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Carne asada tacos with grilled steak, cabbage, pico de gallo and guacamole.

Carne Asada Tacos

These carne asada tacos are marinated grilled steak piled into corn tortillas along with cabbage, pico de gallo and guacamole. The ultimate taco for meat lovers!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 324kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the meat:

  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, then coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves

For the taco assembly:

  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup pico de gallo homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup cabbage shredded


  • Place the orange juice, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, jalapeno, cumin and cilantro in a resealable plastic bag. Close and shake to combine.
  • Place the steak in the bag and marinate for at least one hour, or up to 8 hours. 
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Scrape off any large pieces of jalapeno and garlic from the meat after it comes out of the marinade. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or to desired level of doneness. Cook time will vary based on the thickness of the meat.
  • Remove the meat from the pan and cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the steak against the grain.
  • Divide the cabbage between the tortillas. Top with carne asada meat, pico de gallo and guacamole. Serve.


  1. Don't have flank steak? Skirt steak or sirloin will also work.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 21.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.3mg