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This $25,000 taco is the most expensive in the world—here's what you get

An overwhelming majority of Americans don't like to cook and spend thousands of dollars each year eating out. They also spend big on vacations.

But one particular entree at a resort in Mexico is more than your average indulgence. The world's most expensive taco is specially prepared at Grand Velas Los Cabos resort, as seen on an upcoming episode of CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich."

Ordering it will set you back $25,000 — almost the price of a new car.

A $25,000 taco at Grand Velas Los Cabos resort.
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A $25,000 taco at Grand Velas Los Cabos resort.

The taco's foundation is a gold-infused corn tortilla, which is then layered with Kobe beef and lobster. Toppings include black truffle Brie (which costs $100 per ounce) and a dollop of Beluga caviar (which costs $700 an ounce). Then, more layers of gold are added on top to finish.

To pair with the taco, the resort suggests ordering a $150,000 platinum and white gold bottle of Tequila Ley 925, according to "Secret Lives of the Super Rich." That would bring the total bill for the evening to $175,000, which is nearing the average value of a home in the U.S.

The man behind the taco is chef Juan Licerio, who has been cooking professionally for over 20 years.

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"People are excited and a little surprised about how you can eat a taco for $25,000 when you can find one on the street for 10 pesos," Licerio tells AFP. "Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it's worth it," he says.

To order the taco, you have to already be staying in the resort's "presidential suite." And, you'll need to put down a $12,500 deposit to score the dish, according to AFP.

Watch an all new episode of "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," Thursday at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.

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