Licha’s is probably my favorite place to eat in Austin. There’s a long wait on weekends but I know I’m getting amazing food that’s going to be safe for me to eat! I think the only thing not GF is the tortas, everything else is safe and the staff has always been able to answer any questions I have!
This.place.is.AMAZING. Food is truly awesome, staff are super nice and really hard workers and ambiance is really fun. Lots of outdoor seating and bar is first come first serve (albeit a little tight on space). Be prepared for a bit of a wait, we went two times in a row and it was packed both times. Most of the menu is gluten free and really, truly amazing. The red snapper was delicious, the camote was unexpected but delicious and the sopecitos are awesome. I just finished dinner there and am already thinking about next meal options.
Great gluten free menu! I wish all restaurants did this! At first I had a hard time maneuvering the menu. It was hard to know what the meat veggie corn ratios were from the menu descriptions and many of the ingredient combinations were not for me. I don't like too many overpowering sauces or pickled things. At first I wanted the duck enchilada looking dish but I really am picky about mole sauce. I don't like the overly chocolate smokey flavor. Our waiter was very kind and let me taste it before ordering and yep the mole sauce was too rich for me. My dining partner liked it and ate the rest of the dipping sauce. As a waiter was delivering food by my table that appealed to me, I stalked it. Both of those plates looked good so it was between the gorditas and ticoynes. I went with the ticoynes with pork but no pickled onions substitute regular onions and yep it was so delicious I ate the whole thing. Also they let me order half order of the salad with cactus dressing for half the cost. The salad was tremendously good and my dining partner loved his burger. I tasted it yep the burger rocked and all the toppings of the burger were magic. The red sauce they serve with chips was delicious. Not too spicy and very different than traditional salsa. You just have to try it. So even though I am picky as hell the service here helped me have a heavenly meal. I shall return and try the hurrache or tacos next. Thanks Licha for being so kind to me.
Nearly the entire menu is GF. I had the goat plate - it was tender and fantastic! The slaw and retried black beans were great, but the guacamole was mediocre at best. Drinks were also good! The place is a little old house that's been transformed - cute and quaint.