Listen, we love tacos as much as the next person. They’re tasty, they’re not fussy to eat and they’re easy on the wallet, too. Usually, you can pick up this Mexican street food for a few bucks a pop.
But one restaurant in Mexico’s luxe vacation city of Los Cabo is serving up a taco with a seriously hefty price tag. The Grand Velas Los Cabo is a five-star resort, known for its epic ocean views and picture-perfect pools, dotted with white lounge chairs that beckon visitors to relax the day away. They also house Frida, a gourmet Mexican restaurant that serves the world’s most expensive taco.
At $25,000 USD (just over $33,500 CAD), this is the most ridiculously priced snack we’ve seen since that Harambe Cheeto sold for $100,000 on eBay.
The ingredient list includes kobe beef, Almas beluga caviar (which is the most expensive caviar in the world, and sells for roughly $33,000 CAD per kg) and a black truffle brie cheese, all wrapped in a gold flake-infused tortilla. We didn’t even know we wanted to taste a gold flake-infused tortilla, but it turns out, we really, really do.
“Our ultimate goal at Grand Velas Los Cabos is to break the mold of expected, traditional cuisine and go outside of the box for our well-travelled guests,” said executive chef Juan Licerio Alcala, the man who dreamt up this expensive creation, in a press release. “The taco is just the first of such exciting experiences that we plan to roll out in the coming months.”
But one cannot pair such a luxurious dish with any old drink. Luckily, the restaurant has just the thing: a hand-crafted white gold and platinum bottle of fancy tequila. And at $150,000 for the bottle, it had better be ultra, ultra, ultra premium.
We have to admit, it looks like something we want to try. But knowing us, we’d finish the taco in two bites and still be hungry. Plus, we can’t think of anything better than a $25,000 taco, except maybe another $25,000 taco.