Cafe Rio Recipes – All the Best in One Place!

Since our Cafe Rio Recipes have been such a big hit around the internet and Pinterest, we thought we would do all of you a favor and compile them. So here they are – ALL in one easy-to-find post!

Cafe Rio Recipes - all the best in one place


Nowadays there are quite a few Cafe Rio Copycat Recipes floating around out there! However, we are proud to be the home of the ORIGINAL Copycat Cafe Rio Recipes (If there is such a thing as an “original” copycat. I guess that’s kind of an oxymoron)! When I first posted the sweet pork recipe back in 2007 I couldn’t find a copycat recipe anywhere (at least one that looked somewhat accurate)! So, I created my own. Eventually we started coming up with more and more recipes until we got ourselves quite the collection.


These recipes are perfect for date nights at home, gatherings with family and friends, and really, for dinner any night! Your family will love all these tasty recipes and you will love how much money you will save by making it at home.


We have had some great feedback and very positive reviews on all the recipes! Check em’ out and then add your own comments after you try them! We love hearing from our readers! ENJOY!

cafe-rio-chicken-tortilla-soupOur Version of Cafe Rio’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cafe Rio Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

Cafe Rios Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Our Version of Cafe Rio’s Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Cafe Rios Sweet Pork Burrito

Our Version of Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork Burrito

Cafe Rios Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Cafe Rios Crispy Tortilla Strips

Homemade Tortilla Strips

The Best Guacamole. EVER.The BEST Guacamole EVER

Our Version of Cafe Rios Sweet PorkOur Version of Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork

Our Version of Cafe Rios Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans

Our Version of Cafe Rio’s Cilantro-Lime Rice and Black Beans

Our Version of Cafe Rios Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Our Version of Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad

 The Complete Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad

AND if you purchase our COOKBOOK [HERE]… you will find these recipes as well:

Cafe Rio Pinto Beans

Cafe Rio Medium Enchilada Sauce

Cafe Rio Chicken Enchiladas

Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken


  1. Accalia says:

    There are three recipes I would love to see on here, since they are part of our favorite Cafe Rio dishes (perhaps I missed them though): Shredded Roast beef, green mild enchilada sauce, and the red hot sauce. Thanks for what is already here!

    • Erica says:

      haha pretty much the 3 things we don’t have of Cafe Rio’s. I will see what I can do!

  2. Mandy says:

    Do you know about how much the beans, dressing, and pork this will feed? I am planning on cooking this for a group of about 25 people.

  3. Susan Yakus says:

    I cannot access any of these recipes. I keep getting error messages. Thanks for any help getting them back on the web!

    • Erica says:

      Is it working now?

      • Audrey says:

        Recipe #s 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, & 11 don’t work. Hope they work soon!

        • Erica says:

          Ummm. YIKES! I will get on that! Thanks for catching that. I don’t know what happened.

          • Stefanee says:

            It’s still not working 🙁 i’ve used these recipes a number of times and never had a problem, now I cant access them! These are the only cafe rio recipes that are actually good!

          • Erica says:

            Ok I will work on these today and try to get them working– thanks for letting us know!

  4. Alison says:

    I make these recipes all the time…Everyone loves happy you made them available to us.

  5. Shelly says:

    It was mentioned on your site that you can buy a cookbook with all the Cafe Rio recipes. How do I go about ordering one rather than print each recipe out? Thanks, Shelly

    • Emily says:

      It’s on amazon, there is a link on the top right hand corner of the site.

  6. Robyn says:

    I saw the guacamole recipe, you mentioned barbacoa. I love that place. Have you come up with their salsa verde and chips recipes?

    • Emily says:

      We have a recipe for salsa verde but I’m not sure if its the same as Barbacoas…

  7. vicki says:

    How can I purchase your cookbook???

    • Erica says:

      In the top right-hand side of our site you will see an image of our book. You can click on that and link you to Amazon where you can buy it! Thanks for your interest!

  8. Sherie Shaw says:

    How do I buy a book or two or three?

    • Sherie Shaw says:

      I don’t see an Amazon link.

    • Sherie Shaw says:

      Maybe send me the link to your site. I am seeing this on Face Book.

  9. Karen says:

    How about the Friday special of Fideo? Missed that since we moved away

    • Erica says:

      Yes Fideo please! I pinned specifically for that recipe

  10. Kariann says:

    Do you have a recipe for Cafe Rio’s queso dip?

    • Emily says:

      not yet 🙂

  11. Rene says:

    Hi, I was hoping to make both the sweet pork and the cilantro rice tonight; however, it says that the links are not working! Have you moved these pages?

    • Erica says:

      They should still be there.. if the links are broken try searching for them in the search box above. The recipes are for sure here on the site!

    • Monica says:

      Yes, links still don’t seem to be working!

      • Erica says:

        Sorry about that! I will try to get on those today and get them working again!

        • Amber says:

          Yeah, they still aren’t working. :/

          • Emily says:

            Hey Amber! I got them all fixed tonight! They are definitely all working now, try refreshing the page and they should all work! Thanks for letting us know about the broken links.

  12. Krystal says:

    I am not seeing a link in the top right hand corner of your website here to order your Café Rio cookbook. Can you please help me out?

    • Erica says:

      The Cafe Rio recipes are a part of our current cookbook. There isn’t a separate one for Cafe Rio recipes. Hope this helps!

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