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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Bar, Mexican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Overton Park and decided to eat at Babalu's. It was lunch time on the weekend. But we were seated fast. The guacamole is a must. It was the best I have ever had. They prepare it at the table. But the chips...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Zaidtree
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Zaidtree, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our table-side prepared guacamole and house-made chips!! We want you to come back, too!! We look forward to seeing you again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Babalu on several suggestions from others. Despite being a busy Friday night, we were seated on the patio almost immediately. Our server, Alexis, was incredibly attentive and, this being our first time to Babalu, was more than happy to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank williamhY9641HG
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WilliamhY9641HG, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu and your kind words regarding Alexis! We are happy to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your first dining experience with us, and we look forward to seeing y'all again!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guacamole was different than any I've ever had and it was the best hands down! The cheese dip was unfortunately sub par. I ordered three tacos and the shrimp one was delicious. Also a cool atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LSFOODIE717
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

LSFOODIE717, thank you for your review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our table-side prepared guacamole! We are working on improving our cheese dip. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many of you, I've been to Babalu's a few times. Well, recently I went back with friends to celebrate their birthdays. When we went, we were greeted promptly and politely. When she took our order, our waitress even remembered me from our last visit...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank David E
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David E., thank you so much for your updated five-star review of Babalu! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed our BABA burger®!! While we may not have "diet water," we can guarantee that we will have our burger each time you...More

Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Sat at the bar for a drink, had a few tacos which are on offer on a Tuesday - they were delicious. Warning the spicy margarita is spicy! Nice place to visit.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank K-Edin88
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

K-Edin88, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed Taco Tuesday, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food choice and drinks on a taco Tuesday. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will go back soon. This is a spot that I will recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Willie S
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Wille S., thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 22, 2019

As a regular, love the food. Great for weekend meal before going out on the town. Service is pretty iffy sometimes though. Greeters are always nice, but the wait staff can be slow and inconsistent. Our waiter today, James, was unacceptable. The wrong food was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Spennett
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2019

Spennett, Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that the level of service you received was not up to our standards of excellence. We have sent this to our management team, and they will address the service issues you brought...More

Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food (and service), in a relaxed, yet tasteful environment! The table-served guac is a must, and their flagship margarita was (a bit pricey but) very tasty. Crispy calamari wasn't as good as the date tapa or tacos we ordered (like the calamari you'd find...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank markc984
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Markc984, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, especially our table-side prepared guacamole! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed February 20, 2019

Everything on the menu is cooked to order and very fresh. Lots of taco choices as well as sandwiches and small plates to try. I saw one of their hamburgers and it was huge. My chicken skewers were delicious and were served with roasted corn...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Debbie M
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Ladybd, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and you should definitely try our Baba burger the next time you're dining with us! We're sure you'll love it! Also, thank you for making us...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

First visit and was impressed. Half priced tacos on Tuesday. Good mixed drinks (margarita and traditional daiquiri). Guacamole made table side w/option for bacon! Steak was perfectly cooked. Service was friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JAG2021
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

JAG2021, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your first dining experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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ahh9229
November 29, 2017|
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Response from jcooper839 | Reviewed this property |
whatever your style is. At various times it goes from casual to trendy with a dose of business attire in the mix. Basically your good to go with shorts and t-shirt all the way to a dress or a suit.
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scottybread
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Scotty, Babalu's seating policy is "upon arrival." We look forward to seeing you! Otie H. Guest Relations Manager
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MikeD875
January 16, 2016|
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Response from JimE782 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not that sure but Babalu's is really a forward thinking restaurant...I'm pretty sure they would. Worth a simple call.
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