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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

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622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
+1 601-366-5757
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read some of the reviews and was hesitant after viewing the menu online. A friend recommended Babalu's. It was a pleasant surprise for the price. Make sure you start with Guacamole. We also had shrimp and grits and the filet on a stick. My gut instinct is that some other restaurants are sabotaging the reviews. The complaints I... More 

Thank DionneNewOrleans
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fiery shrimp are off the chart incredible. The filet on a stick tapas was an outstanding choice. The cheesy potatoes beneath were tasty and a nice addition. The pico de gallo is superb. Guacamole was made at the table, was tasty but just a bit too salty. That didn't stop us from eating it. The desserts are amazing. We... More 

Thank Ben R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we should have eaten in but we got it to go and it was terrible.Everyone was telling us how good it was ,but not that day.

Thank Zeekie601
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this review

Zeekie601, Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your to-go order was less than desirable. We value your feedback, as we use it as a means to improve. We have sent you a private message and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Otie H. Guest Relations Manager More 

Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant you can count on to be great!! It is my all-time favorite here in Jackson. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Glenda K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so fun! Yummy food and yummy drinks! Fun atmosphere! Great location! Eating outside is worth waiting for!

Thank Cab G
Greenville, Mississippi
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The table-side guacamole is a must have for me. The Sunday brunch French Toast is transcendent. The service is great, and it is just fun to be there.

Thank Brandt D
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guac made table side and the black-eye pea hummus is a must have. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu...get several dishes and share.

Thank 933vickih
Jackson, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patio is awesome , weather is awesome and the food and service are TOPS ! We always try something new ; however the food is so fresh and full of flavor. Great place to dine , never had a bad experience!

Thank Connie C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food! We frequent this place on the regular and have never had a bad experience. Severs are fantastic, tacos are unique and top notch, and the tableside guacamole is some of the best I've ever had. Anytime we have family or friends in town, Babalu is always on our list of destinations.

Thank Derek D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guacamole table-side. All you need to know. Oh, and the drinks. Service friendly and consistently good.

Thank Lynn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-366-5757
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?