Mexican Street Tacos

This Mexican street tacos recipe uses steak flap meat that’s marinated in a zesty and citrusy fajita marinade and topped with diced onions and chopped cilantro.

Mexican Street Tacos
Street Tacos are a wonderful way to enjoy your grill during the summer.

The steak is marinated overnight for the best flavor, so be sure to plan ahead before you make this recipe.

Ingredients for Mexican Street Tacos

  • 4-5 pieces steak flap meat or chicken breasts
  • Fajita Marinade
  • 1-2 jalapenos
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Avocado sauce see separate recipe

The steak is grilled until tender, then chopped up for the street tacos.

Although this Mexican street tacos recipe uses steak flap meat, I’ve made this with chicken breasts and it’s just as tasty!

Mexican Street Tacos
Street Tacos served with avocado salsa.

Top these delicious Mexican Street Tacos with my avocado salsa for the ultimate meal.

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Mexican Street Tacos Recipe

Mexican Street Tacos

Recipe by Jason Hill –
This Mexican street tacos recipe uses steak flap meat that's marinated in a zesty and citrusy fajita marinade and topped with diced onions and chopped cilantro. Top this authentic street taco with my avocado salsa for the ultimate meal. Serve with fresh lime wedges and grilled jalapeños and green onions.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 12 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 4-5 pieces steak flap meat or chicken breasts

Fajita Marinade

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 4 crushed cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 orange and 1 lemon juiced
  • Small bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 1-2 jalapenos
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Avocado sauce see separate recipe


  • Marinate the steak or chicken in my fajita marinade overnight, turning once or twice.
  • Preheat grill. Grill steak or chicken until done, and cut into cubes.
  • Lightly grill the tortillas on both sides, then wrap tortillas in foil and keep warm on upper rack of grill.
  • Grill green onions and jalapenos on grill. Set aside for tacos or a side dish.
  • To assemble, place a small amount of steak in each tortilla and top with chopped onions and cilantro.
  • Garnish with my avocado salsa and enjoy!
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Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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