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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • 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, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Ok loved the food at this joint! Stuffed potatoes are huge and awesome and the tacos are awesome too! The roasted onions are amazing! This was our favorite place for food but not for the whole package as it is next to a noisy carwash...More

Thank tropigal8
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We loved this little open air restaurant. When we were there (by the way it was open well before 7 PM) we were one of the very few tourists dining. The restaurant was exceptionally clean including the bano. They serve pickled veggies and salsa and...More

1  Thank VictoriaTraveller15
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Could not believe we all wanted to go to the same place on our first night back in town, but it was unanimous. "PAPA LOCA" for sure. Between the 4 of us, we had the potato with Pastor taco meat, tacos al pastor on flour...More

1  Thank zihuagirl
Reviewed 11 December 2011

I live here and have been to this little place severl times. Good and big portions.

Thank lilabit
Reviewed 28 November 2011

We had guacamole, salsas, tacos, and a baked potato. It was delicious, inexpensive, and felt about as local as it could. We went in the off season and it was a little off the beaten track, giving it a decidedly shady vibe, but the food...More

1  Thank bfc90
Reviewed 21 November 2011

i know everyone thinks this places is good because of the price but really the tacos pastor were bland and the potatoes were just loaded with bacon salt and butter it appeals to the tast buds but its not good or good for you

2  Thank curbarn
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We love local, unpretentious places and we were looking forward to dinner here after the rave reviews in trip advisor. We really wanted to like the place but our local taco bus in Seattle has way better tacos, and you shouldn't have to go to...More

2  Thank glanddoc
Reviewed 8 November 2011

5 of us went to Pappa Loca for dinner last night. They didn't sell wine but said we could get it at the grocery store next door and gave us glasses. Real great Mexican experience. Clean and friendly. Total cost for 5 people including 3...More

Thank Llidam
Reviewed 18 October 2011

For 50 pesos you can enjoy one of the finest stuffed potatoes in the WORLD. Before the main course you are given chips, three different salsas and one HUGE dish of pico de gallo. Don't eat too much as the potatoes are really to die...More

1  Thank BRUCEfmMKE
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We went to this restaurant twice while we were in Zihua. The first night and the last night. The potatoes we had both times were fabulous and very cheap. The most expensive on the menu is 50 pesos(a little over $4 us at the present...More

1  Thank Deeleecross
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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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