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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Hamburgers, Tapas
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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
601-366-5757
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    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
Very good

Babalu is always above average. The wait staff, food , and atmosphere are always worth the time and money. Treat yourself to a very good meal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
JBronzi
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Ridgeland
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Ridgeland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Babalu is always above average. The wait staff, food , and atmosphere are always worth the time and money. Treat yourself to a very good meal!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I visited Babalu for lunch last week, and it definitely lived up to its reputation. We had the fresh guacamole, and it was divine! The chips were very tasty too. I'd definitely order them again. Since we knew we were in for a big meal that night, we decided to go light for lunch and had the... More 

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

Margaret: So sorry that you didn't enjoy the Carne de Cerdo taco while you were here! If you're ever here and order something that you don't enjoy, please let us know so that we can take care of it on the spot for you! I've inboxed you with more information. Look forward to hearing back from you! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had never been to Babalu before, but going through Jackson we stopped at the "Original" - and we were so glad we did. We recently got a Babalu in Memphis, but have not been able to go yet - we will now! My wife and I both had the 3 Tacos Plate - chicken, steak, and pork. The meats... More 

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Magee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food; however more of a "Southwestern" flare as opposed to being Mexican. Somewhat pricey lunch menu. Atmosphere not particularly special. Good service.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere. I Love Lucy playing inside....Barbaritas and guacamole on the patio on a beautiful spring evening...doesn't get any better!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind place to eat in Jackson, Babalu's is where you want to go! The restaurant is located in the Fondren District in an old school building. The atmosphere is trendy, the food is unique and delicious, and the wait staff is superb! "I Love Lucy" reruns are playing on the wall which adds a unique... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great Atmosphere and Service. You'll love watching episodes of I love Lucy on the wall. Guacamole made right at your table and it is the best I've ever had. Delicious and Chunky!

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Leeds, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First time to Mississippi, and friend took me here. The food was beyond good. I wish they had one in Birmingham. Only complaint is I wanted more.

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

Cory, you're in LUCK! There IS a Babalu in Birmingham's Lakeview District. We opened it in October 2014. Hate to hear that you didn't know about it already! Please visit us ASAP! Babalu BIRMINGHAM 2808 7th Avenue S., Suite #117 Birmingham, AL 35233 (205) 297-0200 More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Babalu's has consistently great food and service. Highly recommend it. Definitely check out their guacamole (made right at your table).

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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152 reviews 152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a really neat place and we will be back. Service was very good! Now to the good-- guacamole app was outstanding but was a little high at 9.95. However the black beans and rice we great and such a fresh flavor ---fairly priced at 4.25. One of us ordered 3 different tacos at a cost of 9.00-- they... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate you taking time to share your experience. And are so sorry you didn't enjoy the tacos. We've sent you a private message to address these issues. 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, Hamburgers, 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?