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La Papa Loca

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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a a potato bar! Many options! Heard about it from the locals. Papas special was great! Highly recommend this place! A must stop on your visit!

Thank LeahK35
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a loaded baked potato! They were accommodating to our requests (vegan and vegetarian) and my husband and I were both nice and full before even making it to the end of our potatoes. Such a great idea. I think there is almost everything you could want to put on your potato. We sat on... More 

Thank AlyCatR
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stuffed potato meals are unlike anything you have ever had before & beyond delicious. Suffice it to say - if I could - I would eat here AT LEAST once a week, every single week of my life!

1 Thank cperchie
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to put this place down on your list of places to eat. Simply delicious baked potatoes served a variety of ways. Cheap and fast service.

Thank CLReado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My wife the potato addict met her ultimate goal here and refuses to leave zihuatanejo. Very nice can't say enough must come and try it. Cabs are very reasonable too.

Thank Gordon R
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Get there early......this little jewel often has a waiting line after 7:00 PM. If you love potatoes you can't help but love their menu....cheap, filling, flavorful and above all friendly!

Thank Belmill
Yorba Linda, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Its nothing fancy/not a great atmosphere, but each time we visit Zihuatenejo we come here for the potatoes...think twice baked potatoes only better with things like meat and pineapple in them. We went twice this trip. We are usually the only tourists. I just wish they opened a bit earlier. They open around 6pm, but dont really get in full... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

You have to visit this place very simple but good ,friendly service and very reasonable maybe a little noisy , but we go there every year when we are in Ixtapa.

Thank Horst M
Burnsville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Papa Loca is amazing! I absolutely love the atmosphere and location of the restaurant- giving you the local town vibe verses a fancy dinner! Love that you are able to sit and watch the cook, who is amazing at what he does- seriously watch him, cook all the food in front of you! It was an easy walk to for... More 

Thank Kelsey Z
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

La Papa Loca is a favorite of ours and most people we meet in Zihua! True local fair served open air on the street corner or inside. The stuffed potatoes are incredibly delicious and big enough to share. The vast variety of tacos, both corn and flour tortillas, are equally as good. Ice cold Cervesa to wash them down. This... More 

Thank Bruce O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?