I brought some colleagues here for dinner this week and everyone was really pleased overall with the experience. The appetizers were fantastic- we had the hummous, dumplings and croquettas. Everyone enjoyed their entrees as well. It was packed- midweek at 6:00 and loud, but we were able to hear our conversation without difficulty.
the only problem we encountered was the incredibly loud music!
My go to spot whenever I visit San Francisco! The food is delicious and great variety for my gluten free & vegetarian friends.
Good food, fun experience.
This restaurant is very busy during lunch hour. I reserved a normal table outside but when I went there they had only a high table, which was in the sun. The food and service are great, but I wish that I could get the table that I reserved.
Celebrating a new position for a co worker
Good spot for lunch. No dishes in particularly wow'ed me, but it's got a diverse menu so good if you are bringing people who like to try new things. The Briwat was delicious. Typical SF lunch prices.
Very loud and food came out slow but everything tasted super good.
bug in food and staff was very nonchalant about it
Terrific Spanish tapas restaurant. Excellent food, great service.
Just wish they would’ve been more accommodating about seating us at the tables since I was in early for my reservation
We were initially seated at a row of tables that was just fine, but then 5 min later, the hostess asked if we wanted a quieter booth, which was so thoughtful! Our server was so kind and helpful and didn’t rush us even after we were the last ones there at 10pm. The food was delicious; best octopus I’ve ever had.
It was a pleasure to dine at Barcha. We received a warm welcome from the owner, Kais, and were expertly attended to by Noah. It was a treat to sit outside on a pleasant SF evening. The food was excellent. I had my delicious favorites and we tried some new dishes as well. I will return as I intend to work my way through the entire menu!
The food was great. The only glitch was that someone had taken our reservation! When we got to the hostess she said someone had already claimed the reservation - very strange. Don't know how that happened, but we were seated shortly after.
Fantastic food and great ambiance.
(1) The music was too loud, at times sounded like rap music.
(2) The front door was open the whole time we were there. A strong cold draft blew through the restaurant during the whole meal. We sat inside to get away from the cold wind.
(3) The falafel sandwich was open on both ends. One of the balls fell out onto the plate. Sauce oozed out constantly. A horrible mess. Nice taste but not worth getting your good cloths soiled.
(4) Service was a bit slow.
The other two courses were good. My dining companion was pleased with his food.
The food and service at Barcha were outstanding. Great salads, hummus and wine! Very noisy at lunch, however - hard to hold a conversation.
7 dollars for a mint tea and 5 for a ice tea. No thanks
Checkin wasn’t nice. We had 6 people and needed to get in and out quickly. One person didn’t show up on time because their meeting ran late but we had his order and they made us wait. In the future, it would make sense to just charge me for every person and let us order 6 meals rather than having us needlessly wait. Change our reservation to 5 people knowing that the other person would come and ordering for him.
Rafael, I apologize for the experience you had while checking in. It is our policy to only seat completed parties, however there are always exceptions to that rule and this should have been one of them. I will address this with our team. Please ask for me next time you visit, so I can make sure your experience is up to the standards that we expect and that you deserve. Again, my apologies and thank you for your feedback. Chrissy
Good food, tempting lemonade flavors, good lunch spot. Service missed for us, quite slow for cbd location. Hard close at 2:30, so it late lunch, consider other locations. Quality of food was good.
The service was terrible. Slow, unresponsive, and short with us. The food was just okay, i wish there was a kabab option for lunch.
This used to be a regular business lunch spot for me but recently I’ve been very disappointed with Barcha’s customer service. The host staff is rude and often fighting with one another. Tables are on top of one another, and the noise levels (inside and outside) are not conducive for business meals.
Noise level is pronounced. My only other negative is the Hummus Appetizer portion has gotten pretty small. Food quality is very good.
Used to rave about this place for great food and speed. They still have great food but last two visits have been super slow with it taking almost an hour to get our food last time, so had to get it to go. I don't think they've learned how to manage through the burden of success yet.
Food is delicious, but gets pricey quickly if you add protein to anything. Quite noisy inside, get an outdoor table if the weather is good!
Awesome food. We went there to sample the appetizers and fell in love with the dumplings.
We had a great lunch at Barcha! The food and service were amazing. The chicken croquettes were delicious! We both had different salads, one with grilled shrimp and one with salmon, both were excellent. I will definitely go back again.
Appetizers were very good; beef dumpling and octopus.
The main dishes are expensive but very tasty. A nice place for also drinks and appetizers only.
Food was good. I kind of felt like a sardine though as it was very crowded but probably because the food is so good.
Service was horrible! Food was great.
We apologize that our service was not up to par. Please ask for a manager next time you visit. We hope to make it up to you soon. Thanks, again. Chrissy
Birthday lunch for coworker
Been here before and had great experiences. This time, however, I brought a business colleague here for lunch and it was a disaster. I had a 12:45m reservation outside and checked in 30 mins early. I checked in a few more times and they kept putting me off. Finally I checked in again at 12:48 and the woman acted like she had never seen me and was going to seat us at the bar. I put my foot and said no. They seated outside. We ordered. 30 minutes after we had put in our food order they brought me my two small plates and not my friend’s. We waited and another 10 minutes passed when they came out to tell us they couldn’t bring his dish because they ran out of rice. ????? He ordered the chicken wrap sandwich no onions. And they immediately brought out his dish full of onions. They finally brought him his dish at least 50 minutes I to our wait. Embarrassing.
We are so sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience on your last visit. We will address each issue that you mentioned with our staff and do our best to not let these mistakes happen again. Please ask for the manager next time you stop by, so that we can make sure your experience is up to our standards. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed to review. We hope to make it up to you soon. Thanks, again, Chrissy
I would say YES only to the food. Service was bad. Apparently we need to asked 4 times to get our water refilled. And one of our order was missing (i totally forgot to check my bill at the end. but is ok)
One of my favorite places for Mediterranean food! I always leave this spot with a smile on my face and a belly full of food.
The food was good and the ambience was very cheerful and beautiful. The server was hard to find and also had a attitude.
I've been to Barcha quite a few times since it opened and have always been impressed by the food and service. I have to admit though that I do know the owners and some of the staff so I'm a bit jaded. The only problem at this last visit was that there was a bit of confusion on what I ordered. I don't think my server explained the dish well, or I just didn't quite understand so I was a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, I will eat there again and highly recommend it. It's always busy and is a neighborhood favorite so lunch reservations are highly recommended.
Thank god it was a business meal. I am shocked they are charging $24 for a fried rice that is just a little above average quality.
It was quite loud and cold outside. We were slightly too far away from the heat lamp.
The food was okay but for the money, not what it could be. I ordered the spicy chicken wrap and it had more lettuce than meat. For $22 dollars, I think that it should have been a lot more substantial. It was like eating a lettuce sandwich.
The rice dish looked like it was missing something. Just some shaved lamb over a bed of saffron rice- could have made the presentation a bit nicer.
Hummus was very tasty- the best thing they have going.