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
This restaurant has great happy hours sp ...
This restaurant has great happy hours specials on Paella and drinks. Everything we ate/drank was delicious! They were very accommodating when I group went from 4 people to 6, and our server was so friendly and helpful. The restaurant also has free parking, which was a great convenience.
Splendid alternative in Charleston - awa ...
Splendid alternative in Charleston - away from the tourists, great food and service.
Unbelievably flavorful food! Fresh and p ...
Unbelievably flavorful food! Fresh and perfectly seasoned. The live jazz band was a treat. Our sever was delightful! They even managed to mix up an off menu Pimm's Cup cocktail for me! We will continue to return over and over!
Too expensive. Not enough variety. Too ...
Too expensive. Not enough variety. Too loud when the music started otherwise fun.
We really enjoyed Happy Hour at Barsa, e ...
We really enjoyed Happy Hour at Barsa, especially the great deal on their outstanding paella. Service and food were both excellent. The local draft list is awesome too. We highly recommend it for great tapas and a good place for groups.
Went there with my wife and order the pa ...
Went there with my wife and order the paella to share. WOW!!! The best paella ever. I read it takes about 45 minutes to be prepared because is made fresh to order. It took less. But the waitress was always paying attention to us while waiting for the paella. Once It arrived it was just beautiful. Perfectly made. The fish, shrimp and the rest were all fresh. When you go to this place you must order the paella.
Outstanding tapas at a reasonable price. ...
Outstanding tapas at a reasonable price. Staff was friendly and accomodating.
Arrived as sun was setting behind buildi ...
Arrived as sun was setting behind buildings. We sat outside, so pleasant! Wait staff very helpful. Have some Great and inventive tapas and beverages. On the latter, try the cava sangria. The most tasty, tasteful and relaxing dining my wife and I have experienced in Charleston. Oh, yes, we are going back.
We sat up high at a high table unlike the usual seatings, and that started out our night on the right note. We were eye-level with the wait staff and could glance at the busy chefs at work. Sharing each delicious tapas and then the awaited paella had us engaged with one another in the best of ways. Knowledgeable wait staff. Recommendations for our first time visit was all spot on. The wine by the glass was too high by our standards, so we ordered beer on tap which was just right. It was a great night at Barsa.
We had 6 dishes and they were all amazin ...
We had 6 dishes and they were all amazing.
We arrived late, but caught the last set of the band playing on Thursday night. Our service started out a little rocky with mis-information about some of the contents of the starters, but all was resolved quickly. We loved the vibe here and the seafood paella was terrific. We'll be back for sure!
The IN club for music and ambience in Ch ...
The IN club for music and ambience in Charleston
Tapas and music
The ambiance included inside as well as outside service. Inside, the music was loud but well performed and varied. Happy environment. Outside service was quieter but we could still hear the music, a better option if conversation is desired. The tapas menu was distinctive, well prepared. We enjoyed the small seafood paella which was sufficient for two. Chocolate tart for dessert was ultra rich; strawberry crisp delicious. Friendly service throughout.
Great tapas bar
Waitress was very helpful suggesting specialities. Had a very nice experience of tapas tastings. Unique and fresh ingredients. Would definitely come back.
Barsa has never let me down whenever I visit Charleston. Definitely a go-to in Charleston. The paella was amazing and the dates were still unbelievable. The only thing that was different was that they do not sell sangria by the pitcher anymore. Other than that, it was a really good time!
Interesting tapas with a low country flair
We ate inside in the dark yet open, high ceilings atmosphere since it was a bit warm outside. Shaded patio dining is available. Ordered the vegetable paella first thing since it is cooked when ordered and takes almost 45 minutes. They have meat and seafood paella too. Nice bar selection so we started with a Barsa Mule and red sangria, both of which were yummy. Ordered small plates of wreck fish (our least favorite), shrimp, leeks, and bread with tomato spread and cheese (delicious). Our food came out in a good order and we also tried the white sangria, which was very refreshing on a hot day. Good and helpful service.
We enjoyed the vegetarian paella and lot ...
We enjoyed the vegetarian paella and lots of tapas. Our favorites were the dates and stuffed peppers. The jazz is always great on Thursdays.
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!
Great Happy Hours
Enjoy the Paiea specials during HH - and love that they have their own parking lot!
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.
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