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“Fantastico!”

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Ranked #7 of 391 Restaurants in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 12 May 2014

We went to Babalu after daughter's graduation and were super pleased. They don't take reservations but well worth the wait at the more than accommodating bar. Excellent white sangria. Very cozy lay out with "I Love Lucy" projected on the wall. Fantastic table side guacamole. Flank steak tapas was excellent. Chocolate truffle mouse dessert was great with a kick of cayenne. Kiki & Dana were excellent hostesses and Amelia was the best server. Definitely recommend and hope to be back soon. Ole'!

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Thank ValinNola
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Went for the first time for lunch on Cinco de Mayo. The place was packed. Appearance is far classier outside than inside, which looks like renovation stopped when half complete. Tables and chairs were adequate, nothing fancy. Plus there is a couple of bar areas for seating. The wait staff was busy but attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.

I suspected the portions were small, and I was right. We ordered 3 lamb tacos and 3 chicken tacos, plus an order of empanadas to share. The tacos are on 4 inch soft tortillas which are easy to eat with one hand. It was enough food for lunch, and maybe dinner for a women. The chicken tacos were tasty, much better than the lamb. The empanadas were outstanding; I just wish there were more than 2 per order.

The food is pricy, with what I’ll call the Fondrin tax. It’s a tax on items where pretty people hang out. Babalu is a hip place, worth going to once.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Let's face it, there's not a lot to choose from in this town, so Babalu's is a welcome option. We sat in their outdoor patio on a Sunday night and it was pretty busy (I can imagine it must be packed on weekends). The food is fairly good, we went with all vegetarian choices. The staff are helpful. Plenty of parking.

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Thank Godby
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Love Babalu at any time of day! The patio is amazing - the best spot to be on a warm spring day. Try the guacamole, made fresh at your table. "Steak on a Stick" is habit-forming!

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We had a difficult time finding a restaurant opened after 9 and were glad to find Babul's opened. What a fun restaurant! It was the perfect place to go-great service, fun atmosphere and terrific food.

Thank Marguerite M
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