1 1/2 pounds skirt steak or flank steak
Cotija Cheese, for topping
Juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
12 small tortillas, corn or flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Fresh chopped cilantro, for topping
1 lime, cut into wedges, for topping
Diced red onion, for topping
Easy carne asada street tacos perfect for Taco Tuesday. Top with your favorite toppings like onion, cilantro and fresh lime!


1.In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper
2.Combine Add Steak to the soy sauce mixture and marinate for at least 1 hour. You can also throw it all into a Ziploc bag.
3.Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cast Iron works best but you can use whatever you have. Add steak and cook to your desired temperature. You can also grill your steak which gives it a great char flavor.
4.Serve steak in tortillas and top with red onion, cilantro. cojita cheese and lime.


  • These little gems are just so good and so easy to make.  We love street tacos so this is 100% a family favorite.
  • You can use either flank steak or skirt steak, they both work great.
  • I like to cook my steaks whole and then cut them into bite size pieces.  This allows me to cook them medium to medium rare, which is how we like our steaks.  By all means feel free to cut the steak up prior to cooking though if you like your steaks cooked a little more well done.
  • A cast iron skillet works best but you can certainly use any skillet.
  • Vegetable or canola oil work best, they have a higher burning point that olive oil.
  • We top ours with red onion, cilantro, lime and cotija cheese but by all means top your taco with whatever you like!
  • Honestly, I never make mine early enough to marinade it for an hour.  Let it sit as long as you can, it will taste great no matter what.
  • Corn tortillas versus flour tortilla! I am am actually a team white corn tortilla but any kind works.  Whatever you do make sure to heat your tortillas up before filling them with with your carne asada.

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