Great News! Lakeview’s Babalu remains open despite small Sunday fire

Lakeview District’s Babalu Tapas and Tacos was open on Monday night, June 3rd, after a small fire on Sunday. Photo by Pat Byington

On Sunday, June 2nd, the popular Lakeview tapas and tacos restaurant Babalu experienced a small fire that forced the place to close for the evening.

Despite news reports and social media rumors suggesting the restaurant would be closed for an extended time, it was back open for business the following day.

Babalu Via – facebook

In fact, a Bham Now content producer confirmed this on Monday evening.

On a lighter note – he also reported that the guacamole and chips are “fantastic!”

Fires at Restaurants

Note on the door at Urban Standard. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Over the past two years Birmingham has seen a number of fires at restaurants, most notably the Urban Standard fire a couple of years ago and the fire on 7th Avenue South last March that destroyed  Yum Yai Thai Takeout / Chai Market .

March fire on 7th Avenue South Birmingham that destroyed  Yum Yai Thai Takeout / Chai Market .

The Good News!

Paraphrasing the old famous Mark Twain comment….

The reports of Babalu’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Taco Tuesday

One last item to report about Babalu…. Taco Tuesday in still ON.

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.