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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” (59 reviews)
“guacamole” (170 reviews)
“tacos” (157 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love burgers and must admit Babalu May have the best one in town. That’s not what it is famous for, but maybe it should be. An eclectic atmosphere with “I Love Lucy” running 24/7 will leave you highly entertained during your visit to Babalu.

Thank AFB21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food. Black bean humus is amazing!! Table side guacamole is great as well. Good atmosphere also.

Thank Mandi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly this is probably the best place I’ve ever eaten. The portions for tapas were generous and the server recommendations were spot on. We got the black bean hummus for a starter and it was the best thing I’ve had in a while. The beef...More

Thank Puggirl332
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Atmosphere was good. Probably won’t eat here again. Wasn’t impressed.. my family wasn’t eitherMore

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

Melanie D., Thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience was less than impressive. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would you please email us at oheubach@eathere.com? Thank you, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here when i visit for work. Their small plates are so tasty and even though their small their big in taste and plenty of meat to go around. Bar area is always packed even at night. It’s in the Fondren area so the...More

Thank Bradley O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Good service and the Tacos were tremendous too. Definitely worth checking out and the table side guacamole and chips are very good.

Thank richuta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was good, the staff was friendly. The atmosphere appears to attract the young urban professionals

Thank andyj563
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family is mostly plant-based and it is more and more important that restuarants have a wide variety of foods that include vegan choices. Babalu's has the best vegan burger in town!

Thank adrianw151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place! They drinks and food are beyond this world! Service was great and did i mention the drinks are to kill for!!

Thank aliciah774
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I like to go here after work for happy hour. They have awesome bobaritas! The food is always good and the staff is always friendly.

Thank W9963KSjessicaa
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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