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.
Enchiladas a la Potosina
Guajillo salsa soaked tortillas layered with potatoes and chorizo, queso asadero, black refried beans, crema, queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo, escabeche
beef tongue, guajillo-peanut salsa, escabeche, avocado salsa, queso fresco
tuetano, champinon, or mole con pollo
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!
Wonderful traditional Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. Service and drinks are excellent.
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!
Great birthday experience
Burris tacos w consommé were delicious
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Generous servings and drinks.
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 !
Great ambiance but the quality of food here is a joke compared to all the other restaurants in Austin
Excellent service. Amazing food.
So good and authentic!!
Great, casual place. Will come back again and again because the food is exceptional. Great prices and fantastic service.
Little cold outside and the lamp wasn’t near us
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!
It was excellent. The food was delicious and well prepared. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. We’d definitely go back.
Definitely recommend. Excellent food, service, and fun ambiance.
Expected more. Food was ok. Not great. Music was loud. Service was good.
Always so delicious
A great find! Great vibe and unique fare... fantastic tortillas served piping hot. We will be back!
Awesome happy hour. Thanks for the safe and clean environment!
Great service and food!
Amazing vibes. Good covid safety thanks to the outdoor dining. AMAZING unique food.
We enjoyed out time here. Food was good. Service was good.
The setting was very nice and the food excellent. Service was very impressive and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the food
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.
Chill cantina with solid Mexican food in an old house on the east side.
Lovely outdoor area. Tasty food. Make a reservation to avoid wait times!
Delicious & distinctive cervice. Sublime lengua taco dish. Well made mezcal Manhattan.
Unique menu, friendly service, delicious salsa and beautiful patio
Authentic mexican food, it was delicious loved it 👌🏽
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!
Great drinks. Very good food. Fantastic service. Was not our first time and definitely won't be our last.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great drinks, food, and service! I love this place!
Great venue with a funky vibe. Attentive staff and delicious food
Excellent service. AMAZING authentic food. 10/10 recommend
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!
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.