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Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

4.6
4.6
836 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-5393

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Line Street

  • Parking details

    We have use of the lot behind our restaurant on the Line Street side.

  • Entertainment

    Live music with the Kings of Jazz every Thursday from 7:00 until 10:00. We offer seatings at 6:00 and again at 8:00. In order to accommodate we require all tables from the 6:00 seating to be returned to us no later than 7:45.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 836 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. DS

    DanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had six people right at 4, I was worried they would be overwhelmed but they were all on top of our every need. Kudos to the fabulous staff. Y’ALL ROCK!
  2. K

    Katherine

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I made a grou reservation for 10 people for a bachelorette party and the service was terrible. The restaurant was no where near full so I would not have excepted the service to be as slow as it was. Our waiter was not attentive and forgot to bring drinks multiple times. A friend had called the restaurant prior to send a bottle of a wine as a gift and our waiter never took note of the name to tell us who it came from.
  3. F

    Fasteddie

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always!
  4. HB

    HappyBuddhaBelly

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Barsa does not disappoint. Consistently some of the best, non-pretentious Tapas in Charleston. This place is always fun, always great food, always consistently wonderful.
  5. S

    Saltisessential

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    They have a new chef. Beware don’t eat the pickles, so salty they can make you cry. Service was great and the cocktails were fine. From there it went down hill. Plus please Dim the lights. They were like searchlights!
  6. MS

    MitchS

    Savannah

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was greasy and terrible
  8. AE

    AlyssaE

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Made us leave after 2 hours not a great look for a restaurant because they said someone had reservations
  9. KL

    KimberlyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating here. Amazing paella and tapas, great service and relaxing ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston.
  10. TS

    TaraS

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great night, because we went on date night on a weekday we were able to take advantage of the Happy Hour prices for our drinks and the paella! We also got a cheese board and two other tapas. It was all fantastic and we were very full by the end, but not too full for desert!
  11. FG

    FredG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Ordered 6 dishes from the tapas menu for a late lunch. Every one was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.
  12. TM

    TimM

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Isaac was generous with his knowledge of the menu and suggestions. The food was really delicious! We had a blast!
  13. RH

    RachelH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston! Great deals and even better food.
  14. T

    Terry

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I was there celebrating birthday, which I put in the reservation and told person who sat us, and nothing was done by server nor did the server really seem to care that we were there. Cute restaurant, average tapas but no real personality from staff.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tapas and service
  16. RW

    RenataW

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night favorite.. Friendly staff and awesome food
  17. H

    Harold1

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We have been eating here for years and always loved the food but this time we were very disappointed in all the food. We had to turn away the octopus as it was not cooked enough. It used to be our favorite dish. We found out they lost their top chef and all the food showed it. Unfortunately we will not be back. Time to try some new places in town.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food has declined since last year
  19. HV

    HannahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food and over all experience! loved everything we ordered and our server
  20. MN

    MaryN

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barsa is always wonderful ... great food, fun and interesting, with a lively ambiance (not too lively) and great happy hour prices. Barsa is one of our go to places, so I know I'll be inviting many more people to try it with this review! We live on the peninsula, so its a great walk (we reward ourselves with an array of marvelous small plates).
  21. k

    katmat56

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Barsa had excellent tapas. The portions were great for the price and the wine selection was immense. The decor is lacking greatly and the service was very slow to begin with, even when the place was near empty. I will be back though for the food was tasty.
  22. e

    eatsout

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. We Are never disappointed
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite place!
  24. B

    Beth

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    It was uncomfortably warm. Also short-staffed.
  25. M

    Melissa

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my favorite tapas in Charleston! A classic.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Barsa for its great food and drinks, atmosphere and service. We keep on coming back to this restaurant from time to time and always enjoy our time there.
  27. PS

    P2SL

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. We had grilled octopus, Brussels Sprouts, and paella. First two were good the paella was good not great. Server was very good.
  28. ZW

    ZachW

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    They do not take into account your request for a specific table, even if you show up and the table you want is available. Super annoying. The food usually makes up for having to sit next to the bathroom in an empty restaurant.
  29. m

    mj538

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the options were excellent, our server Liz was excellent. If I am ever back in Charleston I will absolutely come here again.
  30. KE

    KristineE

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barsa was AMAZING. Tapas that were better than 95% of what we had in Spain. Will be back!
  31. PK

    PatrickK

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and fun to have so many plates to share with others!
  32. AC

    ACM1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    so delicious! Friendly... everybody! I can't wait to go back
  33. l

    lisar

    Milwaukee

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emma was wonderful! Loved everything.....especially the carrots and scallops.
  34. JH

    JamiH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and value are excellent! The paella really is outstanding.
  35. K

    Kelsey

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful experience for an easy get together with friends Lamb meatballs and olives were delicious
  36. H

    Harold1

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always delicious!!! Best sangria and service in town.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and knowledgable staff. Isaac was our waiter. Loved the Jack’s Call, their Lowcountry take on a Manhattan. Mushrooms outstanding. Carrot a big surprise. Prosciutto wrapped dates amazing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with vegetarian options. Loved it.
  39. b

    bethsp

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bustling, celebratory (loud) atmosphere. Would be happy to return!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great time and experience

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Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 836 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Line Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have use of the lot behind our restaurant on the Line Street side.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music with the Kings of Jazz every Thursday from 7:00 until 10:00. We offer seatings at 6:00 and again at 8:00. In order to accommodate we require all tables from the 6:00 seating to be returned to us no later than 7:45.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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