Besito Mexican Restaurant

3 ratings
$$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
199 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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WOW!!!! I am blown away. I was eating next door at the Cheesecake Factory and did not feel safe there at all. I decided to get takeout instead from Besito because its reviews were so good on this app. They were SO knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination, and I ordered the chicken street tacos. It was the BEST food I have ever had and will definitely be back again. I also ordered the fried plantain appetizer. They immediately told me that they bake it instead of fry it for people with celiac to avoid contamination in the fryer. I definitely recommend this restaurant for all people, especially for those with celiac who are sensitive to cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Push the waitstaff, as some may have a better understanding of gluten allergy than others. Also I was upcharged in a way that was unclear but it was resolved easily. Other than that, I think this is by far the best option for a sit down meal for celiacs in the chestnut hill mall area. The food is pretty good and portions are large enough to share.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our first time there. Waiter was knowledgable. I had chicken iron skillet tacos with corn tortillas which are really similar to chicken fajitas. It was interesting as the chicken was covered with melted cheese. I also had rice. Food was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I would come here before my celiac diagnosis and am thrilled that I can still go now that I'm GF. Iron skillet tacos are brought out with corn tortillas, GF specific fryer for chips, rice and beans are safe as well. They usually end the meal with complementary churros, but they brought me a fresh fruit desert which was great. Staff was very accommodating...can't say enough good things!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The fish tacos were excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband and I went here for dinner last night. Best meal I've had in awhile! GF options not labeled, but there are lots and the staff is super knowledgeable (our waitress brought over gf chips without us asking because the hostess alerted her and before she told us about what on the menu we could have she asked if we could handle any cross contamination). Oh yeah, and the house margarita is wonderful. Definitely coming back here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated fryer for gluten free chips. GF items are not marked on the menu, but many of them are GF (or can be made so with some alterations). Be sure to check with your server.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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I have a gluten allergy (celiac autoimmune disease) and I have been to Besitos a couple of times without issues, but since they closed during the pandemic and reopened there’s been a lot of changes including the line chef who gave me flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas and made me sick! I understand mistakes happen but the first thing I told the waiter was that I had a severe gluten allergy and his response was “you’re in the right place, 98% of our menu is gluten free” ..... yet I was still given a wheat flour tortilla full of gluten with my dinner! It ruined my entire evening and I was in bed sick all night and the entire next day. My husband was very upset. The waiter and manager apologized numerous times but it only made me feel worse. And after all of that they remade my meal to go but only gave me the meat. No rice or beans or anything else that comes with the order . If I wasn’t feeling so terrible I would have made sure my husband didn’t pay for a thing but they charged him for his meal after expressing they would do anything they could to make it right . Smh.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for the chips. But have to ask for them. They use corn tacos instead of flour if requested. Staff is knowledgeable about GF and cross contamination

Quality of food is excellent

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Great food, drinks and atmosphere! They have separate gluten free tortilla chips and are very accommodating!

Celiac

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My stomach killed me for days after eating here. I was so excited because it got great reviews on this app, my server seemed to know what he was talking about, and the food was great, but it was definitely not worth the pain afterwards.

Celiac

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This place is awesome. The chips are cooked in a GF designated fryer. And 90 percent of their menu is GF. The servers take the allergies seriously and ensure no cross contamination. Great restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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