A $25,000 USD taco? Yes, you read right. It’s yours at the uber luxe Grand Velas Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I’m proud to say that the idea for the world’s most expensive taco was that of yours truly (my public relations firm). The brilliant execution is owed to the resort’s Executive Chef Juan Licerio Alcala. So what’s in this taco, what’s a fitting rare tequila to go with it, and has anyone bought it? And if you want to check out the resort that made it all happen, I’m offering special rates for readers!
The tortilla is filled with langoustine, Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar from Iranian albino sturgeon that sells for $34,500, and instead of traditional queso (cheese), a black truffle brie. Then there’s the salsa which features Morita chili peppers, ultra-premium Ley .925 tequila and civet coffee, the coffee that’s pooped out by jungle creatures. It’s all topped off with gold leaf, and you’ve got a dish that’s the price of a car.
If you want to really go all out you can pair the taco with a $150,000 white gold and platinum bottle of Ley .925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo tequila.
Now I know you’re wondering if anyone has bought it. Yes, at a charity raffle at the resort in Cabo. At the event, La Ley tequila presented their $3.5 million USD Ley Diamante which is already promised to a sheik in Abu Dhabi. The handmade tequila bottle, “Ley Diamante,” has 3.725 kilos of .925 pure platinum and 4100 diamonds for an incredible total of 328.59 carats. From design to completion, it took ten months to make and weighs close to 18 pounds. The tequila itself is extra aged, a unique blend of 3, 6 and 9 year old, white oak Barrels, 100% agave, 42% alcohol (84 proof), from the company’s own Los Altos de Jalisco Plantations, where the best tequilas in the world are made. Not surprisingly, the bottle was under glass and watched by security guards on both sides.
Proceeds of the taco raffle totaled $27,960. The lucky winner had it split in half and proclaimed it totally delicious.
Grand Velas Los Cabos is the newest of the uber all inclusive Velas Resorts. It opened late last year with five gourmet restaurants and a two star Michelin chef from Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a vacation spot, we can get you friends and family rates at 30% off, and this time of year it’s off season prices. Alas, no special deal on the taco.
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About Grand Velas Los Cabos:
The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of the Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico’s fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 35,000 sq. ft. Leading Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Life Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens’ and kids’ club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company’s commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. For more additional , visit http://loscabos.grandvelas.com.