carne asada


car·​ne asa·​da ˌkär-nā-ə-ˈsä-də How to pronounce carne asada (audio)
: a grilled Mexican dish of spicy marinated steak strips sometimes served in a burrito or taco

Examples of carne asada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editor’s note: Star visual journalist Emily Curiel is on the hunt for the best carne asada taco in the Kansas City area. Emily Curiel, Kansas City Star, 2 Apr. 2024 Find vegan tacos as part of Ranchos Cocina’s combo plates or purchase them on their own, including fish, shrimp, pollo and carne asada varieties. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 The company credited the return of carne asada with helping drive the growth. Christine Romans, NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 There are plenty of spots in the Valley that serve mouthwatering food at reasonable prices, from carne asada tacos to classic hamburgers to Italian deli sandwiches. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 29 Jan. 2024 The carne asada taco bar and bake sale, hosted by the Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters, begins at noon. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 Dinner dishes include enchiladas, carne asada, Mexico City-style street tacos, and ceviche. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 The 158-seat venue’s specialties will include carne asada tacos and margaritas. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Dec. 2023 Its menu offerings include chicken fajitas, supreme enchiladas, carne asada burritos and more. Jenna Thompson, Kansas City Star, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Spanish, grilled meat

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carne asada was in 1977

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“Carne asada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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