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Mexican inspired street tacos perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Delicious grilled flank steak loaded with grilled corn, red onions, fresh pico de gallo and finished with our cilantro green sauce and a dash of hot sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cinco de Mayo
Servings: 4 -5
Author: the communal feast


  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak skirt steak
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juices from 2 limes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 corn ears
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh pico de gallo
  • Chopped red onions
  • Cilantro Green Sauce:
  • 1 cup basil
  • 2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, whisk until combined.

    2. Combine the marinade with your steak and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, the longer the better (we try to aim for 4 hours minimum)

      3. Pre heat the grill to high heat

        4. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill about 6 to 8 minutes per side. (Best cooked medium rare, if you are using thinly sliced steak, grill on each side for 2 minutes, you can coat the steak with a bit of the marinade to help get the to sizzle and achieve those grill marks as your cooking)

          5. While the steak if grilling, grill the corn until charred on all sides. About 12 minutes

            6. Remove the steak and let rest for 10 minutes. Once your steak has rested, slice really thin slices against the grain and then chop those slices into bite size pieces. You might have extra steak, store any leftovers

              7. Once the corn has cooled slightly, cut the kernels off and toss in a serving bowl.

                8. To make the green sauce: add all the ingredients to a food processor, blend until you get a dark green thick sauce -about 2 minutes. Adjust taste by adding more seasoning or cilantro.

                  9. For a build your own taco, communal style eating serve all the ingredients separately for guests or family to make their own. Place the steak bites in a dish next to your warmed tortillas and have the toppings nearby like your fresh pico de gallo, fresh grilled corn, chopped red onion slices, lime wedges, fresh cilantro and sauces

                    10. If serving the tacos already made first start by pilling the steak bites onto your tortillas, then add your green sauce and hot sauce, next add the red onion slices, fresh corn, finish with fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and a squeeze of lime