About Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
Barsa is a Spanish tapas restaurant on Upper King Street Charleston, South Carolina (Corner of King & Line). Spanish Tapas, Bar, and Lounge serving late night on the weekends! *Vegetarian and vegan friendly using locally-sourced ingredients.*
We are serving same menu whole day - seven days a week!
Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The pan con tomate was outstanding!
The pan con tomate was outstanding!
We went here for lunch and it was delicious! Very nice staff and lovely outdoor patio!
If they are offering the strawberry cris ...
If they are offering the strawberry crisp - get two!
The music was amazing, but if you're loo ...
The music was amazing, but if you're looking for a quiet Thursday, this might not be the place for you. The food was awesome!
Love the back patio.
Love the back patio.
We went early and practically had the pl ...
We went early and practically had the place to ourselves. Wonderful experience! Delicious food! Will return!
Great place! Fun, great Tapas, wonderfu ...
Great place! Fun, great Tapas, wonderful paella! Staff was friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend Barsa to everyone!
Absolutely loved all the small plates we ...
Absolutely loved all the small plates we tried and the seafood paella was done perfectly. Very reasonably priced especially for the quality of the food and service.
Great value in Charlest
We happened to arrive during happy hour on a weeknight and enjoyed 4 beers and 4 small plates for less than $50.00. The waiter was very upbeat and attentive. We will definitely go back!
Fantastic tapas and cocktails
Really enjoyed the birthday meal with 8 friends. Great tapas, cocktails, and service.
A very tasty tapas option with very fres ...
A very tasty tapas option with very fresh tasting selection. Everything tastes great but I especially recommend the mushrooms they were amazing!
Everything we ate was delicious. There ...
Everything we ate was delicious. There were three people in are party and we decided to order the medium seafood paella. We had severfal tapas dishes while we waited. We had the croquettes, empanadas and the dates. Everything was wonderful. We were almost full when the paella came, so we took most of that home. I would suggest, if you have that many tapas dishes, that you get a small paella and that would be the perfect size. We will be back.
Foodie find outside tourist area
Used Open Table to find restaurant with available table on a busy Saturday night -- so glad Barsa is near the beginning of the alphabet! What a pleasant surprise. Superb, friendly, and helpful service helped us with our tapas selections. All 4 of us rated the paella as the best we've ever had. Cheese-stuffed red peppers were outstanding. Mushrooms and the other tapas dishes we ordered were also good. Prices were quite reasonable. The restaurant is a bit north of the tourist area, but is well worth the short drive.
Nice selection of Tapas plates. The stuf ...
Nice selection of Tapas plates. The stuffed dates were memorable. Excellent service and nice decor.
Barsa is a hidden gem
This was our first trip to Charleston and we found Barsa on Open Table. It was exactly as described. Great small plates of excellent food prepared with tasty sauces and spiced just right. We enjoyed the Shrimp, Calamari, Patatas, and pork skewer special. We enjoyed the Bar mule, and cabernet and chardonnay wines. The extra was free parking in a lot next to the door. The atmosphere was trendy and upscale with just enough laugher and talking to be enjoyable. We will be back again.
A superb evening with wonderful small pl ...
A superb evening with wonderful small plates and tasty wine/beer. The paella was as good as it gets!!
Basra is very good taps. However, they h ...
Basra is very good taps. However, they have paellas, which take 45 minutes to an hour to prepare. When we ordered ahead on a previous visit to make sure the paellas would be ready a short time agent we arrived, we found ou that they would not prepare them in advance, saying they took up too much cook space to risk a no show! Very disappointing and misleading. On this visit, we offered to guarantee the paellas with a credit card--and they were ready shortly after we arrived. We'll go back but won't trouble them or ourselves with the paellas!
We loved every minute of our time at Barsa. We started with drinks outside on their patio - nicely private and beautifully appointed. When we moved inside for our dinner, we were so impressed with our happy, knowledgeable waitress and friendly kitchen staff. The food was excellent!!! We loved everything we tried - especially the vegetable paella! Give this place a try - you won't be disappointed!
So good! The croquettes and albondigas a ...
So good! The croquettes and albondigas are a must! For two of us we split 5 tapas and a small seafood paella. Will definitely be back!
Best Thursday in Charleson
Jazz, paella and sangria are pitch perfect. A great way to spend an evening.
The server was friendly and she did a go ...
The server was friendly and she did a good job but we had five people and the food came out one dish at a time so if you waited for everybody to have their meal before you ate, yours would be cold. Also, we ordered Mimosas which were not chilled enough because the orange juice was not refrigerated. I saw it sitting on the counter in the bar area. I think they were new bottles that had just been opened but they would have been much better if they had been refrigerated the night before. There were not that many customers for Sunday Brunch and they had a fully staffed kitchen. I am thinking that this is standard procedure. Maybe a professional restaurant manager can change some things up because CHARLESTON has some of the best restaurants in the country therefore the competition is great and if you want to last you have to get with the program.
Our server was great at making suggestio ...
Our server was great at making suggestions, I cannot recommend the paella enough! We had the seafood one, and it was fantastic.
Just wanted to say thank you to our wait ...
Just wanted to say thank you to our waitress...I asked for iced tea which the restaurant didn't have so I asked for a club soda which they have, however, the waitress offered to have the bartender make me a non-alcoholic drink, which I really appreciated given that I'm pregnant and can't drink and all of my girlfriends were ordering cocktails! It was delicious by the way :-)
We were there on a Thursday night when t ...
We were there on a Thursday night when they have live jazz. The music was great, but difficult to carry on a conversation while the music was being played. In the future I think we would sit outside on their large patio.
Tapas are fun and delicious -- especiall ...
Tapas are fun and delicious -- especially the beet salad and asparagus with crab sauce special. Flan and Crisp desserts are not to be missed.
Five Star Experience
We have lived in Charleston since 1976. Barsa's is our go-to restaurant for outstanding food, service, music, and value ... and Barsa's has its own parking! We highly recommend it for a great night out in Charleston.
The stuffed peppers and empanadas were d ...
The stuffed peppers and empanadas were delicious.
We are regulars, excellent food!
The food here is excellent! We are regulars, however we had a very bad service experience this past time... the food is always great, especially the veggie paella, so hoping the bad service was a one time thing!
The shrimp tapas was our favorite. Highl ...
The shrimp tapas was our favorite. Highly recommend!
Relaxing atmosphere and very good servic ...
Relaxing atmosphere and very good service. Got an amazing spanish white wine and was cooled to perfection. Tapas were outstanding, the specials are the way to go as well! Overall great experience!!!
not so hot
we made plans for an early dinner before a show. it was a Sunday and that might have been the problem. the small plates were ok...not as good as previously; but ok. We also ordered the seafood paella. It has always been awesome previously, but this time it was a big miss. the seafood was way overdone, the rice had little, if any of the crusty bottom we love so much and the flaovor was bland. We didn't finish the dish or take it away. If you knew us you'd know that is an indication of how mediocre it was. this won't keep us away, but if it happened again, we'd have to look for another place for tapas and paella.
barsa never fails to please
we have brought friends, neighbors and relatives to barsa over the past two years and we always have a great time. they always spread the news and bring new people to share the food and we have not heard one negative comment from anyone. the tapas are hot and come at a good pace so that we are not overwhelmed with too many dishes at once. if you like paella, try theirs; it is made to order and tasty. it's not my favorite as I like to go with the tapas, but there is nothing on the menu that we have not enjoyed. and we seriously have tried almost everything they serve. the drinks are strong and reasonably priced so a night out here costs less than most restaurants in the area.
Wow, the paella. WORTH the wait (though it didn't seem to take that long, recommend ordering tapas/appetizers during the wait). Not too much in the area but the restaurant on the inside and patio is nice. The special grilled cheese and spicy tomato soup was fantastic. Service was excellent and value for the food is very good.
Love the Tapas!
This was my first time at Barsa. My husband and I ordered six tapas, and all were delicious. Hard to pick a favorite, but the roasted peppers, broccolini, pan roasted fish and lamb meatballs were outstanding. Also tried the beet salad and grilled leeks. We're going back again this weekend. Barsa is definitely a new favorite for lunch or dinner!
We really enjoyed ourselves and loved the food, live jazz music and sangria. Will return!
Food was incredible!! Awesome bar staff!
Food was incredible!! Awesome bar staff!
Not a tapas restaurant
Very nice people and fine food and I would give it high marks if it were a diner. But this is supposed to be a tapas restaurant which it falls far short from in the way of wines and menu.
I have been here several times. It is always very good but this time was outstanding! The server was very friendly and gave excellent descriptions. The food was very tasty - stuffed peppers, daily empanadas, local shrimp and shrimp slider! It was the first time for my friend and she absolutely loved it! Can't wait to try it out on the new outside patio!
Service, food, and atmosphere are always ...
Service, food, and atmosphere are always top-notch here!
This place has a jazz band on Thursday. ...
This place has a jazz band on Thursday. Make sure that you order the paella early on.
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