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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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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, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 133
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Great food for sharing

We shared a number of different plates and everything was delicious. The service was a little slow with drinks, but it was a Friday night and it was packed. Everything we tried was tasty. I will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
LucindaR_11
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We shared a number of different plates and everything was delicious. The service was a little slow with drinks, but it was a Friday night and it was packed. Everything we tried was tasty. I will be back!

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Clinton, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Babalu's held true to its advertisement. Really top notch food. Relaxed atmosphere. Efficient staff. All true on my visit. I highly recommend you start off with the table prepared guacamole dip served with fresh, hot chips. Just yummy. They also suggest sharing plates as a way to experience several expertly prepared dishes. Not for me, I wanted all my pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our server was Ryan and he was extremely helpful with recommendations as well as having a great sense of humor. The wait for the food was a bit longer than we are used to but well worth it. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. I had the aton tacos and the lamb barbacoa. Very good. And highly recommend the... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Place has a great feel to it. The service was excellent. Food was very good and definitely a great "out of the ordinary" place to eat!

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Southeast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My friend and I arrived at Babalu's during happy hour and the food, drinks, and service were excellent! The watermelon margarita was a fabulous drink to have on a hot summer day--the tequila infused watermelon cubes hit the spot! The ATUN and REDFISH tacos had great flavor and I was tempted to grab a second order The bread pudding was... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food is always GREAT. Today was no exception but the service (SERVER RUTH) was exceptionally GREAT. She was attentive, pleasant and engaging throughout the entire meal. This was one of the best visits ever...to Babalu's.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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