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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%
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“tapas” (58 reviews)
“guacamole” (159 reviews)
“tacos” (152 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful meal. I don't think you could go wrong ordering anything here. It stays packed for a reason. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend. Will be back regularly.

Thank DRRinMS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of service is exceptional! From hostess to server, each element of service has been well thought out and executed.

Thank kellyetaylorsmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like so many things that have changed since retiring, today's visit was long overdue and was it ever a good one! The "I Love Lucy" vintage B&W shows on the wall and the vintage and not so vintage Poster of Music Greats above the bar...More

Thank H Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the torta Cubans and my wife had the baba burger. We also shared the quest blanco dip. The I Love Lucy themed decor and video provided a unique backdrop to our good food.

Thank rogbrunell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From tacos to seafood, to a panini, this has something for everyone. Tap beer options are better than the area, but that isn't saying much if you are looking for a broad selection of craft beers. Appitizers are also good. This is a Tapas style...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat. I recommend the avocado appetizer and any taco to suit your taste. The service is friendly and prompt.

Thank James R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique spot in Fondren with lots of character & great food! Table side guac, tapas, shared sides, tacos, & more! Went for lunch & loved it!!

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for authentic street tacos, you're not going to find it here...but you'll definitely find some new inventive flavors that will have your taste buds dancing. Their table side guacamole is delicious, I also really like their ceviche and mango salsa. I call...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came at dinner time and wanted a lighter meal. They have an extensive selection of tacos and table side prepared guacamole. We had Tuna Taco, Redfish Taco, Shrimp Taco and a veggie taco. All were delicious and fresh. We sat outside under the covered...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stopped here for lunch on our way to Gulf Shores. This little hidden gem was worth the almost 5 mile journey off our scheduled route. I was looking for flavorful options with variety for the family and vegan options for our youngest -...More

Thank nativetexan68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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