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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!
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


  • 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


  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*
Fat 10g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 1017mg44%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4855IU97%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.