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“Fun Comfortable Atmosphere”
Review of Babalu

Babalu
Ranked #40 of 1,769 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Spanish, Central American
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 4 July 2019

When we arrived for lunch on a Tuesday, it was very busy but we were seated quickly on the patio. Nice! We enjoyed the tacos (roasted chicken was my favorite) and the guacamole had an interesting twist with the sundried tomatoes. Friendly service, but she disappeared – she had a lot of tables to cover.

Date of visit: June 2019
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3  Thank GottaRun
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

GottaRun, thank you for your review of Babalu. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tacos and guacamole. We appreciate your feedback regarding your service, as we use it as a means to improve. Thank you, again, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

This was the best food we had in Memphis on our weekend trip. Loved the spicy crab croquettes and lamb meatballs. Calamari was perfect. Guacamole made table-side. Drinks are recommended. Beets are good.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank g00seg
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

G00seg, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! Wow! We love hearing that we had the best food you had in Memphis!! We hope to see you the next time you're in town!!

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Reviewed 10 June 2019

We were in Overton Park and decided to eat at Babalu's. It was lunch time on the weekend. But we were seated fast. The guacamole is a must. It was the best I have ever had. They prepare it at the table. But the chips were even better. They are house made. I had the lunch special of fish tacos with the soup of the day. Both were delicious. My friend had Chicken Taco Bowl. After she finished, it did not even look like she had been eating on it. It was so full. Service was good. But the guacamole and chips, I want to go back.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank Peggy D
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Zaidtree, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our table-side prepared guacamole and house-made chips!! We want you to come back, too!! We look forward to seeing you again!!

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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went to Babalu on several suggestions from others. Despite being a busy Friday night, we were seated on the patio almost immediately. Our server, Alexis, was incredibly attentive and, this being our first time to Babalu, was more than happy to provide both food and drink suggestions.

My wife ordered the guacamole, which is prepared as you watch at the table side. We ordered a couple of tapas and a couple of sides for supper, all of which is served family style. All of the food was well really good. My wife enjoyed one of the specialty margaritas, while I was able to enjoy a local beer on draft. All in all we had a really great time. Babalu is a little pricy, but was well worth the food and experience.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank williamhY9641HG
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

WilliamhY9641HG, thank you for your four-star review of Babalu and your kind words regarding Alexis! We are happy to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your first dining experience with us, and we look forward to seeing y'all again!!

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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

The guacamole was different than any I've ever had and it was the best hands down! The cheese dip was unfortunately sub par. I ordered three tacos and the shrimp one was delicious. Also a cool atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

LSFOODIE717, thank you for your review of Babalu! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our table-side prepared guacamole! We are working on improving our cheese dip. We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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