To 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!
Copycat Cafe Rio Tortilla Soup
- 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
In a large pot, saute onion and carrots in olive oil until tender. Stir in cumin and chili powder; saute an additional minute.
Add chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes.
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.
Adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner
Keri Vincent Skousen
Gorgeous post, perfect copy cat recipe and THANK YOU!!!
I realize this is years after the post, but thank you!! We love it! It’s on our regular menu rotation. 😊
This is a fantastic! We have dairy wheat and corn allergies in our home so finding flavorful dinners everyone can enjoy without omitting/substituting half the ingredients can feel tricky. We just skipped cheese or had different type of chips based on allergies -and it was still great! This was loved by the whole family! Thanks so much for sharing.
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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.
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!
I have never had this soup, but this post is making me want some! YUM!
It’s so delicious – you (being a soup lover) would love it!
I love this soup!! Whenever the kids come home we enjoy a steaming bowl at a favorite restaurant of ours…now I can make it from the comforts of home!! Thank you!
I love it too!! Sounds like a fun tradition with your family, time for a new spin & make it at home!
I love tortilla soup! This looks so delicious, and I love how quickly it comes together. Perfect for cool fall days :)
Isn’t it the best?! Such a great recipe – happy to have you stop by! Thanks so much!
Looks amazing! We love to make soup for dinner. This one will definitely be on the menu soon! You can beat delicious and ready in 30 minutes!
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 :)