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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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Ranked #3 of 335 restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
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Vancleave, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

You only need to know two things: 1) Go there for dinner on taco Tuesday night. 2) The tacos are small, but only $2 each. 3) Order several of the award winning BBQ tacos. We tried most of them. Most are very good, but the BBQ is the best (fusion) taco Ever. Bonus tip: The guacamole is fresh (made at... More

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Natchez, MS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lunch at Babalu's on Sunday was much more than I expected from a casual dining place. My wife and I arrived first, and while waiting for the others to get there we took advantage of a very enjoyable selection of beers at the bar. While there we noticed that they make their own Sangria from scratch - even making their... More

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Brandon, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The expanded menu is so much better than the mostly corn products on the original. Burger was delicious and unique. Going there tonite.

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Aledo, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Best Margarita I ever had & I'm from Texas! Great food here. Our service waiter, Chris, was very friendly & helpful. I would go here every day just for the margaritas!!!

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Destin Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate a late lunch here in mid-June. I had read descriptions on TripAdvisor and AAA and was intrigued. We might have gone to Brent's Drugstore which is right across the street but they were closed for renovations. Good for us. The whole experience at Babalu was fun, and the meal was excellent. We ordered a couple of appetizers, the... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A group of us visited this place and got in quickly even on a busy night. Everything we had was great. Tamales were very good. We were there for taco special night and had several appetizers including guac and calamari. Service was quick and the servers were very nice. Tea and water glasses were always full. Do not miss this... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Neat place with great food. Missed out on the guacamole. Im sure it is good as it was very popular. The black pea hummus was fantastic along with the veggie tacos.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place was hopping and packed. I was solo so I was able to get into the bar area fast. The food was great and add a nicer version of mexian food than what most in MS are used to.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

First trip to Jackson, used Trip Advisor for suggestions on local food and this location was perfect. I tried several of the tacos and they were great. I would recommend: CARNE LA VACA, CARNE EL CERDO, POLLO, ATÚN. They are small enough that you can sample several. The creamed corn was also very good. I also recommend the patio if... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This restaurant is touted by the young college and law students in the area but for seasoned diners it leaves much to be desired. Food servings are small and very pricey. I ordered fish tacos of the day which had little to no taste and soft, whole grain taco tasted grainy and fell apart. The salad was a big wedge... More

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

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you. We're very sorry we were unable to meet, let alone exceed, your expectations. We hope that in the near future you'll give us another chance. More

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