Carne Asada Tacos


Carne Asada Tacos

Fast and Flavorful Carne Asada Tacos

In the world of fast food, there's nothing quite like the bold and savory flavors of Mexican cuisine. These Fast and Flavorful Carne Asada Tacos are a delicious adaptation of the classic Mexican dish. Packed with tender grilled steak, zesty salsa, and creamy guacamole, these tacos are sure to satisfy your cravings for a quick and tasty meal.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, Keto-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole30, High-fiber


While traditional Carne Asada Tacos are typically made with marinated steak and served on soft corn tortillas, this fast food adaptation simplifies the process without compromising on flavor. The marinade is omitted to save time, and flour tortillas are used instead for convenience. Additionally, the toppings are kept simple and classic to maintain the essence of the original dish. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 28g, 3g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    Rub the flank steak with vegetable oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. 3.
    Grill the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  4. 4.
    Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then, thinly slice it against the grain.
  5. 5.
    Warm the flour tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side.
  6. 6.
    Assemble the tacos by placing a few slices of steak on each tortilla. Top with salsa, guacamole, diced onions, and chopped cilantro.
  7. 7.
    Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Flank steak — Make sure to slice the steak against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Salsa — Use your favorite store-bought salsa or make your own for a personalized touch.
  • Guacamole — For a creamier guacamole, add a tablespoon of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
  • Diced onions — Soak the diced onions in cold water for a few minutes to mellow their sharp flavor.
  • Lime wedges — Squeeze fresh lime juice over the tacos before serving for a burst of citrusy flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, grill the tortillas for a few seconds longer until they develop char marks.
  • Customize your tacos with additional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, or hot sauce.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add some sliced jalapenos or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • To save time, you can use pre-made guacamole and salsa from the store.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can cook the steak on a stovetop grill pan or even in a regular skillet.

Serving advice

Serve the Fast and Flavorful Carne Asada Tacos immediately while they are still warm. Provide lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the tacos to enhance the flavors. These tacos are perfect for a quick and satisfying meal on the go or for a casual gathering with friends and family.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnishing them with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and a few lime wedges. Serve them alongside a bowl of extra salsa and guacamole for dipping. The vibrant colors of the toppings will make the tacos visually appealing and appetizing.