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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.

Carne Asada Tacos Recipe Video (1-Minute)

While it’s easy to assemble these delicious tacos, it always helps to watch a quick step-by-step video. Give it a watch!

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.
5 from 10 votes

Carne Asada Tacos

Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 tacos
Author: Lisa Bryan
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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 to rtillas, I'm using my cassava flour tortillas recipe
  • limes, for garnish

Instructions

  • Grill the carne asada until it's cooked to your preference. Slice it against the grain, then chop it into small pieces.
  • Use a spoon to mash the avocado, then spread a large spoonful or two onto each tortilla.
  • 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

Nutrition

Calories: 514.9kcal, Carbohydrates: 26.3g, Protein: 35.4g, Fat: 30.7g, Saturated Fat: 9.3g, Cholesterol: 98.3mg, Sodium: 201.9mg, Fiber: 5.6g, Sugar: 0.9g
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Carne Asada Taco Recipes, Carne Asada Tacos
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34 comments on “Carne Asada Tacos”

  1. I made this for the first time tonight. Oh my! Talk about delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter except I had to use sirloin because my grocer does not carry flank steak. It was tender, flavorful, and as promised, it would be great in burritos, quesadillas or whatever! I will definitely make this again!

    • Yay, I’m happy you loved the recipe Megy! It’s definitely one of my favorite recipes for the summer and there’s so much you can make with any leftover carne asada. Enjoy!

  2. Made it, loved it. Will be adding this to my personal collection. Thank you. ?

  3. I’m adding this recipe to our menu next week. These carne asada tacos look so fresh and tasty that they will be sure to please everyone.

    • Thanks, Kelly! Yep these tacos are definitely something I try to eat regularly as they are soooo delicious!

  4. There is literally nothing better than a good carne asada taco! Thanks so much for this recipe to help me feel like I’m in Mexico!

  5. I love carne asada  tacos and all your topping ideas are my idea of perfection! I haven’t tried them with cassava tortillas though! I’ll have to try those soon!!

  6. I’ve seen (and eaten) a lot of tacos and these are the best tacos ever!! The flavors are spot on and I think I’ll take you up on the recommended margarita!

    • Wow, thanks for the kind words, Pam! So glad you enjoyed the tacos! And yes, I’m always ready for a margarita! :)

  7. This is such a great alternative to a traditional taco!! I love the photos as well. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try and see what everyone else thinks too.

    • Hi Adrienne – Thank you for the kind message! Yep perfect for cinco de mayo coming up soon! :)

  8. After a month in Australia – we all had a hankering for your Carne Asada taco, chips and guacamole.  Hit the spot beautifully. Having had opportunities to make them frequently, they were easy to put together with minimum fuss.  

    Rating: 5
  9. Good stuff

  10. 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
  11. What presets/edits do you use to edit your photos? I love the way they look!

  12. 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
  13. These tacos look and sound absolutely delicious! Perfect for hosting!

    Rating: 5
  14. 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
  15. This looks absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked!! I want to pin for later!

    Rating: 5
  16. 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
  17. 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