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Babalu Tapas & Tacos

2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
+1 205-297-0200
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guac” (41 reviews)
“tapas” (52 reviews)
“redfish” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly atmosphere that has multiple seating options that allow for groups to gather easily at varying arrival times. A 'Shareable" type of menu that is great for creating good social interaction. The entree's and apps seemed extremely FRESH and appealing in how things taste and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ldshoopcoach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This past Tuesday I decided to take my daughter and great niece out for Taco Tuesday...You would think, oh that's great everyone loves TACOS...... I ordered chip and cheese 1 tuna taco, 1 roasted chicken taco, 1 pork belly taco. I didn't receive my tuna,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maconlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awful experience! We were seated immediately the waitress asked if we wanted guacamole at the table. We said yes and she brought it. After that it took her 30 minutes to ask what we wanted to order but never asked what we wanted to drink....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SG2424
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Excellent Location , Phenomenal Service and Courteous Staff .amaze by Service and Quality of food - Drinks , Guacamole on the table , tacos ..... Premium grade food with amazing service and decor ..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kinner P
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Kinner P., 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 15 October 2018 via mobile

My family decided to try Babalu’s Tapas and Tacos. The first thing I noticed was how friendly the staff was. Once we sat down our server(Honna) greeted us on her way to a table with that tables drinks. She took our drink orders and thanked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JHR1023
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Joey R., thank you for such a wonderful review of Babalu, and Honna! We are happy to hear how much you, your wife, and daughter enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to see y'all soon!

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I am in Birmingham for the day and used TripAdvisor to find this gem of a restaurant. The menu has so many good options that I had a hard time deciding so Gage, the bar tender, recommended I try the shrimp and grits. The dish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KRCLofCO
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

KRCLofCO, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We're happy to hear that you found us on TripAdvisor, and that your experience with us did not disappoint!! We hope to see you the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 7 October 2018

I have gone to Babalu several times with different groups of friends. They have good margaritas and specialty drinks. Sometime it is a little too loud for me, but I'm not sure how the restaurant can really control this... It's nice if the weather is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank twosassyk
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Hostess was great, Server was friendly and upbeat always smiling. Had cocktails the Serrano mojito eccellentbfirey drink. Calamari as excellent and Cubana all excellent. Service was little slow but there on a day off so no problem

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tripping9999
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A good selection of tacos are available for $2 each. Never go without having their guacamole, and if you are a sangria fan - I'm not - my daughter in laws and friends love them!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Joanne W
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Joanne W., thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything, and how much your daughters-in-law enjoyed our sangrias!! We look forward to seeing y'all again!!

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time for dinner Friday night. From the hostess to the wait staff everyone was friendly and efficient. We ordered drinks and guacamole and were not disappointed with either. The guacamole was wonderful and would call us back to Babalu...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank durre002
Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Durre002, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your first dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Jssesd1975
5 July 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us! We do have valet parking after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, as well as parking behind our building, and street parking. We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
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Leonard W
22 April 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Absolutely! You'll see anything from scrubs to shorts, to dress. We look forward to seeing you!
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Linda O
10 January 2017|
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Response from Otie H | Property representative |
Hi, Linda! Parking for Babalu is behind the restaurant (enter by Hattie B.'s), street parking all around, and valet at the front door! We hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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: 2808 7th Ave S, Suite #117, Birmingham, AL 35233-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-297-0200
  • E-mail
Description
Located in Birmingham's Lakeview District, we serve authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish style tapas with a Southern twist.
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