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Besito Mexican Will Open in Chestnut Hill This Month

The small, upscale Mexican restaurant group has locations in New York, Connecticut, and most recently, Burlington, Massachusetts.

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The interior of a Besito Mexican (not the upcoming Chestnut Hill location)
The interior of a Besito Mexican (not the upcoming Chestnut Hill location)

After opening at the Burlington Mall in June, Besito Mexican is poised to open its Chestnut Hill location (also at a mall — The Mall at Chestnut Hill) this month, although an exact date hasn't yet been determined, according to posts on Craigslist and Facebook. This will be the fifth location for the eight-year-old group, which also has outposts in Huntington and Roslyn in New York and West Hartford, Connecticut.

Besito ("little kiss") will seat over 100 at the Chestnut Hill location, and although it's probably too late for this year, there will also be seasonal patio seating. The restaurant offers taco and enchilada plates in an upscale price range ($18-$22) and entrees like chile rellenos, steak and chorizo skewers, and a blue-corn-and-crab-crusted mahi mahi. There's also a selection of appetizers, table-side guacamole, and more.

Besito has a full bar, including a large tequila list, mezcals, and Mexican beers.

The Burlington location has been getting a fairly good reception, at least online; Yelpers have praised the "beautiful" ambiance, "delicious" drinks, "spot-on" ceviche, "attentive" service, and free churros (because who doesn't want free churros?) Over on Urbanspoon, 83% of diners "like it." Stay tuned for a Chestnut Hill opening date (and there might be a Boston proper location in the works as well.)