Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

These Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn are something you’d find at a Mexican Restaurant! These flavorful beef tacos are a party for your taste buds!

Two Carne Asada Tacos with Guacamole & Corn

Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! Any excuse to make Mexican food, is a great celebration to me!

I developed a simple and completely flavorful marinade for carne asada beef or flank steak,  that marinates for an hour,  is grilled for a few minutes and presto,  restaurant style carne asada tacos are ready! I hope you guys can find this tortilla bread that I have pictured below. It makes the best soft tacos ever, no joke. If your grocery store carries them, it will be right by the other tortillas. I am crossing my fingers for you!! If you don’t have any luck, use a traditional taco size flour or corn tortillas 🙂

Be sure to take a peek at my Creamy Salsa and Black Bean Nachos that I developed for Kraft as well 🙂

Break out your sombreros, maracas, chips and salsa, it’s Mexican night!!

Ingredients for Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Left: Tia Rosa Tortilla Bread, onion, garlic, avocado, carne asada beef (flank steak), red bell pepper, ground cumin, corn, olive oil and lime juice

A Pound of Carne Asada

Here’s the beef, it will come in one rectangular piece that you will later slice 🙂

How to Make The Best Beef Tacos

Chopped Onions on a Cutting Board

Let’s start the marinade. Chop your onion and garlic.

Lime Juice and Oil in a Measuring Cup

Add some lime juice to olive oil.

Seasonging the Marinade for the Meat

Now add your cumin, salt and pepper. Give it a good whisk.

Preparing the Bag for Marinating Beef

Grab a big ziplock bag and add your onions/garlic, beef, and marinade.

Meat in the Marinade

Give it all a good swish inside the bag, zip it up and let marinade for about an hour.

Beef Grilling on a Pan

I tossed mine on my grill pan, but feel free to use the ol’ outside grill if you’d like.

Beef in a Skillet on the Stove

After about 3 minutes, give it a flip and grill for another 3 minutes 🙂

Juicy Pound of Beef

Always let your meat rest for a good 5 minutes, it brings all of those juices back throughout the beef.

Sliced Carne Asada

Use a sharp or serrated knife and cut thin slices on the bias like I’ve done here 🙂  Oh and lick your fingers to get a preview, this stuff is delish!

Homemade Guacamole

It’s not a taco without some guacamole right?! I like my guacamole simple with just some lime juice, salt and pepper, but get as crazy as you’d like 🙂

Corn and Red Pepper Mixture

I mixed a half can of corn with 1/2 cup diced red peppers for some pretty color and texture to put on top of the tacos.

Two Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Here you have a darn good carne asada soft taco, dig in!

Two Beef Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Two Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

These Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn are something you'd find at a Mexican Restaurant! These veggie-packed beef tacos are a party for your taste buds!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 974kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound carne asada beef or flank steak
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 avocados peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 4 soft tortilla bread


  • Place oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Place beef, onions, and garlic into a large zip top bag and pour marinade inside bag. Close top of bag and with hands, massage beef with marinade to coat evenly. Place in refrigerator and marinade for 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in grill pan over medium heat. Grill beef until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Cut thin slices against the grain or on the bias.
  • Place avocado, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until well combined.
  • Place corn and peppers into a medium bowl, mixing to combine.
  • Place beef slices, a dollop of guacamole, and a spoon of corn and peppers into soft tortilla bread. Serve warm.


Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5mg
Keywords: beef tacos recipe, carne asada tacos recipe, shredded beef tacos, soft tacos recipe


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58 Responses
  1. Pearl S. Macaranas

    Awesome good that I want to eat now. And your preparation was well presented.So who can say no not to crave for your asada. I already added you to my favorites. Good luck!

  2. Julie

    I made these tonight for Cinco de Mayo and they are absolutely delicious and so easy! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. (I also have the same question about grill pan cleanup that a previous “Julie” posted. Any tips?)

    1. Jenny

      Awesome Julie, so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! As far as clean up, put about 1 cup of water into the grill pan and boil for 5 minutes or so. This will loosen all those bits that get stuck to the pan. Hope this helps!!

  3. Homeschool on the Croft

    Pick me up off the floor. They look utterly delicious. I’m not sure I’ll be able to get the wraps you have here, though I’ll have a look (we live on an island in Scotland, so only have 2 grocery stores to choose from 🙂 Also, the beef…. I’ll have to check online what we’d call this cut.

    Desperate to try this….

  4. Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

    Pretty, pretty, pretty. Now if I could just eat one (or five)! Tying it up with a corn husk is a lovely touch, too.

  5. Heather

    These look amazing Jenny! And the photo are absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for the tortilla bread. Sounds delicious!

  6. Amanda

    Oh my gosh, girl.. These are absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to keep a lookout for that tortilla bread! 🙂

  7. Julie

    Any tips for easy cleanup of your grill pan? I have a small grill pan like yours, but I never use it (*gasp*) because the cleanup is such a pain. (i.e., scraping crusty bits off the pan for hours). Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong? Thanks, and I love, love, love your recipes.

  8. Liz

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for this tasty looking recipe. I enjoy your blog and am always looking to it for inspiration.

  9. Gwenevere

    Your photo of this post from tastespotting brought me here however it was your photo of the ingredient list that prompted me to comment. It looks like you have a Bosch and a kitchen aid. My third kitchen aid recently died and as I promised myself, I replaced it with a Bosch…I make a lot of bread. But I’m kind of missing my kitchen aid. Do you find that you use both or does one go unused compared to the other?

    1. Jenny

      I have to say I use my Kitchen Aid far more than my Bosch, however I love my Bosch for bread making and also for making large batch of cookies. There’s no comparison it’s better for those things. Not sure if I could decide between the two 🙂 Best of luck to you!

  10. Kerry

    Oh my, I have never seen tortilla bread. That looks like a taco from my dreams. I am totally making this next week!

  11. Amy

    I’m going to have to look for that tortilla bread next time I go to the grocery! They look delicious!

  12. marla

    As a meat and avocado lover, I am all over this! Perfect for warm weather outdoor parties 🙂 xo
    Gorgeous clicks too!

  13. Jessica

    Looks very tasty. I love corn in tacos too! Your tutorial pictures are really good, count me impressed!

  14. EatLiveRun

    Yum! I have a big ripe avocado just waiting to be cut into and I think this is the perfect recipe to use it in 🙂

  15. MsBrownBird

    Wow, that looks amazing. I would definitely be making this for Thursday if I didn’t have 10 pounds of chicken I needed to use up…

  16. Erin

    How I love this already and I haven’t even tasted it. I love how having my birthday the day before Cinco de Mayo I get to enjoy all kinds of great food! Can’t wait to try this one out myself!

  17. jen @ the baked life

    I think I might be making this for cinco de mayo but with chicken of course

  18. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I love everything about these- especially that tortilla bread! I had to crack up at your little ties around your tacos though… I had that same problem trying to photograph my fish tacos the other day when I used thick corn tortillas. They wouldn’t stay closed for my photo! I opted for a toothpick. Didn’t think of raffia 🙂

  19. Amanda N

    We LOVE carne asada in our house. Although we’ve got a carneceria not far from us that packs it in fresh marinade for us. Cheating? Sure, but it’s delicious!

  20. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    HA! love the “here’s the beef” line…awesome 🙂 and i love how you tied up the taco with the husk! such a beautiful touch!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Jenny they look wonderful. I can totally see the “soft” in the soft taco. Love how you tied the tortillas. Makes photographing them easier, huh. And how about gorgeous photos…wow!

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