Chacho’s Taco in Corpus Christi, Texas, is challenging patrons to a test of endurance, sort of. If you can eat a four pound taco, Chacho’s will give you a t-shirt, your name will be honored on their hall of fame, and you won’t even have to pay for the meal. All for the grand total value of $9.99. While eating four pounds of anything might not sound like the hardest challenge ever, there’s a catch. You have ten minutes to eat the entire thing. Still think you can do it?
In the last 18 years, only five people have to complete the “All-Mighty Chacho’s Taco Challenge.”
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The ingredients include a 14-inch custom sized tortilla (the size of a large pizza), beans, carne guisada, bacon, potatoes, cheese, and, of course, egg.
Undeterred, customers give it their best when trying to defeat the All Mighty Taco.
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This kid could use the tortilla as a blanket.
Others probably realize they’ve bitten off literally more than they can chew.
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Justice is served… it’s a joke about her name tag.
Not everyone who orders the All Mighty Taco is in it to win it.
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Like Big Foot or the Chupacabra, photos of this thing are hard to believe.
Most people just want a photo with it, or a meal that’ll last all week.
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Because who has time to meal prep?
However, there are a few talented souls who have walked away a “winner.”
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That’s the smile of a man who knows he’s in trouble.
The All Mighty Taco’s popularity soared recently because of this Facebook photo of Norma Jean Toro tackling the beast.
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This photo was originally posted a year ago, but thanks to Facebook’s memories feature, Norma reposted it to her wall. Within a few hours, the photo was getting tons of love from friends and strangers.
But Chacho’s Taco was already a hit with locals and tourists, thanks to Texas Monthly, who named the “Weenie And Egg” as one of the best tacos in Corpus Christi.
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As Mary Gutierrez, owner of Chacho’s Tacos, told KRISTV, “We feel very honored to be able to get a call from Texas Monthly letting me know that we were going to be coming out. We have people coming in every day for the advertisements I guess from Texas Monthly.”
While good food keeps people coming back, it’s photos with the All Mighty Taco that get the most love from fans.
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Are you up for the challenge? If you get a chance to visit in Corpus Christi, please take photos and share them with mitú!