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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

4040 Finn Way, Ste 150, Lexington, KY 40517-8366
+1 859-309-4780
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“shrimp grits” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Mexican, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4040 Finn Way, Ste 150, Lexington, KY 40517-8366
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on TACO TUESDAY, so we of course ordered the little $2 tacos. Not a lot of meat in them, but they ARE $2 and they were tasty. Guac made table-side was great! Our server was plenty attentive even though he was quite busy....More

Thank MrsPotter67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all the burger was delicious!! We had some issues with apps and entrees. The server seemed a bit over whelmed - I totally understood they were slammed, it is Burger Week. However, the manager Rick stepped in and helped. I saw him bussing...More

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was excited to try Babalu after hearing good word-of-mouth reviews, but we were highly disappointed in our meal. Our server was not well trained and seemed to have a chip on her shoulder, and our cocktails took a long time to arrive. My...More

Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here often. We love their guacamole with bacon. Fantastic. I love the shrimp & grits. For celebrations they bring out mini sparklers.

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow. Took 15 minutes to get drink order. Food was disappointing. Tacos were tiny and not all that good. My fish taco had a bone in it on the first bite Servers were “rough” looking, guac stained t shirts and ratty jeans Guacamole...More

Thank Jkkkkkkkkk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tacos and tapas are just OK... but the guac is out of this world! It has an easy-going atmosphere and friendly enough staff.

Thank MW93502
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our service was friendly and efficient. The drinks were very good but way too expensive. The food was terrible....nothing good to say...all very bland. Probably won't go back.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Atmosphere and guacamole are great. Overall, service is very disappointing. Bar and kitchen are consistently "backed up" even when they aren't crowded. Only had a table of 3 and one person didn't get their drink until after others finished. Same thing with food, third person...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We went late afternoon. . Service so so .asked 3 times for a slice of lemon. .never got it. Was not crowded. .tacos very small. .guacamole very good but it was $11.50..my fault. .should have asked the price since it wasn't listed. .took 20 minutes...More

Thank thaddea g
Reviewed April 16, 2018

My husband and I decided to try something different. We arrived here and the staff and waitress were very friendly. I tried the Babarita (perfect), the ques o dip (very cheesy and good), carnitas street tacos (awesome) and the Short Rib and Grits tapas (...More

Thank Leondra K
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Finn Way, Ste 150, Lexington, KY 40517-8366
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-309-4780
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