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Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://barsacharleston.com
  • Email: barsareservations@gmail.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-5393
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
Barsa is a Spanish tapas restaurant on Upper King Street Charleston, South Carolina (Corner of King & Line). Spanish Tapas, Bar, and Lounge serving late night on the weekends! *Vegetarian and vegan friendly using locally-sourced ingredients.*
We are serving same menu whole day - seven days a week!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Having sampled some of the finest Paella in both Washington, DC and Spain, I've got to say Barsa has them all beat. Run, don't walk, to Barsa. Incredible food. Incredible service. Very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I booked a party of 11 for a work event. Unfortunately due to travel complications the party shrunk to a party of 4. No problems! They immediately and graciously accommodated the change of plans. Ambiance is perfect for a group or couple looking for a fun, non pretentious spot in downtown charleston. Though the service is friendly and gracious the food is on par with any of the Charleston hot spots. Lamb meatballs are out of this world, the citrus ribs are a unique twist on a southern classic. The wine list unique and moderately priced. I will be going again soon and often."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We were there the night before the bridge run with a table of 11. Nice work handling this large group and making us all feel special. Two large paella's worked out great supported by some yummy small plates. Looking forward to coming back with smaller group."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try Barsa for about a year when I took a girl I had been seeing here for a first date, and it was great. I loved the atmosphere, the food, the wine, and the service. It's a perfect little cozy place. It feels personal,and the wait staff is very personable as well. The food was exceptional, and I loved that I didn't feel rushed at all by the service. The tapas were really good, and so were the cheese and meats. I would highly recommend this place, I was very pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent tapas and paella. Sangria is outstanding too. Attentive service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the excellent tapas! The food is cooked to order and came out perfectly! The chefs highlight the fresh ingredients delicately and impressively!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "No need to spend money on airfare - just grab a group of friends and head to Barsa ; all of the tapas was good; I particularly liked the dates and fried fish crispys; waitress was excellent"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love tapas and was really disappointed in our dinner last night at Barsa. No idea why it can be rated so high. The paella tasted like Uncle Bens (I mean it was some of the worse rice I have ever had). The meat and cheese board was good but it's hard to mess that up. The kale salad was bland. And the octopus was terrible. Our server was nice but made several mistakes on our order. It is a fun energetic place. So maybe go for a drink but skip all the good. Bummer"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Barsa Tapas. We had an early Sunday evening reservation which provided a most enjoyable dinner conversation without having to shout to one another. Good food. Service staff was attentive while not being instrusive. Will definitely return"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A wonderful assortment of small plates - all delicious. Our server was helpful and did not rush us. We felt comfortable taking our time and ordering a few plates at a time. Altogether it made for a good evening."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Been to Barsa twice and have enjoyed the atmosphere and Paella both times! My wife and I split the chicken and chorizo paella. In a word: awesome. We lived in Spain for a three years and this is just like being in the community restaurants we used to visit in Madrid. Barsa makes dinner on Thursdays a great deal with specials on food and drinks and a live band beginning at 7PM. Even if you can't make it on Thursday you should go, you will be happy you did."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "As a chef, a very busy one! Its not often I get to take my lovely wife out to dinner, much less on a date, even less 7 hours away in another state. I am very particular where we go to spend those few hours together at, they are very important to me, and I don't take them lightly. From the minute we walked in, we where made to feel welcome. Hostess was very nice, prompt and welcoming, took us to our table and promptly got our server. Our server was quick, courteous, prompt, attentive and extremely pleasant. noise level was just right, dining room, open and yet seemed private enough to have a romantic dinner. Food was impeccable, extremely well presented, ample and spot on. To the Chef and the entire staff KUDOS! You are all Charleston Gems"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was really good. The paella was good, not great. I forgot to ask for the saccarat, waitress didn't ask either. Lot of potential though."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Really nice setting, leather and wood furnishings. Good variety of tapas ...everyone we had were flavorful and well prepared ( snapper, shrimp, empanadas , stuffed peppers, hanger steak, octopus) although portions were pretty small even for tapas. Meat and cheese tray was good and nice portion for the money. Good drink prices (wine and sangria)at happy hour. Fun spot."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Small portions even for tapas. Paella was dry. Too pricey for what they offer"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Barsa is one of my favorite restaurants in a town with many great choices. I dream about dunking my bread in the sauce of the lamb meatballs and I always have to order the dates with manchego cheese and Serrano ham. Every small plate I have ever tried has been a winner: the stuffed peppers, the potatoes, am getting hungry just thinking about it. We always order the seafood paella (with chorizo added) as soon as we arrive, since it takes awhile to cook. The only thing that could make things better for me would be a selection of sherries."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We wanted something different besides Southern Cooking and this was a great choice. Food was great and lots of choices for vegetarians"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This is a great place to enjoy some jazz and great food on a Thursday night."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The paella and the crème brulee was incredible! Next time we know to order a larger portion of the paella and save more room for dessert. We also loved the lamb meatballs and the mushrooms. Our waitress made the whole experience delightful. She was really helpful suggesting items. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great ambiance Fun evening for two or ten. Food was very good. Good variety. We will definitely be back! Quiet on a Tuesday night. May be noisier on weekends"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We love to take family and friends on Thursday nights to enjoy live music of Steve Simon & the Jazz Kings. Great music to go with some really fine paella and tapas. Such fun and people are always eager to go back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "First time at Barsa. The neighborhood and outside appearance had me wondering if I made the right choice, but the food was quite good with the exception that the Paella was over cooked."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I enjoyed my evening at Barsa. The atmosphere is laid back, and the wait staff was very friendly. Some tapas, like the lamb meatballs, were very tasty, and other tapas were just average. The paella was very nice, but I felt it needed more saffron. Frankly, I felt the tapas were overpriced, and they are super small portions for what you pay."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have gone to Barsa twice in the last month and both times it was great! Excellent food and service. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Do try the Paella! We got a small and split it so we could have room for a few tapas. Don't forget the bread pudding at the end of the meal....yummmy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great valentines date with a gf! Will be back :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for valentines day.cheese and meat platter-awesome. Migas tapa recommended. Good little place. Brought me back to Spain a bit"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Thank you Barsa for another delicious dinner!.... We Can't get better than this....great food ,wine and fabulous jazz..! Not to be missed: MIGAS: homemade ciabatta, chorizo, farm egg DATES :dates, manchego, serrano ham"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had a business dinner here w/ a great customer/friend & we loved Barsa. We tried 6 small plates - do not miss the Dates - they are amazing! The mushrooms and goat cheese were also a favorite. Our waiter recommended a nice tempranillo that neither of us had heard of and we loved that as well. Overall a great dinner."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We've dined several times and attended a party at Barsa... Very happy with the meals we have had. Looking forward to returning again...will bring friends!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Small plates are king at this attractive Spanish tapas gem on upper King street. The lamb meatballs and the chicken croquettes were wonderfully flavorful. The Seafood paella was delicious and the medium size was enough for four people after a few of their hardy tapas choices. The attached parking lot is a welcome plus."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We tried quite a few Tapas and all were very good. Did not disappoint! Very good service and fun atmosphere. We'll be back! A few Favorites were the proscuitto wrapped dates, snapper, mushrooms, peppers and chicken croquettes.Nice, well priced wine list as well."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Our first visit several months ago was terrific. This visit was equally terrific! The tapas were delicious. The service was quick and crisp. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Atmosphere and servers are amazing but the food trumps them both! Bar is always a good drinking spot"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was my second time at Barsa. I took a friend there and promised great food and the best sangria ever. The food delivered but the sangria was so awful that we had to send it back only to be told by our waitress that we were not the only ones to have done just that. It was so disappointing because the first time I went, the sangria was the best I had ever had. Too bad! Food was great though. Paellas are huge, a small for 2 is way enough"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to Barsa's at least a half dozen times. We love the idea of tapas (appetizer portions) so you can experience/taste different foods and they are quite good. The drinks are okay, nothing special and slowly served. Some servers aren't as friendly as others and it may take a while to get them to come back to the table especially when it's a full house. We usually go in a small group on Thursday nights to listen to the wonderful Oscar River Jazz band and the various singers that come out to join them, and enjoy our food and drinks. This is one of our favorite places to go, so we kind of overlook the service."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Overall great experience. It is just the kind of restaurant Charleston needs. I love the low country cooking you find elsewhere, but if you are looking for something a little different, this is your spot. We went on a Thursday night when the jazz band was playing, and it was fantastic. My only complaint is that we ordered two different wines and they were out of both. As a wine bar, this should never happen. However, as a wine lover, I am flexible because there were so many good choices. In the end, we got a great bottle for a very reasonable price. I will come back to this place."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Real solid spot for a date. Some good beers and food was great. Real solid date spot."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Go! Everything on menu fabulous. And I've had everything. Never a disappointment. Known for their Paella. Happened in with a group during restaurant week and that's deal of the century. So accomadating... Great food, great service, great atmosphere, and great wine list. What else does a person need!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service, great for the kids too."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Barsa really is a great restaurant. Very unique food choices, and all very tasty. I have two issues, though ... The seafood paella comes with a snapper...the WHOLE fish, which was very disturbing. I prefer the chef pre-cut the fish instead. Further, while our server was pleasant, he was not helpful with our orders and made no suggestions. In a tapas restaurant you'd expect that level of service to be second nature. But overall, I highly recommend Barsa."
    Dined on 12/27/2013