Greek-style Carne Asada Tacos


Greek-style Carne Asada Tacos

Mediterranean Delight: Greek-inspired Carne Asada Tacos

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece with these Greek-style Carne Asada Tacos. This fusion dish combines the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine with the fresh and vibrant ingredients of Greek cuisine. Get ready to indulge in tender marinated beef, tangy tzatziki sauce, and a burst of Mediterranean flavors, all wrapped in a warm pita bread.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

6 minutes

1 hour 21 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free pita bread), Low-carb (if using lettuce wraps instead of pita bread), High-protein, Dairy-free (if omitting feta cheese)

Dairy (feta cheese), Gluten (if using regular pita bread)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


In this Greek adaptation of Carne Asada Tacos, we replace the traditional Mexican spices with a Greek-inspired marinade. The beef is marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano, giving it a Mediterranean twist. Instead of using traditional corn tortillas, we serve the flavorful beef in warm pita bread. The classic Mexican toppings are replaced with refreshing tzatziki sauce, crumbled feta cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the beef from the marinade and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  5. 5.
    Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, thinly slice it against the grain.
  6. 6.
    Warm the pita breads on the grill for a minute on each side.
  7. 7.
    To assemble the tacos, spread a spoonful of tzatziki sauce on each pita bread. Top with the sliced beef, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh herbs.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Greek-style Carne Asada Tacos immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef such as flank steak or skirt steak. Make sure to slice the beef thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Tzatziki sauce — You can make your own tzatziki sauce by combining Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Alternatively, you can find pre-made tzatziki sauce at your local grocery store.
  • Pita bread — If you can't find pita bread, you can use flatbread or even tortillas as a substitute.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, you can add sliced red onions, diced tomatoes, or Kalamata olives to your tacos.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes or drizzle hot sauce over the tacos.
  • To make the dish more authentic, serve the tacos with a side of Greek salad or roasted lemon potatoes.

Serving advice

Serve the Greek-style Carne Asada Tacos as a main course for lunch or dinner. Accompany them with a side of Greek salad or roasted lemon potatoes for a complete Mediterranean meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced beef, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh herbs on top of the tzatziki sauce for an appealing presentation. You can also garnish the tacos with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of dried oregano for an extra pop of color.