March 07, 2012
58 Line St. (Downtown)
Lunch & Dinner
Chef Cole Poolaw crafts a menu of classic Spanish tapas. Expect tasty nibbles.
Barsa’s Spanish-inspired menu has made it a favorite among locals. A hearty selection of meats includes an 18-month Serrano ham, six-month chorizo, and Alto Adige speck. Barsa offers a solid list of Old and New World wines, well-prepared cocktails, and attentive service. Daily croquettes, fried manchego cheese, and pork ribs are perfect dishes to enjoy with a fruit-forward glass of tempranillo. When time isn’t an issue, order one of the three paella options — they’re discounted during happy hour — and make sure to check out the daily specials, particularly sangria night on Thursdays. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2015)
kalem says... The interior is polished and the staff welcoming. However our food was luke warm ( the croquettes & skewers) and without much flavor. The menu is limited and nothing surprising, we definitely could tell there wasn't much effort put into it. The wine list also needs more diversity and depth. ★★★★★
joshl725 says... Had dinner here last night and thought it was fantastic. Started off with the Pisco Disco and it was so damn good. A little too good as i finished it pretty quickly. Wednesday is also half price wine but my finance wasn't interested in drinking last night and I know I would have had a crucial headache if i finished a bottle on my own. We had the ceviche, salad, and garlic mushrooms to start off and they were all great. My favorite had to be the ceviche. We then had the seafood paella. The seafood was great but i found the rice to be rather salty. Service was great and venue beautiful. I definitely recommend. ★★★★★
Colleen says... Had dinner on Friday with my fiance. Loved the interior and the very reasonably priced wine list. We had 5-6 of the tapas and the chicken and chorizo paella. The only slight disappointment was the patatas bravas, which were basically french fries with a blank sauce. However, the rest of the food items we ordered were delicious. This is the first tapas place I've gone to in Charleston that actually serves true Spanish tapas, not just anything in a small plate size. We will definitely be back! ★★★★★