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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Hamburgers, Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Tapas
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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Opened last week by a very accomplished team of restauranteurs in the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great tacos and atmosphere!

Went here for a quick bite one night. Got to sit outside, which was lovely. Enjoyed the white sangria and the mixed tacos. Service was fast but I was told not to rush, that I could stay as long as I liked. Really liked the ambience, especially the old Lucy episodes playing inside. And the tacos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
alliswell252
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here for a quick bite one night. Got to sit outside, which was lovely. Enjoyed the white sangria and the mixed tacos. Service was fast but I was told not to rush, that I could stay as long as I liked. Really liked the ambience, especially the old Lucy episodes playing inside. And the tacos were amazing.

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Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great neighborhood place to dine in or out of doors. Love the guacamole made at your table, the chopped salad and the margaritas. Other Mexican influenced dishes are excellent too. Always a crowd. Go early or late. Very fine casual dining.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ordered the cheese dip, guacamole and steak tapas. The cheese dip was not a dip but just melted white cheese in a skillet that is just in a blob and you can't really "dip" it with a chip. The salsa was just okay and is more along the lines of pico de gallo. The guacamole is made at your... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Probably my favorite restaurant in Jackson. Great food. Well thought out and unique menu. Good atmosphere. Go in spring or fall and sit outside.

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Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The entrees for the price was great. The food was really delicious. For me the atmosphere of a restaurant is as important as the food. I will say Babula has a great atmosphere, the server was attentive and the food was good. I have been to Babula several times and they are consistent with good food and good service.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Would not return. Treated poorly by the staff and food not worth the cost. Much better choices in the area.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We Went for my birthday! The food tastes so fresh, & everyone is friendly. The Guac is a MUST. I got the Redfish tacos & they melt in your mouth... Also, ask them about their desserts! They are hidden gems. My favorite place in the Jackson area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here as part of a business trip. It was recommended by a local. Had the guacamole, street corn, and tacos. Loved the guacamole and corn but the tacos were not great. The carnita taco needed more sauce. The Carne DE Vaca and Carne la derCo tasted the same. Very messy. Plus it was so husy, our server was hard... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I were traveling cross country during the holidays and decided to stop in Jackson for the night. We quickly found Babalu's on Trip Advisor and the reviews looked pretty good. We love to try new and interesting food and this place had it. It was busy with interesting folks and a great staff. Moreover, the food was... More 

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Pearl, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Guacamole was a great starter, we all had the combination taco plate and they were all great! We shared Tamales and street corn, would highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: 601-366-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Tapas

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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?