Boca, an Arizona restaurant that has served tacos featuring the meat of alligators, elk, kangaroos and rattlesnakes, has upped the ante with its latest Exotic Taco Wednesday offering: Next month, the restaurant will offer lion tacos. We’re prepared to taste-test the king of the jungle and report back here, if you want us to. Vote now!
The lion meat being used by Boca doesn’t come from an endangered species, according to the restaurant. “I’m doing the African lion to get my name out,” owner Bryan Mazon told the Arizona Star. “I’ve never tried it myself, but this one really caught my eye.” Mazon got the idea from another Arizona restaurant, which served lion burgers during last year’s South Africa-based World Cup. The restaurant sold out, but also encountered protesters.