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The Ultimate Carne Asada Platter (Build Your Own)

The Ultimate Carne Asada Platter (Build Your Own)

Create the perfect Carne Asada Platter with our easy-to-follow guide, including mouth-watering Carne Asada and tasty sides, such as Mexican Rice, Mexican Pickled Carrots and Refried Beans

We have a ton of other San Diego-style Carne recipes you’ll love: Carne Asada SeasoningCarne Asada Tacos, Carne Asada Fries, Carne Asada Nachos, and Carne Asada Quesadilla.

Carne asada platter with sliced meat and rice.

What is A Carne Asada Platter

Carne asada, translated to “grilled meat” in Spanish, typically features marinated and thinly sliced beef, often skirt or flank steak, grilled to perfection and served with a variety of sides and accompaniments.

The Perfect Marinade

The marinade is the heart and soul of the this Mexican platter. It infuses the meat with rich, zesty flavors, resulting in a tender and juicy final steak.

Our San Diego-Style Carne Asada marinade is 5-star! Head over and read all the reviews from San Diego locals!

flank steak on the grill with sliced oranges on top.

Assembling Your Plate

A great plate features a mix of textures and flavors, like this fresh pico de gallo, complementing the star of the show – the big ol’ slab of beef!

Here are some suggested components for your plate; for more options see our “What To Serve With Carne Asada” post.

Cooked beef on a silver baking sheet with cilantro garnish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve family-style, allowing everyone to build their own plates with their favorite toppings and sides. Set it up as you would a taco bar!

Check out our “What To Serve With Tacos” guide for side dish ideas.

Drink Pairings

Here are some Mexican-themed drinks to whip up to serve alongside your grub! 

Mexican Mule
Corona Sunrise
Mexican Candy Shot

carne asada platter with rice and pico de gallo.

Carne Asada Plate

Creating the ultimate Mexican themed dinner is easy with the right marinade, quality meat, and a variety of delicious sides. Have a happy Cinco de Mayo with killer Mexican food and drinks!