Street Tacos

Carne Asada Street Tacos - These whip up quickly and are so full of authentic flavor.

Street tacos are AMAZING!  If you have never eaten one you must give this a try.  My husband has raved about these for years.  He wanted to try and make them ourselves.  So easy, I mean really really easy!  

When he lived in Imperial Beach, California, there were several times when he would cross the border into Tijuana specifically to get these tacos. He said that on almost every street corner you could find a guy making these.

From such simple ingredients come an authentic taste that just can’t be beat. He actually dug up a pic from all those years ago:

Enjoying street tacos in Tijuana, Mexico

If you are lucky enough to have a Hispanic market or grocery near you it is a MUST that you purchase fresh corn tortillas.  It makes a huge difference. You cannot even begin to compare fresh tortillas to the prepacked store-purchased tortillas. Taco Tuesday at it’s best!

Try our Ceviche!

Carne Asada Street Tacos

Carne Asada Street Tacos in a brown paper lined red basket

Marinate the steak for a few hours.  Chop cilantro, onions, and lime wedges.

Place the flank steak (or skirt steak) in a large plastic storage bag

In a small bowl mix olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour over meat in the bag and refrigerate for a few hours. (We marinated for 2 hours)

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Grill for 3-5 minutes per side. During the last few minutes, place the tortillas on the grill to lightly char them.

Remove cooked steak from the grill, and thinly slice against the grain.

Check out our Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad!

Carne Asada Street Tacos in a brown paper lined red basket

Warm the tortillas and top with the onions and cilantro and serve.

You can serve our Mexican Pinto Beans (Charro Beans) on the side.

Switch it up and try some pico de gallo or Cotija cheese.

Street Tacos Recipe

Carne Asada Street Tacos - These whip up quickly and are so full of authentic flavor. by Don't Sweat The Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Street Tacos

Carne Asada Street Tacos – These whip up quickly and are so full of authentic flavor. Simple ingredients, easy prep, easy cook and you have a perfect street taco.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: beef, carne asada, quick, street, street tacos, tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 231kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Flank or skirt steak
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 4 – 5 cloves Garlic, cracked

Instructions

  • Place the flank steak in a large plastic storage bag
  • In a small bowl mix olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour over meat in the bag and refrigerate for few hours. (we marinated for 2 hours)
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill for 3-5 minutes per side. During the last few minutes, place the tortillas on the grill to lightly char them.
  • Remove cooked steak from the grill, and thinly slice against the grain.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Reply

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  2. Reply

    5 stars
    Love this. Cannot find any taco trucks this time of year in minnesota. I have made with skirt steak and tried with chicken. Both are amazing. Easy to do and quick. I make on a regular stove, looking forward to trying on the grill this summer.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Sue! I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipe! πŸ™‚

    2. Reply

      Is it still good on the stove??

      1. Reply

        Hi, Brandy! We have made them in a skillet and they are still good just WAY better grilled.

      2. Reply

        5 stars
        I made it on cast iron griller, it was great

        1. Reply

          Awesome Ric! Glad you liked them. Fresh and simple is the way to go, that’s for sure!

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    Tried this recipe last night……Awesome! Kids ask were I found a taco truck! Thank you soooo much for posting it. We have traveled the country extensively and taco trucks are my families first choice in food but we have never been able to copy any recipes. I’ve sent it to everyone i know! Thanks again.

    1. Reply

      Hi, Carla! This makes us so happy!!! Thank you so much for coming by to share you enjoy the recipe! πŸ™‚

  4. Reply

    Will top round steak work? That’s all I could find out my local store.

    1. Reply

      It should work just fine! I hope you enjoy the recipe. πŸ™‚

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