32 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD | Directions 2120239.288796 -76.607168
Great Cuban food! – Great Cuban food...nice location. Good for a group dinner then for drinks later (turns into an upscale night club atmosphere.)
Don't recommend it. – Out of 50% of items on the menu on a Tuesday night at 6:30pm. Ropa vieja was not good. Dessert was not good. Service was poor. Certain things ordered were never delivered to the table. Prices were not too bad. Plantains were not good. I would not recommend the restaurant.
Hectic atmosphere but good food – Went for a friends b-day. there were a lot of us and getting seating was a little of a hassle. Loved the plaintain chips and the food overall was well prepared and good. Parking was kind of a pain and the area is too touristy for me, but I'd go again- just not regularly.
Great Great GREAT!!!!!! – I went to Babalu Grill after a few of my friends raved about how great it was, To be honest I was too keen on going to a Cuban/ Latin Fusion Restaurant being so far away from both. After much talk and hype from my friends I went last saturday night with my wife for a special night out. the moment i walked in I could see a packed bar and thought it was going to be loud and noisy. After being greeted by the manager Chris I was welcomed and brought in to the upper dining room were we were seated away from the hustle of the bar. Our server Adam was outstanding and the food was surprisinly great being so far away from Cuba. We enjoyed some delcious Mojitos that were made with fresh sugar cane juice and Mint, DEELICIOUS! The lobster with coconut rice was also fantastic. After dinner we went into the club were the crowd was nice and music great for everyone, We ended up dancing till 2 am and left ready to come back again. We were giving just the right touch by all the staff. Babalu we will be back real soon and thanks for a great time
The Entrees were not worth the Price! – I went to Babalu's Grill for a Birthday party March 3, 2007. We had a party of 20. The appetizers were great and tasteful but our main courses were not good at all! The lamb was tender but lacking flavor, the lobster was chewy, and the ribs were not all the waiter hyped them up to be. The shredded steak was good, reminded me of stew. The plantain and rice was cooked perfect. Our waiter was good in the beginning but fell off pretty badly when more patrons arrived. He gave the birthday girl her cheese cake but never considered anyone else wanting any dessert. I had the bread pudding and it was delicious! It had fruit chunks in it and was soft and moist. Our table was separated which caused a little distance but we didn't mind it. The ambiance was great, music made you feel like dancing. All in all I spent 334.00 for 10 people and the meals were not worth the price that was paid. I would have complained but we were celebrating my baby sisters birthday. If I ever go there again I would only get appetizers and dessert.
I love this Place – Babalus seems to be evolving. ive been there before but the last month or so has seem a dramatic improvment in atmosphere. I agree with the other reviews that Bryon is indeed a charming and attentive server destined to go far but i have also enjoyed metting and being very well looked after by the valet staff, the door man on club nights, other servers including Ricky and the General Manager Himself, who is curtious, polite and a real gent! The food has always been good, the staff knowldgeable and service prompt. The club night and entertaiment seems to also be undergoing changes which is refreshing and welcome, Babalu really moves with the times. Thanks so much for the good times
best service ever – Last saturday my wife and I wanted to go somewhere special to eat to celebrate our first night out since having our first baby. We decided on Babalu Grill because we wanted to eat something new. We arrived at about 7:30 only to find a huge line but luckily i had made very convienent reservations with the mgr. earlier that day. Our servers name was Bryan, his service was very prompt and thourough all the way down to the presentation of our wine which he suggested to compliment our whole crispy fish"Pargo". It seemed as if we were his only table because he took care of our every need. the coconut creme brulee was excelent as well. If you are ever in the mood for great cuban food and great service I highly recomend Babalu Grill, as well as Bryan.
Is this Cuba or Baltimore!!!!! – Baltimore Magazine is right it IS "the BEST Latin restaurant" in Baltimore. The food was outstanding. It made you wonder were you in Cuba or in Baltimore. The atmosphere is awesome and makes you feel like Desi or Lucy are going to come to your table at any moment. As great as the food is the service makes the experience even more enjoyable. My server Heather was highly knowledgeable of the menu and on top of that alot of fun. My son and I had a great time and we will soon be back.
This place is awesome!!! – My husband and I had such a great time on our first visit last month, we have been back 3 times since! The atmosphere, food and service is all incredible. The pricing is great considering how large the portions are- I always leave with food left over. The club is so much fun- great music and fun and lively place! I HIGHLY recommend Babalu- for any occasion!
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