When it comes to the drunk munchies, nothing quite hits the spot like a late-night taco run. Something about the combination of a soft shell stuffed with warm, comforting ingredients just seems right after a night of debauchery and too much beer. In fact, when that time hits, most of us could probably be convinced to pay an exorbitant amount for a measly taco -- they're just that satisfying and good.
But would you pay $25,000 for one? That's pushing it, no matter how fancy.
However, one chef has actually created the $25,000 taco, and while nobody has bought one -- yet -- the chef, named Licerio, is holding out hope that someone will decide to sample his luxurious creation.
"People are excited and a little surprised about how you can eat a taco for $25,000 (497,000 pesos) when you can find one on the street for 10 pesos," Licerio, who is the chef at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, a luxury vacation spot based in Baja California, said to AFP per Yahoo.
Yeah. No kidding! So what makes this taco so special?
"Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it's worth it," Yahoo reports.
Licerio makes his super gourmet taco with a basic corn tortilla that then gets jazzed up with 24 karat gold flakes. The tortilla is then stuffed with high-end ingredients like Kobe beef, shrimp, black truffle Brie cheese and Albas Beluga caviar.
Next, Morita chiles and an expensive liquid made from fermented civet droppings (yes... civet "cat" poop) are used to dress the taco. Finally, gold flakes are sprinkled on top.
So what kind of person orders this taco anyway?
Apparently, the dish can only be ordered after a customer drops $12,500 for a taco deposit. Additionally, the customer has to be staying in the presidential suite at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort to order the taco.
Sheesh! Would you jump through those hoops and spend that amount of money just to try a single taco topped with fermented civet droppings?