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Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Hamburgers, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    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
Catering is excellent

I had a political fundraiser at my home and had Babalus cater it. Their guacamole was excellent with sun dried tomatoes adding special zest....best guacamole dip I've ever had. The steak and chicken on a stick was good too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Doug w
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had a political fundraiser at my home and had Babalus cater it. Their guacamole was excellent with sun dried tomatoes adding special zest....best guacamole dip I've ever had. The steak and chicken on a stick was good too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the sampler plater and waitress was very helpful. Clean place. I will visit again. Great location.

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East Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in (Sunday afternoon) because we had heard about their great burgers. We met other family members. Our party of 7 was seated within 15 minutes - pretty good considering church crowds piling in. Nice variety on the menu. First disappointment, server says "no burgers because we ran out of 'burger buns'". The sandwich offerings are quite limited (4... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Never disappointed with the Gawk dip. Just great environment with house Sangria in hand. Staff always courteous and friendly.

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Effie, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good assortment. Food was fresh.tamales were a bit disappointing. Tacos were fresh. Favorites included veggie taco, steak skewer, shrimp and grits, and queso. We happens to be there on margarita Monday. I was a little concerned when the margaritas came out pink, but they were delicious. And don't forget the quacamole, made fresh at your table. I'd definaely return on... More 

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Tallahassee
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Have been there twice now and not impressed either time. Once on a Saturday night and place was hopping, the other at lunch and still packed but.. the food was just mediocre. Have had a wide assortment of tapas off the menu and they all seemed to be flavorless. Not very attentive wait staff either... I won't go back a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant is New York,LA,Atlanta Quality. Service-BEST. Food-BEST. Price-good. FRESH FRESH FRESH. If you are in Jackson MS go by and enjoy a great meal. Be safe...Traveling Trainer.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Pretty food, but absolutely tasteless... Did not like the 3" wide-thick, blue corn tortillas that the tasteless tacos were made of. The table side guacamole was fresh, but lacking. The thick fried tortilla chips that accompanied that reminded me more of pita chips. Even the margarita I ordered did not pack a punch. I've dined @ too many wonderful Mexican... More 

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

Sterling: We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal. We'd like to make this right and have sent you a private message to that end. Hope to hear back from you soon. More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

All the food was fantastic. The guacamole was some of the best I have had and is made fresh at your table. Went on a Friday night and it was very busy but we were seated pretty quickly. Very friendly staff. I would have given this a five but our waitress seemed very distracted and seemed to forget about us.... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This little hot spot has an expanded cocktail menu that is great for the social hour. When you stop in you must try the oyster tacos.

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Additional Information about Babalu's Tacos and Tapas

Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-366-5757
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
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
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Hamburgers, Tapas

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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, 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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