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Dogfish-Head

We are excited to announce that we’re now serving two Dogfish Head Brewery Craft Beers. Namaste and 60 Minute IPA are now on tap!

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.

patio weather

seasonal cocktail

Blackberry Moonshine Mojito

store hours

Monday – Thursday
11am – 10pm

Friday – Saturday
11am – 11pm

Sunday
11am – 9pm

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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

CAESAR SALAD
Romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 9.25

ALBONDIGAS
Braised lamb & chorizo meatballs, citrus BBQ glaze, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, black beans and rice 10.50

PAN-SEARED CRAB CAKES
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

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

FILET ON A STICK
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

BLACKENED SCOTTISH SALMON
Blackened salmon, McEwen & Sons cheese grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki and citrus BBQ glaze. 10.75

SHRIMP & CHORIZO SKILLET GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, fresno peppers, tri-pepper hash 10.50

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

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 10.25

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

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 8.25

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

* LAMB SLIDERS
Rosen Farms lamb, goat cheese, pickled red onions, arugula & chipotle aioli, brioche buns 9.95

Sides to Share

SAUTEED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
BRAISED COLLARD GREENS 4.95 GT
McEWEN & SONS CHEESE GRITS 4.75 GT
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25 GT
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25 GT
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75 GT
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25
Desserts & Kids
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

CAESAR SALAD
Romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 9.25

ALBONDIGAS
Braised lamb & chorizo meatballs, citrus BBQ glaze, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, black beans and rice 10.50

PAN-SEARED CRAB CAKES
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

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

FILET ON A STICK
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

BLACKENED SCOTTISH SALMON
Blackened salmon, McEwen & Sons cheese grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki and citrus BBQ glaze. 10.75

SHRIMP & CHORIZO SKILLET GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, fresno peppers, tri-pepper hash 10.50

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

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 10.25

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

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 8.25

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

* LAMB SLIDERS
Rosen Farms lamb, goat cheese, pickled red onions, arugula & chipotle aioli, brioche buns 9.95

Sides to Share

SAUTEED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
BRAISED COLLARD GREENS 4.95 GT
McEWEN & SONS CHEESE GRITS 4.75 GT
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25 GT
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25 GT
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75 GT
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25

Desserts & Kids

Margaritas

Cocktails

Brunch

our people

DAVID REECE

GENERAL MANAGER

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

“My father was in the military so I spent much of my grade school years traveling; however we always called Niceville, Florida home because that’s where our extended family lives.”

MOST IMPORTANT GADGET IN A RESTAURANT?

“No Brainer here. The Dishwasher!!! Washing dishes by hand is no treat!”

DO YOU COOK? ANY FAVORITES?

“I normally cook for my family 4-5 nights a week. My favorite dish is Blackened Salmon over rice pilaf smothered in shrimp and cream sauce. We called it the Bayou Salmon

JASMINE CRUM

FEATURED EMPLOYEE

BEEN HERE ALL ALONG

Jasmine is one of our original team members!

WHERE CAN YOU FIND HER?

Behind the bar serving our fresh signature cocktails.

WHY DOES SHE LOVE BABALU?

The spirit of teamwork, which she spreads to new team members as one of our head trainers!

EFFIE BROWN

EXECUTIVE CHEF

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!

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. For more information, please email or call the number below.  Let us show you exactly what makes catering from Babalu Tapas & Tacos… better and different!

Ring: (205) 919-6287

Email: [email protected]