30+ Traditional Mexican Soups (with Easy Recipes)

Mexican cuisine is known for its bold flavors and hearty dishes, and soups are no exception. From the classic tortilla soup to the more unique menudo, there’s a Mexican soup to satisfy every taste.

The next time you’re in the mood for a hearty and flavorful meal, be sure to give one of these Mexican soups a try.

Here’s some tips for choosing and enjoying them:

  • Consider the flavors you like. Mexican soups are known for their bold flavors, so if you’re not a fan of spicy food, be sure to choose a soup that is mild or medium.
  • Think about the time of year. Some Mexican soups, such as pozole and menudo, are traditionally served during the winter months. If you’re looking for a refreshing soup, try aguachile or ceviche.
  • Don’t forget the toppings. Mexican soups are often served with a variety of toppings, such as avocado, sour cream, and cheese. These toppings can add extra flavor and texture to the soup.

The BEST Mexican Soup Recipes to Try!

Bowl of Mexican Corn Soup garnished with cliantro, chile powder and lime wedges.
This Mexican Corn Soup recipe has all the flavors of Mexican street corn in soup form. This creamy corn soup is flavored with chile powder, poblano peppers and cotija cheese.
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Overhead close up of bowl of slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in bowl with toppings.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made easy with your crockpot. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and go! Serve it up with crispy tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream & cheddar cheese. 
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Aguachile Recipe
How to make authentic Aguachile (aka Camarones en Aguachile), a flavorful Mexican appetizer, similar to ceviche, where shrimp is marinated in lime juice, but with the addition of chiles and cilantro. A refreshing Mexican appetizer!
Recipe: Feasting At Home
Aguachile
Enjoy this Caldo de Camarón, a traditional Mexican shrimp soup loaded with earthy flavors, chunky vegetables, and whole shrimp.
Recipe: Maricruz Avalos
Caldo de Camarón
Quick and Easy Mexican Seafood Soup
This Mexican Seafood soup is fantastic! Authentic Mexican flavors, tender shrimp (prawn) pieces, carrots and beans, everything combined in a spicy broth, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.
Recipe: Adore Foods
Easy Mexican Seafood Soup
Caldo de Res is a Mexican beef soup made with a beef broth and filled with lots of vegetables such as squash, corn, carrots, and cabbage.
Recipe: Isabel Eats
Caldo de Res
This Caldo Tlalpeño soup has a rich, comforting broth that is packed with hearty flavors from the chicken and vegetables. The chipotle peppers add a smoky and slightly spicy flavor that balances out the sweetness of the vegetables.
Recipe: Maricruz Avalos
Caldo Tlalpeño
Crema de Elote is made by pureeing corn kernels with broth, onions, garlic, and other seasonings. The mixture is then cooked with cream until it thickens and develops a creamy consistency. It is satisfying, flavorful, and perfect to serve as lunch any day of the week!
Recipe: Maricruz Avalos
Crema de Elote
Warm up with this super tasty Mexican Garbanzo Soup! This meatless soup is healthy, hearty, and can be made in around 30 minutes!
Recipe: Haute and Healthy Living
Mexican Garbanzo Bean Soup
Caldo de Pescado is a delicious Mexican fish soup very popular during the Lent season. Is made of tender fish and vegetables simmered in a hearty broth made of chilies, tomatoes, and spices.
Recipe: Maricruz Avalos
Caldo de Pescado
Sopa de Conchas mixes hearty shell pasta and a rich tomato broth. Add your favorite vegetables like carrots or celery for a comforting meal!
Recipe: Broke Bank Vegan
Sopa de Conchas
Mexican shredded beef with a flavorful consomé makes a lovely soup base, perfect for adding to a tangle of Japanese noodles. This Birria Ramen is the fusion recipe of your dreams! Made with just 5 ingredients!
Recipe: Muy Bueno Blog
Mexican Ramen with Birria
Chicken Pozole Verde or Green Pozole with shredded chicken and white hominy in a flavorful and vibrant green chile broth. And it's Gluten-free!
Recipe: Lemon Blossoms
Chicken Pozole Verde
This easy Mexican pinto bean soup is hearty, and packed with flavor! The recipe is dairy-free, vegetarian (vegan), and low-cost!
Recipe: Ela Vegan
Mexican Pinto Bean Soup
You’ll get all the flavors of stuffed peppers in this soup but without the effort! It has ground beef, rice, and bell peppers in a delicious tomato-based broth.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Mexican Hot Pot with Avocado Crema: Hot Pot is kind of like the soup version of fondue. It’s a really fun dish to entertain with, and allows for guests to customize their own bowls of soup!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Mexican Hot Pot with Avocado Crema
This Mexican Cream Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is easy, comforting & made form pantry staples and is great for weeknight dinners.
Recipe: Recipes From A Pantry
Mexican Cauliflower Soup
Oxtails and beef shank simmer with veggies to make a rich broth with tender meat. This homemade oxtail soup is the ultimate comfort food!
Recipe: Muy Bueno Blog
Oxtail Soup
Albóndigas con Caldo is a traditional Mexican meatball soup. Loaded with veggies & flavored with a delicate broth, this recipe is sure to please.
Recipe: Muy Bueno Blog
Albóndigas con Caldo
This flavor-packed Stovetop Taco Soup is loaded with ground beef, two kinds of beans, tomatoes, and corn. Ready serve in about 30 minutes!
Recipe: From Valerie's Kitchen
Taco Soup
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
This Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup is made with tender chicken, green enchilada sauce, green chilies, cream cheese all in a chicken broth and topped with homemade fried tortilla strips, fresh avocado, cilantro, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Recipe: Modern Honey
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
Take 5 minutes and prep this easy creamy black bean soup for your crockpot, then have a healthy protein and fiber packed meal waiting for you!
Recipe: Fit Mama Real Food
Creamy Black Bean Soup
This Fiesta Chicken Soup is a party in your mouth. Warm tomatoes, juicy chicken, melty cheese, and tortilla chips for crunch!
Recipe: A Paige of Positivity
Fiesta Chicken Soup
Frijoles Charros are an absolutely delicious and easy to make brothy beans. You’ll love this healthy recipe for Mexican Charro Beans!
Recipe: Muy Delish
Frijoles Charros
Chicken Pozole – This soup is hearty, healthy, loaded with fresh goodness and full of exciting flavors. It’s very similar to chicken tortilla soup but with added cabbage and hominy.
Recipe: Cooking Classy
Chicken Pozole Soup
If you love Mexican food then you will absolutely love this vegan pozole! It’s spicy, fresh and amazing! And quick to make!
Recipe: World of Vegan
Vegan Pozole
Authentic Sopa De Tortilla in homemade broth seasoned with tomato & pasilla pepper. Deliciously topped with tortilla strips and avocado.
Recipe: Muy Delish
Sopa Azteca
How to Make Sopa de Fideo? It is a warm comforting soup made with a tangy tomato base and golden brown noodles. Kids love it!!
Recpie: Dora's Table
Sopa de Fideo
A simple and colorful traditional Mexican Lentil Soup. It is rich with vegetables, herbs plus you can top it with crispy bacon for extra flavor.
Recipe: Muy Delish
Sopa de Lentejas (Mexican Lentil Soup)
Tinga Poblana (Mexican Pork Tinga) Recipe is a traditional stew featuring pork cooked in a delicious tomato sauce made with chipotle chiles.
Recipe: The Bossy Kitchen
Mexican Pork Tinga
Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Soup – let the magic of roasted tomatillos and jalapeños warm you from the inside out!
Recipe: Kitchen Confidante
Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Soup

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these soup recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ Mexican Soup Recipes

Mexican cuisine is known for its bold flavors and hearty dishes, and soups are no exception. From the classic tortilla soup to the more unique menudo, there's a Mexican soup to satisfy every taste. Try this Mexican Corn Soup. This creamy corn soup is flavored with chile powder, poblano peppers and cotija cheese.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion (finely chopped (1½ cups))
  • 1 rib celery (finely chopped (½ cup))
  • 1 medium poblano pepper (seeded, stemmed, and finely chopped (½ cup))
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon chile powder (plus more for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 medium yukon gold potatoes (about 1lb., peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces)
  • 2 12-ounce bags frozen corn (or about 6 cups fresh shucked corn)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cups crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cups cilantro (minced, plus more to garnish)
  • ½ cups Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, celery, poblano, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, chile powder, and oregano, and saute for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken stock, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the corn, cream and sugar. Cook for five minutes, until warmed through.
  • Transfer 1½ cups of the soup to a blender and purée until smooth. Stir the puréed soup back into the pot of remaining soup.
  • Add cotija cheese, cilantro, and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with additional cilantro, cotija, chile powder and crema. Serve with lime wedges.
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Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg

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