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“Simple choice”

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Ranked #44 of 1,581 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Spanish, Central American
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service, GREAT TIMES! This restaurant, situated in the Art District, is really fun. The subtle detail of I Love Lucy playing in the background is a perfect complement to the many things you can talk about at this fun spot. The Shrimp and Grits are AMAZING!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Minimalist atmosphere that draws a young, hip crowd that is normal for the area. Food is labeled as Tapas which is an excuse for small portions and high prices. The veggie bean burger was however reasonably priced and was tasty. High end Tapas, red fish was tasty and flavorful but hard to find in a small plate filled with small fried potatoes. Overall we expected a higher end menu but found foods that we could make at home that were not special.... Place was busy and waitstaff rushed and inattentive.

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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hoach,

Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that the dishes you ordered were less than impressive. We very much value your feedback, as we use it as a means to improve. We have sent you a private message, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Otie H.
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Cant wait to go back!! Loved the food! Taco Shells are so FRESH! and I have to say the sangria is the best I have ever had!! We went for a late lunch on a Saturday. Wasnt crazy busy.. Looked like we had come in after the lunch crowd.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Excellent lunch here over the weekend while in town. The restaurant interior is very nice with an open feel. Service was very good and our waiter was really helpful explaining the specials and answering our questions about menu items. This is a different take on typical tacos and we liked how you could order different ones together for a good sampling. The Baba burger was easily one of the best that I have eaten recently. I must try in my opinion. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Wife and I came to Memphis to experience us a little Tennessee hospitality! This place gives it in spades! Bar area is nice and big with I Love Lucy reruns playing on the wall! Awesome if your a fan! Bartenders are fast, well, they have to be because the place is bangin’! Try a Cucumber Jalapeño, yum yum spicy, you will lick the hot drops from your lips! They have an outdoor alley that hooks to the bar that is neat, and have a burger that will blow your mind it is so freaking good! Guacamole is made table side and is otherworldly awesome! Come with friends, plenty of room and fun, fun fun!

Thank tdear666
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