Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

4.6
684 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and service. We order 4 tapas and a Paella, our favorite was the Grilled Octopus and the Pan con Tomate, can wait to come back

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C
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite! Casual, but upscale in terms of food & service. The patio is perfect for a night on with friends to enjoy their delicious food and drinks.

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SH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely be back!

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

Love love love! great happy hour, great food, great drinks

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SK
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Charleston, best Paella around!

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LL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us had a great time sampling from all the delicious plates.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't live in Charleston but when we're there, we eat. Barsa is one of our favorite places. Always good! We've taken friends there and recommended it to others. We'll be back.

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P
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time back and did not disappoint! We’ve been plotting our return since our first taste of octopus, stuffed peppers, and obviously the seafood paella! Will 100% return, and likely not wait very long!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thanks to everyone at Barsa we had an amazing experience!

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious! One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston.

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KB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and our server Emma was incredible

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C
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were looking for a place to eat a light dinner, as we arrived from out of town the evening we dined at Barsa. We ordered 4 things and all were delicious.

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G
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food , great value

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the Brussel sprouts, bravitas, and sangria for happy hour!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and delish food, wine and cocktails. We had the perfect arrangement for a casual birthday celebration with few friends. I would go back any time for any reason.

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B
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal at Barsa! The food and wine were amazing. The bacon wrapped dates are not to be missed, and the cheese/cured meat selection is fantastic and reasonably priced. Only downside is that the jazz band, while fabulous, was so loud that conversations were not to be had - but would absolutely go back. Loved it.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenni at Barsa is the best server in Charleston!

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Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sum it up in two words: patatas bravas

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DB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food & good service.

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d
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was better than average. The paella lack a bit of broth and bordered on the dry, slightly overdone side. Despite that, it was tasty. Had a few decent Spanish reds. Patatas bravas was good but could have use a bit more dressing. The atmosphere is nice and service was better than average. King St. is very competitive food environment with lots of quality choices and Barsa holds it own.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing food

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MN
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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 on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
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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New England
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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KL
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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r
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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OT
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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S
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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G
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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