Grand Velas Los Cabos resort in Mexico has created the world’s most expensive taco. However, the resort has yet to find a customer ready to drop NZD $37,000 (497,000 pesos) on a single taco.
The dish was dreamed up by chef Juan Licerio Alcala, who said he likes to think outside the box.
“People are excited and a little surprised about how you can eat a taco for 497,000 pesos when you can find one on the street for 10 pesos,” he said. “Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it’s worth it.”
So what, exactly, makes it worth $37,000 – a price tag that gets diners just a single taco?
The dish stars with a corn tortilla that is speckled with 24 carat gold flakes. It is filled with pricey Kobe beef, shrimp, black truffle Brie cheese, and Almas Beluga caviar.