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carne asada street tacos
Main Course, Main Dishes

Carne Asada Street Tacos

Carne asada street tacos are the perfect weeknight taco recipe! Tender grilled skirt steak piled high on a warm corn tortilla with chopped onions, cilantro, and cotija.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Makes: 4 - 6 servings


Carne Asada

  • 2 lbs skirt steak, trimmed of silver skin
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Taco Ingredients

  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 2 oz cotija cheese, crumbled
  • corn tortillas, warmed


  • Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, vinegar, orange juice, spices, salt, and cilantro together until smooth.
  • Place the steak and sliced onions in a large dish or on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour the marinade over the steak and really work the marinade into the steak with your hands. Cover and marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and oiled. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before dicing into 1/2" pieces. Serve on warm corn tortillas topped with onion, cilantro, and cotija cheese with lime wedges on the side.