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Carne Asada Tacos

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 tacos 1x


If you want a hearty dinner, then you should try this Carne Asada Taco recipe. The meat has super-rich flavors, thanks to lemon juice and orange juice. You can also serve it with your favorite topping and sauce!



1/2 c. olive oil

1/2 c. orange juice

1/4 c. lime juice

1 serrano chile (stem and seeds removed, finely chopped)

3 to 5 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 c. fresh cilantro (stems and leaves finely chopped)

1.5 lbs steak (flank, sirloin, or skirt)

10 tortillas (corn or flour)

***Fresh cilantro and assorted salsas


  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon and orange juices, chile, garlic, spices, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  2. Using a shallow dish, marinate the steak, pouring the marinade over it. Turn the meat until well-coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Remove the marinated steak from the fridge and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Heat your grill (outdoor or a stovetop grill pan) to high heat.
  5. Remove steak from marinade and sear each side for about 4 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness.
  6. Remove from heat and place the meat on a cutting board. Let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Slice the steak across the grain into thin slices. Wrap in warm tortillas, topped with your choice of salsa, and then sprinkle chopped onion and cilantro.
  8. Serve immediately.


  • When marinating the meat, you can also put it in a Ziploc bag and lay it flat to refrigerate.
  • You can use a large cast-iron skillet as well to cook the steak.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes