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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

6450 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-4882
+1 901-410-8909
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guac” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
6450 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-4882
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for Ivan, his service was excellent! The tacos we ordered were delish! Here's what we got: fish, oyster (taco of the month), chorizo, chicken, and cauliflower. The soup of the day was mushroom/chicken soup. I'm not a fan of mushroom soup but this one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WisdomInspires
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

I found choices despite many dietary restrictions, yay! My friend and I were both impressed with Maigan(sp?) being extremely knowledgeable about menu options. I will happily return. Tasty food, relaxed atmosphere although loud.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jean B
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Jean B., thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to accommodate any of our guests' dietary restrictions! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were going to eat here during lunch on a weekday. Showed up at 11am and were seated right away and then were never waited on as other visitors walked in after and were immediately waited on. I’m all for giving servers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 814justinl
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Justin L., thank you for your review of Babalu. We are disappointed to hear that your experience 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 you, and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

I wish there was an in between rating of like 4.25 or 4.5. Tacos are great, burger is great, queso is good (but eat it quick), and drinks are good (but pricey). The one negative is the calamari....but the sauce for them is good like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thebougiefoodie
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Jackie, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! While we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, we are disappointed to hear that the calamari was less impressive. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

First time here. Quite surprised how good it is. Excellent concept. Excellent food. Excellent service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dennisf918
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dennis F., thank you for your 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 27 August 2018 via mobile

Good beer selection. Bomaritas and watermelon margaritas very good. Guacamole made at the table always top notch. Meatball tapas with lamb may be strong for some, I liked them. Shrimp tacos are excellent. Beef skewer tapas are excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wasmith59
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Wasmith59, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything!! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I hear Babalu and my friends almost always immediately reference the guacamole. They make it table side, and I must say it's pretty dang good. I have eaten here several times, at several different locations, and they are very consistent. Impressively so. The tacos are...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sabrina G
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Sabrina, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us! Keep bringing your friends to see us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Service was ok, but he forgot to bring the to go boxes and extra sauce we requested. Likewise, it was ages before we could order. But the food came out super fast - I guess that's good, but then again it didn't seem they were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank huggio
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Huggio, thank you for your review of Babalu. While we do prepare each dish to order, we are disappointed to hear that your experience was less than impressive. We would like to continue this conversation with you. At your earliest convenience, would you please email...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The thing that was mouthwatering to me and what I have been raving to others about is the table-side guacamole. Good, yummy, nor tasty sufficiently describe the deliciousness of this treat. The guacamole is prepared for you at your table with the ingredients of your...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Met some friends for dinner with a little one tagging along. Wait wasn’t bad, Guac and chips were amazing. I got a salad and it was good, I’ll def try the broader menu though!! Waitress was really hospitable! Will go back for sure!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank smoore36
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kkcurles
24 June 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Babalu Tapas and Tacos does have a children's menu!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6450 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-4882
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-410-8909
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