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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Hamburgers, Tapas
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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 103
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

Delicious fresh light food, great customer service, prompt attentive service! Although is not the type of Mexican food I expected it was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Zac S
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Delicious fresh light food, great customer service, prompt attentive service! Although is not the type of Mexican food I expected it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I truly enjoy my visits to Babalu's. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly, kind and courteous, but my favorite part is the great service provided by Chelsea! Chelsea goes above and beyond to make her customers happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I frequent Babalus often. I've had the pleasure of being served by Chelsea. Her attitude and pleasantries make a trip to the at well worth it. She makes you believe she made the drink especially for you. I've also had heras a server and as usual her bright smile is inviting. She remembers regulars.

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Dalton, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time we had the pleasure of eating here. Great atmosphere,staff and food.You will have a bit of a wait, because this place is very popular. We were seated on the patio and what great ambiance. Inside however, I love Lucy is shown as you eat which I thought that was neat. We were promptly greeted by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While they didn't seem exactly excited to see us, the waiter was attentive and helpful in making our menu choices. The beef empanadas were delicious!! The bok choy, though not what I ordered, was very tasty! My kids loved the fries. I very much appreciated the friendly service received from the young man clearing our table!! Worth the short drive... More 

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Elizabeth F, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu's Tacos and Tapas, responded to this review

Amj1495: Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience. I want to assure you that your comments have been addressed. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll come again soon! More 

Goodyear, Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner tonight. We each had a variety of their street tacos. The taco itself is a tasty thick blue corn tortillo. They were very good!! We also had the Pico de Gallo which was equally good. Happy hour lasts until 6:00 pm so they were packed when we arrived. They have a nice outdoor patio and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were greatly impressed with the restaurant overall and specifically their willingness to prepare us fresh, vegan options without any hesitation. We were also very impressed with the bartender and the drink she made us from fresh squeezed juices and good alcohol. The added entertainment of having Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo (Babalu!) playing in black and white was a... More 

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Ridgeland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Babalu is always above average. The wait staff, food , and atmosphere are always worth the time and money. Treat yourself to a very good meal!

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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A friend and I visited Babalu for lunch last week, and it definitely lived up to its reputation. We had the fresh guacamole, and it was divine! The chips were very tasty too. I'd definitely order them again. Since we knew we were in for a big meal that night, we decided to go light for lunch and had the... More 

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Elizabeth F, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu's Tacos and Tapas, responded to this review

Margaret: So sorry that you didn't enjoy the Carne de Cerdo taco while you were here! If you're ever here and order something that you don't enjoy, please let us know so that we can take care of it on the spot for you! I've inboxed you with more information. Look forward to hearing back from you! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had never been to Babalu before, but going through Jackson we stopped at the "Original" - and we were so glad we did. We recently got a Babalu in Memphis, but have not been able to go yet - we will now! My wife and I both had the 3 Tacos Plate - chicken, steak, and pork. The meats... More 

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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: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Hamburgers, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?