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About Este

Nestled between East Austin neighborhoods, Este celebrates fresh seafood, Mexican cuisine, and charcoal cooking. From the team behind the East 6th favorite, Suerte, Chef Fermin and restaurateur Sam Hellman-Mass are taking their love for masa coastal. 

In a location with a rich history, Este’s bright dining spaces, artisan decor and spacious outdoor deck bring the energy of seaside towns to East Austin. An extensive wine list and vibrant coastal-inspired cocktails are the perfect pairing for aguachiles, ceviches, oysters y otros mariscos!

Chef Fermín Nuñez

A native of Torreon, Mexico, Chef Fermin Nunez is influenced by the flavors of his home country and has dedicated himself to finding creative ways of translating these flavors into unique and exciting dishes throughout his career. After moving to Austin in 2009, Chef Fermin spent the last decade in Austin at local favorites such as Launderette, La Condesa, and Uchiko, where he honed his style before opening Suerte with restaurateur Samuel Hellman-Mass. 

Chef Fermin has established himself as an industry leader both locally and nationally. Recently named among Food & Wine's Best Chefs, Núñez was also named Eater Austin Chef of the Year in 2018 and has been featured on Food Network, Netflix’s The Taco Chronicles, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Texas Monthly.