Polished casual authentic Mexican eatery coming to Suburban Square in October 2015.
Besito Mexican, a quickly growing Mexican restaurant brand, will be making its Pennsylvania debut on Monday, October 26, 2015. Known for its authentic cuisine and vibrant atmosphere, Besito will open at 105 Coulter Avenue in Ardmore, PA 19003 within the Suburban Square shopping center.
Translated as “little kiss,” Besito was conceived by acclaimed restaurateur John Tunney III who founded the brand in 2006 after traveling extensively throughout Mexico to establish a connection with its people, cuisine and culture. Believing that each restaurant location is a unique extension of the original vision, Besito Mexican strives to delight its guests with the warmth of a private hacienda offering thoughtful details and authentic dishes.
The Ardmore Besito location will mark the brand’s seventh location, complementing additional locations along the East Coast including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Florida.
“Hospitality and warmth are at the heart of the Besito experience,” said Besito’s founder, John Tunney III. “Our passion for extraordinary food is what inspires our brand, but it’s the Ardmore community who will breathe life into the restaurant.”
Besito Mexican’s cuisine is prepared carefully with great affection, showcasing an intimate knowledge of central and southern Mexican traditions using only fresh, house made ingredients. The Ardmore restaurant menu will range from signature aperitivos (appetizers) like the Tableside Guacamole en Molcajete and the Panquesito de Jaiba, a crispy jumbo lump crab cake with roasted habanero cream sauce and corn, to an assortment of entrées like Enchiladas de Mole Poblano, or enchiladas with shredded chicken baked in mole poblano, queso fresco, onions and cilantro.
In addition to an affordable, Mexican menu that satisfies taste buds, Besito Mexican offers a well-rounded selection of cervezas, sangria and creative cocktails including top-notch margaritas, along with a full bar stocked with over 75 imported, world class tequilas to pair with any meal.
The Ardmore location will boast more than 150 seats and a full bar, along with a private dining room. An outdoor patio complete with a fireplace will accommodate an additional 30 diners. Upon entering, guests will gravitate to the restaurant’s rustic, dramatic interior that incorporates tradition and street touches. From its mood-setting candle wall and hand-selected Mexican artifacts, to its colorfully striped serape-style fabrics and aged barnwood furniture accents, Besito’s décor recreates Tunney’s original store inspired by his travels.
“Besito will not only be a fantastic addition to Suburban Square but to the entire Main Line dining scene as well,” said Mark Curran, Suburban Square General Manager. “A refined Mexican restaurant is exactly what this area needs and we can’t wait for them to open in October.”
In Ardmore, Besito Mexican is expected to employ nearly 100 area residents.
For the first 30 days of business, the restaurant will be open 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. on Sunday. After the Thanksgiving holiday, Besito will resume full operational hours of 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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