Babalu Tacos opens November 23

Babalu Tacos & Tapas will open its doors on Gay Street on November 23, 2015 to serve its authentic, gourmet tacos and small plates to Knoxville.

“Knoxville feels like home already, and now we’re excited to share our love of high-quality, handcrafted food and drinks with our friends and neighbors here,” said Jay Roberts, director of operations for Babalu Tacos & Tapas. “We couldn’t have picked a better opportunity for our new location than renovating the old JC Penney building in the heart of historic downtown Knoxville. We’re excited for everyone to see inside, and most importantly, to experience Babalu-style dining.”

The unique menu at Babalu Tacos & Tapas features gourmet tacos and small plates, such as Scottish salmon and a Baba Burger, served tapas-style and brought to the dining table as they are prepared. The restaurant also has a full-service bar, including seasonal margaritas and other handcrafted specialty cocktails.

Babalu Tacos & Tapas Knoxville

Babalu Tacos & Tapas will open its doors on Gay Street in the renovated JC Penney building on November 23, 2015 to serve its authentic, gourmet tacos and small plates to Knoxville. Founded in Jackson, Mississippi, Babalu Tacos & Tapas also operates in Birmingham, Alabama, and Memphis, Tennessee. The Knoxville restaurant is located at 412 S. Gay St., and will open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Photo submitted.