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“Fabulous tacos”

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Ranked #4 of 390 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was our first time to Babalu, and it was fabulous! We ordered the table side guac, and it was delicious. It had a unique flavor that we couldn't put our finger on. It was wonderful. Then, we had 3 tacos each. The barbacoa taco was out of this world! Great service, great environment, and amazing food. Definitely try it!

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Thank christiekersch
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My husband and I are locals, and this was our third "date night" attempt to get a table here. We finally settled for Saturday lunch. Our waiter , Josh gave us great service, and lots of help finding just the right craft beer and taco sampler. The guac dip, fixed at our table was really good. We'll be back.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The menu at Babalu has a lot to offer. Fresh ingredients and something different make it a place I visit for lunch and dinner at least once a month. It is best to go with a group and order several things to share, or you can pick three tacos from the many they have to choose from. For apps, the black eyed pea hummus and guacamole are both really good. The pork belly, beef skewer, and fried shrimp tacos are my favorite. Since the theme is small plates, they have a dessert sampler that really gives you an idea of what a local restaurant does best, quality ingredients and creative preparations. The atmosphere at Babalu is fun, the flavors in the food are an adventure, and the waitstaff seem to enjoy what they do.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Atmosphere about avarage for a Mexican Restaurant. Service was OK (good but not exceptional) - Food was better than average - but HUGE portions. All 4 of us are big eaters and all of us took food home - enough for a full 2nd meal. In summary: worth future visits.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Babalou's has a casual and hip atmosphere, running the old I Love Lucy clips on the wall and making fresh guacamole at the table. The bar is large and there are some nice outdoor couches and seating. However, the acoustics are so bad that it can be hard to hear the people at your table.

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Thank M2009Mississippi
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