Babalu Tapas & Tacos invites all to its birthday celebration

November 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Babalu Tapas & Tacos will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its downtown Knoxville location and is encouraging longtime customers and those who have not yet tried the restaurant to join the party.

“We love being in Knoxville and appreciate the support from our friends and neighbors who share our love of fresh, handcrafted food and drinks,” said Dee Hust, Knoxville general manager. “To show our appreciation, on Nov. 30 we’re decorating the restaurant, handing out Babalu swag throughout the day and offering complimentary dessert to all diners while the birthday sweets last.”

In addition to the festivities in the restaurant, Babalu will host a social media giveaway. Fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can check the Babalu pages for a chance to win gift cards and more.

The Knoxville restaurant is located at 412 S. Gay St., and is open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Closing times are 10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday; 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

“Babalu has loved calling downtown Knoxville home for the past year,” Hust said. “There is always something to do downtown, and Babalu is right in the heart of it. Whether you’re stopping for a margarita before a show or enjoying a night sharing tapas with friends and family, if you’re in the mood for food and fun, visit us on Gay Street.”

Babalu Tapas & Tacos features an eclectic menu with Southern roots. The fresh and unique menu includes gourmet tacos and small plates such as Scottish salmon, Creole shrimp and grits, crab cakes and a mouthwatering Baba Burger.

Executive Chef Warren Weiss works with local partners and farmers to prepare the daily features with the freshest ingredients and integrate his local twist with the Babalu menu. The restaurant also has a full-service bar, including seasonal margaritas and other handcrafted specialty cocktails.

To learn more about Babalu Tapas & Tacos, visit, like the Facebook page at and follow @BabaluKnox on Instagram and Twitter.


About Babalu Tapas & Tacos

Babalu Tapas & Tacos is a lively restaurant that uses fresh and local ingredients to create bold flavors. You will find a variety of authentic gourmet tacos and Spanish-style tapas with a Southern twist. Every item on the menu, down to the blue corn tortilla, is made from scratch daily – our famous guacamole is prepared tableside. Our bar carries the finest tequilas, and all drinks are handcrafted daily using fresh squeezed lemons and limes. For more information, visit