Benji’s Cantina: Austin’s Newest Downtown Dining Oasis

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This past Saturday, I was invited to attend the VIP “Pre-Grand Opening” Celebration for a stellar new downtown Austin dining spot and watering hole – Benji’s Cantina – located at 716 West Sixth Street, across from Molotov Lounge and The Dogwood.

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Designed by Jamie Chioco, this brilliant location is home to stunning decor, outstanding culinary delights and fine, well-crafted cocktails, with a notable Mexican-influence. Not only that, Benji’s is a strong supporter and promoter of our Dulce Vida Organic Tequila with all three marks – Blanco, Reposado and Anejo –  available at both the main level bar and the outstanding El Gusano rooftop patio and  bar upstairs.

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Official Grand Opening at Benji’s Cantina happens later this week on Friday, May 24th, so don’t delay, make your plans to check out this fantastic addition to the downtown Austin dining and drinkin’ scene as soon as you can!

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Here’s more of the story on Benji’s…

Benji’s Cantina offers a fresh, innovative approach to Tex-Mex. An ingenious mix of seafood and Mexican influences dominates the menu. With the house specialty fajitas, they use the best traditional recipes, sourcing the highest quality ingredients available from partners such as Johnson’s Backyard Garden, John Lash’s Farm To Table, Rancho Gordo, Vital Farms and Countryside Farm, just to name a few. Benji’s guests can also expect perfectly blended margaritas, an extensive tequila and mescal selection and innovative cocktails. Whether its happy hour after work or your next special occasion, Benji’s has you covered.

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The downstairs bar and lounge face the bustling street scene, which makes a picture perfect first impression, with community tables that provide ample seating; or check out the legendary El Gusano Barwhich features stadium-style seating for socializing under the stars and taking in the downtown skyline. Located in the lively West 6th street district, Benji’s boasts the premier rooftop dining space in downtown Austin, featuring unrivaled views of the downtown skyline and offering al fresco dining at it’s best.

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Benji’s Cantina
716 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8226



  1. Dorothy Metting AOL Email says:

    Awesome write up and photos. You could make a cat box look like a great place. I can hardly wait for this one.. Beautiful and all that you told us too.

    Dorothy Ann Metting

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Thanks much! You’ll definitely fall in love with this great new spot!

  3. Rachel Kalisly says:

    So when r u going to YO SO COOL for some great froyo?

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