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Babalu Tacos and Tapas

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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
16013665757
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beer selection, great selections of tacos. The redfish and the shrimp tacos are great. The guacamole is very popular!

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Thank Drew P
Jackson, Mississippi
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has the best guacamole anywhere. Made at the table. The tapas are very good as well. the Caesar salad is unusual, but very good.

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Thank scubareb
Jackson, Mississippi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Babalu is a great place to eat in Fondren. My favorite is the BaBa Burger voted best burger in Jackson several times. Try it you will like it.

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Thank Dianne R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gwynne, our waitress was not able to serve us. Hostess wouldn't seat us and her mngr actually yelled at her for it in front of us. Took 15 mins to get water, didn't get all the food we asked for... Never received ANY refills on drinks, over an hour later we finally finished with no waitress. Waited another 20 mins... More 

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Thank Stephanie H
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tacos and Tapas, responded to this review

Stephanie H., Please, accept our apologies for the delay in responding. We are very disappointed to hear about your dining experience at Babalu. The level of service you received is not up to our standards of excellence. We have made our management team aware of the issues you ensued. We have sent you a private message, as well. Thank you... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment is within the bustling Fondren District. The food is served tapa style and is excellent. If you visit Jackson, you must eat at Babalu. The service and staff is great too!

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Thank Sterling M
Terry, Mississippi
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Babalu multiple times and have never been disappointed. I have tried multiple dishes, but for some reason I keep going back to the tacos because there are so many to choose from. They might be small in size, but huge in flavor.

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Thank Robyn M
Collins, Mississippi
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the table side quacamole and it was delicious. We also ordered the tacos and would probably choose a different option next visit. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the atmosphere. The hamburgers looked delicious. I do feel that we will return.

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Thank troblola
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Babalus with no expectation. I was visiting from California and love good Mexican food. The tacos were excellent. They would hold there own with the best anywhere. I've been back several times, I never expected to find such excellent street tacos in Mississippi. They're small but delicious. 4 tacos, chips and salsa, and a Margarita. Nice.

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Thank Mike R
Mississippi
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554 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here for lunch on a Saturday just before noon at 11:15a. We're were immediately sat. The service was very good. I ordered the table side guacamole and it was outstanding, especially with the vegetables to dip with. For lunch, I had the redfish tacos. They were very good as well. They even had a 10% military discount.

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Thank Gary C
Prattville, Alabama
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disclaimer: I visited this place as a take out customer. A first time customer. I'll begin by saying all the staff I encountered were great. No complaints about the service. This is the only reason I am giving 2 stars, instead of 1. I arrived on time to pick up my food (20 minutes as instructed). My place is 5... More 

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Thank AshLJSA
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tacos and Tapas, responded to this review

AshLJSA, Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your takeout was less than desireable. Yes, our Queso Blanco Dip is served in a small cast iron skillet at the table to keep it hot. We have made our management team aware of this, so our entire team can be better informed for our guests.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: 16013665757
Description
Babalu Tacos & Tapas is a lively restaurant that uses fresh and local ingredients to create bold flavors. You will find a variety of authentic gourmet tacos and Spanish-style tapas with a Southern twist. Every item on the menu, down to the blue corn tortilla, is made from scratch daily - our famous guacamole is prepared tableside. Our bar carries the finest tequilas, and all drinks are handcrafted daily using fresh squeezed lemons and limes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?