“$180 For Nachos?”: Internet Appalled Over Miami Grand Prix Food Prices
— 6 May 2024

“$180 For Nachos?”: Internet Appalled Over Miami Grand Prix Food Prices

— 6 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

It was a headline-making weekend for McLaren Racing’s Lando Norris, who notched his maiden Formula 1 victory at the 2024 Miami Grand Prix after 110 entries — the team’s first race win since Daniel Ricciardo finished P1 at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix and first US win since Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line in 2012.

But attention has now been diverted to another eye-opening detail about this year’s Miami Grand Prix: the extortionate food and beverage prices.

A viral snapshot captured by the Hard Rock Beach Club painted a shocking picture of what was being charged these past few days…

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Chilled Bites:

  • $280 for Maine Lobster Rolls w/ lemon aioli, Périgord truffle, and frizzled potatoes on a brioche bun
  • $170 for Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowls w/ ginger soy glaze, “ninja” radish, spicy mayo, and crispy wonton
  • $290 for U-5 Chilled Prawns w/ mustard & cocktail sauce
  • $190 for a “Fruit Refresher” (pink pineapple, watermelon, stone fruit, rambutan, kiwi, coconut granita)

**$400 to add an ounce of caviar to any item.

Warmed Bites:

  • $170 for an “Empanada Duo” (coconut chicken & Angus garlic beef)
  • $120 for Steamed Buns w/ Korean BBQ shitake, pickled vegetables, spicy mayo, and lotus chips
  • $290 for the “F1 Platter” (A1 sliders, ribeye quesadilla, crispy chicken tenders, and sauces)
  • $190 for the Crispy Wing Board (classic, lemon pepper, Thai chilli w/ dips & crudite)
  • $180 for Carne Asada Nachos w/ creamy salsa verde, salsa Mexicana, cotija cheese, pickled onion, and cheese sauce

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Event organisers have since clarified these prices were for multiple people, but even when you divide it by four, it’s still (objectively) daylight robbery. And believe it or not, as one X user notes, this was actually a considerable improvement from the 2023 Miami Grand Prix.

Elsewhere, the cost of a drink at Miami International Autodrome was under the spotlight — a humble bottle of water set punters back a staggering $25, a couple of Miller Lites nearing $60, while both spirits and bubbly were exactly where you’d expect dollar-wise.

Outrageous scenes.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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