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Simple Tacos de Res

Tacos de res is a Mexican dish that consists of beef steak cut lengthwise into thin strips, which are then cooked and served in a tortilla with various toppings. Taco de res is often served with a variety of toppings, including fresh cilantro, chopped onion, lime juice, and salsa.

Tacos de Res is a simple yet satisfying dish, encapsulating the essence of Mexican cuisine. With beef as its centerpiece, this meal is a quick fix for any dinner dilemma. All the while, it offers a burst of flavor in every bite!

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Quick meal seekers, beef enthusiasts, and lovers of Mexican cuisine.
  • Estimated Duration: Prep Time: 5-10 minutes, Cook Time: 10-15 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: High in protein from beef, vitamins and minerals from fresh vegetables, and carbohydrates from tortillas.

About this Recipe

Tacos de Res can be whipped up in a flash, making it a go-to choice for a busy weeknight. Whether using entrecote, rib eye, or flank steak, the meat’s savory richness pairs perfectly with the zest of fresh chilies, onions, and garlic, all nestled in a warm tortilla.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet or Pan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • 2 steaks (entrecote, rib eye, or flank steak)
  • 2 fresh chilies, diced (adjust type for desired heat level)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • For toppings: Chopped cilantro, diced onions, and lime【85†source】.


  1. Stem and slice the fresh chilies across the grain, removing seeds to reduce heat if desired.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the steak, cooking to your preference before setting aside.
  3. In the same pan, cook sliced onions, diced garlic, and chilies until they start to brown, then return the sliced steak to the pan.
  4. Season with salt and pepper or any other desired spices, cooking just enough to heat the meat and brown the onions.
  5. Spoon the mixture into warm tortillas, garnishing with your choice of toppings such as cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, and your favorite salsa.
  6. Serve immediately, and as the Mexicans say, “Buen Provecho!”.

Side Dishes

  • Pair your Tacos de Res with classic sides like refried beans and guacamole for a fulfilling meal.
  • A fresh salad or a side of Mexican rice also makes a great accompaniment.

Storage Options

  • Store any leftover meat and veggies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Substitute beef with chicken or pork if preferred.
  • Use your favorite type of chili to adjust the heat to your liking.

Alternatives to this Meal

Tacos de Res can be compared to Carne Asada Tacos or Bistec Tacos. While Carne Asada Tacos specifically refer to grilled and marinated beef, Bistec Tacos usually include a broader range of beef cuts, often seasoned and grilled or cooked. For more information on beef tacos, please take a look at this comprehensive guide on beef tacos.


Tacos de Res is not just a meal; it’s a quick culinary trip to Mexico. The blend of tender beef, fresh veggies, and warm tortillas create a comforting, casual dish that’s sure to become a household favorite.