One of the newer places on this list operating for a little under a decade, Licha’s brings Mexico City soul food to the "Live Music Capital of the World." Named after owner Daniel Brook’s mother, Alicia “Licha” Rivera, the spot is known for having an excellent happy hour with $8 tequila, mezcal, and spiced rum cocktails. Expect to see dishes like Huaraches, a fried masa dish with various flavorful toppings.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
Inspired by Mexico City’s soulful street eats, Licha’s Cantina is IG-gold from concept to plate. The menu features housemade masa, slow-roasted meats, and sauces redolent with spices. Picture-perfect compositions to snap with your phone (and between your lips) include Cochinita Pibil and Tinga de Pollo, which sit beautifully alongside homemade tortillas, guac, salsa, escabeche, pico, beans, and chips. Keep an eye on their social media pages for seasonal party packs and other one-off enticements, alongside a killer happy hour from Tuesday through Friday.
How to order: Order takeout online or get delivery via Favor.