The World’s Most Expensive Taco Just Sold for $27,960

Think that’s too much? Nope, it also comes with a shot of tequila

How does the world's most expensive taco taste? 

How much would you pay for a gold flake-infused soft corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, lobster, black truffle Brie cheese, Almas beluga caviar, and a salsa made from dried morita peppers?

The new Grand Velas Los Cabos resort puts a price tag of $25,000 on the ultimate taco at its fine-dining restaurant, Frida. But there were no takers until the pricey menu item was donated as a raffle item to benefit the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation last Friday at Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Sip & Savor event. To sweeten the deal and encourage generous attendees to open their bank vaults, the winner would also receive the resort’s signature tacos for their personal guests, and a shot of Tequila Ley .925 tequila served from Ley’s $3.5 million Ley Diamante bottle.

Courtesy of Grand Velas Los Cabos

At the evening’s climatic moment, the World’s Most Expensive Taco and a shot of Tequila Ley .925 generated $27,960 for the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation programs for oncology, cardiology, and pediatric intensive care.


To present the taco and tequila to the raffle winner, two security guards accompanied the well-insured bottle to the hotel ballroom, and Velas Resorts’ chef Juan Licerio and his team paraded the pricey taco to the stage. Instead of gobbling up the World’s Most Expensive Taco, the lucky winner, Mike Patterson, gave it away to his two guests, including Los Cabos Properties’ real estate brokerage owner Reyna Houston. So what does $27,960 taste like? Says Houston, “totally delicious.”