Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

4.6
663 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Spanish tapas with a southern drawl. We are open 7 days a week, and serve brunch every Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00! We source our ingredients as close to home and we are vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan friendly.

We offer live music with The Kings of Jazz every Thursday from 7 until 10. We have two seatings for the show - one at 6:00 and another at 8:00. We kindly request the 6:00 seatings return their tables no later than 7:45 in order to accommodate the following seating. While we offer some bookings for the later seating online, if you would like to make a reservation for the first seating please call us at 843.577.5393.
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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve heard so many amazing things about Barsa and they definitely did not disappoint. Max, our server was fantastic. Great with recommendations and any questions we had. The chicken and chorizo paella was outstanding!! The only negative was that it was our anniversary and there was nothing mentioned. I will definitely return though!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The ambiance was lacking as we had spot lights shinning right on us. The food was good, but not something I’d have to go back for.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing food

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Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barsa is always excellent! Brought a friend to try it and she was very impressed. The beet salad is divine, with a yummy yogurt dressing. Seafood paella is worth the 45 minutes you need for them to make it ... fresh and delicious. Also had the broccolini, with a wonderful zing of red pepper, and the ciabatta with manchego (my husband's favorite). Barsa always delights us!

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DK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well put together establishment. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Sitting outside was really nice. Food is great, just wish they’d space it out better!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love Barsa!

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went there for the first time and left very impressed. The service was great from the moment we sat down. Our server was very knowledgeable on the wine and knew the menu inside and out. The food came quickly and was spaced out just right. I highly recommend Barsa and we will definitely be back.

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RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was very disappointing and very slow. Waitress recommend sharing a dish that was not enough for 2. Waited at least 45 minutes to get this dish. Ordered a glass of wine and after 20 minutes she said that they were out of that wine. Left hungry and went downtown and had pizza. They offered a free dessert pathetic. They should have taken that food off the bill. I'm actually sorry I left a good tip. As far as I'm concerned they owe me a dinner.Roger 973-222-3362 give me a call.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great music, but impossible to talk, even to the person sitting next to you. food was yummy and lots of good selections. great place to hang out listening to music while enjoying good food.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Catching up with friends

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QW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Website & Open table did not mention outside seating was available but we did enjoy the raised seated table. Our server was great & overall it looked and sounded as if every server would have been great that night.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favs.

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New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would definitely recommend Barsa if you’re looking for a relaxed casual atmosphere, very good food, and a very reasonable price. The service was only so so, but the salad and paella we shared were delicious. Good selection of low priced wines by the glass. Overall a great value.

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Greensboro
36 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place with eclectic tastes!!! Awesome and unique!! Service was terrific!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. One of the best meals we’ve had in Charleston. Highly recommend!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Loved the food and the variety of tapas.

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Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at this restaurant and was outstanding! Always love the different flavors of tapas and was very pleased here! Great preparation. Service was great and food was excellent.
This will be on my list next time I am in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Brittany was hrwat

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TG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just OK- Barsa is typical of a “hot spot” that doesn’t really live up to the hype. Definitely a cool place, but the food is very average, and overall experience left us disappointed.

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AR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We love to order several different small plates and share. The local shrimp were awesome and service was speedy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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G
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Calamari, tile fish and hanger steak were the stand outs for us. Great waiter!

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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friend from out of town visiting. We had fun!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Isaac was our waiter and was very attentive in spite of a large “Happy Hour “ crowd. Food was excellent and we had a great time. Definitely a place to visit again.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite. Great food, service, value, plus parking. You just can't go wrong dining here.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Flavors are on point!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and the drinks are outstanding. We tried 6 different little plates and the seafood paella. Everything was very flavorful and done perfectly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food nice service. Little noisy but moved to booth much better

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barsa was great, waitress was friendly and very helpful when I asked about recommendations for food and drinks. Food was delicious! Perfect place to hangout for tapas

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JH
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic spanish tapas and these guys know how to make sangria. Wine, olives, and tapas. Yum. It felt like Spain.

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Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service and good. Good selection. Meatballs - exceptional. Pan con tomate - great. Calamari - wonderful. Paella - not my favorite, but not bad. The rice was good, but could have used more meat and seasoning (my personal taste - you may love it). Overall, it was awesome and I'll be back. Really liked it.

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Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma who waited on us was fantastic!!

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MR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent however service was slow. Loved the ambiance - they have an outdoor patio for when the weather is warm.

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is unbelievable. The specials were well prepared, paired exceptionally well and offered something for everyone. Having happy hour every evening until 7 is a nice way to see multiple clientele coming and going within 90 minutes of one another. The wait staff was helpful, courteous and personable. I still haven't had the paella which I know they're known for.......I'll have to return. :-)

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Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Our server was delightful ... attentive without being overbearing. The beet salad is scrumptious and the brussels sprouts were diving (and we are picky about our brussels sprouts). My husband and I shared paella and it was excellent. Happy hour at Barsa is such a great value, but their menu is a great value any time. We are frequent diners at Barsa and will continue to be.

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always!

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 including one toddler and they were very accommodating. Food was amazing and server was very attentive!

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Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the same......wonderful!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine with a group because it's Tapas and generally not too expensive. Recommended!

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