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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed potato” (25 reviews)
“tacos” (38 reviews)
“pineapple” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a staple when we visit Zihua and came here at least three times during this trip. Always enough food to have a meal the next day. My husband and I each ordered a potato, he had a beer, I had an agua mineral...More

Thank KinderM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a cerveza on the way to another restaurant one evening. The menu and vibe looked good so we tried Papa Loca a couple of nights later. Wow! A simple concept but oh so good! You can eat inside or out. The best...More

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Mexican experience at this restaurant. Great salsa options (some sizzling), served with your meal. A relatively simple menu to make your decisions easy. Over two dinners we tried about seven dishes. We were happy with everything we were served.

Thank OlderFaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the recommendations of many locals. My husband is a chef and likes to eat where the locals hang out. The potatoes are enormous, delicious and cheap. The tacos are amazing and everything is served with a choice of salsas, pickled onions...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We got a crazy potato and a special potato; both were insanely delicious but we liked the crazy potato just slightly more. Easily one of the best meals that we had in town. We loved it so much we got another crazy potato to go...More

Thank bdbosch
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome baked potatoes for late night meal. Desserts are yummy too. Great serve. Fun street food. In old Mazatlán

Thank Ginger K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our second time at La Papa Loca and it was just as delicious as the first time last year. We had the Mexican potato with a beer, very filling and the service was excellent. This place is a little out of the way,...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 24 February 2018

very good and fun place. Loved my dish and very reasonable. I had the crazy potato. Yes, Just a potato but oh so good. Don't miss this place!

Thank firstimePV
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Really loved this place. The food is fantastic and it is fun to watch the staff stay so busy but yet stay on track. Do not pass this place up.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The potatoes at La Papa Loca are fantastic! We always get the Crazy Potato which is topped with Pastor meat off the spit! The tacos al pastor are also very good. This is a place where the locals go and we always seem to be...More

Thank TahitiZ
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19 February 2018|
Response from MARYANN H | Reviewed this property |
They don't open I believe until after 4:30 or so. Sorry I don't know if they are closed any days. So good. It will be filled with lots of locals and it's really not that big of a place. We loved it.
19 November 2017|
Response from Marcella M | Reviewed this property |
I’m unaware, it truly is a small hole in the wall.
9 October 2017|
Response from jgschlaht8614 |
What time do you start serving dinner?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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