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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

$$ - $$$American, ,
2115 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-6501
+1 901-274-0100
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (50 reviews)
“tacos” (109 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Bar, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2115 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-6501
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

7 friends went and tried this place out as it was suggested to us by several people. I started with a flight of sangria. I had to ask several times as others were served and mine seemed lost 25 minutes later. The food came so...More

Thank Redheadinva
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Redheadinva, thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your first dining experience with us left much to be desired. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would you please email us at oheubach@eathere.com?...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has chill vibe and goos atmosphere. The food though is OK. They do not have vegetarian options in their Tacos and Tapas but just burger. The fresh guac is very good actually which is their speciality.More

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

Piyush S., thank you for your review of Babalu. While we do offer a black bean burger, we would like to suggest our other vegetarian-friendly options on our menu! We offer a cauliflower taco, black-eyed-pea hummus, chopped salad, and Caesar salad. We hope you'll come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch here. I must admit that when my husband suggested this place for lunch I wasn't thrilled about it but decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Our waiter Hamid was great. Very friendly, informative and his recommendations...More

Thank margaret n
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Margaret N., thank you for your five-star review of Babalu, and your kind words regarding Hamid! We are happy to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing y'all again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the tacos were awesome and the staff is a lot of fun. the food is Delicious and the drinks are very well made.

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

Jeanette R., thank yuou for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed so many types of food. Sampling from each others from small plates was a great way to get a taste of the variety of dishes available here. Outstanding service . Friendly People. A short wait for a table. Great atmosphere.

Thank Uncledaves
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dave S., thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t think you could screw up shrimp and grits. Congrats babalu , you did it. Listed on the menu as a “favorite “. Doesn’t bode well for the other items. 4 scoops of grits with one shrimp per scoop. That’s right $12 for 4...More

Thank Darren S
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Darren S., thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that the shrimp and grits left much to be desired. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would you please email us at oheubach@eathere.com? Thank...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We have eaten here three times! Every time our food was delicious! We ordered something different each time and all was extremely good! I would encourage anyone to go there!

Thank Pat E
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Pat E., thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you have enjoyed dining with us! We appreciate your "encouragement" and look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Burger was AMAZING, tacos were fantastic. Table side guac was very delicious and unique with sundries tomatoes. Drinks were great, we hung out for a few hours there! Very cool vibe.

Thank LightPacker581724
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

LightPacker581724, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything!! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The food was great and I would have given them a 4 had the service been a little better. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks to show after ordering. This may have just been an anomaly. But the food was definitely a 5 out...More

1  Thank Smithers_TN
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Smithers_TN, thank you for your review of Babalu. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the guacamole and Baba-burger, we are disappointed to hear that the service was less impressive. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience,...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018

This place is great for a light meal and shared tapas. Also a fun spot to grab a unique cocktail. Don't miss out on the table guac with jalapeno and bacon!

Thank 643fwp2
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Will P., thank you for your 4.5-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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ahh9229
November 29, 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
whatever your style is. At various times it goes from casual to trendy with a dose of business attire in the mix. Basically your good to go with shorts and t-shirt all the way to a dress or a suit.
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scottybread
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Scotty, Babalu's seating policy is "upon arrival." We look forward to seeing you! Otie H. Guest Relations Manager
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Mike D
January 16, 2016|
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Response from JimE782 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not that sure but Babalu's is really a forward thinking restaurant...I'm pretty sure they would. Worth a simple call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2115 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-6501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-274-0100
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