Tacos are great. People love tacos so much that the creation of a taco emoji was cause for celebration. When executed properly, a taco is delicious, and it can carry a wide variety of flavors and textures. Even better, tacos usually make for a reasonably priced meal.
At one fancy vacation destination in Mexico, however, the idea of “reasonably priced” is being thrown out the window. Chef Juan Licerio Alcala is serving a $25,000 taco at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, according to Agence France-Presse. That is entirely too much money for one taco.
How does the chef justify the exorbitant price tag? A corn tortilla adorned with flecks of 24-karat gold is filled with Kobe beef, shrimp, Almas Beluga caviar, and black truffle-studded Brie. That’s topped with salsa made from Morita chiles and civet coffee. And, just for good measure, the dish is finished with more gold flakes. It’s an impressive list of high-priced ingredients, but still, that’s a $25,000 taco. That’s ridiculous.
Unsurprisingly, no one has taken up Alcala on his offer.
For anyone who does have 25 grand burning a hole in their pocket, head on down to Taco Bell. At $1.19 per hard taco, you can pick up roughly 21,000 and host an all-timer of a feast.