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Besito opens June 17, with Boston location planned

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An upscale Mexican mini-chain launches in Burlington on June 17. Besito, based in New York, will open at the Burlington Mall (75 Middlesex Turnpike), with another branch set to open in Chestnut Hill later this summer. Expect traditional Mexican food like tacos, guacamole made table-side, and enchiladas as well as specials featuring local vegetables and fish. There’s also a bar with 75 tequilas and native beers, and a kids menu. Executive chef Carlos Arellano hails from a restaurant family in Mexico City. A press release describes the atmosphere as “rockin’ hacienda” complete with a wall of candles, eucalyptus poles, and walls with Mexican artifacts like skeletons and masks. Restaurateur John Tunney III tells the Globe that he plans to launch another Besito in Boston proper in the near future. “Bostonians know good food,” he says. “They are just the kind of educated, passionate customer base we want.”

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