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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 - 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: 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
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Ok but not great

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
rbway31
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Curtice, Ohio
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87 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a great lunch find! The breakfast brunch special was outstanding as was the guacamole made fresh at the table. Kids eat free on Sunday!! Our server Chelsea was very friendly and great with the suggestions. A very fun atmosphere and very reasonably priced. Very glad we decided to venture away from the expressway on our travels south.

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East Texas
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89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stopped here because of Tripadvisor. It was formally an old school, and we met a man outside that had attended as a child. The menu was great and our waiter Josh was even better. Next time, he knew the menu so well, we may just throw him the keys and let him plan our meal. I ordered the Redfish... More 

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well, I saw you on TV on the show "what would you do". We were planning a trip to Jackson to attend my nephews wedding and mentioned I wanted to come here for the guacamole made at your table. We visited on 12/11/14 and weren't disappointed. Food was awesome, great presentation and the staff was great...thanks for our first batch... More 

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

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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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?