Carne Asada Tacos


Carne Asada Tacos

Latvian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos: A Fusion of Mexican and Latvian Flavors

In the context of Latvian cuisine, these Latvian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos bring a delightful fusion of Mexican and Latvian flavors. The tender marinated beef, grilled to perfection, is paired with traditional Latvian ingredients and served in a soft tortilla. This unique combination creates a mouthwatering dish that will transport your taste buds to a whole new world of culinary delight.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

6 minutes

21 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if dairy-free sour cream is used), Nut-free, Low-carb (if served without tortillas)


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto (due to the marinade ingredients), High-carb (if served with tortillas)


While the original Mexican Carne Asada Tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with salsa and guacamole, this Latvian adaptation incorporates Latvian flavors and ingredients. The marinade is enhanced with Latvian herbs and spices, and the tacos are garnished with Latvian-style toppings. This fusion of cuisines creates a unique and delicious twist on the traditional Carne Asada Tacos. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 15g, 2g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the vegetable oil, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the thinly sliced beef steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure the beef is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the marinated beef from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  5. 5.
    Grill the beef slices for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. 6.
    Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.
  7. 7.
    Warm the tortillas on the grill or in a dry skillet until soft and pliable.
  8. 8.
    To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of grilled beef on each tortilla. Top with shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, chopped dill, and a dollop of sour cream.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Latvian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef steak — Choose a tender cut of beef, such as sirloin or flank steak, for the best results. Make sure to slice it thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Caraway seeds — Toast the caraway seeds in a dry skillet for a few minutes before using them in the marinade. This will enhance their flavor.
  • Tortillas — If you prefer a warm and slightly charred flavor, you can lightly grill the tortillas before assembling the tacos.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, squeeze some fresh lime juice over the assembled tacos before serving.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the marinated beef in a hot skillet or under the broiler.
  • Customize the toppings to your liking. You can add sliced onions, pickled cucumbers, or even a sprinkle of Latvian cheese, if desired.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of Latvian chili flakes to the marinade.
  • Leftover grilled beef can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and used in salads or sandwiches.

Serving advice

Serve the Latvian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos as a main course for lunch or dinner. Accompany them with a fresh salad or Latvian-style roasted potatoes for a complete meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnished with fresh dill sprigs and a sprinkle of paprika for an attractive presentation. Serve them alongside a bowl of sour cream for dipping.