J. and I were out running errands this afternoon and decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal to end the weekend. We were in the mood for Mexican (like usual) and decided to try the new restaurant, Besito, at Westshore Mall.
Let me start out by saying – I already can’t wait to go back here again.
When we walked in, the atmosphere was upscale, but still extremely inviting. We were greeted quickly with smiles from the staff. This would be the perfect place to grab drinks after work or enjoy a nice celebratory meal. We were seated quickly and served complimentary homemade chips and salsa (a definite plus in my book).
J. ordered a Tecate and I went for their house margarita made with pomegranate-tangerine juice. It was tart but sweet, and very refreshing.
We decided to also go for their table side guacamole. As the name states, they made this table side so we knew it was a fresh. It was the perfect mix of avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro. Enough to get a bit of everything in every bite. Creamy, with a bit of heat from the jalapeño and acid from the tomato. And the salt level was perfect. This could easily serve 6 people and J. and I did our best to eat it all by ourselves.
J. and I ordered two different orders of tacos to share. We ended up getting the carne asada and pollo tinga tacos. Both were phenomenal. The chicken tacos came shredded with a delicious tomato chipotle sauce on them with a bit of cheese, crema, and pico de gallo. The carne asada was marinated in the same tomato chipotle sauce with queso, pico de gallo, and chile de arbol salsa. The perfect balance of a little heat, sweetness, creaminess, and freshness.
To top the experience off, today was el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The waiters had their faces painted in the traditional Sugar Skulls and the front was decorated in traditional offerings. At the end of our meal, we were treated to churros and given Worry Dolls in celebration of the holiday.
It was a wonderfully memorable experience from the moment we entered to when we left. With their fresh ingredients, authentic cuisine, and comfortable atmosphere, this will be a place we go back to again and again.
Until next time!