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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

Blood Orange Margarita

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

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

Tapas

Tapas

*SPICE SEARED TUNA CRISP GT
Seared Saku tuna, jalapeño poblano vinaigrette, pineapple-fresno salsa, plantain crisp 9.95

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

BRAISED CHICKEN TAMALES GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.50

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, local grits, grilled country bread 11.95

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

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 GT
Blackened salmon, avocado mousse, cilantro pepita rice, pineapple fresno salsa 10.25

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

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

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, Cuban bread 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

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

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
CILANTRO PEPITA RICE 5.25 GT
McEWEN AND 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
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

*SPICE SEARED TUNA CRISP GT
Seared Saku tuna, jalapeño poblano vinaigrette, pineapple-fresno salsa, plantain crisp 9.95

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

BRAISED CHICKEN TAMALES GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.50

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, local grits, grilled country bread 11.95

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

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 GT
Blackened salmon, avocado mousse, cilantro pepita rice, pineapple fresno salsa 10.25

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

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

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, Cuban bread 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

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

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
CILANTRO PEPITA RICE 5.25 GT
McEWEN AND 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

Margaritas

Cocktails

Brunch

our people

LEAH COOK

FEATURED EMPLOYEE

ALREADY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Leah joined the team in September of 2016 and has been so impressive she is already a featured employee!

YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW…

Leah has a bearded dragon named Smaug!

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!