Tri-tip steak gets its name from its triangular shape. Flavor and texture are similar to a sirloin making this another great option! Originally a California cut, this steak (and roast) has become increasingly popular because of the superior flavor and because it is a steak built for grilling. The tri-tip steak is cut from the tri-tip roast which is a triangular section of the sirloin primal and comes from the point where the sirloin meets the round and flank primals. The tri-tip is an excellent steak for several reasons. First it is far less expensive than other equally flavorful steaks such as the ribeye. This steak is full of flavor and stays very tender as long as you keep your eye on cooking time.