Street Tacos

How to make Street Tacos

Street Tacos from Del Taco features “freshly grilled carne asada steak,” cilantro, onions, some fire-roasted chile salsa (a new one for Del Taco), and avocado on doubled-up corn tortillas.

If you want to prepare this dish at home, you can follow the below recipe that we have curated for your convenience. But before preparing the dish, you should know the ingredients that you need while preparing this dish in your kitchen.


Del Taco offers street Tacos in two variants. In this article, we will discuss the chicken variant. Hence, this dish takes chicken as its main ingredient along with a few spices. Let us discuss all the ingredients before going to the preparation.

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ pounds carne asada cut into strips
  • 12 mini flour tortillas, warmed
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, combine soy sauce, lime juice, 1 tablespoon canola oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and carne asada; marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours, while turning the bag occasionally.
  3. Place a skillet on your gas stove on high-medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in the skillet. When the oil is warm, add steak and marinade, and cook, stirring often, until steak has browned and marinade has reduced, which will take you about 5-6 minutes.
  4. In a pan heat a little oil and warm the tortillas.
  5. To assemble the tacos, add steak in tortillas, top it with onion, cilantro and lime.
  6. Serve hot to enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

There are 170 calories in a Chicken Street Taco from Del Taco; most of the calories come from fat (33%) and carbohydrates (44%). Let us discuss all the nutrients that you get from 1 serving of Del taco Chicken Street Tacos.

  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 170
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (11%)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.0g (0%)
  • Trans Fat: 0.0g  
  • Cholesterol: 30mg (10%)
  • Sodium: 280mg (12%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g (7%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8%)
  • Sugars: 1g  
  • Protein: 10g (20%)
  • Vitamin A: 10%
  • Vitamin C: 6%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron : 8%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Good Street Tacos

Great little street tacos, just enough spice, great fast food and excellent prices, the place to go

for a fast bite to eat

Date of visit: December 2017


Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly good street tacos

This was my first experience with Del taco. I have to admit that I was very surprised not only at the size of the menu but the taste of the food. I ordered the beef street taco combo which came with two shredded beef tacos with fresh cilantro and fresh avocado on a softcorn tortilla shell. They were actually very delicious. The side of refried beans and rice was also tasty and comparable to what you get at many Americanized Mexican restaurants. There was also a small bag of chips and container of salsa. The salsa was a little bland and left a lot to be desired but the chips were solid.

The service was fast and friendly and the hot sauce was no joke! The Easy drive-through would make me go back repeatedly to try the other items on the menu.

Date of visit: March 2018

The Most Popular Queries

Can I customize Street Tacos while ordering from Del Taco?

Ans: Yes, you can customize Street Tacos while ordering the dish from Del Taco. In fact the chain offers the foodies two of its variants; first variant is chicken street tacos and the second one is Carne Asada Street Tacos. You can replace carne asada with chicken while ordering from the chain or while preparing the dish at home. 

How can I save calories while preparing Street Tacos?

Ans: You can cook the marinated carne asada steak in an oven instead of frying it in oil, if you are really checking on your calories.

Latest News

Del Taco’s fan Favourite Carnita Street Tacos are back on the menu for a limited time

Lake Forest, CA – June 22, 2017 – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), today announced the long-awaited return of its tender, shredded pork Carnitas, back for a limited time due to popular demand. Now available at the company’s more than 550 restaurants nationwide, Del Taco’s tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas are cooked in small batch kettles for an authentic flavour, reported by Del Taco.

“Utilizing authentic spices and cooking techniques, our Carnitas have always been prepared in a traditional manner, delivering a flavor our fans love,” said Noah Chillingworth, Del Taco’s Vice President of Marketing. “Whether it’s in our Combo Burrito, new Wet Burrito or Street Taco Platos, or served on top of our craveable Loaded Fries, our tender braised Carnitas are a combination of uncompromising flavor and quality, while still served at a tremendous value; something that is uniquely Del Taco.”

The Carnita Street Taco features fresh ingredients, such as hand-grated cheddar, handmade pico de gallo, hand-sliced avocado and slow-cooked beans made from scratch, the company is bringing back the following old favourites and introducing a few new menu offerings to appeal to every Carnitas fan:

NEW! Carnitas Street Taco Plato features two tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas street tacos topped with tangy green sauce, diced onions, chopped cilantro and fresh hand-sliced avocado, served with fresca lime rice, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, chips and salsa.

NEW! Carnitas Wet Burrito Plato features a Carnitas Combo Burrito topped with tangy green sauce, hand-grated cheddar cheese and fresh hand-sliced avocado, served with fresca lime rice, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, chips and salsa.

Carnitas Combo Burrito includes two of our Carnitas Combo Burritos for one low price, featuring tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas combined with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, hand-grated cheddar cheese, and tangy green sauce in a warm flour tortilla. You can get 2 of them at just $5.

Epic Carnitas Burrito is an Epic burrito loaded with tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas, hand-grated cheddar cheese, tangy chipotle sauce, fresca lime rice, seasoned black beans, and handmade pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.

Carnitas Loaded Fries features Del Taco’s famous Crinkle-Cut Fries topped with tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas, hand-grated cheddar cheese, savory secret sauce, diced onions and chopped cilantro.