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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
+1 205-297-0200
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guac” (38 reviews)
“tapas” (50 reviews)
“tacos” (105 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
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Reviewed today via mobile

Awful experience! We were seated immediately the waitress asked if we wanted guacamole at the table. We said yes and she brought it. After that it took her 30 minutes to ask what we wanted to order but never asked what we wanted to drink....More

Thank SG2424
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Location , Phenomenal Service and Courteous Staff .amaze by Service and Quality of food - Drinks , Guacamole on the table , tacos ..... Premium grade food with amazing service and decor ..

Thank Kinner P
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family decided to try Babalu’s Tapas and Tacos. The first thing I noticed was how friendly the staff was. Once we sat down our server(Honna) greeted us on her way to a table with that tables drinks. She took our drink orders and thanked...More

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

Joey R., thank you for such a wonderful review of Babalu, and Honna! We are happy to hear how much you, your wife, and daughter enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to see y'all soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I am in Birmingham for the day and used TripAdvisor to find this gem of a restaurant. The menu has so many good options that I had a hard time deciding so Gage, the bar tender, recommended I try the shrimp and grits. The dish...More

Thank KRCLofCO
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

KRCLofCO, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We're happy to hear that you found us on TripAdvisor, and that your experience with us did not disappoint!! We hope to see you the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I have gone to Babalu several times with different groups of friends. They have good margaritas and specialty drinks. Sometime it is a little too loud for me, but I'm not sure how the restaurant can really control this... It's nice if the weather is...More

Thank twosassyk
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Hostess was great, Server was friendly and upbeat always smiling. Had cocktails the Serrano mojito eccellentbfirey drink. Calamari as excellent and Cubana all excellent. Service was little slow but there on a day off so no problem

Thank Tripping9999
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A good selection of tacos are available for $2 each. Never go without having their guacamole, and if you are a sangria fan - I'm not - my daughter in laws and friends love them!

Thank Joanne W
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Joanne W., thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and how much your daughters-in-law enjoyed our sangrias!! We look forward to seeing y'all again!!

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time for dinner Friday night. From the hostess to the wait staff everyone was friendly and efficient. We ordered drinks and guacamole and were not disappointed with either. The guacamole was wonderful and would call us back to Babalu...More

Thank durre002
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Durre002, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your first dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

After being cooped up for 4 months after a car accident, it was time for some good tacos. I've been here many times and went with friends as well. Tuesday is the day to go because of their $2.00 Taco Tuesday! Redfish and sparerib was...More

Thank Gene R
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Gene R., Thank you for such a wonderful review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything!! We hope you're feeling better, and we look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Otie H. Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

What a nice find! My wife and I wanted to meet for lunch on a Thursday and I was told to find a place. We both love tapas so when I came across Babalu on Google Maps and knew it was our lunch spot for...More

Thank Rich5821
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Rich5821, thank you for such a wonderful review of Babalu! While we are disappointed to hear that your wife's burger was late to arrive, we are happy to hear that Stan was able to take care of it for her! We appreciate your feedback, and...More

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Jssesd1975
5 July 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us! We do have valet parking after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, as well as parking behind our building, and street parking. We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
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Leonard W
22 April 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Absolutely! You'll see anything from scrubs to shorts, to dress. We look forward to seeing you!
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Linda O
10 January 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Hi, Linda! Parking for Babalu is behind the restaurant (enter by Hattie B.'s), street parking all around, and valet at the front door! We hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-297-0200
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Description
Located in Birmingham's Lakeview District, we serve authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish style tapas with a Southern twist.
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