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May 9th, 2012
FOOD
The month of May has been a great one at Babalu and the social networks are heating up. "thanks again for the complementary dinner, the seasoning is a killer…what can I say the food was slamming, the passion fruit mojitos were refreshingly good …'no competition out there'" tweeted Orlando Rodriguez (Pictured below) after last night's dinner.
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  • Babalu Winner Yecenia Fermin
  • Babalu Winner Yecenia Fermin
  • Babalu Winner Yecenia Fermin
  • Babalu Winner Yecenia Fermin


April 30th, 2012
FOOD
Last Wednesday, April 25 marked another dinner raffle from Babalu Restaurant in the Bronx. Yecenia Fermin dined with a friend and enjoyed a great selection of menu items offered by Babalu.
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  • Babalu Winner Yecenia Fermin


April 10th, 2012
FOOD
Another week has passed, which means another FREE Babalu dinner has been redeemed. Pictured here is Suheli and Robert Serano who dined on Tuesday April 10th and had a great experience.
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  • Babalu Winner Suheli and Robert Serano


April 4th, 2012
FOOD
At Babalu, when information is shared on comment cards, you automatically have a chance of being contacted for a FREE dinner at Babalu just for filling it out!
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  • Babalu Winner Melissa Perez and Santos De Leon


March 30, 2012
WORD UP
After sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres from Babalu at the recent Cristian Rivera Foundation charity reception and performance of DC-7 The Roberto Clemente Story at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub decided to experience the restaurant first-hand.
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  • Ralph Mercado III, Christine Staub, Jillian Staub, Danielle Staub and John Gungie Rivera


March 29, 2012
UNIVISION 41
El Chef Alex Garcia nos visita para hablaron de las delicias latinas que podemos encontrar en Babalu Restaurant.
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  • Alex Garcia on Univision


March 20, 2012
WORD UP
He's toured the world with Prince, hosted two seasons of "P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy" and taught us all how to "Dougie," but last night "The Human BeatBox" Doug E. Fresh was all about Babalu.
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  • Chef Rene Garcia, Ralph Mercado III, John Gungie Rivera, Doug E Fresh and Exectutive Chef Alex Garcia at Babalu



March 20, 2012
WORD UP
The cast of DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story visited Babalu in the Bronx Sunday night to celebrate their successful return to the New York stage following an award-winning sold-out run last February as well as this week's Saturday performance.
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  • DC-7 Cast members dancing
  • DC-7 Cast members dancing
  • DC-7 Cast members dancing
  • DC-7 Cast members dancing
  • DC-7 Cast members dancing



March 16, 2012
BRONX TIMES
Babalu, a new restaurant on E. Tremont Avenue that proudly boasts being a Chef Alex Garcia restaurant, is drawing rave reviews by the local community.
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  • Chef Alex Garcia and William Padilla at Babalu


March 14, 2012

AM NEW YORK
Sightnings - Luis Guzman eating dinner with his son at Babalu in Bronx.
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  • Actor Luis Guzman dines at Babalu



March 12, 2012

WORD UP
On Sunday, January 25th 2009, I lost my son Cristian to Pontine Glioma, a rare form of brain cancer that has no cure. On Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 I experienced another painful loss. I lost my partner, my mentor, my friend, my brother and my second father: Ralph Mercado.
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  • Ralph Mercado and John Gungie Rivera
  • Ralph Mercado and John Gungie Rivera


March 12, 2012

WORD UP
You can see actor Luis Guzman these days on the big screen in the blockbuster hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but if you happened to be dining at Babalu on Saturday night you would've gotten to see the famous actor in the flesh.
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  • Chef Renee Garcia, Luis Guzman and John Gungie Rivera


March 1, 2012

AM NEW YORK
Sightnings - "SNL" funny guy Kenan Thompson eating paella with his cousin at Babalu in the Bronx
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  • Actor Luis Guzman dines at Babalu



February 28, 2012

WORD UP
With Saturday Night Live in repeats last Saturday night, comedian and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Kenan Thompson took advantage of his night off from the long-running show by dining at the Bronx's newest Latin restaurant and lounge, Babalu.
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  • SNL star and Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Kenan Thompson at Babalu with John Gungie Rivera and Chef Rene Garcia


February 2012

TOTAL FOOD SERVICE
SCOOP hears that the memory of the great Latin music impresario Ralph Mercado Jr. remains fresh in the mind of the son who shares his name.
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  • Ralph Mercado III


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

AHORA
El prestigioso chef Alex García es sin lugar a dudas uno de los principales chefs latinos que existen en los Estados Unidos y es que García ha sabido darle un toque especial a la comida latinoamericana llevándola hasta un nivel más sofisticado donde se le conoce como "revolución gourmet"
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  • Chef Alex Garcia in kitchen at Babalu with new Latin Spice Co Cookware Line
  • Chef Alex Garcia presenting one of the Specialty dishes at Babalu
  • Chef Alex Garcia presenting one of the Specialty dishes at Babalu
  • Babalu Table Setting


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

IMPACTO
New York - John Gungie Rivera abrió el nuevo restaurant El BABALU en el 3233 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
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  • En la foto de izquierda a derecha Ralphy Mercado III, el dueño John Gungie Rivera y celebrity Chef Alex Garcia.  Por Felix Lam


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

THE MANHATTAN TIMES
The music of La Fania All-Stars blaring from the speakers, the hiss of fresh shrimp on sizzling skillets straight from the kitchen, the peals of laughter, and the delicate clinks of crystal glasses filled to the brim with white or red sangria.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LA OPINIÓN
Babalu resucitó en El Bronx. El chef Alex García y Ralph Mercado III unieron otra vez la buena comida y la música.
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