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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (35 reviews)
“al pastor” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hole in the wall Sincere people Value food Baked potatoes cooked so many ways Busy busy all year long Huge peso value Well worth going to.. Can't go wrong here

Thank James1369
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you like baked stuffed potatoes, you'll love this place. There are tacos as well, but the baked potatoes are the winners. We chose the Mexican potato which included chicken and mushrooms. It was delicious and filling. They give you a few fresh vegetables on...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Honestly !! A huge baked potato , twice baked and topped with mounds of meat , cheese and sour cream, butter , get the drift !! not a light meal , walking recommended !. So the second time here was much than last yrs visit...More

Thank picaaso
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The crazy potato is well named. It is street food on a busy street. When we were there it was VERY busy. People were crowded in, waiters running through a tangle of tables and customers and the people in the kitchen going wild creating crazy...More

Thank 0993
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Again we return first night back and our first stop. La Pappa Loca our favourite place to get a excellent valued meal. Others we met return also multiple times during a stay to enjoy crazy potatoes and tacos etc. Service is always swift and attentive.

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

So tasty. My family loves the potatoes, and always looks forward to going back every year to have them again. My personal favorite is the Alambre Macho. SO good! Very Affordable prices as well.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I am a solo American customer. I waited 30 minutes for the potato and chips. The food was great but service was lacking. Other people were served in front of me even though I was there before them.

Thank uncledave57
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were greeted as soon as we stepped out of the cab and promptly sat down with tortilla chips and salsa. The waitress helped us pick our food and were eating within five minutes. The baked potatoes are to die for. They are huge -...More

Thank CanadaCathy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This will be a new must stop for us when visiting the area in the future. The potatoes are huge and you have many topping options to choose from. Great local place and very inexpensive. Can't wait to go back again!

Thank bwinkels2170
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had an incredible potato with pork, bacon, onion, peppers but could only eat one third of it! So delicious and only cost around $3.50 american. The tacos looked delicious as well, but had no room for more. Fun place!

Thank smilexpert
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How to get there from Kyoto?
16 February 2017|
Response from Gordon R | Reviewed this property |
not sure where that is but isles in dt zihuatanejo
Jeff J
Credit cards accepted?
5 June 2016|
Response from banned103 | Reviewed this property |
No,but it is very, very inexpensive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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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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