A Mexico vacation is sure to feature a few tacos and more tequila that you care to remember. But on April 28, Grand Velas Los Cabos is upping the ante on your typical taqueria experience.
The beachfront Los Cabos resort will unveil a $25,000 taco served with a special shot of Tequila Ley .925 from a breathtaking, $3.5 million bottle adorned with more than 4,000 diamonds. The pairing is being offered as the grand prize at a benefit for the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation — a nonprofit focused on the health of kids in the Southern Baja Peninsula — hosted by the hotel.
Entry into this extravagant event and raffle costs $60, with extra tickets available for $30 each. Considering the value of the prize, the cost of participation is practically a steal. Organizers expect the total proceeds from the event to top the $25,000 taco’s sticker price, all of which will be donated to the organization.
So, what really makes a taco worth so much? For starters, the costly creation is a gold-flake–infused soft corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, lobster, black truffle Brie and Almas Beluga caviar. Additionally, the caviar, from the Iranian albino sturgeon, is the most expensive in the world, selling for $34,500 per kilo. The salsa inside is made with dried Morita peppers, Ley .925 Añejo tequila and civet coffee.
For those with less over-the-top taste, the evening will also feature six new tacos from the resort’s executive chef Juan Licerio Alcala that are inspired by the history of Mexico and its regional culinary traditions. Nosh on your gourmet tacos and sip on a selection of tequilas while fully digesting the views of the Sea of Cortez and the mountains off in the distance.
Even if you don’t win the grand prize, you can still catch a glimpse of the pricey items as the taco and tequila are paraded through the resort on a soft velvet pillow like the crown jewels they are.