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Lexington

We are so excited to bring our sharing-style dining to the historic city of Lexington, KY, at The Summit at Fritz Farm! Lexington was designed in the shape of a wheel with spokes… think of a wagon wheel, like what would be on a horse-drawn carriage.  Lexington is the Horse Capital of the world, so it makes sense! Babalu is thrilled to be on one of the wheel’s spokes!  So, saddle up and come sit and relax on our patio while you enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or glass of bourbon, we are in Kentucky after all!  We look forward to serving you some of our many chef-inspired, hand-prepared tapas dishes or tacos for you to share with your friends and family at one of our community tables. Our open kitchen and fun atmosphere is sure to be an unforgettable dining experience.

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(859) 309-4780

Starters

Soup & Salad

SOUP OF THE DAY 3.95

BABALU CHOP SALAD GT
Romaine, black beans, anaheim peppers, red onions, tomatoes, grilled corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, house lime vinaigrette 11.95/7.50

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD
Grilled romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

*SPICE SEARED TUNA CRISP GT
Seared Saku tuna, jalapeño poblano vinaigrette, pineapple-fresno salsa, plantain crisp 9.95

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

BRAISED CHICKEN TAMALES GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.50

PAN-SEARED CRAB CAKES
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

CREOLE SHRIMP & GRITS
Gulf shrimp, garlic, herb creole sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, Delta Grind grits, grilled country bread 11.95

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

FILET ON A STICK
Grilled tenderloin, teriyaki glaze, rostï potatoes, broccolini, pico de gallo 11.95

FIERCE SHRIMP
Flash fried Gulf shrimp, fresno pepper slaw, chipotle chili sauce, cilantro 10.95

PAN ROASTED REDFISH GT
Rostï potatoes, smoked corn pico de gallo, red chili butter sauce 13.50

BLACKENED SCOTTISH SALMON GT
Blackened salmon, avocado mousse, cilantro pepita rice, pineapple fresno salsa 10.25

SHRIMP & CHORIZO SKILLET GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, tri-pepper hash 10.50

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

Tacos
Tortas & Sides

Sandwiches

ADD SIDE OF FRIES 2.00

*BABA burger
Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, roasted roma tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese, Hass avocado, smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, sweet sourdough bun 9.95

TORTA CUBANA
Citrus braised pulled pork, black forest ham, marinated cucumbers, sweet mustard BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, Cuban bread 9.95

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 7.95

* SPICE SEARED TUNA “BLC”
Bacon, arugula, marinated cucumbers, wasabi aioli, sweet sourdough bun 11.95

* LAMB SLIDERS
Rosen Farms lamb, goat cheese, pickled red onions, arugula & chipotle aioli, brioche buns 9.95

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
CILANTRO PEPITA RICE 5.25 GT
DELTA GRIND CHEESE GRITS 4.75 GT
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25 GT
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25 GT
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75 GT
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25
Desserts & Kids
Margaritas
Cocktails
Brunch

Starters

Soup & Salad

SOUP OF THE DAY 3.95

BABALU CHOP SALAD GT
Romaine, black beans, anaheim peppers, red onions, tomatoes, grilled corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, house lime vinaigrette 11.95/7.50

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD
Grilled romaine, radish, cotija, croutons, garlic caesar dressing 7.95

Tapas

Tapas

*SPICE SEARED TUNA CRISP GT
Seared Saku tuna, jalapeño poblano vinaigrette, pineapple-fresno salsa, plantain crisp 9.95

GRILLED CHICKEN SATAY
Black beans & rice, smoked corn pico de gallo, teriyaki glaze 8.95

BRAISED CHICKEN TAMALES GT
Joyce Farms chicken tamales, tri pepper-corn hash, chipotle pepper sauce, cotija cheese 9.50

PAN-SEARED CRAB CAKES
Jumbo lump crab, chipotle chili sauce, fresno pepper slaw, cilantro 12.95

CREOLE SHRIMP & GRITS
Gulf shrimp, garlic, herb creole sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, Delta Grind grits, grilled country bread 11.95

ENCHILADA OF THE DAY MKT

FILET ON A STICK
Grilled tenderloin, teriyaki glaze, rostï potatoes, broccolini, pico de gallo 11.95

FIERCE SHRIMP
Flash fried Gulf shrimp, fresno pepper slaw, chipotle chili sauce, cilantro 10.95

PAN ROASTED REDFISH GT
Rostï potatoes, smoked corn pico de gallo, red chili butter sauce 13.50

BLACKENED SCOTTISH SALMON GT
Blackened salmon, avocado mousse, cilantro pepita rice, pineapple fresno salsa 10.25

SHRIMP & CHORIZO SKILLET GT
Gulf shrimp, chorizo, crispy rice, tri-pepper hash 10.50

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB GT
Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib, grits, smoked corn pico de gallo, red wine braising jus 11.95

Tacos

Tortas & Sides

Sandwiches

ADD SIDE OF FRIES 2.00

*BABA burger
Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, roasted roma tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese, Hass avocado, smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, sweet sourdough bun 9.95

TORTA CUBANA
Citrus braised pulled pork, black forest ham, marinated cucumbers, sweet mustard BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, Cuban bread 9.95

BLACK BEAN BURGER
House-made black bean cake, red chimichurri, grilled red onion ring, arugula, Hass avocado, sweet sourdough bun 7.95

* SPICE SEARED TUNA “BLC”
Bacon, arugula, marinated cucumbers, wasabi aioli, sweet sourdough bun 11.95

* LAMB SLIDERS
Rosen Farms lamb, goat cheese, pickled red onions, arugula & chipotle aioli, brioche buns 9.95

Sides to Share

GRILLED BROCCOLINI WITH GOAT CHEESE 5.25 GT
CILANTRO PEPITA RICE 5.25 GT
DELTA GRIND CHEESE GRITS 4.75 GT
BLACK BEANS & RICE 4.25 GT
MEXICAN STREET CORN 5.25 GT
GARLIC rostï POTATOES
WITH TERIYAKI GLAZE 4.75
HOUSE CUT THIN FRIES 3.75 GT
SWEET POTATO FRIES 4.25

Desserts & Kids

Margaritas

Cocktails

Brunch

our people

MORRIS HANKINS

GENERAL MANAGER

Where did you grow up?

Wilmington, NC

What is your favorite part of your job?

Talking to my guests and making sure that they are having an extraordinary time!

What is one piece of advice given to you that you like to pass onto others?

Any job you do in life make sure that you are proud of the work and effort that you make.

WHO WILL BE OUR FIRST

FEATURED EMPLOYEE?

AS THE SAYING GOES, GOOD HELP IS HARD TO FIND…

So when we come across one of our teammates that is willing to time and time again go “above and beyond” to make guests happy… the least we can do is brag on them a little.

WANT TO KNOW WHAT SERVER OR BARTENDER TO ASK FOR?

You might just find them right here!

AARON WATSON

EXECUTIVE CHEF

What do you most love about being a Chef?

Having the ability to provide something that brings people together from all walks of life.

What do you like to eat when you’re at home?

My wife and I often cook together and we love home style comfort foods. Lots of braised meats such as Short Ribs and Brisket, Salmon Croquets, Mustard greens, Black eyed Peas, cornbread, and my wife’s famous Pineapple upside down cake!

What is your favorite food memory?

Cleveland Sports Awards 2016. I created the Menu and lead the production. The event hosted 2000 dinner-guests, chief among them, LeBron James!

Whatever the occasion, Babalu Catering will ensure no one at your fiesta leaves hungry. We offer specialty tapas-style hors d’oeuvres, full service catering and custom delivery options. For more information, please email or call the number below.  Let us show you exactly what makes catering from Babalu Tapas & Tacos… better and different!

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