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Licha's Cantina

#133 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3302
+1 512-480-5960
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So damn good. In a city known for it's great Mexican and Tex-Mex, this one stands out. Not to be missed. Highly recommend.

Thank Yuri P
Fredericksburg, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the hamburger---wow!! Such a creative bun...cooked to perfect temp, wonderful flavors! Excellent service!! Open late, too!

Thank calbrecan
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and drinks with friend. Dishes are unique- Chicken Thigh Tacos, and Zucchini and Squash quesadillas. Guacamole was amazing and topped with pumpkin seeds. Very popular with locals.

Thank Jessica P
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a fun, hip place to dine on the East Side of Austin. Their chili con caso includes chorizo sausage, guacamole and several types of cheese served with homemade corn tortillas. Very tasty. My daughter had a posole stew made with lamb. My husband's beef ribs were very tender and the accompanying vegetables were also good. I had some... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

We arrived at Licha's and were informed we would have a 45 minute wait for a table. Fine we said, we would have a drink at the bar. As soon as we received our drinks we were informed our table was ready. With a very strong margarita and rose wine in hand we headed to our table to peruse the... More 

Thank Canadatom1
Austin, TX
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in Austin. One of my favorite dishes here is the lengua sopecitas dish. Do yourself a favor and order some. Might be the best lengua in Austin!

Thank atxtravelinman
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

I was charmed by the atmosphere and the food. Instead of mains we ordered an assortment of appetizers to share. The huitlacoche tacos were to die for. The margarita, while a bit pricey, was delicious.

Thank Cristina T
Canyon Lake, Texas
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This is a great little spot to eat in east Austin. Kind of a rustic eclectic ambiance. Lots of room. You can also eat outside, which we did on one visit. And rockin' chicha music in the background... Ah, the food! I loved the Huitlacoche quesadillas, as did my daughter. (Huitlacoche is corn smut, but maybe don't think of it... More 

Thank Paluxysaurus
Austin, Texas
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Great food and drinks. Always busy. Super funky interior and a large outside covered area. The drinks are fantastic. The service is generally good, although sometimes can have a few issues.

Thank Gary N
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Out of the way for those without a car, this restaurant is in a converted house and is comfortable and inviting. )We were there on a cold night so there was not outside activity.) The food is Mexican and tasty with a varied menu. The service is quick but the overall pace of the restaurant is not at all hurried.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-480-5960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?