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Lakeview

Birmingham’s historic Lakeview District has served as a suburban hub and entertainment district for the city since the late 1800’s. Today, it is a bustling development for business and retail, making it an obvious choice for Babalu Tapas & Tacos. Open since 2014, unique design elements – such as the hanging pallet ceiling, reclaimed wood walls, and roll-up garage doors in the dining room — make the restaurant feel as if it has called Birmingham home for much longer. Babalu Birmingham is a great place to stop in for lunch after perusing the Market at Pepper Place or for drinks and dinner before experiencing all the nightlife the Lakeview District has to offer.

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daily features

SOUP OF THE DAY
Pork and black bean chili topped with green onion and Chihuahua cheese

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY
Steak with caramelized onions, fries and Chihuahua cheese filling with smoked BBQ sauce, topped with pico de gallo

seasonal cocktail

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Blood Orange Margarita

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(205) 297-0200

Starters

Soup & Salad

SOUP OF THE DAY 3.95

BABALU CHOP SALAD GT
Romaine, black beans, anaheim peppers, red onions, tomatoes, grilled corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, house lime vinaigrette 11.95 / 7.50

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD
Grilled romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

*filet ON A STICK
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef grilled tenderloin, teriyaki glaze, rostï potatoes, broccolini, pico de gallo 11.95

fierce shrimp
Flash fried Gulf shrimp, fresno pepper slaw, chipotle chili sauce, cilantro 10.95

*pan roasted redfish GT
Rostï potatoes, smoked corn pico de gallo, red chili butter sauce 13.50

*grilled scottish salmon GT
Organic farro, chorizo, local squash, pickled onions 11.95

costillas GT
Niman Ranch smoked baby back ribs, sweet pepper glaze, cilantro-vinegar slaw, cilantro 12.95

shrimp & chorizo skillet GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, tri-pepper hash 10.50

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

CREOLE shrimp & grits
Gulf shrimp, garlic, herb creole sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, McEwen & Sons grits, grilled country bread 11.95

braised beef short rib GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

braised chicken tamales GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.95

Grilled chicken satay
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

pan-seared crab cakes
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

*SESAME TUNA CRISP  GT
Saku tuna, tamari, avocado, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, seasoned tortilla crisp 10.95

Tacos
Tortas & Sides

Sandwiches

ADD SIDE OF FRIES 2.00

* BABA burger
Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, roasted roma tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese, Hass avocado, smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, sweet sourdough bun  9.95

TORTA CUBANA
Citrus braised pulled pork, black forest ham, marinated cucumbers, sweet mustard BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, sweet sourdough hoagie  9.95

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 7.95

* SPICE SEARED TUNA “BLC”
Bacon, arugula, marinated cucumbers, wasabi aioli, sweet sourdough bun 11.95

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25
ORGANIC FARRO 5.95
McEWEN & SONS CHEESE GRITS 4.75
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25
Desserts
Margaritas
Cocktails
Brunch

Starters

Soup & Salad

SOUP OF THE DAY 3.95

BABALU CHOP SALAD GT
Romaine, black beans, anaheim peppers, red onions, tomatoes, grilled corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, house lime vinaigrette 11.95 / 7.50

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD
Grilled romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

*filet ON A STICK
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef grilled tenderloin, teriyaki glaze, rostï potatoes, broccolini, pico de gallo 11.95

fierce shrimp
Flash fried Gulf shrimp, fresno pepper slaw, chipotle chili sauce, cilantro 10.95

*pan roasted redfish GT
Rostï potatoes, smoked corn pico de gallo, red chili butter sauce 13.50

*grilled scottish salmon GT
Organic farro, chorizo, local squash, pickled onions 11.95

costillas GT
Niman Ranch smoked baby back ribs, sweet pepper glaze, cilantro-vinegar slaw, cilantro 12.95

shrimp & chorizo skillet GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, tri-pepper hash 10.50

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

CREOLE shrimp & grits
Gulf shrimp, garlic, herb creole sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, McEwen & Sons grits, grilled country bread 11.95

braised beef short rib GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

braised chicken tamales GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.95

Grilled chicken satay
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

pan-seared crab cakes
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

*SESAME TUNA CRISP  GT
Saku tuna, tamari, avocado, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, seasoned tortilla crisp 10.95

Tacos

Tortas & Sides

Sandwiches

ADD SIDE OF FRIES 2.00

* BABA burger
Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, roasted roma tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese, Hass avocado, smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, sweet sourdough bun  9.95

TORTA CUBANA
Citrus braised pulled pork, black forest ham, marinated cucumbers, sweet mustard BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, sweet sourdough hoagie  9.95

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 7.95

* SPICE SEARED TUNA “BLC”
Bacon, arugula, marinated cucumbers, wasabi aioli, sweet sourdough bun 11.95

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25
ORGANIC FARRO 5.95
McEWEN & SONS CHEESE GRITS 4.75
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25

Desserts

Margaritas

Cocktails

Brunch

our people

amy

AMY DAILEY

GENERAL MANAGER

FAVORITE MENU ITEM

Crab Cakes

HOBBIES

Refinishing / Painting Furniture

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

Grayton Beach, FL

Stan

STAN PATROV

FEATURED EMPLOYEE

COME HERE OFTEN?

You bet.  Stan has been working at Babalu Birmingham since October of 2014, when we first opened!

MOVIN’ ON UP!

Stan is one of our best bartenders, and he has recently started working part-time in management!

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EFFIE BROWN

CHEF DE CUISINE

WHEN DID YOU KNOW?

I knew i wanted to become a Chef by the age of 23, when i held my first sous chef position at Brio Tuscan Grille.

FAVORITE FOOD MEMORY?

My favorite food memories are from when I lived in Hawaii on Kauai with my oldest sister. She is a true Hawaiian, so she always had the best Hawaiian food!

FAVORITE KITCHEN GADGET

My food processor. The possibilities are endless!

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Whatever the occasion, Babalu Catering will ensure no one at your fiesta leaves hungry. We offer specialty tapas-style hors d’oeuvres, full service catering and custom delivery options. View our menus below for a sample of what we offer or let our catering manager put together a completely customized plan for your event.

Cocktail Party Menu  |  Dinner Party Menu  |  Office Lunch Menu

Ring: (205) 919-6287

Email: birminghamcatering@babalutacos.com