B A B A L U ®

Founded in Jackson, Mississippi, Babalu is serving up Latin-inspired tacos and tapas with Southern flair in the Bluff City. With two locations in the Memphis area, Overton Square and East Memphis, Babalu is a convenient spot for lunch, dinner and a great happy hour as well as weekend brunch. Their menu consists of made-from-scratch options such as Cuban-style black bean soup, classic Latin-inspired tapas like lamb skewers, larger entrees like shrimp and grits and side offerings like Mexican street corn. The menu is perfect for sharing family-style and also features a good number of Southern classics. Babalu’s table-side guacamole receives rave reviews and is a definite must! With a hand-crafted cocktail menu, multiple specials throughout the week and a friendly, welcoming staff, Babalu is a delightful place to gather with both friends and family.


“Great restaurant with very accommodating staff. Perfect spot on the square. Burgers are great as are the Cubans, lamb sliders, short ribs on black beans and rice, tacos, guacamole made table-side and atmosphere.” – Brett S.

“I took some out of town work colleagues here for lunch and it was fantastic. They now love Babalu. Our server was great and the guacamole is always a hit!” – Dayna J.

“The food is amazing!! Great choice for vegetarians. I had the Mexican street corn, guacamole, black beans and rice. YUMMY!! The customer service is the best this industry has to offer!! One of my faves!!” – Ursula W.

SB Tip:

Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday. Need we say more? Babalu offers multiple specials throughout the week, a Social Hour Monday through Friday, as well as Burger of the Month (Wednesdays only) and Cocktail of the Month.

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Go For:
  • Tapas & Tacos
  • Shared plates
  • Weekend brunch
  • Outdoor seating
  • Weekly specials

Overton Square
Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

East Memphis
Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Social Hour (both locations)
Mon-Fri: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact Info:

Overton Square
(901) 274-0100

East Memphis
(901) 410-8909


2115 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

6450 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119