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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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Ranked #4 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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Byram, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

First off, this place gets very crowded on weekends. Second, the cocktails are of the industrial variety (from store bought mixers mostly), but the sangria is pretty good. The food is WAY overhyped. In fact, I don't think we've ever received hot food of any sort there...always seems to be merely warm when our server brought our tapas. The guacamole... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Started with a huge explanation of how their margaritas and tacos were Award-winning, the best in South... Then there was the caveat that not all dishes would arrive simultaneously - to allow the food to arrive at its peak... With expectations set at the peak of the mountains, we dined in the valley. The signature margarita was sickly-sweet, appropriate for... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you show up in a busy night just wait it out, this place is worth it! The food is excellent. I highly recommend the guacamole and the black eye pea hummus. If RYAN is working ask to sit in his section, he's the best server I've had in a long while! He is very attentive, personable, polite, and will... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The guacamole here was excellent, prepared at the table. The black-eyed peas hummus was tasty. Don't get the oysters--amazingly bland though. Drinks equally interesting though nowhere near enough bourbon.

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Vancleave, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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