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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed potato” (26 reviews)
“tacos” (40 reviews)
“pineapple” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We were in Zihuatanejo for 10 days and this was our favorite meal. It also happened to be one the cheapest! The pastor was amazing. I would highly recommend.

Thank Kyle I
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best food we ate in our two weeks in Zihuatanejo. We loved it so much we went back three times. All of the stuffed potatoes were delicious and we also loved the “orange water” and were able to easily get...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Franco from Otilia’s recommended this place and it didn’t disappoint!! The kids ate all of their tacos, which was unusually rare. The wife loved her chicken fajitas and I had a speciality dish with three different meats that was uber tasty! Their salas are amazing...More

Thank kendricrollins
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Our friends raved of this place for a quick late night meal or big snack or quick dinner. Was so worth it! Packed with locals and most seemed late teens all on their cell phones ,lol , ordering tacos . Food was delicious right off...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 4 April 2018

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 28 March 2018

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 23 March 2018 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
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Rakel A
24 August 2018|
Response from Ginger K | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s pesos only
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.
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Restaurant Details

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