Mexican Steak Tacos Recipe

Mexican Steak Tacos Recipe

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Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs Flank or Skirt Steak
  • Corn Tortillas or Flour Tortilla
  • Queso Fresco Panela or other crumbing Mexican cheese
  • Pico de Gallo or Salsa
  • Chopped Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Slices of Lime

Steak Marinade

  • 5 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems chopped finely
  • 1 Jalapeño or serrano seeded and minced (Use 1/2 for less heat)
  • 2 Freshly squeezed limes
  • 1 Freshly squeezed orange
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Tequila or Mexican Beer optional
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a food processesor or blender, mix all marinade ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the steak in a glass or nonreactive baking dish and pour the marinade over the steak. Cover and marinate for 2-8 hours or overnight.
  • For best results preheat an oudoor grill. The oven broiler or a cast iron skillet can also be used. Place steaks on grill, season again with salt and pepper. Cook approximately 4-6 minutes per side.
  • It is best to take steak off the grill just slightly under your preferred temperature. It will continue to cook while resting. Let it rest a few minutes tented loosely with aluminum foil. Once ready, slice steak into slices about 1/8-1/4 inch thick against the grain.
  • While steak is cooking, warm tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side in a skillet or on the grill. Stack the tortillas and move to the side or wrap in foil to keep warm.
  • To assemble tacos add slices of steak, chopped onions, cilantro, pico de gallo and cheese to each tortilla. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime and a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
  • As they say in Mexico, Buen Provecho! (Enjoy!)


Adapted from onbetterliving.com
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