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Licha's Cantina, Austin, TX

Licha's Cantina

4.7
4.7
247 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 480-5960
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Brooks
  • Catering
    Please visit our website to get more detailed information on our private events or by calling the restaurant 512.480.5960 lichascatina.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website to get more detailed information on our private events or by calling the restaurant 512.480.5960 lichascatina.com
  • Neighborhood
    East Austin
  • Cross street
    Attayac & Navasota
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Mexican

  • Austin

    Mexican

247 Reviews
  1. MatthewC

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I was really disappointed with my experience this time. I have been coming to Lichas for a while now. They sat us 25 minutes after our reservation time after I had to ask 3 times if they could. There were 2 large parties that they did not want to expedite so finally they put together smaller tables so they could sit our party. 2 of the tables they put together were the same height but 1 was about 6 inches lower to the ground and it was hard for people seated there to see others so we asked if they would use another empty table that was the same size. We went back and fourth a bit with them saying it wouldn't fit until they finally agreed to try. It did fit, however they made the entirety of our party stand up and wait somewhere else even though there were only 3 of us sitting at that end table. I am not saying this was the worst experience of my life, however it felt like the staff really didn't want us to be there and I felt like there was some retaliatory behavior to us wanting to be seated on time for our reservation. The food here is still great though. Everyone in our party did enjoy the food after we were finally sat and able to eat. I would still recommend Lichas, however not if you have a group larger than 4.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such amazing food. The service was so good and the drinks were to die for! Thanks for hosting our bachelorette

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  3. Rilo

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    For the price the food is subpar. My steak was not seasoned and tasted off. The corn was bland and watery.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, tasty food, great happy hour. We will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance here is the amazing. Services is great as well!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter she was awesome kept up work everything even though it was a busy day

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  7. AmandaH

    Central Texas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4th time eating here. Always delicious! Great margaritas too!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience each time I go. Only one comment: the servers like to disappear for long periods of time so if you need anything you have to catch them.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time! Cocktails and food were both solid. Great service. Comfortable vibe and ambiance.

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  10. gabym

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu sounded delicious. I love ordered a drink that had tequila instead of mezcal. The one brought to me was clearly mezcal as it had a smoky flavor. I tried to tell our waitress but she initially said it was tequila until I described the flavor. She took it back. The sopes had a bread like texture. Weird. Since it’s corn masa. The toppings were delicious so I just sure that. My bf ordered the shrimp/fish tacos which were great!! Super loud. Hard to have a conversation but I did enjoy the upbeat music.

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FAQs

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

Licha's Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Licha's Cantina

1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3302

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Attayac & Navasota
  • Neighborhood
    East Austin
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Brooks
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 480-5960
  • Catering
    Please visit our website to get more detailed information on our private events or by calling the restaurant 512.480.5960 lichascatina.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website to get more detailed information on our private events or by calling the restaurant 512.480.5960 lichascatina.com
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