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Memphis East

Babalu opened its second Memphis restaurant in 2017. While the original Overton Square location pays homage to a bygone era in Memphis history, Memphis East has a more modern industrial personality, but with the same Babalu flair. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the mild Southern climate on the large open air patio or pull up a chair and sip a handcrafted cocktail at the indoor/outdoor bar. Babalu East also also introduced Memphis to the chef’s table — a reservation only table that seats six and allows guests an unobscured view of the kitchen and a chance to interact with the chefs. With numerous retail and business locations within close proximity, Babalu East is sure to become a popular spot for lunch breaks, after work cocktails, family hangouts, or date night.

patio weather

seasonal margarita

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store hours

Monday – Thursday
11am – 10pm

Friday – Saturday
11am – 11pm

Sunday
11am – 9pm

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(901) 410-8909

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

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

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, 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

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, Delta Grind 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 5.50

BRAISED COLLARD GREENS 4.95

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 & 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

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

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, 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

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, Delta Grind 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 5.50

BRAISED COLLARD GREENS 4.95

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 & Kids

Margaritas

Cocktails

Brunch

our people

JESSE ROBERTSON

GENERAL MANAGER

BABALU ROOTS

Jesse has been with Babalu on Overton Square as assistant manager since December 2015. We are delighted to now have him on board as general manager of Babalu East Memphis.

 

BORN AND RAISED

Jesse was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but moved with his family to Memphis when he was five — we consider him a local!

 

JESSE FIRST IMPRESSION OF BABALU

“When I landed at Babalu in Overton Square, I could immediately tell that the culture at Babalu was in line with me. A lot of companies talk about culture, but few follow through with it. When I arrived at Babalu, I knew I had found my place.”

LEIGH ANN ETHERIDGE

FEATURED EMPLOYEE

FIRST DAY?

This one is a no-brainer since we just opened.  April 8, 2017!

POSITION

Server, Trainer & Key Employee

SOMETHING COOL…

Leigh Ann can lick her elbow!

ANDREW DELANCEY

EXECUTIVE CHEF

INSPIRED BY?

“I get a lot of my inspiration from food network and then trying to put my own spin on it.”

WHAT DO YOU EAT AT HOME?

Latin food. That is what drew me into Babalu.

FAVORITE FOOD TO COOK WITH?

“Fresh produce is my favorite. Especially when you can pick it out of your own garden. ”

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: (901) 734-6459

Email: [email protected]