This Corpus Christi Taco Weighs Nearly 5 Pounds and Only Costs $13

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“I don’t even know what to say about this taco,” Eric Ortiz wrote on Facebook to accompany a photo of him holding a massive, downright impressive taco in Corpus Christi. It’s hard to find the right words to describe such a supersized version of everyone’s favorite food, but tried by explaining, “It’s a 4.5-pound monstrosity of refried beans, potatoes, breakfast sausage, chorizo, egg, brisket and cheese wrapped in a 24-inch homemade tortilla for $12.99.”

The extravagant breakfast taco is available at Recio’s Smokehouse Restaurant and Catering in Corpus Christi. The owner, Minnie Recio, explained that she first served the taco in 1999 for just $3.50 after her son said he wanted to eat the “biggest taco in Texas.” Though the taco is now priced at $13, those with a big appetite can have the meal for free…if they can finish it in only 13 minutes or less. Are you up for that kind of big challenge?

Since only a few have conquered the challenge, Recio’s is upping the drama by creating an official challenge event where multiple people will try to finish the breakfast taco for the feeling of glory on June 17th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. According to their Facebook, those who want to impress their friends and family can reserve a spot by calling or stopping by the restaurant. If you’re ever in Corpus Christi, this breakfast taco is an absolute for your dining adventures, even if you can’t eat the whole thing.

Would you be willing to take on this massive taco challenge? How many bites do you think you could eat? If you decide to take the challenge, be sure to snap a few before and after pics and send them our way. We want to know if you can eat the whole thing! Only a true taco lover can successfully finish this Texas-size taco.