i thought about making some lengua tacos. went to my favorite butcher and he told me $12..i said, "i'll take it". well, he meant $12/lb. it was a huge hunk so the price had me backpedaling in shock. i passed on it. i was blown away. i called around a few of the Hispanic stores and yes..$8/lb. it has been a long time since i bought one. this might be the first one i tried to buy in CA. in texas they were much more reasonable.