This fall, traveling foodies delight in celebration of National Taco Day (Oct 4) at Mexico’s “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta with DIY in-suite taco bars, taco and tequila pairings and the world’s most expensive taco.
Available at all five Velas Resorts, the in-suite DIY taco bar fulfills taco cravings 24-hrs a day. A sampling of fillings range from al pastor with roasted pineapple, Poblano peppers with corn, and traditional Cochinita Pibil to fried Baja fish, octopus, and Chorizo with potatoes. To accompany the tacos, an assortment of sauces, varying in spiciness, like Xni-Pec and salsa verde and additional toppings like traditional guacamole and Melted Oaxaca cheese, are served. An assortment of tortillas are also offered.
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, skillfully selected taco and tequila pairings combine the finest quality fish, shrimp and rib eye tacos with top-shelf tequila. Fish tacos with a cilantro emulsion are paired with Don Julio 70, a crystalline tequila with toasted oak notes followed by a clean and warm ending. Shrimp tacos, made with chile guajillo tortilla, are accompanied by 1800 Reposado tequila, which gives caramel with orange peels notes after six months in barrels of French and American oak. Rib Eye tacos are savored with anejo Tres Generaciones tequila, bringing out the quality and unique characteristics of the ingredients.
At the new Grand Velas Los Cabos, a $25K taco includes such premium ingredients as langoustine, Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese topped with an exotic salsa comprised of dried Morita chili peppers, Ley.925 ultra-premium añejo tequila and civet coffee tops the taco which is served on a gold flake-infused corn tortilla. The World’s Most Expensive Taco was created by the resort’s Executive Chef Juan Licerio Alcala who originates from Durango, Mexico.