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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (55 reviews)
“guacamole” (166 reviews)
“tacos” (149 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

I think that the idea of this restaurant is better than the reality. We had black eye pea humus for an appetizer. Our nine year old did not like it. My wife and I thought that it was ok but not as good as humus...More

Thank cvb1867
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't review many restaurants because most are average at best, but we had such a nice dinner here by chance (most places in Jackson are closed early on Sundays!) as we were driving around and spotted it. It is Tapas style Mexican, guacamole made...More

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town for the night and was hungry for a really good burger. I had heard that the Memphis Babalu had one of the best burgers there, so I decided to give it a try. I must say, that in the Jackson location, it...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tamales were fantastic! They also have the best side table guacamole I have ever tasted. 2 thumbs up!

Thank Sharissa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here and had their tacos. The steak in the Carna de Vaca tacos was delicious. The pollo tacos had a mild, yummy smoked flavor. Both tacos had the perfect fresh pico & sauce to balance the flavors. Paired with a well done Baba-rita....More

Thank Tess C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You HAVE to get the Baba Burger when you go....this thing is INCREDIBLE. Everyone always talks about the tableside guacamole and whatnot, but the Baba Burger is where it's AT.

Thank DanceMachine38804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife called it the best burger she had ever eaten. That’s saying a lot, trust me. The place is a little on the loud side, but that is what makes the energy of this place so great. Bare bones design give it a retro...More

Thank Medgasman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandson introduced is to this great place. Now, everytime we visit Jackson, we eat here. The best deal is happy hour when tacos are just $2.00. We have tried several items on the menu and we are always pleased. The highlight of every visit...More

Thank Goldwingtriker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Babalu in Memphis and they are very similar. This one is much more intimate than the big room/dining area in Memphis. We came late and just wanted a light meal. We didn't have reservations and didn't have to wait but about 15...More

Thank HintonTN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guacamole was great! Chipotle wings were awesome! Ceviche was on point! Mexican Street Corn was good! Burger was genius! It was my friends birthday and I was surprising them with cake. The waitress brought spoons over and sat them on the table and totally ruined...More

Thank Travis G
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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