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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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Ranked #4 of 340 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Opened last week by a very accomplished team of restauranteurs in the area. Alternate website is www.eathere.com. I had the braised beef ribs and lamb tenderloin tapas. This place is going to be another hit. Phone number is 601-366-5757
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at Babalu's many times and most recently had lunch there. I had had the grilled Caesar salad at a previous visit so wanted to try it again. This time our server recommended it with steak on a stick. It was delicious. Also, our server had the kitchen chop the salad which I also enjoyed. Babalu always delivers excellent... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not a typical restaurant, Babalu provides a mixture is Mexican cuisine with an American twist. First you must try the guacamole. Made fresh in front of you, your palettes will never be the same. The tacos provide an ensemble to your taste taste buds. Try the pork belly and shrimp tacos aka Camerones. If you are looking for something a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited this location during a nice warm December day and sat on the patio. The ceviche was a good limited seafood. The tamales had very little meat in them but had a little kick. The best part of the meal was the enchiladas unfortunately they were very small but they tasted incredible. I would definitely go back and give... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is excellent. You may have to wait during lunch hours. Try their fresh guacamole that they make on your table.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I had dinner here tonight with several friends from work while in Jackson on business. It was enjoyable and the food was very good. A few thoughts on the meal: 1) The 'Guacamole Made Tableside' was OK, but I have to say that it probably was not worth the price (almost $10) as an appetizer. Similarly, the Queso Blanco appetizer... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My sister and I tried this for a Saturday afternoon lunch/snack. The place was packed. Good food, nice atmosphere and good service. Outdoor space looked very inviting but it was filled. Crab cakes tasted a little fishy but overall good experience.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Food is good, menu is interesting. Service is bad and I always leave hungry...but I continue to go back so maybe it's worth it...? It's the epitome of a "3 star" restaurant.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Started our night out with a visit to Babalu's. The drinks are nice and strong, the food was good but didn't blow my mind. The service wasn't that great but overall we were pretty satisfied.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was here recently on a business trip, and was very impressed with this restaurant. It was loosely themed about "I Love Lucy", and there was even episodes playing in the restaurant. Apparently Babalu was Desi Arnez's band. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Bright spot in an otherwise very dull Jackson.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went with a group of friends to Babalu's and we had a great time. Most of us ordered tacos and were not disappointed. The shrimp tacos are fantastic. The guacamole is also very good and made table side. We went on a Monday and were delighted to find that it was Margarita Monday, where all margaritas were $5. Service... More 

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Additional Information about Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-366-5757
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Tapas

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