Real Time Web Analytics Foodie Gossip: Tucson Restaurant’s Lion Tacos are a CATastrophe

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tucson Restaurant’s Lion Tacos are a CATastrophe

An African lion cub. Does this look like dinner?
Last week a Tucson, AZ restaurant that specializes in exotic meats announced that it was taking pre-orders for African lion tacos that would be officially added to the restaurant’s menu in mid-February. Frog legs, turtle, alligator, kangaroo and python are just some of the exotic meats that can be found on Boca Tacos y Tequila's menu.

 “I’m doing the African lion to get my name out,” Bryan Mazon, owner of Boca Tacos y Tequila, told the Arizona Daily Star. According to the New York Times, Mazon’s promotional efforts were a success: word spread at lightning speed and his story was picked up by a number of nationwide media outlets.

But public response wasn’t as favorable as he had hoped. In place of the throng of pre-orders, Bryan Mazon and his family received a bevy of threats and insults instead. Some went so far as to deliver threats directly to Mazon’s home.

What did Mazon expect after broadcasting his plans to serve up an endangered species at his restaurant? I’m surprised he didn’t find his front yard covered in very used kitty litter. But maybe he will. There’s still time. Just kidding – sort of…


  1. That is really disgusting. Why isn't this illegal?

  2. Again??!?? I feel like I have heard this whole, "we're serving lions" before....
    And while I don't think people should be serving endangered species, I also think people don't realize that when they eat a typical burger they are eating a cow... and cows are animals too. It's just interesting to look at perspective.

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