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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Small yummy bites!

It's about time fish tacos came to Jackson. I had the grilled redfish taco, and a pork belly taco. Both were unique and very fresh. The tableside guac was tasty, but the star was the tuna ceviche. I'm only visiting Jackson, but I'll probably be back to Babalu before I leave town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's about time fish tacos came to Jackson. I had the grilled redfish taco, and a pork belly taco. Both were unique and very fresh. The tableside guac was tasty, but the star was the tuna ceviche. I'm only visiting Jackson, but I'll probably be back to Babalu before I leave town.

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Brandon, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love the fish tacos. My favorite item on the menu is the black-eyed pea hummus. Served with great tasting pita-like chips. A meal in itself. Outdoor dining is great too.

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Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to eat in Jackson. But you better get there early or you're in for a wait. The taco's and burgers are really good. Do not go there without ordering the guacamole and chips! Fantastic.

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Madison, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been here several times, and have never been disappointed. We where here one evening with a large group and where offered a chopped salad on the house that was so good I asked for it on other visits. I don't think the salad is on the menu, but if you ask the chef will whip one up for... More 

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Columbia, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I like the idea of the smaller portions but the food was very bland. Probably the blandest food that I have ever gotten at a quality restaurant. It was better after I attacked it with the salt and pepper shakers. Get the guacamole for sure.

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

LucyLee: Thank you so much for your recent review of Babalu. So sorry to hear that your food was bland. We sent you a private message in an effort to resolve this. Hope to hear from you very soon! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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358 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have had Cuban sandwiches all over and many in Tampa and Miami, where they were born, but never have I had one so perfect and tasty as the one I had at Babalu's. It may have been the best sandwich I have ever eaten. I didn't have anything else, but my co-workers' food looked and smelled wonderful. Hip atmosphere... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You're very likely to enjoy the atmosphere in Babalu;s as I did. Not only did I appreciate the old reruns showing in black and white on restaurant wall, but the staff is good with the preparation of certain dishes at your table. Besides, they're attentive and the food is well prepared. and quite tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I were entertaining out of town guests and ended up in The Fondren District. While bragging about First Thursday's we drove past Babalu's. Our friend liked saying "Babalu's", that's was the deciding factor on where to eat. Great choice: Jessica was the most polite, friendly and helpful server. She first suggested the the seasonal cocktail which was... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Order some fresh guacamole made at your table and have a glass of wine or a cold beer. Choose some tapas-size tacos, enchiladas or other great Mexican entrees for your group. Relax. Nosh. Enjoy. Babalu's is a cool space in the old Duling School building with a relaxed southern vibe.

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Hattiesburg, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had the grilled Camarones (shrimp) tacos with rice and black beans and all of it was fantastic. I also had some garlic rostï potatoes with teriyaki glaze and it was a toss up as to which I like best...the potatoes or the guacamole made table side. I was well pleased with this meal.

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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: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

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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, 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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