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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (37 reviews)
“pineapple” (15 reviews)
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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

Their namesake potato is a baked potato, removed from the skin, placed on foil then soaked in butter and sour cream. To this they add cheese and a variety of meats. I had the Especial which had Pastor, port, and beef and blew my mind....More

Thank kevinabailey
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Cheap! Excellent stuffed baked potatoes! Stuffed with pastor, pineapple, cheese....yum! Feels very local! Come hungry! Will definitely be back.

Thank AlsupNeal
Reviewed 12 September 2014

You have to go try their baked potatoes. I've been coming to Zihua for many years and never had anything like it. Stuffed with sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, bacon and shrimp, mine was heavenly! We did the tacos also, another great item!! Extremely authentic, don't...More

1  Thank SweetSusy
Reviewed 3 September 2014

For an inexpensive, yet filling meal - this is your place! Giant baked potatoes are what they're known for, but everything else is yummy too! Our friend always orders himself a quart of the juice made from flowers. The potatoes are loaded with your choice...More

Thank localgaltonian
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Wow! I love this place the price was just right and you get the real deal traditional tacos and their papas were amazing!! I loved their salsas and the pastor! Will come back again and again!

1  Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Not a tourist destination, but really good stuffed potatoes. Can get tacos there too. Don't expect a fancy place as this is just on a busy street, but worth going. Doesn't open til 5pm.

Thank fusspottt
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This restaurant is basically located on a sidewalk on a busy street near the center of town, so it can be noisy. However, we have had several of the stuffed potatoes over the past few years and they are very tasty. The portions are huge,...More

Thank griffinSF
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I'm not a huge fan of papas but there are other things on the menu and the food was so good and fast. Very filling for sure. Wasn't crazy about the location - pretty much tables set out on the sidewalk and the toilet didn't...More

1  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Not fancy, pretentious, or high-end, but this is a fantastic and fun place for a casual dinner. The place is packed with locals and the food is delicious. It's not what you'd expect as "traditional" Mexican food and that makes it even better. They can't...More

Thank daviddrinkwater
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I loved watching the guys on the grill work, they're fast and have great skill. They make amazing tacos and my fav was the tacos el pastor. Bring your appetite because you can eat til you explode for next to nothing. Truly authentic!

Thank Tripsquid
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Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
A lot of places claim to be for the "locals" but this place actually is where they eat. The name means "crazy potato" in English and that is their speciality. Huge baked potato's filled with buttter, sour cream, cheese and then a variety of meats. Their tacos al pastor and pico de gallo are the best I've ever tasted. Nothing on the menu is more than $50 peso's or about $4usd. Very popular spot with the locals and tourist's that want to experience authentic Mexican food..
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