Carne Asada Wet Burrito

How to make Carne Asada Wet Burrito

The Carne Asada Wet Burrito features marinated, grilled steak with pinto beans, grated cheddar, and red sauce, all wrapped up in a flour tortilla and then topped with more red sauce, cheddar, and avocado slices. The chain serves this menu in a platter as it has a red sauce topping on it. 


If you want to prepare the dish at home, you can follow our recipe. But, before knowing the method of preparation, let us discuss the ingredients that you need to prepare the dish right in your kitchen.


We have divided the ingredients into 4 parts depending on the process of preparation; this will be easy for you to understand. Let us know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this recipe at home.

  • 2 lbs beef, or 2 lbs flank steaks
  • 1 onion, small
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt
  • pepper



  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 onions, white or 1/2 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, small
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
  • 1⁄4 lime, juiced
  • 1⁄3 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch oregano, dry
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 pinch cumin



  • 2 avocados, large
  • 1⁄4 cup pico de gallo
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
  • 1⁄4 lime, juiced
  • 1 dash hot sauce



  • carne asada meat
  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole
  • flour tortilla, Large
  • olive oil



  • French fries
  • cheese, Mexican Blend


Method of Preparation

For Meat Preparation

  1. To prepare the meat, first place the meat on a flat pan and season it with salt and pepper. Cut meat into 1/4 inch pieces. 
  2. Place the seasoned meat in a zip lock bag. Add fine diced onions and lemon/lime juices to it. Mix all the ingredients well and refrigerate for at least 30 min or up to 24 hours.


To Prepare Pico De Gallo

  1. Fine dice all ingredients mentioned above for Pico de Gallo preparation and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate, stir occasionally.


For Guacamole Preparation

  1. Place avocado pulp in a bowl and mash well with a fork, season the pulp to taste by adding remaining ingredients. 
  2. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap, slightly pressing plastic down on the guacamole to remove any air, and refrigerate. 
  3. Refrigeration prevents browning.


For Carne Asada Burritos

  1. Place a medium sized skillet on stove over high heat. Now add a teaspoon of oil to the skillet. When oil is warm, add ¼ to 1/3 pound of carne asada meat and onions to the oil.  Add the meat until they become brown on both sides. 
  2. Warm the tortillas in a microwave, by placing them under a wet paper towel, one at a time, which will take you about 20-30 sec.
  3. Or you can simply wrap tortillas in foil and place in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minute. Do not overheat as you want them warm and suitable for wrapping.
  4. To assemble the burritos, place the meat and onions in the center of a warm tortilla. Add pico de gallo, guacamole, and fold in the sides to form a burrito. Add cheese on it and place in the oven until the cheese melts.
  5. Place the burrito on a platter and pour red sauce over it. Top with some avocado slices. 
  6. Serve hot and fresh.


Recipe Notes

You can cook the meat in small batches to cook them properly. Avoid cooking them all at once as they will become chewy. 


You can add French fries and/or cheeses if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 plato
  • Calories: 1330
  • Calories from Fat: 430
  • Total Fat: 48g (74%)
  • Saturated Fat: 16.5g (83%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g  
  • Cholesterol: 95mg (32%)
  • Sodium: 3680mg (153%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 154g (51%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 25g (100%)
  • Sugars: 4g  
  • Protein: 56g (112%)
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


*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


FEB 16, 2017

Review: Del Taco - Wet Burrito Platos


The rice was fairly plain and relied on the salsa to liven it up. The beans were similarly mild but were topped with grated cheddar and tangy red sauce. They're a bit redundant if you get the Carne Asada plate (platos means "plate" in Spanish) since the burrito also contains the same beans, cheese, and sauce.


The salsa casera is a blended tomato salsa with just a bit of heat. The chips are fairly sturdy with a decent crunch.

Of the two burritos, I preferred the Chicken Verde over the Carne Asada. There's more of a contrast between the seasoning of the chicken and the spicy, tanginess of the sauce, whereas the flavor of the Carne Asada and the red sauce was too similar and a little boring as a result. I also liked the firmer but still tender texture of the chicken over the almost mushy steak. Either way you go, the avocado and cheese add a nice richness but the jack cheese melts better and has slightly more of a presence.


Overall, both Del Taco's Wet Burrito Platos provide an enjoyable, hearty (and, for some, shareable) meal at a pretty good value. As long as you can stand the heat (it's at the high end of my heat tolerance), I'd definitely go for the Chicken Verde.


Drive-thru visit. Very friendly and fast service. Good food.

I stopped by yesterday via the drive-thru. I picked up the Carne Asada Wet Burrito Plato. It was outstanding ! It includes a Carne Asada Wet Burrito (freshly grilled carne asada, slow-cooked beans, zesty red sauce, and freshly grated cheddar cheese, rolled in a warm flour tortilla and smothered in zesty red sauce, more freshly grated cheddar, and 3 slices of fresh avocado), plus beans & rice and chips & salsa.


Surprisingly very tasty !!! $8.29


Reviewed November 27, 2016

Carne Asada breakfast burrito

How can you beat Carne Asada breakfast burrito for breakfast they do it right steak is really chunks of meat not some grinded ground meat good flavor especially when you add DEL INFERNO hot sauce!!!

Date of visit: November 2016


Reviewed November 14, 2016

Surprisingly good!

In between grocery shopping and Sam's Club we hit Del Taco for lunch. We decided to try their new "platos." We got the carne asada wet burrito. There was a lot of food and we liked a lot of it. Only one mouthful had any gristle out of the entire burrito, the rice was really good and the beans were decent. (especially for a fast food restaurant.) The chips that came with the meal were a nice addition as well. The restaurant was clean, the staff was polite and the food came quickly.

Date of visit: November 2016

The Most Popular Queries

How is Carne Asada Wet Burrito Served?

Ans: You can serve the Carne Asada Wet Burrito in a plate as it has got a layer of sauce and cheese over it. Del Taco serves carne asada wet burrito as a platter. 


What is an epic carne asada burrito?

Ans:Epic Carne Asada Burrito features freshly grilled carne asada, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, cilantro lime rice, tangy guacamole, and handmade pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.


Latest News

Del taco launches two new wet burrito menus


Del Taco has announced to launch two new wet burrito meals that the fast food chain named as Platos.

“The new Chicken Verde Wet Burrito features slow-cooked pinto beans, marinated and grilled chicken, tangy green sauce, and spicy jack cheese wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. The chicken burrito is wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with more green sauce, jack cheese, and avocado slices.

Steak lovers have the Carne Asada Wet Burrito to enjoy. This beefy burrito is filled with pinto beans, marinated and grilled carne asada steak, a zesty red sauce, and cheddar cheese. It's wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with red sauce, cheddar cheese, and sliced avocado,” Food Beast has reported. 

You can purchase the Chicken Verde and Carne Asada wet burritos at $6.49 and $7.49, respectively.