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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” (168 reviews)
“tacos” (151 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 4 days ago

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 2 days 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The staff was very nice. They seemed rather short staffed, though, because our waitress appeared only occasionally. Overall, the food was good. Be aware that the tapas portions are smaller than other tapas restaurants in which I have dined. My coworker really enjoyed her sandwich,...More

Thank Easytravels53449
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter was home from college and wanted to take out to eat. Very disappointed! Waitress did not even care and had an attitude. Food took two hours! Major disappointment! Been to Memphis and Birmingham location and not as bad as Jackson. I travel all...More

Thank Cindy L
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Cindy L., Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your and your daughter's dining experience was less than desirable. We apologize for the level of service you received, as this not up to our standards of excellence. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Driving through Jackson on a Sunday and found that many restaurants were closed. Thank goodness we found Babalu! Amanda guided us through the menu and brought the cold draft beers. I ordered three grilled chicken tacos ($9) and shared. He ordered the Cuban Sandwich. Both...More

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