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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M
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Waiter gave wrong order. Never came by table had to actively chase him to get another drink, order, the bill.

MN
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barsa never disappoints. We had whole trout that was perfectly seasoned and cooked until just done - flaky and wonderful. Barsa's small plates are delicious and affordable enough that you can get many of them to try! We are fans and love this tapas restaurant.

B
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was great. Just the two of us picking 4 tapas each. As always, excellent meal and fun place to eat.

TS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place for small plates. Had the Brussel sprouts, calamari and brocollini and pork ribs. All very good. Service was good and prompt. Love their sangria!

BD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly server, fantastic atmosphere, wonderful tapas- I can’t wait to go back!

t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best food I had in Charleston.

EJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I finally tried the seafood paella and was not disappointed! The wine selection is amazing and happy hours prices are a steal. Love the ambiance of Barsa and it never disappoints. 10/10 will be back soon :)

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner is fabulous and prices are great and the service was fantastic! Lauren is a amazing bartender and very attentive. The paella is consistently excellent! We will be back again!

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places; Isaac was such a great server!

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We lokev for some small plate lunch option and came to Barsa. Food was unbelievably diverse and tasty. We wished we would come for dinner, had option to eat a bit more. But this gave us a reason to get back to Charleston and at Barsa again. And, did I mention, service is second to none.

DH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent food and wine list, we had beer and cocktails. The small plates were excellent. Nice atmosphere

JC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciousness in small bites (GET THE WHITE SANGRIA!)

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service! This was our second time at Barsa and we will be back.

MF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Paella was great! Wine was great! Service was great! Looking forward to coming back!

D
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. The server helped us choose and we loved it.
Nice courtyard at the back
Would recommend

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to Charleston after five years away. My husband and I have our favorite restaurants, but this time I was here with a friend, so no seafood...we had to find alternatives. And what a find! The shrimp! The brusselsprouts were perfectly crisped with the perfect balance of veg and leaves. The patatas bravas are THE best I’ve had and I’ve traveled and had tapas everywhere. They were FRESH...think In n Out fries in Cali...we WILL be back.

c
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snapper and paella was fab

MC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussells Sprouts and roasted potatos are fantastic! The drinks list is very good, service is great, and the place has a nice vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
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.

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