Thursday, November 29, 2007

Soup Search

El Chico has the best chicken tortilla soup around. It’s our favorite rainy-day place to eat out. The problem is, they are no longer located in Edmond (the closest one is May and Britton) so Dirk and I have been on a quest to find a substitute. And we haven’t found anything that even comes close!

El Chico’s soup is a savory, thick, red enchilada-type sauce poured over grilled chicken breast, shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, tortilla strips, and cubed fresh avocado. Yum! It warms you all over!

We’ve recently tried the tortilla or enchilada soups at:

On the Border – it was ho-hum and the service was really lousy
Planet Subs – a good bowl of soup, but missing the tortilla chips and salsa
Los Arcos – a local Edmond restaurant. The bowl was very pricey -$9.00!! (eek!) and it wasn’t even close to that good!

So, I ask you. Do you have a suggestion for a place to get a good bowl of chicken tortilla soup?

11 comments:

Cindy Beall said...

I've got a pretty good recipe that I use if you want to cook. Don't know if it's as tasty as El Chico but maybe!!!

Anonymous said...

Jason's Deli

Jayma Denice said...

I'm kind of partial to Chilis! :)

Robin Meadows said...

Sure, Cindy----send me your recipe! manymeadows@yahoo.com

I tried the Taco Soup at Jason's but I think they have an enchilada I need to try.

Jayma! OK - I'll try Chilis

Today I ate lunch with Anna at Panera. I tried their vegetarian Southwest Tomato and Roasted Corn. Really good!

Anonymous said...

Chilis is the best!

Scott Williams said...

Robin that last comment was Scott, your commenting options are different!

Christi said...

How about McAlister's??

Robin Meadows said...

Scott, my comment options are different than WHAT?

Christi--I'll check out McAlister's. Thanks!

Ali said...

They also have a El Chico inside of Quail Springs mall.

Robin Meadows said...

Hey, I just discovered that yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jason's Southwest Chicken Chili is unbeatable! Not Tortilla Soup but a very good back up!