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Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos are a dish you’ll crave again and again. Packed with flavors that balance tangy and savory, these tacos are the go-to for any occasion. Whether hosting a weekend gathering or looking for a quick but exciting dinner, this dish delivers.

Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos

Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos

The marinade makes a world of difference when it comes to street tacos. Lime and orange juice impart a tangy brightness, while the garlic adds earthiness, blending well with the citrus notes. Olive oil keeps the steak juicy during grilling, ensuring each bite is moist and flavorful.

Cilantro brings its own aromatic flair to the marinade. Known for its distinct, herbaceous flavor, it complements the citrus components, creating a balanced blend of flavors. Lime salt, though optional, can further enhance the zestiness of the dish. If you don’t have any, you can order it here from Spiceology or sub with regular kosher salt.

What sets these tacos apart is the smoky char from the grill, which adds a layer of complexity to the already flavorful steak. Grilling allows the marinated skirt steak to cook quickly, retaining its natural juices and further highlighting the marinade’s flavor.

Choosing your tortilla and toppings is part of the fun. Whether a classic corn tortilla or a hearty flour one, the base is your canvas. Salsa, guacamole, or cheese? Pick what you love. Enjoy building, eating, and most of all, tasting your masterpiece. We opted for simple onions and cilantro on corn tortillas here, but do what you like for your family or let them choose their own adventure.

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Why you’ll love this dish…

  • It is SO easy! The marinade is simple, and then you slap the steak on the grill.
  • Skirt steak is one of the most flavorful cuts of meat.
  • You can cook this steak as much (or as little) as you prefer. We go for medium rare!

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Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos

Skirt Steak Street Tacos shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Skirt Steak
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Cilantro
  • Lime salt (optional)
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Tortillas
  • Onion

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Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

How to make Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Mix the marinade ingredients in a large freezer baggie or glass storage container. Put the meat in, coat both sides and let marinate for at least 4 hours. Overnight is better.



Preheat the grill to 425°F. Remove from the marinade and pat the steak dry. Season with the lime salt.



Place the seasoned steak on the grill and let cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until the steak’s internal temperature reaches 130°F (or to your own desired level of doneness). Always cook to temp, and remember that thin steaks like skirt cook quickly!

WELL140° 145°



Remove from the grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes, tented with foil. Slice across the grain into thin strips.



Heat up your tortillas on your griddle or stovetop and load them up with fixings. Enjoy hot! Makes a great taco salad, too.

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Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Grilled Skirt Steak FAQ

Can this recipe be prepared in advance?

Sure! It’ll be the BEST right after it comes off the grill, but this is a great recipe to prep and make on the weekend for easy weekday lunches. Hello, taco salads!

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

If I make this in advance, I like to store the leftovers whole and slice right before reheating and serving. If you’ve already sliced it, that’s okay, too. Just toss it in an airtight container.

You can throw in a couple of jalapenos for a kick in the marinade. A slug or two of beer is also a welcome addition. Get creative with your taco toppings, too. Now’s the time to experiment!

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Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos
Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

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Grilled Skirt Steak Street Tacos
Yield: 6 servings

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Our simple grilled skirt steak tacos are great for any night of the week! The flavorful marinade is easy to throw together, and makes the meat taste amazing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinade Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes



  • 2 pounds skirt steak
  • 2 teaspoons lime salt (optional)


  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • tortillas, corn or flour
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • hot sauce


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and put the steak in. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your grill to 425°F.
  3. Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry. Season with the lime salt.
  4. Place the steak on the preheated grill. Let cook, flipping after 4-5 minutes, and let cook until the internal temp reaches 125-130°F.
  5. Remove from the grill and let rest, tented with foil, for around 10 minutes.
  6. Slice across the grain and load up into tortillas. Top with the chopped onion and cilantro.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 41g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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