Taco Bill: Grand Velas Los Cabos Offers a $25,000 Snack
You can get a basic taco at Taco Bell for just over $1. But if you have deep pockets and a hankering for a gourmet Mexican treat, you can get one at Grand Velas Los Cabos for $25,000.
Fridafeatures the resort’s modern take on Mexican cuisine, offering both a la carte dining and a tasting menu. But the new taco on the menu is getting lots of publicity, despite the fact that one has yet to be ordered.
What is surely the most expensive taco in the world features non-traditional ingredients including langoustine, Kobe beef, beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese. The taco is topped with a salsa composed of Moritachili peppers, Ley.925 ultra-premium añejo tequila and civet coffee.
If you’re not familiar with civet coffee, it’s the world’s most expensive java, consisting of part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. You couldn’t make this stuff up. Oh, and holding together those tony ingredients is a gold flake-infused corn tortilla. (Because many of us don’t have enough gold in our diets.)
To accompany the taco, the restaurant offers a hand-crafted white gold and platinum bottle of Ley.925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo. That tipple will add $150,000 to the dining tab.
To avoid the prospect of dine-and-dash, Grand Velas guests must put down a $12,500 deposit with their taco order.