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Memphis

Overton Square was one of Memphis’s original entertainment districts. It was also home to the first TGI Friday’s franchise outside of New York City. In May 2014, Babalu brought new life to the old Friday’s location with the grand opening of Babalu Memphis. Stained glass windows pay homage to the Friday’s era, in addition to original exposed beams and 16 foot high ceilings. Outdoor seating and roll-up garage doors enhance the beachy, Latin vibe. Today, Overton Square is once again transforming itself into an entertainment mecca. After sharing a plate of gourmet tacos and a round of hand-crafted cocktails, check out a live show or shop at one of the unique boutiques in the area.

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SOUP OF THE DAY
Pork green chile stew with pico de gallo and cumin crema

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY
Braised pork with bell peppers, onions and mozzarella served with verde, cumin crema and pico de gallo

VEGGIE DIA
Roasted Brussal Sprouts

seasonal margarita

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Strawberry-Kiwi Margarita
Strawberry/kiwi infused tequila, sweet & sour, grapefruit juice, agave, sugar rim

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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, Delta Grind 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
DELTA GRIND 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, Delta Grind 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
DELTA GRIND 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

kyle-maness

KYLE MANESS

GENERAL MANAGER

FAVORITE MENU ITEM

The Baba-Burger

HOBBIES

Comics, and vintage toy collecting

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

British Virgin Islands

HOMETOWN

Memphis, TN

jackie

JACLYN ‘JACKIE’ ZINS

FEATURED EMPLOYEE

COME HERE OFTEN?

Jackie has been a part of the Memphis Babalu team since March of 2014. Almost three years!

DREAM VACATION

Thailand, to play with the elephants!

BORN AND RAISED

Minneapolis, MN

Daniel-Flores

DANIEL FLORES

EXECUTIVE CHEF

BORN AND RAISED

Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

FAVORITE FOODS TO COOK WITH

Beef, fresh vegetables, and herbs

DOWNTIME

Grilling with friends, hanging out with his wife and daughter, listening to music, and playing with his dogs — Lenny and Rocko.

babalu-catering

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: (901) 734-6459

Email: memphiscatering@babalutacos.com