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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
+1 205-297-0200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“guac” (37 reviews)
“tapas” (47 reviews)
“tacos” (100 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food, especially the tacos. The made-at-your-table guacamole was "to die for" in the words of my wife. Our waitress was polite and efficient. A good place for dinner.

Thank joefromcincy1961
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Joefromcincy1961, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and how much your wife enjoyed the guacamole!! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My new favorite drink is the Cuban Cigar. Good grief it was good. They make a mean bowl of guacamole you know. Happy hour is the bomb

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Cocktails_at_Seven, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our Cuban Cigar and guacamole! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always great. The guacamole is the BEST around! Great atmosphere. Patio seating is comfy

Thank kathyshirley70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went out for a nice casual dinner, found babaloo on trip advisor - good ratings. Unfortunately, we waited more than 25 minutes for a table for 2 as 9 tables sat empty... and there was a 40 minute wait for larger...More

Thank jmac386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed eating here. Good selection. A lot of seating. Parking wasn’t very good. Awesome service. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in tapas restaurants you can't pass on this one. Lots of choices and a fantastic Mojorita.

Thank rbenavidez11
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Babalu has always impressed me with their service and quality. They have a great menu and drinks, I highly recommend their Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour.

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It was $2 tacos every Tuesday. This even includes the raw tuna taco- they are not being skimpy either!!! Loved it and loved the steak tacos as well. I ordered 6 and was full off three tacos so lunch the next day was lovely as...More

Thank Abconnor2
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Used to love this place but has gone way downhill-sorry to report this but food was just mediocre & drinks are watered down-what happened???More

Thank stylistdiva58
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

stylistdiva58, Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your most recent dining experience was less impressive than your previous ones. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would you please email us at...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for happy hour before an evening flight. Proximity to the airport was super convenient. We asked to be seated on the patio and enjoyed the casual ambiance, including string lights, planter boxes filled with fresh and bright greenery, and...More

Thank Darcie M
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
Leonard W
21 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!
Linda O
9 January 2017|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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: 2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-297-0200
  • E-mail
Located in Birmingham's Lakeview District, we serve authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish style tapas with a Southern twist.
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