Located in the heart of East 6th Street, Licha’s Cantina has become a niche restaurant for Austinites craving a bite of interior México. The restuarant is named after owner, Daniel Brooks’ mother, Alicia “Licha” Rivera, who is one of six children raised by Pepe and Licha Rivera in Mexico City. 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. You want a tequilita? You got it. Taquito al pastor? Coming right up.
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. Each of our dishes – from our cazuelita de cochinita pibil, our tlacoyo de camarón con mole, to our sopes de lengua – include garnishes that are not commonly seen and offer a depth of flavor with each bite.
If you’re interested in distilled agave products, Licha’s offers a large range of tequilas, mescales, bacanoras and sotoles. All of our traditional hand crafted cocktails and modern-fusion drinks are made with freshly squeezed juices and ‘aguas frescas.” Or if you just want a Coronita con limón, we have that, too.
Lichas’ friendly and knowledgable staff is here to help should you have any questions about any of our dishes. Because our menu is a unique and novel take on Mexican cuisine, we ensure that all of our servers and bartenders are informed of the ingredients and components of each dish.