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Tucson restaurant to offer African lion tacos

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Posted: Jan 20, 2011 1:08 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: African lion tacos, Tucson, python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, turtle, Boca Tacos y Tequila, Bryan Mazon, exotic tacos, Food and Drug Administration, game meat, WBRZ

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson taco restaurant already has served up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake and turtle.

What's next? Lion meat.

Boca Tacos y Tequila says it's accepting prepaid orders for African lion tacos, to be served starting Feb. 16.

Orders must be placed by Feb. 7 and owner Bryan Mazon says there are already a few
reservations from curious customers.

Mazon says his restaurant started offering exotic tacos on its menu every Wednesday about six months ago and has tried "just about anything we can get our hands on."

According to the Food and Drug Administration, lion and other game meat can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered.

The Arizona Daily Star says most of Boca's exotic tacos range between $3 and $4.

The lion tacos will cost $8.75 apiece.

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