1306 E. Sixth, Austin, 78702, 512/480-5960
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 4pm-11pm; Fri., 4pm-12mid; Sat., noon-12mid; Sun., noon-5pm
The small menu is packed with inventive cuisine, a combination of street-food staples and popular cantina dishes, with a quality that shows from the first bite of chips and salsa.
There's still room for improvement, but so far we're enchanted with Licha's Cantina
Claudia Alarcón, May 22, 2014
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The "cathedral of seafood" is a jaw-dropper. The menu is half seafood and half grilled, meat-centric Norteño. Try the tostada de pulpo, a pile of tender, griddled octopus with scallions and pepper.
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1701 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/479-7911
This expert purveyor of real Norteño-style grilled meats and side dishes offers reliable Interior dishes such as puerco en chile colorado and pollo en mole poblano to round out the menu.
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