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This is What a $25K Taco Looks Like

A chef in Cabo San Lucas chef is putting an expensive twist on everyone’s favorite cheap treat: tacos. Chef Juan Licerio Alcala crafted a gourmet taco that costs $25,000 — seriously. Just to put things into perspective, that’s what some people might spend on college tuition or a new car.

Alcala is the executive chef at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort. Knowing that his guests enjoy the finer things in life, he whipped up “the world’s most expensive” version of Mexico’s signature dish. The chef says the resort’s guests are “a little” surprised to learn how expensive the dish is, according to Grub Street. But, he adds, “Then I explain the delicacy, the technique, and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it’s worth it.”

No one has ordered Chef Alcala’s pricey taco. Yet.

The extravagant taco features a gold-infused corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, langoustine, the world’s priciest caviar and a black-truffle Brie cheese. And to top it all off, the taco is garnished with gold-crusted leaf flakes.

“I created the taco by searching for the most premium products from Mexico—like the Morita chiles, tequila, lobster—and combining them with the most expensive ingredients found around the globe,” Alcala told Conde Nast Traveler.

In addition to the premium ingredients, the Mexican chef suggests pairing your meal with a $150,000 bottle of Pasión Añejo.

Customers who want to order this extravagant taco must already be staying in the resort’s presidential suite. After putting down a $12,500 deposit, Alcala will present them with their delectable dish.

We’ll stick with real tacos that cost $2.50.

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This is What a $25K Taco Looks Like