There’s a Delicious “Kick” to Their Tortilla Soup

Another Tortilla Soup Blog? Here’s what we figure. If our readers/followers/fans keep telling us about their favorite Tortilla Soup dining spots, we’ll compile the biggest Tortilla Soup directory in the country. ¡Vamos! (You can see our up-to-date photo album on Facebook.)

So, here’s the latest. Another reader, Margaret Fisher, recommended Sweet Temptations in McAllen, Tx as the best spot anywhere for Tortilla Soup. Her comment was, “I know it’s not in S.A., but when in the Valley, you’ve got to try Sweet Temptations…both the ‘tortilla’ and the ‘green chile’ are the best!”

Sweet Temptations Tortilla Soup

We recently chatted with owner, Marty Lipscomb. Marty and his wife, J.P., make their Tortilla Soup fresh every day. Though they make several fresh soups each week, this is their guests’ favorite.

Did we use the word “meatless” yet? This version has no chicken (yay, vegetarians!) with whole field tomatoes, zuccini, seasonings, cheddar and their own in-house white corn tortilla chips. (Now that makes me wonder what else they’re making with the whole tortillas!?) You’ll find Rotel tomatoes in the base with a few other secret ingredients. The only dairy is the cheddar on top. This favorite soup is made fresh daily and, oh, we must tell you the spicy “kick” is there, but it’s slight and just right.

What else can you enjoy at Sweet Temptations? Chicken Cordon Bleu, hand breaded Chicken Fried Steak and Shrimp, wonderful salads w/ house made dressings, a variety of other freshly made soups, and on and on.

These folks are open for breakfast and lunch only, so be sure to call ahead for their hours of operation. Here’s the link to their website once again.

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2 thoughts on “There’s a Delicious “Kick” to Their Tortilla Soup

  1. Hello Cyndy,

    Thanks so much for the botana reviews; like you, I consider this holiest of Tex-Mex dishes and, given our upcoming, winter-long stay in the Valley, am eager to hear your ongoing opinions.

    Could I ask you to direct me to any other of your related entries so I may follow up with them as well?

    Sincerely,
    Bob

    • Hi Bob! Thanks for your comment about my botana reviews. I’ve been planning another trip to the Rio Grande Valley in the near future with the intention of going on a “Botana Blast” to some of our favorite restaurants. If you subscribe to the email notifications, you’ll hear about the results when I finally make my way down there.

      I hope you have a great winter in Texas!

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