Bring your favorite taco to the dinner table with these delicious Carne Asada Street Tacos. Made with juicy steak and your favorite taco toppings.
We love tacos in my household. I serve these street tacos with Pico de Gallo, fresh guacamole, and queso fresco.
We look forward to traveling down to Mexico every year for the best tacos in the world, and the resorts are nice too 🤣. In California we have some of the best tacos around, the taste is so distinct from anywhere else. Our Mexican food is incredible. I once traveled to Missouri for a national swim meet while in college. We went to a team dinner at a “Mexican restaurant, it was not the Mexican food I was expecting! Nothing beats good Mexican food! We are spoiled with it down here in Southern California.
So what makes this different from my Authentic Carne Asada? These carne asada street tacos use a dry rub marinade with lime and orange juice, and they don’t require long marination. I actually love both recipes however this one is easier, but just as flavorful! I like to mix up depending on what ingredients I have on hand.
What is a Street Taco?
Street tacos are smaller than your regular taco. They are always served on a warm corn tortilla, usually 2! That way you avoid ripping while eating. These tacos are made with carne asada, cilantro, onion, avacado and salsa.
I love getting my little ones involved. As toppings help build a healthy relationship with food toppings help build a healthy relationship with whole food. They love being a part of the process. whenever I let my picky eater in the kitchen to help she always ends up eating her dinner for trying things she never would’ve to begin with she always ends up eating her dinner for trying things she never would’ve to begin with.
What cut of beef is used for Carne Asada Street Tacos?
Traditionally flank or skirt steak. However, I think flank steak comes out best. It is a simple cut of meat and rather less expensive than the others. If you choose to marinate it overnight it really soaks up flavor so nicely.
How do you Cut Carne Asada for Tacos?
You always want to cut against the grain, even if we are cutting it in tiny pieces always start with cutting against the grain.
What is the grain? The grain is the natural, fibrous lines in muscles that run through cuts of beef. Sometimes you have to look closely but you will see them.
Other Mexican Recipes
- Instant Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken
- Mexican Orange Chipotle Chicken
- Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)
- Authentic Carne Asada
- Restaurant Style Steak Fajitas
- 2 pounds flank steak
- 3 tbsp soy sauce, sub tamari for gluten-free
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
For Serving (or your favs)
- 10-12 quality corn tortillas
- Queso Fresco
- sour cream
- pico de galo
- To a large zip lock bag add soy sauce, lime juice, orange juice, avocado oil, coconut sugar, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt. Whisk to combine ingredients. Add steak to the bag and squeeze out any air. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2-12 hours.
- While steak is marinating prepare pico de galo.
- Grease and preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to high heat.
- Remove steak from marinade and discard bag. Add steak to the grill and cook each side 7-10 minutes flipping once for medium steak. Add an additional 5 minutes for a medium-well steak. If you like rare steak cook on HIGH to get a nice char on the outside in less time.
- Remove steak from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Warm the corn tortillas.
- Dice steak up into small bite-size pieces.
- Assemble street tacos by piling warm tortillas with carne aada, pico de galo, guacamole, and cheese. Enjoy!
To check the carne asada for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of the steak.
Rare steak: 125 degrees F
Medium rare: 135 degrees F
Medium: 145 degrees F (pretty standard)
Medium well: 155 degrees F
Well done: 165 degrees F
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g