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


Have a fabulous week! Come back soon 🙂

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58 Responses
  1. Vickie G

    This is delicious and my out of “state” company loves it. However, living in Southern California you can only use corn tortillas for carne asada! Too close to the Mexican border! I do love your marinade and use it for my flank steak. We top our carne asdada with chopped white onion, cilantro and fresh salsa. Serve guacamole and chips on the side. I love the tortilla bread with lamb or Greek beef kebabs. Here, it’s easier to get than pita.

  2. Marcy

    We absolutely loved this recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and it was fabulous. Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  3. ColoradoConley

    I want. I REALLY want. But, honestly not in the mood to cook at all right now. Lol! Maybe tomorrow?!

  4. Krystal

    I tried this recipe this past weekend and it was pretty good. I did make a few adjustments though. I marinaded the meat for about 6 hours or so and added 2 tablespoons of lime juice instead of one. While cooking the meat, I also added a bit more seasonings & salt to enhance the flavor. When the meat was almost done cooking, I added an additional tablespoon of lime juice and it was AWESOME. I ended up using beef specifically for fajitas so it turned out pretty good but next time I’m going to try the flank steak beef.

  5. bridget {bake at 350}

    I know this post is from last year, but I’m just seeing it today. Oh my gosh! It’s 8am and I want a TACO!!! These look delicious and the pictures are beautiful!

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  7. Kate

    These look delicious! I’m having trouble finding tortilla bread though, where did you find yours?

  8. Gwenevere

    we had these for dinner tonight and yes, your marinade and my husbands grilling expertise was better than a restaurant. If you don’t mind, I’d love to post this on my blog sometime in the future. It was so good.

  9. JillA

    My 2nd attempt – I am excited to try the recipe and am also in the market for a good grill pan. Would you mind sharing which one you have pictured in the photo? It appears to be rectangular. Is it a one-burner (or two-burner) version? I like the side spouts. It doesn’t look quite like a Le Creuset. Please do tell! I noticed that a few others are also asking. Hopefully I didn’t miss the answer.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo

  10. Jenny

    Hi! This is my first time to the site and I must say that this post looks amazing!! I love all of the step by step photos and I must get my hands on some of this fluffy bread for soft tacos. The bread was what attracted me in the first place!

  11. Sara H.

    Love this recipe and can’t wait to try it. Love your grill pan – where did you get it?

  12. jason

    looks good. But what’s tortilla bread and where do you get it. It looks like pita bread. Is that the same thing?

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