Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup

Published on Oct 26, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup // Tried and Tasty

Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup // This Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup is just like the restaurant favorite! It's flavorful and delicious. Next time you're enjoying Cafe Rio at home, made in your kitchen, whip this up for a tasty appetizer! | Tried and TastyTo go along with my Cafe Rio kick this past week and I was eager to try their Tortilla Soup. Because we had the Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken, Copycat Cafe Rio Guacamole and Pico De Gallo already (for a dinner party I threw) it was a cinch to make! Have you ever had Cafe Rio’s Tortilla Soup? It’s AMAZING! So flavorful and so delicious. It was an all out Mexican feast including my Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork, Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice (that we made in to salads) and topped with Copycat Cafe Rio Tomatillo Dressing! I wish I could have invited you all because it was so tasty I thought for sure I was at the restaurant.

I know I’ve said it before, but there is something about making your restaurant favorites right at home. I love that you can control the ingredients and you know exactly what you’re eating. The beauty of the copycat recipes that I have (they can all be found here) is that they all taste exactly like the original..at least I think so! For the locals, I’ll be teaching a class at the Pinners Conference on ‘Copycat Favorites’. If you’re free Friday November 7th @ 1:30 come to my class and taste all of the yummy recipes from your favorite restaurants that you can make right at home! Register here & use the code ‘triedandtasty’ for $5 off! Not only would it be great to grub together, I’d love to meet you!

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Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cafe Rio, Tortilla Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Yvonne
This Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup is just like the restaurant favorite! It's flavorful and delicious. Next time you're enjoying Cafe Rio at home, made in your kitchen, whip this up for a tasty appetizer!
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Ingredients

  • 1 c. onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. carrots finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 5 c. chicken broth
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken **
  • Pico de Gallo**
  • Copycat Cafe Rio Guacamole**
  • Tortilla strips

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, saute onion and carrots in olive oil until tender. Stir in cumin and chili powder; saute an additional minute.

  2. Add chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes.

  3. In individual bowls, layer chicken, a scoop of Pico de Gallo, a scoop of guacamole and shredded cheese. Ladle 1 - 1 1/2 c. of broth directly over layers. Garnish with crunchy tortilla strips, cilantro and lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1017mg 42%
Potassium 529mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 97.1%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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10 comments about “Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup

  1. allie E

    I’m making this right now and I’m kind of worried. I followed the directions and there is WAY too much onion and carrot. Im going to let it simmer, and strain all this junk out when it’s done. It tastes bad right now, hoping it gets better. Nothing like cafe rio.

    1. Yvonne

      Well, shoot! Maybe you used larger onions and carrots than I did? As you can see from my photo – my pieces are itty bity.. I’m sorry you have to ‘strain all this junk’.. I never want a recipe to be a fail for anyone & I hope it still turns out for you. Nothing worse than a bunch of wasted ingredients (believe me, I know). I really think it tastes just like Cafe Rio, so hopefully your broth will turn around. If not, I’m really sorry!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Stephanie! Soup is the best!!! Especially on the cold nights we will soon have – gotta stock up on great recipes to get me through :)

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