Garlic Cuban Steak on cutting board

Authentic Cuban Garlic Lime Steak

Enjoy the authentic Cuban flavors in this juicy steak recipe!
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Course: dinner, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Cuban, steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Neyssa


  • 3 pounds of steak tenderloin
  • 10 cloves of garlic chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 lime


  • Season steak with salt, pepper, cumin, bay leaf, oregano, paprika, lime juice, garlic and salt and pepper. Set to the side and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a large cast iron pan, heat oil and butter over medium high heat. Add steak, cook 3-4 minutes per side (or until your level of done). Remove steak once cooked to rest.
  • Garnish with additional lime juice (if desired) and cilantro.


NOTE: If your steak is not tender, use a meat mallet to make it more tender.