Chef Jason Donoho and Beverage Manager Josh Loving of Fino - Austin, TX

2905 San Gabriel Street #200
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 474-2908
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-4pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 11am-3pm

Beyond the perimeter of hip Austin sits Fino, a Mediterranean gem housed in a two-story office complex. The setting may be suburban but the Chef Jason Donoho’s Spanish-influenced cuisine is anything but. Just follow the colorful “FINO” sign and ascend the stairs to enjoy paellas with just the right ratio of soccarat for scraping and updated (addictive) almond gazpacho with cold-smoked grapes. Sommelier and bar man Josh Loving approaches pairings from new and old guard perspectives—he sticks with classic wine pairings but doesn’t shy away from mixing cocktails for pairings when the opportunity arises. Diners can sit on the open-air patio in good weather or settle into the modern, silver-streaked interior when Austin hits it high-heat peaks.

Recommended Dishes:
  • White Gazpacho of Almonds and Fresh Grape Juice with Garlic Croutons, Smoked Grapes, and Pedro Ximenez Sherry Reduction
  • Paella: Squid Ink Bomba Rice, Crispy Calamari, Smoked Paprika, Sherry Vinegar Aioli, Spring Onion Strips, Lemon Zest, and Lemon Wedges
  • Campari Swizzle: Campari, Velvet Falernum, White Rum, Vergano Americano Vermouth, and Lemon Juice

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