Babalu Tapas & Tacos dishes up fresh flavors for fall

Babalu Tapas & Tacos has rolled out its new fall menu with unique foods crafted by Chef T.J. Saunders, including new tacos, tapas, brunch items and more. Guests now can enjoy new tacos such as pollo frito, which includes flash fried chicken with tomato, arugula and Cotija cheese toppings, as well as the costilla taco with braised short rib, citrus … Read More

Babalu Tapas & Tacos new executive chef brings 23 years of experience to table

Babalu Tapas & Tacos has hired T.J. Saunders as executive chef of the downtown Knoxville restaurant. In this role, Saunders will oversee the culinary staff and create boldly flavored dishes featuring authentic, gourmet tacos and Spanish-style tapas with a southern twist. “Chef Saunders’ culinary experience is paired with the enthusiasm and passion we look for when making a new addition … Read More

Babalu to host pop-up taco shop in honor of young Knoxville resident

Ten-year-old Ethan Woodruff has overcome obstacles most children and even adults will never experience. When a tragic car accident left him with irreparable brain damage, Ethan’s mother, Beth, was unsure of what the future would hold for her son. The road to recovery has been formidable, but three years after his accident Ethan is making huge strides in regaining his … Read More

Babalu Tapas & Tacos invites all to its birthday celebration

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,” … Read More