About Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar
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.
Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: noon - 10:00
Thursday - Saturday: noon - until
Sunday: 11:00 - 10:00 [Sunday BRUNCH 11:00-3:00]
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed our experience at Barsa. Our ...
We enjoyed our experience at Barsa. Our favorite part was the dessert. The chocolate cake was so good that I will come back just for that. I wasn't too comfortable with the parking location after dark. Needs more lighting back there for safety.
This place was an absolute treasure that ...
This place was an absolute treasure that I found on a whim. We were down in the Holy City for a bachelorette ladies weekend and this was the highlight of our trip. It was easy to make a reservation online for the perfect time for us. Though, the ideal hour of 7 pm seems to fill up quickly, so don't delay on making your reservation for this awesome joint! We were walking, so we ended up running about 5 minutes late but a quick phone call was met with a laugh and a "see you soon". The hostess was so sweet and funny, I wish I had caught her name so I could call her out for being awesome. Manager team of Barsa, your hostess that evening was a perfect ambassador and an amazing beginning to what ended up being the perfect dining experience.
Our server that evening was Tim, who was hands down the best server I've had in what feels like forever. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, made superb recommendations, and made us feel like we were VIPs. I don't know if I can rave about him enough. He was a delight and led us through an amazing experience from start to finish. He was incredibly accommodating when I pulled him aside to ask for to split our checks awkwardly (we wanted to treat the bride to be but also pay for our own drinks individually) but made magic happen and brought us champagne to celebrate with! I hate to say this, but I definitely think you should for ask for him next time you stop in...I probably will be.
Then there was the food. Holy cheesus, the food. It was perfection. Every bite was a little sliver of heaven. We each ordered two different plates to share and we enjoyed each one. Trying to pick a favorite was nigh impossible. The guys in the kitchen were on their A game that night and you could see the care on each plate.
I seriously don't have enough good things to say about this experience. Barsa, you're doing great! I can't wait to come back...we already are planning our return trip!
Excellent food, unique and different. We ...
Excellent food, unique and different. We were there on a Friday night and the noise level was very high, so just be aware. Service was outstanding - patient, fun, easygoing and attentive but not overly so. They were there to pick up plates as soon as they were empty!
Loved our time at Barsa! It was my mom's ...
Loved our time at Barsa! It was my mom's birthday and coordinating with the whole family was a bit of feat. Their staff took everything in stride, and made our dinner a fun and delicious event. Would recommend for any occasion!
My husband and I enjoyed out tapas dinne ...
My husband and I enjoyed out tapas dinner very much. There were more things we wanted to try so we'll be back for sure. The jazz band was excellent. Our server was very helpful in navigating the wine list. For dessert, my husband had the tawny port and proclaimed it de-lish!
Glad we made the effort to walk to Barsa ...
Glad we made the effort to walk to Barsa from our historic district hotel. Tapas were excellent and very well priced. $4 Sangria all day Thursday's and Happy Hour until 7 pm made for great prices. Plus Jazz night on Thursday made for a fun night.
A little further from the central hub, b ...
A little further from the central hub, but absolutely worth the short walk. The Happy Hour is outstanding and you absolutely get your moneys worth. The service was great, they were really helpful in suggestions and modifications for allergies.
Try everything, its all excellent.
Great new restaurant on Upper King away ...
Great new restaurant on Upper King away from everything. Graet tapas although some were a bit pricey. Live music on Thursday was a nice touch although a bit noisy for conversation. The highlight was the paella. Great dish which was worth the wait.
This place is pretty good, and makes a f ...
This place is pretty good, and makes a fair attempt at authentic Spanish cuisine. We did feel like our severs were kind of rushing us out at the end, despite it not being very busy. I think there are better restaurants in charleston, but this one is fun to go to for what it is.
Go here! We were so incredibly impressed ...
Go here! We were so incredibly impressed with our meal. We ordered four tapas and a dessert. It was divine! Get the mushrooms and goat cheese! Champignons! AWESOME. We also ordered a jamon & queso board that included two meats and the blue cheese. Perfect! The empanadas of the day were ground lamb and the stuffed peppers were perfected charred and cheesy roasted red peppers. We finished off with pistachio bread pudding. It was an awesome meal. Our total came to $72+ tip with the food above plus two glasses of wine and a beer. We will surely be back! Fantastic meal, unique vibe, great service. Loved it!
Barsa is one of our favorite spots. We h ...
Barsa is one of our favorite spots. We have shared it with many friends. The service is always excellent - Glad to see Avery back, but Trevor and Carolyn and Michael and others are all great. We miss Jen, though!
The broccolini, scallops, pork ribs, and ...
The broccolini, scallops, pork ribs, and champignons were wonderful, but the portions were skimpy, even for small plates. We made our reservation on OpenTable, but were disappointed to be seated next to the the bathroom hallway. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. The restaurant was very dim even though there was still daylight and the blinds were open. I like low lighting, but it would have been nice to have had the candle lit at our table and/or the blinds adjusted.
Awesome Tapas and Paella! I've studied a ...
Awesome Tapas and Paella! I've studied abroad in Spain, and their menu is a great representation of true Tapas and Paella! Plus awesome happy hour specials! And parking available, which is hard to come by in downtown Charleston.
Went to Barsa with a group of friends wh ...
Went to Barsa with a group of friends who recently traveled to Spain together. We all had a fabulous time. Both the food and the service were excellent! We all appreciated the free ample parking directly behind the restaurant. I plan to return for dinner outside in the courtyard when the weather cools down.
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