For the past few weeks, it feels like all anybody is talking about in Memphis is the opening of Babalu, a brand new (to Memphis) restaurant on Overton Square. Now that I've been there, I totally understand why.
First of all, when I hear the word Babalu, I immediately think if I Love Lucy (please tell me I'm not the only one!!). In fact, I keep imitating Ricky Ricardo and Jeremy pretty much thinks I'm crazy. Anywaysss, would you believe that there are not one but TWO projectors in this restaurant looping I Love Lucy episodes? Seriously, as a major Lucy fan, I absolutely loved this.
Now, let's talk about the food. Babalu serves up tacos and tapas. Meaning, this is a good place to go if you want to try a little bit of several things on the menu and share orrrrrr just order one thing for yourself. Jeremy and I decided to just go with tacos. I ordered the chicken tacos and Jeremy ordered the Carne El Cerdo, or pork belly tacos. Both were delicious!! I liked that they were a little bit on the smaller side making them more manageable to eat, but they were definitely still filling and absolutely bursting with flavor.
I know we will be returning to Babalu since sooo many people have mentioned how good their guacamole is!! The servers make it table side. Everyone I have talked to brings up a different item on their menu and tells me how delicious it was. I have a feeling this will become a place we go to frequently and never order the same thing.
So, Memphians, have you been to Babalu yet?