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Licha's Cantina, Austin, TX
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Licha's Cantina

4.7
4.7
148 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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 148 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

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  1. M

    Makay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The brisket tacos are the bomb! So flavorful! I will have to return
  2. JM

    JasonM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    We went on a very cold day. Apparently , they have some door in the back that staff must go in and out of regularly. We were freezing. Everyone ate with their coats on. I’m sure this in unusual. The food was very good. The service was OK. We moved to a different table initially to move away from the speaker because we couldn’t have a real conversation because of the music initially. Little surprised that they don’t have coffee. Again, the food was very good. I think our encounter was not the norm.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my parents for Christmas eve lunch and had a good time. Restaurant hadn’t heated up and I was cold, but other than that, everything was great! I recommend the watermelon margarita!
  4. AL

    AbbeyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, as always! It was a little loud in the back, so it was sometimes difficult to hear one another, but overall, delicious food and ambience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was so good. Flavors were something special.
  6. CR

    ChrisR

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food excellent lively atmosphere, music is loud, waiters helpful
  7. l

    lindsey

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Austin! I have been coming here for the past 5 years - will always be my first stop when I’m in town.
  8. LG

    LarryG

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very impressive; delicious and portions were very ample. And while the margaritas were tasty, $12 for basically an ounce of tequila seems a little steep. Service was a little haphazard as well; waiter seemed to disappear for long stretches of time and had to wait 20 minutes from sitting to ordering a drink. Maybe just an off night as it was a Sunday evening...
  9. M

    Martin

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Mexican food served in a cool, funky little space. Great Margaritas, queso app, and tacos. Service was quick and friendly, lively atmosphere even at 5:30pm. Lots of fun and a great meal.
  10. R

    Reba

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    It was more of a Family get together. We had some San Antonio members that have never been there. The inside table was nice but uncomfortably HOT. The Mezcal Martinis we’re very overpriced and Not worth the $$$. The food and service were Great. We will return again but not till the weather is cooler.
  11. RV

    RonaldV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent traditional food. Outside kitchen and great drinks. The goat tacos and snapper are amazing.
  12. F

    Falcon

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smiling hostess greeted us and seated us immediately. Very good margarita (spicy for Maya) accompanied by very good salsa. Especially the verde. Loved both of our meals - is was difficult to decide and they arrived fast! Highly recommended!
  13. J

    Jenjen

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious! All the dishes had wonderful flavors and fresh ingredients. The slow roasted pork was really tender in a nicely seasoned savory sauce. House margarita with spicy salt rim was tasty too. We ate inside which is charming. Nice front patio with fans. Friendly staff.
  14. C

    Clove

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Was a little warm inside but overall a great meal and fabulous drinks
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious! We got the Ceviche as an appetizer and it was probably the best Ceviche I’ve ever had! Highly recommend the Lupita Margarita ( it had watermelon infused tequila) Our waiter was very kind and attentive helping us with making our food decisions. Our entrees were incredible - Gorditas and the Enchiladas en Mole Verde con carnitas. All in all we loved the vibe and will definitely be returning!
  16. EB

    EsterB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My ex co workers and I love to get together for happy hour twice a month. We tried Lichas’s happy hour for the first time and loved all their options. Everything we ordered was delicious and the portions was a perfect size! Our waitress was so welcoming and recommended most of what we ordered! We give her a 5 star in all her recommendations! This place is going down on our top 5 places for happy hour or just because list!
  17. H

    Hannah

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Licha’s is my favorite restaurant, & once again, it did not disappoint. We had wonderful and attentive waitstaff, who filled our water before we asked (crucial for Texas heat) & yet we’re not at all overbearing. The food was divine. The drinks were so yummy. Will definitely be back soon!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place right off the bat reminded me of being back in old east Austin visiting my grandma. The hostess was very welcoming and all the staff was SO friendly. Had a margarita which was amazingly made. Not too much mix and was just right with the taquilla. Got a great buzz off of one, definitely a plus! Ordered the Al Pastor tacos, which out of all the places I've been too honestly was my favorite because it reminded me of home made food and the fact its served on a skillet, win! Sat outside next to the casa which was an excellent location, great spot to just chill and relax. Watching people come and go and the music... reminded me of being a kid back at grandma's house in old east Austin. I have to go back. Love this place. Thank you all who run that authentic nostalgic charm; Hostess, Waiter, Cook, Bartender, and Busser. Gracias a todos!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the food and atmosphere!!
  20. SN

    SamuelN

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as usual!
  21. LB

    LaurenB

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  22. P

    Parke

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great flavors and service!
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. JG

    JasonG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, ambiance, and service!
  26. SH

    SarahH

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Mexican food!!
  27. 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.
  28. K

    Kelly

    Memphis/West TN

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funky and lively atmosphere and delicious food. Not your every day Mexican food but something special.
  29. 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.
  30. S

    Shivani

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best little spot to go to. Laid back, fun, great food and drinks , and amazing staff
  31. d

    davidl

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 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.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food and service
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Margaritas and food are excellent!
  38. 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
  39. SP

    SheilaP

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and delicious food! Outdoor dining was delightful
  40. 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.

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 148 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 20 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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