My favorite recipe for street-style Mexican carne asada tacos — made with tender marinated grilled steak, soft corn tortillas, guacamole, and whatever other toppings sound good!
Happy Taco Tuesday, friends! You knew what was coming after yesterday’s post on my favorite recipe for Mexican carne asada…
…carne asada tacos! ♡
I’ve long had a weakness for these grilled steak tacos whenever I spy them on a menu at restaurants and street taco stands. But now, living in Barcelona where good Mexican food is much harder to find, I’ve taken to making my own carne asada tacos at home. And as someone with very high standards for what constitutes very good tacos, I have to say…these are pretty damn good.
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m a big fan of using a bold marinade for carne asada steak, and love letting mine soak up a delicious balance of citrusy, garlicky, herby flavors before searing it over high heat on a grill. (Or, if you’re like me and don’t have one right now, an indoor grill pan or cast-iron skillet works great too.) Then from there, I prefer to serve my tacos street-style on warm corn tortillas with a simple topping of chopped white onion and cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, plus a scoop of guac or sliced avocados if you would like to add some creaminess. That said, though, feel free to add on whatever other toppings you love too — salsa, crema (or sour cream), chiles, radishes, crumbled cheeses would all be delicious too.
The recipe itself is really quite simple, but it does take a few hours to marinate the steak. So plan ahead, maybe go the extra mile and make some homemade corn tortillas while you wait on the steak (highly recommend), serve them up with some ice-cold margaritas, and enjoy enjoy!