Cafe Rios Ranch Dressing Recipe

Copycat recipe for Cafe Rio’s Ranch Dressing – we LOVE this stuff! It’s made with cilantro, mayo, ranch seasoning, sour cream, & jalapenos!

Copycat recipe for Cafe Rio's Ranch Dressing in bowl

We have a favorite recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing, but when it comes to Mexican dishes, Cafe Rio Dressing is the ONLY way to go! I’ve been on a QUEST to find the perfect Cafe Rio Dressing, and I’m happy to tell you that quest is over my friends!

We made a few modifications to a recipe we found in a Church Cookbook, and VOILA – the perfect Cafe Rio Ranch Dressing Recipe.

This recipe is DELISH!! You’ll want this stuff with everything! Like, for reals – we have it on our tacos, chips, quesadillas, salad – you name it!! SO glad we finally found the recipe that is most like Cafe Rio’s!! Let me know if you try it out too because I’m curious what you think!

Cafe Rio Cilantro Ranch Dressing Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Copycat recipe for Cafe Rio's Ranch Dressing - we LOVE this stuff! It's made with cilantro, mayo, ranch seasoning, sour cream, & jalapenos!
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 2052 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 packet ranch dip mix (or 3 tbsp)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-3 tsp diced jalepenos
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups milk


  1. Blend all ingredients in the blender. Add milk until it's the consistency you want (I did about ⅓ cup).


Cilantro, garlic and other ingredients in blender for cafe rio dressing

copycat Cafe Rio Dressing in yellow bowl

cilantro ranch dressing in yellow bowl

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I know this is an older post but I just made this and slapped it on a salad with some pulled pork and it. is. marvelous!!!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Of course it doesn’t taste EXACTLY like Cafe Rio but it is still absolutely delicious and goes well with a pulled pork salad.