Licha's Cantina

4.8
88 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 88 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here always treats their guests with the best, thank y’all!

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vipLauraK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better margaritas! Sat inside, but would have enjoyed the outside setting even more. I would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Loved it!

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KatieG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely love Lichas. I've been three times. The food and drinks are consistently wonderful. Cannot recommend their tocinada quesadilla or cochinita pibil enough!

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EduardoR
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Can’t wait to come back

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vipTsjake
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed drinks and appetizers during Happy Hour. Service was impeccable, drinks and food were excellent. I would highly recommend.

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TaniaO
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Good margarita special. Liked the energy. Great service.

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CharlesW
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to hang, drink, and eat. This was only my 2nd time. We had a very heavy handed margaritas, some nice cheap beers, and queso fundido. The fundido was probably the best I've had. Throw the spicy salsa into the mix, fuhghettaboutit!

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ErnieB
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting Austin, folks recommended we dine here. You definitely need reservations. The restaurant, a home converted into restaurant, has a great vibe. The food and drinks are awesome! Service is outstanding! Great Mexican food!

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SarahM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and very generous portions! Great outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great spot to enjoy with friends and family!

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Javier
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great as always! We felt comfortable with how they've adapted to social distancing, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, authentic food, pleasant ambiance.

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Chuck
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks and service were all incredible. Social distancing is still in effect. This is one of my favorite Austin restaurants.

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DerkM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best happy hours around! Margarita so goooood.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional food, not your average Tex Mex this is authentic Mexican regional food

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Taryn
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
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 on February 23, 2021
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
7 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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vipMicahF
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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vipAudrey
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
2 reviews
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
5 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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vipBrianaC
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends, great vibes! Highly recommend the cochita pibil! My friend swears it was the best she’s ever have

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AF
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
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
New Orleans
17 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

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 88 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.