Tech Square Tries: Babalu Tapas and Tacos
Babalu Tapas and Tacos is about a 6 minute walk from Tech Square, on the corner of Peachtree Pl NE and W Peachtree St. NW (so many peachtree's, it's really close to the Midtown Marta station).
They have plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and at first glance, it seems like a great place to bring out of town clients visiting for lunch. The open windows provide a great relaxed atmosphere.
For this review Tech Square ATL invited Aumri Esdaille from the community to give his opinions below.
Aumri is a recent Georgia Tech graduate working as a Research Analyst for The Combine, providing market research, financial modeling, and corporate strategy to early stage startups that need to be brought to market.
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First we tried some refreshing cocktails, the Blackberry Margarita and Pepe O'Malley. Both had a great mix of alcohol without being too boozy.
For starters, the Queso Blanco Dip and chips was served in a little skillet and was pretty tasty. The cheese is rich, thick and not spicy.
One of their Tapas we tried, the Filet On a Stick, had very tender steak with some great seasoning. We'd definitely order this again to split with a group of 2-4 people.
The Pan Roasted Redfish dish comes with an amazing tasting butter sauce that goes with the redfish perfectly.
We tried a few tacos as well, the Pollo and Carne De Vaca. They both had good flavor with freshly chopped tomatos, onions, corn, and cheese.
Overall, Babalu Tapas and Tacos is a great atmosphere with a friends staff, who checked on us multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed. The portions are a little small for the price, but it's to be expected with a tapas restaurant. If you're looking to have a small company get-together for lunch or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, this is one of the first places around Tech Square that we'd think of.
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