Mexican chef debuts “the world’s most expensive taco”

Well you won’t find this at your typical Taco Tuesday event: chef Juan Licerio Alcala of Cabo’s luxe Grand Velas resort has created an elaborate taco with a $25,000 price tab.

If you think that to justify that price the taco should be made out of gold, you’re close. The “world’s most expensive dish” (and also the most gimmicky), the single taco features a gold-infused corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, langoustine, the most expensive caviar in the world, and a black-truffle Brie cheese. An “exotic” salsa created from chiles, ultra-premium tequila, and kopi luwak, a rare coffee made from beans “pooped out by an Asian palm civet” dresses it along with an extra round of gold flakes.

“Then I explain the delicacy, the technique, and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it’s worth it,” the chef explains

Insane price aside, one must also jump through hoops to get one. A would-be diner must be staying in the presidential suite and put down a $12,500 deposit. Then and only then will the chef grace them with a delectable treat. But lest you think it’d be served in the facility’s dining room, think again. Licerio will present it to the buyer either inside a ring of motorcycles in the middle of the desert or during a marriage proposal.

Sadly, chef Alcala seems to have overestimated its potential appeal with the hotel’s rich clientele. According to Grub Street, while there have been a few inquires, there have been no taco takers. [Grub Street]