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This is such a delicious meal. Carne Asada Street Tacos are simple and easy. You are going to love how quickly these come together!

A hand holding a street taco topped with white onions and cilantro.
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We love tacos and this recipe does not disappoint. The beef is so tender and the lime gives it the best flavor. With just a few ingredients, this recipe takes little to no time to make.

You may also love this Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Tacos.

3 Steak street tacos topped with white onions and cilantro on a white plate with lime wedges on the right.

This recipe is so simple and quick to make that it’s the ideal meal for crazy days at work or school. If you are running from activities and more like we are, this meal is perfect.

What to serve with Carne asada

4 beef street tacos on a white plate topped with white onions and cilantro.  Each taco is on 2 corn tortillas.

Carne Asada Tacos will be a hit with the entire family!

The meat just falls apart and is so tender. It’s packed with so much flavor.

You might also like Gluten free Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco Recipe. It’s a another yummy meal!

We love Mexcian food and Taco Tuesday is pretty common around here. It’s a meal I know that everyone will enjoy.

4 carne asada street tacos topped wit white onions and cilantro on a white plate with 3 lime wedges on the plate as well.

Let’s make Tacos de Carne Asada!

Ingredients needed to make street tacos: steak, tortillas, cilantro, white onions and limes.

Ingredients for Carne Asada Tacos Recipe:

  • Flank Steak – You can also use skirt steak, round steak or sirloin steak
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Onions
  • Limes, plus extra for toppings (this is what i use to get all the lime juice out)
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
  • mini corn tortillas

How to make Carne Asada Tacos:

  • Thinly slice the steak. Then chop it into bite size pieces.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, begin to brown the steak in the oil. (you can also grill to medium heat if you prefer)
  • Add half the onions to the skillet and cook until soft. Save the rest of the onions.
  • Meanwhile season with salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze the juice of two fresh limes over the meat and onion mixture.
  • Continue cooking until the meat is cooked through.
  • While the steak is cooking, melt the butter in another skillet or I use an electric skillet.
  • Fry the mini corn tortillas in the melted butter for 1 minute until they are soft.
  • Allow them to cool slightly.
  • You will need 2 mini corn tortillas per taco.
  • Spoon the meat mixture on the tortillas.
  • Top with cilantro, fresh onions and serve with limes.Salt and pepper to taste.

We love to squeeze more limes over our tacos and serve with salsa verde.

4 street tacos on a white plant with a bunch of cilantro behind them.  Each taco is topped with white onions and cilantro with lime wedges sitting next to the tacos.

You can purchase this but we have an amazing recipe for Homemade Salsa Verde here. It’s very simple to make and SO fresh and delicious.

I think these tacos are perfect with just a little extra lime and salsa. However, a few of the kids like to add sour cream and pico de gallo.

For a change, try orange juiced and olive oil. Whisk together with the lime juice and it’s delicious with the Carne asada taco.

Cotija cheese is a great cheese to top these delicious tacos with. Whichever way you like your Carne Asada Street tacos, they will be amazing!

We also love Mexican Corn on the Cob – Easy Mexican Street Corn. This is a must try if you like Mexican street food. Yum!
earn how to make Homemade Taco Shells that are so simple and taste great while being budget friendly.

Print this Carne Asada Recipe below:

Carne Asada Street tacos will be a family favorite!

I just know it! They are that good! Shrimp tacos are also an amazing substitute for the beef.

This is a great meal and one we make frequently. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Try it with Rice  Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. The entire family will enjoy it.

Learn How to make refried beans in the crockpot. With very little effort, you will have refried beans that are so healthy and delicious.

4 steak carne asada street tacos topped with white onions and cilantro.  You can see lime wedges on the left side of the white plate that the tacos are on.

Whether it is Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday, our family is always up for one of these yummy dishes. You can’t go wrong with these.

We try to stick to budget friendly recipes that don’t take long to prepare. Everyone is happy and dinner time is a breeze.

It’s so nice to have easy recipes like this one and others to keep on the menu plan rotation. Take the stress out of dinner by trying some of these easy recipes.

Easy Carne Asada Street Tacos recipe

4.99 from 578 votes
Try Carne Asada Street Tacos for a quick and tasty meal idea. Carne asada tacos are packed with flavor. Everyone will love this easy carne asada recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main
Calories 505



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  • Thinly slice the steak. Then chop into bite site pieces.
  • In a skillet, begin to brown the steak in the oil.
  • Add half the onions to the skillet and cook until soft. Save the rest of the onions.
  • Meanwhile season with salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze the juice of two fresh limes over the meat and onion mixture.
  • Continue cooking until the meat is cooked through.
  • While the steak is cooking, melt the butter in another skillet or I used an electric skillet.
  • Fry the mini corn tortillas in the melted butter for 1 minute until they are soft.
  • Allow them to cool slightly.
  • You will need 2 mini corn tortillas per taco.
  • Spoon the meat mixture on the tortillas.
  • Top with cilantro, fresh onions and serve with limes.

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Recipe Notes

Substitute the meat for any other favorite (chicken, hamburger meat, etc.) for another quick and easy dinner option.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 505kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 41g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 843mg, Potassium 708mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 200IU, Vitamin C 5.9mg, Calcium 110mg, Iron 4.8mg

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  1. Cathy Frederick says:

    5 stars
    I have made these with my daughter, we both love them! We usually have beans and rice on the side but her husband just has chips on the side. yum!

  2. Bunny says:

    Yum. Looking forward to serving with rice & beans

  3. Diane Graham says:

    4 stars
    Good, but I prefer less cilantro. Some chopped tomatoes and a sprinkle of cheese added really elevates flavor.

  4. Sharon Bacon says:

    5 stars
    This looks like a wonderful and easy dinner tò fix. Will be trying it this weekend. I would like to add, as a side, baked broccoli that I had for the first time on Sunday. It was flavorful and so CRUNCHY!!!

  5. Cheryl says:

    5 stars
    This Taco recipe is so delicious I’m sure to make it again soon. I shared it with my daughter and sister-in-law and they just loved how easy it was along with being delicious. 5 stars for sure.

  6. Kara Marks says:

    The recipe sounds wonderful! I might add a little guacamole to it too. We usually have refried beans and fiesta corn as sides when we have tacos

  7. Tonia says:

    5 stars
    I haven’t made it before but I would and cilantro lime rice with black beans with this.

  8. Daisy Rochelle says:

    5 stars
    It was a very delicious recipe, I would recommend anyone to make it for their family

  9. Tiffany hall says:

    5 stars
    These are my favorite. Mouth watering yummy. So good. Lime. Is added plus

  10. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad they loved it! I love the mexican sweet corn as a side. Thank you for commenting.

  11. Carrie Barnard says:

    I love that!

  12. Rebekah Jean Greene says:

    I would love to try this recipe. I might try using chicken instead since I don’t have the meat required.

  13. Brenda says:

    5 stars
    These street tacos are the BEST !! I add small strips of red bell pepper with mine and a bit od shredded mozzarella cheese. Sooo good. They will probably become a once a week item in my home !!! So many Great recipes here, dining has become fun again. And everyone loves being surprised at meal time !!
    Thanks for Your Recipes !!

  14. Lana says:

    These tacos look and sound delicious. I would serve them with some Mexican rice. The toppings are salsa, cilantro, onions, avocado and sour cream. Thanks for the recipe!!

  15. Pam says:

    4 stars
    I haven’t tried this recipe yet but plan to. I would serve it with salsa.

  16. Ruth Reid says:

    Haven’t made them yet but will soon when my grandson comes for a visit. They look very good

  17. Marilyn says:

    I am definitely going to try this recipe because we love tacos. I will leave out the limes and add sour cream to the recipe. My husband and son likes sour cream on their tacos. Thanks for all the menus and recipes. It helps to have new ideas for dinner.

  18. Carol says:

    5 stars
    I am not sure if my original comment appeared. I made these for us on Mother’s Day as we had to get together on Saturday to celebrate with family. They were a big hit for my husband and me. I made the Mexican Sweet Corn as a side. I would not change anything in the recipe.

  19. Rona says:

    4 stars
    I think I would use chicken in this recipe!

  20. Mary Hillyer says:

    It looks delicious. I would have to leave the cilantro out because I am the only one who will eat it. Hmmm, maybe I can “accidentally” add cilantro so that I won’t have to share. 🙂

  21. Charlotte finch says:

    Looks delicious ! Gonna try it this week! Love these low cost meals!

  22. Ann F says:

    5 stars
    Always a hit!! Tender and delicious every time! Go the extra step and make the Pico de Gallo. It’s excellent too!

  23. Marilyn M. says:

    I am going to try these because we love tacos and I am always looking for new recipes. I would leave off the limes and add some sour cream because my husband and son love sour cream on tacos. Thanks for all the recipes you share.

  24. Diane Adkins says:

    5 stars
    We had this recipe and it is so wonderful! I like to add sliced avocado to the side with it. We ate it with Mexican corn and Spanish rice and next time I want to make it with your Cilantro Lime Rice! These are becoming a every other week addition to our menu as all three of us enjoyed these Street Tacos! Make it….. you won’t regret it!

  25. Sherll B says:

    5 stars
    Haven’t tried it yet but it looks amazing! Looking forward to it!

  26. Tammy Cook says:

    5 stars
    So easy to make and it tastes great.
    This one is a keeper!!

  27. Cathy Brockman says:

    5 stars
    Me and my husband loved this, my three year old wouldn’t eat it he poured meat out a d ate a tortilla and tge rice I served on the side. I liked the simplicity and quickness of these and I had just enough meat for my lunch. The only thing I changed was using a Cajun seasoning and dropping the lime tge second time I made.

  28. Amber says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I would use this recipe with my Zero Net Carb Tortillas, for a low carb meal! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  29. Mari says:

    A different spin on the same old taco and it was fantastic. I did omit the cilantro and made corn and the lime rice you linked out to. Thank you for the recipe! I use your site often for meal ideas.

  30. Brenna Duhowski says:

    These tacos sound yummy! ?? Can’t wait to give them a try!

  31. Janet says:

    Needs taco seasoning would also add use flour not there something else beside limes

  32. Sharon Knisley says:

    5 stars
    This looks amazing and simple enough that even I can make it. Looking forward to trying it!

  33. Sharon Steinle says:

    My husband would die for these. Whenever I ask him dinner ideas his response is always tacos. I would make these up with a big pot of Vigo Yellow Rice. He would be one happy man.

  34. Richard Philabaum says:

    Always looking for something simple and easy to prepare for lunch or dinner

  35. Robin sisco says:

    Can’t wait to try with cilantro rice.

  36. Vickie Brown says:

    5 stars
    This is such an easy recipe to make and delicious to EAT. The entire family enjoyed it and THAT is a winner.

  37. Karen Giles says:

    5 stars
    I have not made these yet but would alter the toppings, cilantro is such a strong flavor the kids do not like it and only one eats onion so would use lettuce and sour cream as they love sour cream. I would serve it with cheesy Mexican rice. Thank you for the recipe.

  38. Andrea blackard says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe have been trying many recipes and this one is the is the best thank you for giving us this recipe and all the sides going with it

  39. Cheryl Beard says:

    I have not made this yet but I probably wouldn’t use that much cilantro or lime juice(not a fan of the taste). But it sounds delicious!

  40. Andi A. says:

    5 stars
    My family LOVES these tacos! They are so easy to make in the crock pot and Insta Pot. Thank you for this recipe!!

  41. Sandy Brese says:

    5 stars
    Love me some street tacos??Thank you for posting this!!

  42. Karen says:

    5 stars
    This is such a great recipe. I made it last week. The only addition I made was to add some thinly sliced radishes to it just before eating. This is something my Mexican daughter-in-law said to do and we love it.

  43. Tammy Thiers says:

    5 stars
    Loved cooking these tacos! So simple to make and they are delicious.

  44. Sierra Moore says:

    4 stars
    Love the ease of this! I love anything taco related so this was already a win, and its so easy to pull together. I think you could get away with bigger corn tortillas and just use one also, but I know they aren’t ‘street tacos’ then, ha, My family loved it and was a perfect weeknight meal for the win! I added a couple saute bell peppers in a couple of them just for kicks.

  45. Kristal Garcia says:

    This Street Taco recipe is Delicious ? I served these with the White Cheese Queso Dip and Chips. My whole family loved the Tacos. Thank you for the recipe

  46. Stacey Herrin says:

    I haven’t tried this one yet but it sounds delicious! I would serve it with the fried Mexican rice also from That rice is a staple for Mexican side dishes in our family and my youngest LOVES it!

  47. Christina says:

    This looks just like the authentic tacos that I eat locally!! I can’t wait to try!! 🙂

  48. Terri Lewis says:

    5 stars
    I’m sure it’s great. Husband doesn’t like Mexican so I go to my favorite local restaurant, Miguels

  49. Vicki Robison says:

    5 stars
    I’ve tried it with steak, will try next with chicken

  50. Renee Tee says:

    5 stars
    Very tasty, for such little effort. I had a single leftover ribeye that I used, and the results were fantastic! Will definitely make this again, and it’s a nice alternative for those who don’t like too much heat or spice.

  51. Patty Lewis says:

    5 stars
    The tortillas taste better fried a little on the pan where the meat was made. If not enough oil left there with the meat juices, add a little more.
    But use oil, not butter.


  52. Sherry Cronk says:

    5 stars
    That’s really good but I also add radishes. Slice radishes.

  53. Mark says:

    5 stars
    It’s about time someone posted a true street taco recipe. The second I see ingredients like soy sauce, I know it’s no good. Thank you very much for posting!

  54. Robin Hasse says:

    Easy and delish. Was a hit with my son and wife. I made the homemade green salsa verda too and we all enjoyed it.

  55. Carrie Barnard says:

    Thank you so much!

  56. Nick says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely fantastic! We have a renowned taco stand near us and want to attempt to create 1/100th of the quality their tacos — I think we are getting there with this recipe!

  57. Carrie says:

    So glad that everyone enjoys it! It’s a family favorite in my house too.

  58. Amy Davis says:

    5 stars
    This recipe has become a staple in our home! I have some extremely picky eaters, and they ALL love this which is a miracle. There is no other meal that the entire family loves! Making it tonight, and I can’t wait!

  59. Carrie says:

    Each serving is approximately 2-3 tacos based on how much of the steak you put in each one.

  60. Abby Marshall says:

    How many taco’s are considered 1 serving? This info isn’t given in the nutritional listing. Thank you

  61. Carrie says:

    Thank you so much!

  62. Jacqueline Davenport says:

    5 stars
    The best recipe ever thank you so much.

  63. Carrie says:

    Yes, this is for 1 taco as we made 8 with the recipe.

  64. Nicole says:

    The nutrition information says it’s 505 calories per serving. Is 1 serving size 1 taco?

  65. Carrie says:

    Yes, you can freeze the meat after it’s cooked. Thanks.

  66. deirdre Baker says:

    I have not tried these yet, but definitely will be.
    My question is. Has anyone froze the cooked meat after? There’s only two of us and I normally freeze our leftovers. (Seal a meal). Some meats do well but not all.
    Thank you

  67. Bambi Denny says:

    5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe for taco Tuesday! It is so so super simple to make and it tastes amazing ?

  68. Amber Murray says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made this several times. It’s something everyone likes and it’s so yummy!

  69. Brenda says:

    5 stars
    I have made these tacos for my family more times than I can count and they are always a hit. It is a family favorite and a go to recipe. It is easy to make but brings big flavor. You will not regret adding this recipe to your cooking arsenal.

  70. Gwen says:

    5 stars
    This is my kids favorite! We add crema and cojita cheese! Yummy.

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  72. Peggy Buckner says:

    5 stars
    I made the Easy Street Tacos along with the Salsa Verde and it is a keeper! The family and I loved it! Even my pickiest eater who seldom eats any sauces loved the salsa verde. He even orders Sweet n Sour chicken w/o the sauce and that’s the only thing he’ll eat for Chinese take out!

  73. Carrie says:

    Awesome – I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing!

  74. J. says:

    Very great tacos!! I love our local Mexican restaurant’s tacos and I never thought I would get something so similar. I soaked the meat in a marinade of oranges, lime juice, garlic and vinegar (so as the flank steak wouldn’t have a chance of being tough) and cooked the steak over medium-high heat. Then I drained the meat of the cooked off marinade, cranked up the heat, threw it all back in, and the tacos sizzled perfectly. Thank you for an amazing recipe!! Will be using again. (And again).

  75. Carrie says:

    Thank you for sharing and I’m glad you liked them!

  76. Crissy says:

    5 stars
    These were the best tacos ever! I used skirt steak, seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. I didn’t cook any onions with the meat, I was surprised how tender and flavorful the meat was. Perfect with onions, cilantro, lime, pico, cotija cheese, and salsa verde. Will definitely be making these again! So delicious!

  77. Carrie says:

    I would try 4 to 5 hours on low and see how that works out for you.

  78. mark jackson says:

    how long do you cook this in a crock pot?