World’s Most Expensive Taco Generates Over $27K for Charity At Grand Velas Los Cabos

The World’s Most Expensive Taco and a shot of Tequila Ley .925 generated $27,960 for the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation last Friday at Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Sip & Savor event. The benefit, which included a raffle for the taco and tequila duo, signature tacos from the resort’s executive chefs for guests along with tequila, the appearance of La Ley’s $3.5 million Ley Diamante bottle, and a surprise live auction, was for the not for profit focused on the health of children in Los Cabos and the Southern Baja Peninsula. The money will be used for the not for profit’s programs of oncology, cardiology and pediatric intensive care.

Security was tight at the event, with two security guards accompanying the bottle to the hotel ballroom and then striding alongside the display with the Ley Diamante bottle. Insurance was taken out on the bottle. Chef Juan Licerio and his team paraded the costly taco to the stage where it was divided in half so that it could be enjoyed by the winner and his wife.

The lucky winner, American Mike Patterson, ceded it to his two guests, one of them wished to remain anonymous. The other was Los Cabos Properties’ real estate brokerage owner Reyna Houston who proclaimed the taco and tequila “totally delicious.”

Retailing at $25K at the resort’s Frida restaurant, the pricey taco is 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, Ley .925 Añejo tequila, and kopi luwak. Luwak is a coffee made from partially digested cherries that are gathered from the excrement of the civet, a wild cat found throughout Asia.

The handmade tequila bottle, “Ley Diamante,” has 3.725 kilos of .925 pure platinum and 4100…

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