Carne Asada Street Tacos


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This is hands down our favorite way to cook flank steak (that is unless one of you has a recipe you think we should try). Seriously, click on that bottom picture to enlarge it and just check out how juicy the meat is. You guys are going to salivate over these carne asada street tacos. It’s so so flavorful and I love that light and cool queso fresco along with it. YUM!


To us a street taco is pretty basic, but oh so flavorful. You must do the Queso Fresco, Lime and Avocado with these tacos.

Carne Asada Street Tacos



Carne Asada Street Tacos


  • 1 1/2-2 lbs Flank Steak
  • 1/3 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (we always use low sodium)
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • Tacos
  • Queso Fresco
  • 1 lime sliced in wedges
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • Corn tortillas


  1. In a large Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients and squish the bag to blend everything together.
  2. Add the flank steak and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat a medium skillet with 1-2 tablespoons oil over med-high heat until shimmering.
  4. Add the steak and brown for 4-5 min and flip for another 4-5 min. Flank steak does not have much fat so you really should serve this more like medium verses well done.
  5. Tent with foil on a plate or cutting board for 6-10 min.
  6. Slice thin
  7. Heat up corn tortillas on a grill pan and stuff with a little of everything and eat up!

Nutrition Information

Yield: , Serving Size: 1 recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 2796 Calories
  • Total Fat: 205.9g
  • Cholesterol: 539.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 60.6g
  • Fiber: 24.7g
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Protein: 187.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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11 comments on “Carne Asada Street Tacos”

  1. I doubled this recipe and it was good. I think next time less beans and more cheese. For the sauce I used queso and a little bit of greek yogurt cause I was out of sour cream. My boys liked them especially the one who never likes enchilades.

  2. Cassie & Barbara, the Queso Fresco is the light yellow to white crumbly cheese. It’s usually found close to the other cheeses.

  3. You can grill some onions along with the steak, add them to the tacos, and top off with some fresh cilantro for really authentic taste. At least that's what all of the street vendors here in Texas do. Try with some green salsa too.

  4. Oh gosh, those are making me so hungry!! They look delicious!

  5. Oh my word Carrian! I love all your food! Everytime I come to this site my mouth just waters! AHHH!!!! Im hungry!!

  6. This is good one. I need to print the recipe off. I like to have a lot of different taco recipes. Steve could eat them every night so it’s nice to change up the flavor.

  7. These look yummy! I am with Barbara, what is Queso Fresco?

  8. Looks wonderful! My dad used to get some really authentic carne asada when he lived close to the border. Good stuff. We love tacos around here!

  9. Wish I had one of these for lunch! I’m not familiar with Queso Fresco. I’ll have to look for it.