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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
+1 601-366-5757
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (168 reviews)
“tacos” (154 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is very good and attractively presented. Portions are sometimes not as large as many other restaurants but that is a welcome change.

Thank 363dennis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic! The table side made quac was beyond fantastic! I had the blue corn duck tacos. So good.

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Babalu has great 50's décor and shows I Love Lucy TV shows on the wall and the décor and ambience is great. Excellent food, I had the redfish. Great drinks. Happy hour specials. Outdoor patio seating. Great location downtown Jackson close to I-55. Highly recommend....More

Thank bubbastonetheegghead
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Dined at this location. Was seated on arrival, hostess was welcoming. The restaurant is somewhat Bohemian decor wise with a "I Love Lucy" episode running on screen at the entrance. Our server was attentive and professional. She made recommendations from the menu that we followed....More

Thank William D
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

William D., Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience was less than desirable. In regard to the noise level, our management team is looking into ways to remedy this issue. We appreciate you bringing it to...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Grabbed drinks with friends on the deck on a nice fall day. The restaurant is located in a quaint but very quiet section of Jackson. Seemed to be one of the nicest restaurants in town. Really enjoyed the mojorita.

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It was a nice fall day; great day to have lunch on the outside! The staff was great and the service fast. The choice of 3 tacos 🌮 for $10 was a nice deal. Also the soup was really good!

Thank Sharronck
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to have a girls night! They were incredibly busy as always, but there are so many shops and things to do in the area while you wait. Don't go too far that the buzzer can't go off appropriately though! Our waiter...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I love Taco Tuesdays when tacos are just $2. The shrimp tacos are my favorites. Guacamole made fresh at your table is always a hit with my family. We also like to split desserts there!!

Thank mnmcneese
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our first visit there was great! The food sooo good. The service was professional, courtesy & friendly.Its definitely a place to return to.

Thank MaManPaPa R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Guacamole made fresh at the table is the BEST I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to visit again. Most definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and out of the box.

Thank Kelli R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +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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