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Citrus Marinated Carne Asada Tacos

Juicy grilled beef carne asada marinated in plenty of South Texas citrus is a quick & easy weeknight dinner. All the flavors of your favorite taqueria style tacos at home, winning.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican, tex-mex
Keyword carne asada
Servings 6 Serves
Author Vianney Rodriguez


  • 2 lbs. Rumba meats flap meat
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juiced
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro washed, finely minced
  • 1 medium onion finely diced


  1. Pat flap meat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season liberally with salt & pepper on both sides.
  3. Place in a large resealable plastic bag along with lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit juice, jalepno and cilantro.
  4. Place in fridge to marinade for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Grill fajitas 6 to 8 minutes per side depending on thickness or until internal temperature reaches 140°F.
  7. Remove to a platter, allow meat ot rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Dice finely, serve in warm tortillas garnished with onion and cilantro.