Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good vegetarian options!

C
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Everything was delicious . Hope to go back soon.

F
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our first time and we really enjoyed it!! We can’t wait to go back...

DF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great “tasting” meal with friends! The more, the merrier to sample a variety of tapas.

ES
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding! His recommendations were well- received and delicious. We celebrated a birthday and when we thought we were finished we celebrated some more. I'm not going to specify all the dishes we enjoyed bc one was as yummy as the next and we ordered way too many. Needless to say, we took food home to be enjoyed again the next day.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and incredible flavors in comfortable surroundings. Our favorite place for date night in Charleston!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable evening. Food and wine were great.

P
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Barsa never disappoints. Tapas were excellent as was the seafood paella. Happy hour here can’t be beat.

RD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great tapas place with a nice courtyard (for when it is less humid) and a surprisingly large dining room. Food was great and service was quick. We enjoyed each of the tapas we ordered, though the paella was nothing to write home about. Definitely a place to which we will return.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find!!! Word of mouth brought us here. Get the dates!!!

BD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and the vibe ! The waiters are all amazing! It was our second time ther and won’t be the last!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Paella and small shrimp plate was the best. I had a Port wine, and it was delish(unfortunately I can't remember what brand🙄).

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Barsa! It is one of our favorite places in Charleston! It’s always consistently great!

HO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. I spent time in spain and this is idêntica in quality. Highly recommend the grilled octopus and patatas bravas!

A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great but takes a long time to be served. The air conditioner was not working and was super hot inside. We have 2 tables reserved and I called and requested to be on the side of each other. I was informed that we will have 2 high top tables. Got there and was 1 high top and one lower table. Talked with the waiter and it was several tables available but she refused to accommodate us. Not so happy with the service at all.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Will certainly go back.

JN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun atmosphere! Service was awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spending a few days in Charleston we enjoyed the restaurant very much. We would definitely come back when in Charleston on future visits. From the service to the food everything was great particular attention spent on our guest with dietary restrictions.

j
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hostess was horrible on a Sunday night with no one there. Dismissive and rude. Paella was burnt on the bottom.

PW
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, except for the pan con tomate. What made the experience one we would not want to repeat was the service. 45 minutes to be served our first glass of wine, and it went downhill from there. The service was indifferent, bordering on rude. With all the incredible restaurants in Charleston, I would not choose Barsa again.

LL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Brussels sprouts were so burnt that it was ridiculous for the first waiter to bring it to our table. Do not get the hanger steak- 4 pieces for $12. Paella was okay.

G
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always!

I
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really did enjoy the selection of food you had and the Paella was incredible. Our waiter (can't remember his name) was really great. Sweet, attentive and knew the menu. He gave us excellent recommendations. We will be back

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Our server Hayley was friendly and knowledgeable. Service was impeccable and food was delicious! We recommend the dates & the local fish!

RW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delight--one of my favorite Charleston eateries. A wonderful chance to try a variety of small plates that are absolutely outstanding. The staff are pleasant and efficient. This is not a quiet place; it's probably best shared with a small group of good friends.

HS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here 3 times and never disappoints. The food is fresh and affordable

S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is crave worthy. We tried several small plates and love each one. We will be back for the octopus alone, but the fried potatoes, stuffed peppers and shrimp were equally amazing!

TW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! No complaints!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haley was our server she made us feel welcome and special we will ask for her again!

OT
Charleston
114 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great tapas in Charleston! Outdoor dining and parking!

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and affordable prices especially during HH. Barsa Mule was very good. One of the best values in Charleston.

M
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, I.e. the beet salad, cauliflower, shrimp, potatoes, meatballs, hanger steak and paella were all delicious and served well timed by Jenni C. So too were the desserts, chocolate torte and bread pudding. And I left paying for four what I would normally pay for dinner for my wife and myself and most importantly enjoying everything.

JL
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and knowledgable server. Ended up sitting outside which was nice after the sun went down. Bugs were not a problem as we were warned about.

V
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful dinner - we love Barsa and it is always delish

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and food

w
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years, and it never disappoints. Best wait staff in Charleston and the food is always amazing.

K
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and food ...we had Justin Paella was great

o
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time for a social gathering. A few bottles of reasonable wine and everyone gets to order and share what they like.

a
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the Best restaurant in Charleston!!! Believe me when I say this is the Gem of all the surrounding restaurants .... you will be so pleased !! You won't want to go home

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