There are things you expect to cost $25,000. A big-budget wedding, maybe. A way-fancy diamond ring. A Mazda MX-5 Miata.
One thing you do not expect to cost $25,000: A taco.
But listen, don't tell that to Juan Licerio Alcala. The executive chef at Frida, sited at the $750-a-night Grand Velas Los Cabos resort in Baja California, is offering what is no doubt the Most Expensive Taco on Earth.
No one has ordered one yet, according to Yahoo! News, though a few Americans have asked about them. Hey, it's only been a week.
"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 said. "Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it's worth it."
Served on a gold-flake-infused corn tortilla, the $25,000 tacos are packed with a payload of premium ingredients, including langoustine, Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese.
That's all topped with a salsa made of dried Morita peppers, fancy aged tequila and kopi luwak, which as you might know are coffee beans partially digested and then pooped out by a civet, a nocturnal, feline-ish creature found in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
The offer is only open to those staying in the resort's presidential suite, and ordering one requires a 50 percent deposit. Grub Street reported that Licerio will serve the dish either during a marriage proposal, or even better, Mad Max-style in the middle of the desert, surrounded by a band of motorcycles.
For those feeling extra splurgy, a handcrafted gold-and-platinum bottle of that fancy tequila can be added to your taco dinner for an extra $150,000.