent service. Very attentive and thorough. Delicious food as always. Great ambiance. Not too loud or too quiet. Love it here
The table side guacamole was served directly from kitchen. NO table side. Since it was my guests first visit I asked to have the table side experience. They did it so far away (there was plenty of room) we could not see and there was no explanation of the process. Food was ok. Server did not speak clear English. Not the best experience. And I’ve been there several times. Felt embarrassed to bring my guest there.
Excellent food and service
Besito never fails to disappoint. We love going for brunch, lots of choices from both brunch and lunch menus as well as 2 for 1 margaritas.
Had a lovely Sunday Lunch. It's in a beautiful little cottage. Food quite and our waiter was very accommodating.
My experience was very nice. The valet, hostess, waitress and bartender were all very good at what they do. Even the bathroom was cool and interesting. You tell that is important that the customer enjoys themselves. Very fun and friendly environment.