Carne Asada Tacos by Calgary Mexican Restaurant Calavera Cantina

Our featured recipe this week, Carne Asada Tacos is from Calavera Cantina a Mexican restaurant in Calgary. You won’t regret trying these delicious grilled meat tacos with salsa verde. It’s easy, quick, and simple to make.

Carne Asada Tacos by Calgary Mexican Restaurant Calavera Cantina
Carne Asada Tacos


To make the Salsa Verde “green sauce”


  • Tomatillos – 4
  • Green onion 1 bunch
  • Jalapeno – 2 seeded or not
  • Cilantro 1 bunch
  • Lime juice – 2 floz
  • Cumin – 1 tbsp
  • Kosher salt – 1 tbsp


  1. Remove jalapeno stem, quarter tomatillos, add garlic, and blend
  2. Add cilantro, green onion, cumin and salt continue to blend until almost smooth medium speed

To make the Carne Asada Tacos “grilled meat tacos”


  • Corn or flour tortilla for tacos
  • Cojita cheese or feta crumbled
  • Sirloin or your favorite cut of steak
  • Lime juice – 1 floz
  • Lemon juice – 1 floz
  • Orange juice – 1 floz
  • Cilantro ½ bunch chopped fine
  • Garlic – 2 cloved finely minced
  • Kosher salt – tt
  • Ground black pepper – tt


  1. Marinate steak in all ingredients for 4 hrs or overnight.
  2. Grill on BBQ on medium-high heat until medium-rare. Then allow to rest
  3. Heat taco shells either in a pan with a bit of canola oil, or on the grill, or even the microwave
  4. Cut into thin strips against the grain to ensure meat being tender
  5. Place strips of steak on a tortilla shell, followed by a dollop of salsa verde, and then sprinkled with the cojita cheese.

If you like this recipe, make sure to check out their restaurant!