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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne asada tacos are delicious, flank steak tacos with a few simple ingredients and tons of flavor. Just add some avocado, onion, cotija cheese and cilantro to the grilled steak for authentic carne asada tacos, similar to the street tacos you’d find in Mexico.

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

I think we’ve firmly established (through the numerous recipes on this website) that I’m a lover of Mexican food. Though I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who grew up in Southern California who’s not a lover of Mexican food.

For me, Mexican food is all about the fresh ingredients, flavor and spices. It’s unfussy, approachable and let’s be honest, it’s always the perfect cuisine for a party or good time.

So what’s the the perfect recipe for a party or good time? Oh, I think these carne asada tacos would be pretty high up on my list.

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

How to Make Carne Asada Tacos

The main ingredient in carne asada tacos is you guessed it, carne asada, which is just simply marinated and grilled steak. I typically use flank steak when making carne asada, but you could use skirt steak as well.

Make sure to read my recipe for carne asada as it goes into the specifics for marinating and grilling the perfect steak. Then, once your steak is grilled it’s as simple as assembling the tacos.

As a gluten-free (and somewhat grain-free) gal, I’m using my cassava flour tortillas today. But you could also use corn tortillas (preferred for authentic street taco style) or any other type of tortilla that makes you happy.

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

So once you have your tortilla, slather it with some avocado. No need for guacamole or perfect avocado slices (again, carne asada tacos are not trying to be fancy). Just use a spoon to mash up the avocado and slather it on, as I show you in the video below.

Then, add a good helping of chopped carne asada, a sprinkle of cotija or queso fresco cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. Squeeze some fresh lime on top and there you have it – perfect carne asada tacos!

For more delicious Mexican inspired recipes, make sure to check out my Carne Asada Fries, Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Carrot Slaw, Citrus Shrimp Ceviche, Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro, Lime and Bacon Slaw, Pulled Pork Street Tacos, Chicken and Avocado Burritos and Taco Soup.

Enjoy!

These delicious carne asada tacos are made with grilled skirt steak, avocado, cotija cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. They're super flavorful steak street tacos.

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Carne Asada Tacos

These carne asada tacos are the best steak tacos and bursting with flavor. They’re perfect for outdoor grilling, parties or even your next Taco Tuesday. Watch the video above to see how quickly they come together!

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe carne asada
  • 2 avocados
  • 3 tbsp cotija cheese
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 6 tortillas (I’m using my cassava flour tortillas recipe)
  • limes, for garnish

Directions

  1. Grill the carne asada until it’s cooked to your preference. Slice it against the grain, then chop it into small pieces.
  2. Use a spoon to mash the avocado, then spread a large spoonful or two onto each tortilla.
  3. Top the avocado with chopped carne asada, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, some diced onion and fresh cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top.

Lisa's Tips

If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail to serve with these carne asada tacos, I highly recommend my mango margaritas.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 tacos, Serving Size: 1 taco

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 514.9
  • Total Fat: 30.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.3g
  • Cholesterol: 98.3mg
  • Sodium: 201.9mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Protein: 35.4g
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16 comments on “Carne Asada Tacos”

  1. I just discovered your website and YouTube about a month ago. I have been cooking healthy for my family with a focus on vegan dishes. I make a meat based dish about 1-2 times each week and decided to make these tacos. Let me tell you, they were delicious! I marinated the steak for 3 hours and pan seared it till medium rare. We had tacos one night and then deconstructed tacos over a bed of wild rice. So good! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

    Rating: 5
  2. What presets/edits do you use to edit your photos? I love the way they look!

  3. What a delicious Carne asada tacos! I simply cannot wait to try it! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I am saving this recipe for later.

    Rating: 5
  4. These tacos look and sound absolutely delicious! Perfect for hosting!

    Rating: 5
  5. What a great looking munch, Mexican food is pretty rare on this side of the Atlantic, so I love seeing your Mexican recipes!

    Rating: 5
  6. This looks absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked!! I want to pin for later!

    Rating: 5
  7. Gorgeous pics! I live in Los Angeles and love a good carne asada taco and these look incredible. Can’t wait to try them.

    Rating: 5
  8. These tacos look so amazing and love how you make everything from scratch. I cassava tortillas are my jam. and you are so right, mexican food is all about fresh produce and amazing flavors. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    Rating: 5