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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” (162 reviews)
“tacos” (156 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Jackson to check out some of the restaurants and had already set the bar high before arriving. This is a very busy up market restaurant with excellent staff and atmosphere. The problems are in the kitchen on the line. We ordered a...More

Thank RaezoR57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten here about 7 times, and they have always maintained a high quality of foods . Guacamole , pico, seated tuna , ceviche are always great ways to start! Sangrias and margaritas are some of the best around, Treat yourself to one of these...More

Thank JBronzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't really care for this place, seems like an uppity crowd that eats here. Food wasn't that great either. Hostess seated two other couples that came in after us (we were the only two in our party...). Don't think we'll be dining there again.More

1  Thank Michael B
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Michael B., Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience was less than desirable. We greatly appreciate your feedback, as we use it as a means to improve. We have sent you a private message, and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Good food. Good drinks. A really cool place to hang out and have a drink. Babarita is my favorite drink.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is good, but surprisingly one of the best burgers in Jackson! Don't forget the guac!!!!!!

Thank Klprince
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Babalu has been a favorite for us for lunch in Fondren area for several years. Lately, I have been disappointed with the quality of food as well as the atmosphere. It doesn't take a lot to clean up the old smelly jackets from the front...More

1  Thank fairreview12017
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

fairreview12017, Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your recent experiences at Babalu have not been as impressive as previous ones. We greatly appreciate your feedback, as we use it as a means to improve. We have sent you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got off the highway on our way to SC and it was worth the trip. Service was exceptional especially Shinese. Accommodated a special order for one of the children. Loved the tuna taco

Thank Edna63
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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