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“Babalu Overton Square-Great Cuisine”
Review of Babalu

Babalu
Ranked #40 of 1,769 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: Caribbean, South American, Spanish, Central American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 20 January 2022 via mobile

Visiting Memphis for business conference & went to Overton Square location.

Wonderful experience, great decor, vibrant neighborhood.

Three of us had a variety of dishes.
Appetizers:
Gulf Shrimp Ceviche & Baked Queso & Chihuahua Cheese dip with chips, & Salsa with Chips. All were highly enjoyed. The cheese dish stood out fantastically. The Chips are outstanding, with charred lines adding unique great flavor.
Main dishes:
Tacos with Gulf Shrimp, Smoked Pork, Steak & Redfish (Snapper family), Roasted Chicken & Cuban sandwich were all winners. We all shared tastings & gave thumbs up all around.
Dessert:
Cinnamon Bread Pudding & Crema Chocolate Chunk cookies topped with whip cream & strawberry. Both presentations consisted of 3 pieces, making it great for sharing.
Prices are good for the quality. Service was pleasant.
Another wonderful Memphis restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2022
1  Thank GeorgeMarina
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

We went mid-afternoon and it wasn't busy. We still had to wait for a table. Once seated, it took a long time to get someone's attention to take our order. The food was pretty good but a bit pricey for what we received. I'll try them again next time I'm in the area. But I won't go out of my way to eat there again.

Date of visit: December 2021
2  Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

I came in alone while traveling, and so sat at the bar. The staff was great- very friendly and inclusive, made some great suggestions. Loved the tacos and cocktails! Plus my bartender was so cute!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank pellavle
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Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

7 people dined. Great food with a great variety. Tapas selections, tacos among other choices. Also in a great location.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank John M
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BABALUguest, Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Thank you for your five-star review of BABALU, John! We hope you will be back soon!

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Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

They had tacos for $2 on Tuesday, I had a chicken and a steak. I wasnt a fan of the steak but the chicken was great. The guacamole is amazing and they make it in front of you!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank AndreaNH1997
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Otie H, Guest Relations Manager at Babalu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2019

AndreaNH1997, thank you for your five-star review of Babalu! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our chicken tacos and table-side prepared guacamole on Taco Tuesday!! Come see us soon!!

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