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Taco Party Ideas with Family Style Steak Street Taco Recipe

Taco Party Ideas with Family Style Steak Street Taco Recipe
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Taco Tuesday and taco parties show no sign of losing popularity any time soon. Especially when you have a favorite super yummy family style steak street taco recipe and a bit of Pace® Chunky Salsa for a bold kick of flavor.

My family’s favorite steak street taco recipe is all about the crispy crunchy steak that goes in the tacos. The super thin cut steak gets thoroughly coated in an easy to make spice mix then quickly cooked over high heat to sear in all the flavor. And make the brown crispy bits that taste oh so good.

If your family isn’t a fan of steak, try this recipe with chicken! It’s perfect with the taco seasoning as well.


Tuesdays are for Tacos. Tacos are for Pace®

When you’re setting up your Taco Tuesday or Taco party, don’t forget the Pace®! Pace® is America’s Favorite Salsa for Tacos for a reason; it gives tacos that extra kick that makes them mouth-watering.You can buy all the ingredients one-stop-shopping at Walmart. I found the Pace® Chunky Salsa in the International Foods aisle at my local Super Walmart. But even easier? Click on the image above to add it to your Walmart grocery cart and go do grocery pick up! It’s absolutely my favorite way to grocery shop–in my pajamas.

See? It was right here between the canned meat and international foods!

How to make this family style street taco recipe

If you’ve been a guest at my house and have your whole family with you, chances are we’ve had this for dinner. It can be double, tripled, etc. and is a crowd pleaser as everyone gets to fix their meal just the way they want. And I’ve said it a few times already, but that steak is goooood.

This steak taco recipe is a very very basic recipe that anyone can make. It’s mostly about chopping things up and frying the steak quickly in a pan. You can do this if you are a beginner, I promise! What makes this a family style street taco recipe is the way we serve it. Instead of using a million bowls, we chop and serve all the ingredients on one big cutting board in a giant mound of food with a bowl of Pace® Chunky Salsa and lime crema on the side.


Family Style Steak Street Tacos

Family Style Steak Street Tacos

The steak in these street tacos fry up to be a little crispy and crunchy and oh-so-full-of-flavor you're family is going to want you to make them every night of the week.

Steak selection: I've used many different cuts for this, from New York strip to bottom round. Use what you can afford; the seasoning covers a lot. You just want to make sure when you slice the steak, it is sliced into thin, bite sized pieces. No wider than half an inch by inch and a half, and thin.


For the Steak

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1.5 pounds steak
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Taco Fixings

  • Corn or Flour Tortillas, warmed
  • Purple cabbage, sliced into strips for tacos
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Queso fresco, crumbled
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese (optional)
  • Avacado slices
  • Lime wedges
  • Lime crema sauce (recipe following)


  1. In a large bowl, blend the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and salt.
  2. Thinly slice your steak. Sometimes it cuts a little easier if you slightly freeze it first. Place your steak into the bowl with the spices and toss the steak until it is thoroughly coated in the seasonings.
  3. Put a tablespoon (or two) of olive oil into a medium high pan. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the steak in batches. You'll want space around the pieces so they cook quickly and crisp up nicely. Cook steak pieces 2 minutes or so on each side until they are your desired doneness.
  4. Make lime crema sauce while steak is cooking.
  5. For family style serving (and quick clean up with way less bowls!) arrange taco fixings on a large cutting board with warmed tortillas. Serve alongside heaps of Pace® Chunky Salsa, Medium!
Lime Crema for Tacos

Lime Crema for Tacos

Yield: 1 to 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The perfect condiment to go with steak street tacos! This lime crema recipe doesn't make a huge amount of sauce, so if you have a bullet blender, it will be perfect for blending up this quick Like your tacos on the spicy side? Add a little fresh cut jalapeno to the mix to light up your taste buds.


  • ¼ cup Miracle Whip
  • ½ cup Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lime, zested
  • ½ lime, Juiced
  • ½ cups Cilantro Leaves
  • Salt and pepper


Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and pourable. After blended, add salt and pepper to taste.

Taco Party Ideas to go with Taco Tuesday

Grab a few taco party ideas from this post, or use them all! Our goal at this party was to add lots of BRIGHT COLORS and do it as easily as possible. So it’s part online ordering, part DIY. Our party decor started with this awesome backdrop purchase. It’s was huge and colorful, so it immediately added a festive air to our taco party. The llama was my daughter’s favorite part.

On top of a bright aqua tablecloth, lots of fun taco party details were piled on. Place settings with pink braided placemats and rustic teal plated were topped with tiny little pinatas. Decorative colored glasses had paper straws decorated with little happy tacos. Bright pink cloth napkins were held in place with cactus shaped taco holders.

Taco holders–a taco must!

Taco holders are pretty handy for assembling tacos. I’d recommend picking up a set for home use! You can find cute little single-taco versions or zig zag looking multi-taco holders.

Llamas love tacos!

The trend of llamas and cactus is amusing. Tacos and llamas are also a natural fit. We sprinkled a few on the table (and on the backdrop.) A few print and cut llamas were dropped into our tissue paper flowers that were scattered on the table for color. I purchased the flowers pre-folded then fluffed them for the party.

These cute little llama plates were found at a large hobby craft store.

Totally terrific tortilla holder

You can personalize just about anything and make it extra cool for your taco party. I made up a little vinyl label that said “taco blankets” for my taco party. Cute, right? And a conversation starter.

Gigantic cutting board as taco party centerpiece

The fun thing about piling all those colorful ingredients on the gigantic cutting board I have (found at a home goods shop) is that it can do double duty as a centerpiece. It’s pretty eye catching, especially with the bright bottles of Pace® Chunky Salsa!!

Sideboard Taco Party Ideas Decor

The sideboard is a great place to stash any party desserts and add even more ambiance to your party area. I topped a dulce de leche cake with another paper happy taco to match the rest of the taco party theme and placed it on a bright pink cake stand.

Papel picado bunting screams party! See how to make these pretty buntings in DIY fashion in this papel picado banners tutorial. They’re less fancy than this purchased set, but very cost effective and fun to do with the kids.

A few cactus were cut out of foam core and had happy faces added on for atmosphere. Paper fans and honeycomb shapes were placed alongside our cactus friends.

The whole table just makes me want tacos! So fun!

So grab a bottle of Pace® Chunky Salsa for a bold kick of flavor, some party decor and have yourself a Tuesday! With Tacos!


Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.
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