Mexican street tacos
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Steak Tacos Recipe

We're teaching how to make the best steak tacos recipe. Everything you need to know from steak rubs to taco toppings. You've never had a street taco like this!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rest Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make tacos, mexican recipes, taco recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Steak Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

To make the tacos:

  • 10 soft flour tortillas
  • 2 avocados (sliced)
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • Cotja Cheese (for topping)


  • Brush both sides of the steak with olive oil.
  • Mix all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Sprinkle and pat the seasoning mix on both sides of the steaks. (Save any leftover seasoning for the next time you make steak tacos.)
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Sear both sides of the steak and cook over medium low heat until center is at 130 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit (this is medium rare).
  • Remove steak from heat. Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes, then slice into strips.

Make the tacos:

  • In a tortilla add sliced avocado, Pico de Gallo, Cotija cheese, and sliced steak.
  • Serve and enjoy!


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 10 tacos, with 1 serving being 1 taco with toppings. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3.2mg