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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” (58 reviews)
“guacamole” (161 reviews)
“tacos” (155 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and nice happy hour menu. Tacos that you can mix and match, tasty queso, wonderful ahi tuna. Full bar with great margarita selections

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Server was personably and helpful. Great place to relax after work or celebrate special times! Food was great - try the fish tacos and the bartender was perfect!

Thank Ronnie-bonita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area and good food. Unusual tapas and great beers and wine list. Outside eating area. Good for large groups.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place for lunch or meeting friends after work to enjoy adult beverages and food. Babalu has THE best guacamole I've tasted since moving from the West coast.

Thank KDKirk007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very nice, service was pretty good, but the food was amazing!! When you come to this restaurant, you HAVE to order to guacamole -- it is made right there at your table and it will leave you ordering a second and third....More

Thank William O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe the folks that work here are good, hard working folks. I believe that. The bartender was a true gem, really awesome. Our food experience wasn't good. The table side guacamole was excellent. After that, the food experience went downhill unfortunately. It's a vibrant,...More

Thank BusterChef
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

BusterChef, Thank you for your review of Babalu. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the bar service, we are disappointed to hear that the dishes you ordered were less impressive. We value your feedback, as we use it as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful meal. I don't think you could go wrong ordering anything here. It stays packed for a reason. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend. Will be back regularly.

Thank DRRinMS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of service is exceptional! From hostess to server, each element of service has been well thought out and executed.

Thank kellyetaylorsmith
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Like so many things that have changed since retiring, today's visit was long overdue and was it ever a good one! The "I Love Lucy" vintage B&W shows on the wall and the vintage and not so vintage Poster of Music Greats above the bar...More

Thank H Michael B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I had the torta Cubans and my wife had the baba burger. We also shared the quest blanco dip. The I Love Lucy themed decor and video provided a unique backdrop to our good food.

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