"Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture and food but if there is one thing Spaniards share it's their love of food and drink."
- Jose Andres Puerta
SER is the winner of the Ballston Business Improvement District's 2014 Restaurant Challenge. Since our opening we've been honored to be on the top restaurant lists in the Washingtonian, Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and more.
SER serves authentic cuisine from Spain in a casual and friendly setting. Dining with us takes you on a gastronomical journey and cultural adventure throughout every region of our beloved Spain.
Consider us your foodie friends from Spain who have a professional kitchen, sharp cooking skills, and a comfortable house where you hang out any time of the day or night.
Welcome home to SER where things are meant to be like they are in Spain:
Simple, Easy and Real.
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
- Walt Disney
SER is a lifelong dream come true for Javier and Christiana Candon. Ever since they met each other over a decade ago, they've dreamt of opening a neighborhood eatery that would be an extension of their own home, a place to meet old friends and make new friends over food and wine that warms the heart and soul.
In 2014 the opportunity to transform that dream into reality arose. While sipping a tempranillo at home on a cold January evening and perusing Twitter, they came across a tweet announcing the Ballston Business Improvement District's first ever "Restaurant Challenge". The Challenge was to find the perfect restaurant concept to go into 1110 North Glebe Road, a location just a few blocks away from their home.
With a clink of their wine glasses and a whole lot of hard work, determination and several sleepless nights Javier and Christiana, along with their two small children, began a beautiful journey to make their dream come true.
"No one has ever become poor by giving."
- Anne Frank
Giving back to our own community has always played a big role in our lives. For each and every meal served at SER, we donate $0.25 to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Through our partnership with AFAC, we hope to inspire and motivate everyone who dines with us to help our neighbors in need.Donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center