Easy Vampiros Tacos

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Vampiros Tacos

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Marinate Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 10 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 422kcal


For the Marinade:

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 chipotle peppers finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

For Vampiros:

  • 1 lb flank steak
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup Pico de Gallo
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • ½ cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Assemble your ingredients together before you begin.
  • In a large bowl, add and whisk all the marinade ingredients.
  • Add the flank steak into a Ziploc and transfer the marinade from the bowl to Ziploc bag. Marinate for 8 hours.
  • In another bowl, whisk all the sauce ingredients. Set aside once done.
  • Heat a large pan over high heat. Add the marinated steaks and cook until desired doneness. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Slice the steaks against grain.
  • Heat the same pan and place one tortilla, sprinkle some cheddar cheese. Cover the tortilla with another tortilla. Remove from heat and place on a plate.
  • Top the tortilla with steaks, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, cotija cheese, vampiros sauce, and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

This mouthwatering Mexican street snack is famously named Vampiros because the tortilla is shaped like a batwing after being toasted or grilled. Let’s learn how to make this rich recipe.

Notes & Tips

  • These should be consumed immediately as the juicy filling makes the tortilla too mushy if not eaten right away. Also part of why it’s so good.
  • You can use other kinds of tortilla wrap like flour tortilla or whole grain tortilla if corn tortilla is not available.
  • Coconut aminos can be used instead of soy sauce to make this soy-free.
  • You can grill or use panini grill in assembling tacos for toastier flavor.

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