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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Hamburgers, Tapas
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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 108
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  • 16
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  • 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
Holy Tapas!

Everything was delicious and the service was great. We spent many hours here the day we visited and not once did we feel like our server wanted us to leave. The pico with lump crab and pork belly tacos were my favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
angie c
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Indiana
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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Everything was delicious and the service was great. We spent many hours here the day we visited and not once did we feel like our server wanted us to leave. The pico with lump crab and pork belly tacos were my favorite.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

fish tacos were good, and sweet potato fries, drinks were blah,and exspensive, atomspere was lacking. .don't like outside dining

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While many of the small plate options are delicious, don't miss the redfish! On my most recent visit, Mike, our server, was excellent.

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Vancouver, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went to Babalu for dinner with a group of 8 (clients). We were able to sample most of the tapas plates as well as the table side guacamole. The food was spectacular: loved the tuna tataki, redfish and Batatas bravas. So good. Love the fusion concept!

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Jayess, ms
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Best guacamole ever fresh at table, red fish is as good as I ever ate, tacos are good but bbq sauce is not my favorite, fresh chips, shrimp are fresh with a great sauce, really enjoyed this restaurant each time I've been here.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is not a regular Mexican or Spanish food restaurant. Although it can be a little expensive, you would immediately tell the difference when your dish is served. Do not miss the guacamole with bacon by any means. The environment is nice but there are no private tables.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 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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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, Spanish, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?