Carne Asada Fries

How to make Carne Asada Fries

Carne asada fries are a local specialty found on the menus of restaurants primarily in the American Southwest, including San Diego, where it originated. This item is not normally featured on the menu at more traditional Mexican restaurants. The dish is also served at Petco Park and Dodger Stadium

Carne Asada Fries features a base of crinkle-cut fries, topped with grated cheddar cheese, guacamole, diced tomatoes, Del Taco's secret sauce, and freshly grilled carne asada. The dish is priced at $5.49. However, the prices may vary places to places. 

If you want to prepare this recipe at home, you can follow a few simple steps that we have curated in the following recipe. Before going to the method of preparation, let us know the ingredients that you need for this dish.



Carne Asada fries takes features grilled steak as its main ingredient. You can also have the taste of steak cut fries in it. If you want to prepare this recipe at home, you should at first check if all the ingredients are available in your kitchen or not. So, let us discuss the ingredients that you need to prepare this recipe.


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice(120 mL)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice(60 mL)
  • ½ lb flank steak(225 g)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese(50 g)


  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • fresh cilantro leaf
  • grated cheese

Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare this menu, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a baking dish with parchment paper inside the oven. Bake steak cut fries in oven following the package instructions.
  2. To prepare the pico de gallo, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime juice in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add the steak. Season it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika powder, oregano, and chilli powder. Mix well so that the spices blend with the steak. 
  4. Grill the steak in oven until they become golden brown or properly cooked from both sides. Your carne asada is ready. 
  5. In a bowl assemble all the ingredients. 
  6. Add fries, and top it with carne asada, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Add grated cheese on it. Place it in an oven until the cheese melts. 
  7. Serve hot and fresh to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 810 calories in Carne Asada Fries from Del Taco; most of the calories come from fat (65%). Let us discuss the approximate quantity of all the ingredients that you get from 1 serving of Carne Asada Fries from Del Taco.

  • Serving Size: 1 basket of fries
  • Calories: 810
  • Calories From Fat: 530
  • Total Fat: 59g (91%)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (75%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g  
  • Cholesterol: 85mg (28%)
  • Sodium: 1360mg (57%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 46g (15%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g (24%)
  • Sugars: 2g  
  • Protein: 24g (48%)
  • Vitamin A: 10%
  • Vitamin C: 20%
  • Calcium: 20%
  • Iron: 15%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco


Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Get the carne asada fries!

Open 24/7 and always love their food! Get their carne asada fries, no guacamole (overpowers) the dish, add bacon pieces..Soo hella good!

Date of visit: July 2017


Pablo J.

Azusa, CA


I saw a video on YouTube that highly recommended this spot when you're in Vegas. So we made it a point to check it out. Service was good, fast and polite. Location looked clean and spacious. The food was good, not great, but good. We ordered Asada Fries and a Al Pastor Torta. At first glance we thought "Wow that's a lot of good". Once you get to demolishing the food, you realize it's not as much as you initially thought.


Asada Fries: Tasty, everything taste fresh. Fries were crispy and well seasoned. Unfortunately the amount of fries you get isn't really that much. As well as the amount of of asada on them. The meat is cut very thinly and gets lost with all the other toppings. I really like the fact that they use nacho cheese sauce, I prefer that over shredded cheese any day. Unfortunately I found the cheese sauce to be a bit too thin/diluted/ watered down (just being honest). Typical cheese sauce is much thicker/cheesier. $10 +Tax

Al Pastor Torta: Once again, every taste fresh and had good flavor. My critique is on the amount of Al Pastor that was in the Torta. It's a BIG bolillo/bun, with a lot of fixings (lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, jalapeños) but a thin layer of Al Pastor. Definitely expect more meat on a torta. $9 +Tax


All in all it was a good experience and i wouldn't be against eating here again and trying the rest of the menu.

Summer D.

Bloomington, CA


This Del taco is fire. I live right up the mountain in Lytle creek and this is MY local Del. So I can tell you truthfully that every time I have gone (which is about 4 times a week), it's bomb!!!!!!! Thanks everyone at Del who makes my carne asada fries just how I like em!!!

Annee T.

Lytle Creek, CA


I don't usually have an issue with this Del Taco, but lately our orders have been super screwed up. Tonight I ordered carne asada fries with no secret sauce and they forgot the guacamole. Also ordered deluxe chili cheese fries with no tomato and received fries with what looked like the secret sauce, no chili and just the taco meat and cheese...with tomato. Hopefully it was just a rough night‍

Aya E.

Elite '2021

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ


I was in the Arden area looking for a quick meal I can grab and go, so I decided to stop by Del Taco. I actually really like Del Taco. The only item I've gotten here is their Carne Asada Fries (~$5), so that's exactly what I got.

The Carne Asada Fries includes their crinkle-cut fries topped with carne asada steak, tomatoes, cheese, guacamole, and their secret sauce. I felt that the portion of the carne asada was smaller than the previous times I've gotten this and it didn't taste quite as fresh.

Overall, it did curb my hunger for a few hours and tasted fine, but the quality, presentation, and amount of food given could have been a lot better.

The Most Popular Queries

Can I add Carne Asada in salads?

Ans: Salad is a healthy dish. So we recommend you to add chicken instead of carne asada to your favourite salads. Do not fry the chicken in oil. Marinate the shredded chicken and grill it in the oven to enjoy it in your salad. 

Is Carne Asada Fries allergen free?

Ans: No, Del Taco does not guarantee its animal based menus to be allergen free. However, you will get a lot of nutrition from this dish including vitamins, protein and iron.

Can I prepare the same dish with chicken?

Ans: Yes, you can prepare the same menu with chicken instead of carne asada. Moreover, you can choose your choice of cheese to add extra taste to the menu. The choice is always yours when you prepare this dish in your own kitchen.

Latest News

Del taco introduces a new crispy chicken menu items


LAKE FOREST, (Mar 25, 2021): Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. continues to lead the category in crispy chicken innovation with the sweet, tangy smokiness of Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce. Del Taco’s new Honey Chipotle BBQ Taco and Epic Burrito are among the 11 unique and delicious new crispy chicken items of the chain, introduced since July 2020.


Del Taco has launched a few crispy chicken menu items including new Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken Taco, Honey Chipotle BBQ Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries and Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito, AP News has reported.

For a limited time, the new sauce flavor will be available in the following items:

$1 Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken Taco: The menu features Crispy chicken strip, crisp lettuce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and sweet Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. This menu will be vailable on Del’$ Dollar Deal$ Menu.

$5 Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito: It is loaded with crispy chicken strips, crispy bacon, crisp lettuce, fresh diced tomatoes, crunchy tortilla strips, sweet Honey Chipotle BBQ and creamy ranch wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.

$4.49 Honey Chipotle BBQ Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries: The menu includes crinkle cut fries topped with sweet Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce, creamy ranch, seasoned beef, crisp bacon, freshly grated cheese, diced onions, and chopped cilantro.

$4 3 pc. Crispy Chicken & Fries Box: You will get crinkle cut fries, 3 Crispy Chicken Strips, Dipping Sauce: Ranch, Chipotle, Habanero or New Honey Chipotle BBQ with this combo. 

“Crispy chicken strips and BBQ sauce are a classic combination that Americans love,” said Tim Hackbardt, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We added our Del Taco twist to it with sweet honey and a smoky chipotle flavor you won’t be able to find in a taco or burrito at any other major Mexican quick service restaurant brand. We look forward to guests falling in love with this sweet and savory sauce, whether it’s on our $1 Crispy Chicken Taco, drizzled over our Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries, devoured in an affordable fast casual sized $5 Epic Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito, or simply for dipping with our Crispy Chicken & Famous Crinkle Cut Fries Box.”

Del Taco’s New Crunchtada Promises To Deliver The Best of The Taste To Its Fan Foodies

Lake Forest, CA – April 29, 2021: “Del Taco Restaurants, Inc, the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, is offering emotional and culinary support to these disappointed fans via a Mexican Pizza Ghosted Support Hotline at 1-877-3-Ghosted. Fans can call the line 24/7 to receive guidance, inspiration and a restitution for being wronged in the form of an exclusive promo code for a Buy One Crunchtada, Get One Free from Del Taco today through May 20,” Del Taco has reported.

Del Taco hopes to fill the Mexican Pizza void with not just one, but three Crunchtadas offering more toppings variety, more flavor, and more value stacked on top of a large 6½” inch freshly fried tortilla:

• $1 Crunchtada Tostada features a thick, wavy, crunchy corn shell is layered with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, our signature tangy Salsa Casera, crisp lettuce, and freshly grated cheddar cheese. Just $1 on the Del’$ Dollar Deal Menu!

• $2 NEW Queso Beef Crunchtada includes thick, wavy, crunchy corn shell is layered with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, seasoned beef, Del Taco’s signature creamy Queso Blanco, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and topped with chopped fresh diced tomatoes.

• $3 NEW Chicken Guacamole Crunchtada features thick, wavy, crunchy corn shell is layered with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, grilled marinated chicken, creamy ranch sauce, crisp lettuce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, chopped fresh diced tomatoes, and topped with fresh house-made guacamole.

“Del Taco is more than happy to fill the Mexican Pizza void and meet the obvious pent up consumer demand.” said Tim Hackbardt, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “However, instead of just meeting expectations with a single Crunchtada we went further by offering a variety that will appeal to vegetarian, beef, and chicken fans. All three Crunchtadas highlight our QSR+ positioning with quality ingredients like our fresh house-made guacamole, fresh from scratch slow-cooked beans, and signature queso blanco while offering guests best in class value for the money on top of a large 6½” inch freshly fried tortilla.”