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Babalu Tacos and Tapas

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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Dianne R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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!

Thank Sterling M
Terry, Mississippi
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9 reviews
5 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.

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.

Thank troblola
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Mike R
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549 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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.

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 

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 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went after church! Worth the wait. Freshest food and great mix of southern food fused with upscale Mexican tastes! Had the table side guac, homemade chips. So fresh!!

Thank Rjamesintheatre
Greenwood, Mississippi
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great lunch for three working women. The atmosphere was relaxing for our gathering and the food was worth the wait. The small plate forced us to share a dessert, but that was fun also. Be certain to try the tacos they were delicious. .

Thank exhaustedtraveler79
Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while visiting a relative at the nearby hospital. The day was bearably hot for August in Mississippi. We made the mistake of asking for seating in the patio area. Beautiful patio would have been perfect in October. But with no fans, no air, and no breeze it was a bit hot for August. Max was... More 

Thank DonK777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?