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Licha's Cantina, Austin, TX

Licha's Cantina

4.6
4.6
129 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.

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Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Love the food and atmosphere!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside and it was very comfortable. I guess that’s a bonus of dining at 8:30 PM. Food was delicious as always, and our server and food runners were very kind and patient!

  3. P

    Parke

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great flavors and service!

  4. LY

    LindsayY

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I just moved to Austin and went here to try out a new spot. We will definitely be back! The food and drinks were fantastic. Truly the best meal we’ve had in Austin. Service was TOP notch. Atmosphere was amazing and authentic and brought us so much joy.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Server forgot to put in our order and lacked attention

  6. JG

    JasonG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, ambiance, and service!

  7. SH

    SarahH

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic Mexican food!!

  8. FG

    FaridG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, super-friendly and fun with great tequila sommelier.

  9. K

    Kelly

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Funky and lively atmosphere and delicious food. Not your every day Mexican food but something special.

  10. TD

    TaraD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. The ambiance was quaint and intimate, yet casual and cozy.

  11. S

    Shivani

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The best little spot to go to. Laid back, fun, great food and drinks , and amazing staff

  12. d

    davidl

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The restaurant has a nice relaxing atmosphere. Friendly and professional wait staff. The red snapper was great. I was disappointed with the crispy brisket tacos. The meat was cut into cubes that were not crispy and did not have much flavor.

  13. AB

    ABay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is great! Super good deal at happy hour, and the food was all delicious. If you’re a spice fan, the salsa is amazing.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food as always

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food and service

  16. BB

    BethB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Licha's! Great happy hour menu, great unique food choices, great drinks, and great vibe. Service never disappoints and the whole atmosphere is just relaxed and fun.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    I love Licha’s but I was not aware of a special menu for the evening. My guest has extreme food allergies, which based on the normal menu, she found items she could eat. We were very disappointed to find the items we pre-selected were not available. To add to dismay, the items which were available were double the price of normal menu items. Definitely won’t return for a special occasion again. Love the regular menu, though. Excellent food, beautiful restaurant, not the best one-time experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Margaritas and food are excellent!

  19. r

    reginae

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome! This lace was everything and More. The drinks were great the food was beyond

  20. SP

    SheilaP

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service and delicious food! Outdoor dining was delightful

  21. CM

    CMA24

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun spot with good food and drinks. Best queso I’ve had, and really enjoyed tacos.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    An old house type of place. I appreciated the uniqueness of it. I ordered a coffee, however there is no type of creamer/milk other than rice milk. Food was ok, my bf liked it more than me. To me food was not hot enough temp wise, especially the tortillas. I ended up getting a margarita at end of meal and that was excellent. Probably wouldn’t ever go back though, only because I feel , being Mexican there is better and our server was missing a lot of the time.

  23. N

    Neesy

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Lichas. It was a very great experience. The drinks are amazing, I had a watermelon margarita. The queso fundido with chorizo is scrumptious. The whole menu looked so good but we actually ended up ordering appetizers and starters we were too full for a full lunch plate. The leftovers were also taken home, devoured by my husband. We will definitely be back to Licha's. The staff are also very nice, made you comfortable and did not rush us. Excited to return. Everything is yummy

  24. LA

    LeahA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good homestyle Mexican food with great drink options. So happy we final got a reservation!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small, intimate dining experience with low lighting and great food! Would recommend!!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the service was great.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was amazing!

  28. AM

    AMFNYC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great happy hour specials. We arrived early for a dinner reservation and felt lucky to have the specials and everything was delicious.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour drinks and food. Did not even have to venture to the regular dinner menu. Outstanding happy hour value! Will be back!

  30. T

    Tony

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    It was ok. I think a bit over priced for the cocktails we got. Size to value. Place is not as clean as we expected.

  31. D

    Deeatx

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Uncomfortably busy on a Saturday night, even with a reservation. My table for 2 was set awkwardly near the entrance of the already overly crowded back room. In the middle of eating, we were asked if they could take the extra chairs and menus codes at our table for the party that they were setting up directly behind us. This party was set up so close that we personally had to LIFT our table to get into at least a more functional position in the restaurant. At this point we felt rushed and unwelcomed. The Alambre tacos were wack. Literally no love put into the flavor.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food and drinks! Only thing I will complain about is how hot it is inside! I thought there would be AC, but no.

  33. LL

    LovinLifeATx

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Licha's was great! We ordered off the Happy Hour menu and loved our quesadilla and other item. Also, my Horchata Rum drink was delish! We felt like we were in Mexico- it was wonderful! It took a couple of weeks to be able to get make reservations for the night and time we could go; but it was defiinitely worth the wait. Also it was nice to be able to just go casual to dinner in a pair of shorts and tshirt.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really good, would definitely go again. Not outstanding but very enjoyable for a quick meal

  35. JA

    JordanAllen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, authentic Tex mex with great service. Highly recommend!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always. Our waiter was spot on with suggestions. The place is a little louder even outside but it wasn’t too much

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Our server was a no show most of the time.. He didn’t really came to check on us. I kind of had to wave at him to get his attention.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Miguel was amazing as always!! Love coming to Licha’s cause you’ll never be disappointed! HIGHLY recommend

  39. ST

    SteveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated at our reservation time, waiter was outstanding with knowledge of menu, recommendations, attentive but not overly so. Very pleasant experience and we will certainly put Licha's on our list of regular spots.

  40. SP

    SteveP

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    There is no wheel chair access except through the alley. We were stuck in the outdoor patio where the bar next door was competing for music volume and the mosquitos were having a field day. Food was great but expensive. Service was spot on. Maybe it is for the younger crowd.

FAQs

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

Licha's Cantina is rated 4.6 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today
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

  • 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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