Licha's Cantina

4.8
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
BIENVENIDO A LICHA’S…
Located in the heart of East 6th Street, Licha’s has become a niche restaurant for Austinites craving a bite of interior México. The restaurant is named after owner, Daniel Brooks’ mother, Alicia “Licha” Rivera, The atmosphere at Licha’s is casual and familiar. When you are here, you are in our home and we want to cater to you.

Inspired by the Mexican soulfood cooking that we were raised with, our menu is prepared by a team of passionate cooks. All of our masa products are made fresh and daily in-house and our proteins are thoughtfully brined and braised with a medley of herbs and spices.

If you’re interested in distilled agave products, Licha’s offers a large range of tequilas, mescales, bacanoras and sotoles.

Lichas’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help should you have any questions about any of our dishes or menu options.

What 71 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Taryn
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dining alone at the bar and a first timer to the restaurant and city. I’m from California and had high expectations for Mexican food. Everything was delicious. The drinks-strong but not overwhelming- the salsas- smoky and with a kick (depending), tacos were so. good. Dining alone I ate the meet, onions, and pineapple with the corn chips instead of corn tortillas (although I did have 1 or 2 of those as well) because portions were generous. Excited at the idea of going back in the future!

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful traditional Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. Service and drinks are excellent.

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AustinEats
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Licha's was an amazing experience. The service was impeccable, the spicy margaritas were amazing, and overall the experience was really nice. Definitely would recommend!

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vipRobD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience
Burris tacos w consommé were delicious

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vipRodneyH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mexican cuisine. Generous servings and drinks.

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KellyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my birthday from out of town. Saw many local recs to come here for happy hour and it did not disappoint. We were seated right outside and had great service. The happy hour menu is great and we tried a variety of items and drinks and were happy with the price as well. Would definitely recommend for good unique food and happy hour as it’s a fun cute spot !

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hahahah

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Great ambiance but the quality of food here is a joke compared to all the other restaurants in Austin

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So good and authentic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, casual place. Will come back again and again because the food is exceptional. Great prices and fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Peru
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Little cold outside and the lamp wasn’t near us

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CaitlinB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their back patio was perfect for a chilly night, they had it partially enclosed with heaters but still had air flow for safety. The drinks were wonderful and the dishes reminded me of actual Mexico City comfort food, planning my next visit soon!

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vipKristie48
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. The food was delicious and well prepared. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. We’d definitely go back.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend. Excellent food, service, and fun ambiance.

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AustinFoodie
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expected more. Food was ok. Not great. Music was loud. Service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so delicious

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SherylSays
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great find! Great vibe and unique fare... fantastic tortillas served piping hot. We will be back!

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour. Thanks for the safe and clean environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibes. Good covid safety thanks to the outdoor dining. AMAZING unique food.

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mike
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed out time here. Food was good. Service was good.

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Duskyman
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was very nice and the food excellent. Service was very impressive and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the food

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RayL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. A little pricey but well worth it. Our only complaint was that mosquitoes kept attacking us. We brought our dog, so we obviously sat outside, but the mosquitoes were just terrible that day.

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jeffn
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Chill cantina with solid Mexican food in an old house on the east side.

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Lexi512
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area. Tasty food. Make a reservation to avoid wait times!

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vipRodneyH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & distinctive cervice. Sublime lengua taco dish. Well made mezcal Manhattan.

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JennaP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu, friendly service, delicious salsa and beautiful patio

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ArturoC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic mexican food, it was delicious loved it 👌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved to the neighborhood and are so happy we found this gem! Authentic food, great music, friendly and attentive staff...we’ll be back soon...and often!

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KenG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks. Very good food. Fantastic service. Was not our first time and definitely won't be our last.

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vipdineaustex
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Loved the food! Service was great. Might need to wait to visit establishment until it’s cool outside. It was hot inside and all doors were open. At 5pm in August in Texas - not ideal.

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arthkitch
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner

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MalB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing experience. I always love Licha's but am pretty sure this time of day was a winner. Took my bf here for the first time and I am super happy with the first impression he had- he's super picky. There could have been louder music and less mosquitos, but the food was phenomenal, the tables were well spaced, and our waiter was super attentive.

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Yoce
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Licha's Cantina is the best Mexican restaurant that I have found in Austin. They have homemade tortillas, huaraches, gorditas, and salsas. They have a great cocktail menu and a very homie vibe. The staff is always attentive and ready to help. The happy runs from 4:00 to 6:00 during week days and it has many food items and cocktails on it. Great patio seating is available as well. Basically, you MUST go to Licha's Cantina!

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ChelseaC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience since COVID hit and we were a little nervous. The staff at LICHAs went above and beyond from preparing us before we arrived through the ordering process and dining. All was in a covered outdoor space, all staff had masks, lots of precautions. The food was AMAZING as usual- no compromises there! It was a wonderful experience highly recommend. Special thanks to all at LICHAs who go above and beyond for guests.

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AdrianaM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, and service! I love this place!

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LouS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with a funky vibe. Attentive staff and delicious food

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Kayleigh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. AMAZING authentic food. 10/10 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out front on the porch and had an excellent experience! We’ve always enjoyed every meal at Licha’s and this was no different!

FAQs

Licha's Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 480-5960.

Licha's Cantina is rated 4.8 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.