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
This was our second time dining at Barsa ...
This was our second time dining at Barsa and it was just as good as our first experience in April . I recognized one of the waitresses as being the hostess from our last visit. In a college town it's good to see some of the same people working during the summer. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We ordered lots of dishes and shared them all. The calamari was one of the tables favorites, everyone commented it's tenderness. We also had smoked pork empanadas which had great flavor.
The food at Barsa is high quality and reasonably priced I would definitely recommend this to everyone
Barsa is a fun experience, the food is o ...
Barsa is a fun experience, the food is outstanding and the lively crowd makes it interesting.
The seafood pallela is the very best and we love so many other of the tapas style foods we tend to over order! Its a very social way to dine because we usually share all the items and they come out of the kitchen as they are done.
We have introduced many friends to Barsa, and they all love the experience!
When the menu states to tell your waitre ...
When the menu states to tell your waitress about any food allergies and you do.
Then special attention should be paid to the food coming out.
2 of the tapas we ordered came out with onions on the side, they should have been NEVER been put on the plate. Then the Paella which was the main reason why we went there came out full of onions after we had EXPLICITLY stated the my wife was ALLERGIC to onions.
My whole dinner was ruined! we traveled from Myrtle Beach just to dine there because they made Paella.
The service was great. We felt very wel ...
The service was great. We felt very welcome. Very laid back atmosphere. The food and wine were excellent. I will go again soon and I will recommend it to my friends. I have never thought much of Spanish wine. Our waitress introduced us to a delicious one. Can't remember the name. It was at the top of the list of Spanish wines. Well worth the price.
We love Barsa. The croquttes, empenadas, ...
We love Barsa. The croquttes, empenadas, and especially the Paella. The best part is the rice that gets to the edge of the pan and gets juse a little bit crispy. Great place for a date or friends getting together.
I went to Barsa for lunch with a friend ...
I went to Barsa for lunch with a friend - there was plenty of free parking and the food was all absolutely delicious. We had various tapas items, all of which were beautifully prepared and totally yummy. Highly recommended. On Thursday evenings they also have live jazz 7-10pm and $4 sangrias.
Stopped here for a quick bite after shop ...
Stopped here for a quick bite after shopping down King for awhile. Barsa is a little far off King, but definitely walkable. We ordered the Patatas Bravas (great, could have used more aioli) and the Albondigas (lamb meatballs). Wish we would have ordered the croquette - but alas, we were trying to keep it at the snack level and not go overboard!
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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