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Grilled Veal Street Tacos with Onions

Chef Adriana Martin
Melt-in-your-mouth grilled veal street tacos are what is for dinner tonight! The recipe calls for olive oil and smoked salt for additional flavor. The cooking process is fast and simple. You'll have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. Taco Tuesday has never been so easy and delicious!
5 from 45 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 192 kcal


  • Grilling skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Citrus squeezer
  • Chopping block
  • Knife
  • Plastic wrap
  • Griddle
  • Tortilla warmer


For the tacos

  • 4 veal cutlets
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thin sliced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked salt, replace with soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning sauce, optional
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 3 bunches grilling onions, optional


  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup cup salsa taquera, or pico de gallo


  • Add the veal cutlets to a mixing bowl. Add the lime juice and the garlic. Season each cutlet with smoked salt on both sides.
  • Incorporate the cilantro and add olive oil. You can also add seasoning sauce (optional.) Rub the veal cutlets using your hands.
  • Cover the seasoned veal with plastic wrap and marinate inside the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Use a seasoned iron skillet and allow it to warm at medium heat at 160 °F—Grill the veal for 2 minutes on each side. Avoid overcooking by controlling the heat.
  • Remove the grilled cutlets and set them aside. Allow them to rest for 2-3 minutes before slicing.
  • Grill the onions on the same skillet and warm the tortillas.
  • Slice the veal into thin strips and stuff the tortillas with it.
  • Garnish the tacos with chopped onions, cilantro, avocado, and your favorite salsa taquera.



Prep the veal the night before and keep it inside an airtight container overnight.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 15gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 268IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword grilling, Tacos, veal
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