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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (39 reviews)
“pineapple” (16 reviews)
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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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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
Reviewed 13 June 2011

If you are looking for a neighborhood joint and an authentic experience... try La Papa Loca (The Crazy Potato). The neighborhood: a true working area, next to a car wash and a super budget hotel. The restaurant... open air, pork al pastor on the vertical...More

4  Thank Weeyahneh
Reviewed 12 April 2011

Loved this place. If you just want good old local food you can not go wrong. I t there 3 times and had the stuffed potato, alambre, and tacos. The last night when I walked in I just said "Bring on the tacos". The owner...More

4  Thank PURPLEDOG196347
Reviewed 12 April 2011

As everyone has mentioned, the Tacos al Pastor are to die for. I'm usually not a fan of stuffed baked potatoes, but after having the "signature" papa Loca, a potato with cheese, sour cream, butter and pastor meat, I'm a believer. They have seveale combinations...More

2  Thank timmac
Reviewed 1 April 2011

OK, we've been in Zihua for two weeks and have eaten in a lot of local restaurants. La Papa Loca is amazing. The BEST food we've had thus far. The guacamole is to die for and the BEST potatoes in the world. The pastor, beef,...More

1  Thank camperliving
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Absolutely delicious food! Both the potates and the tacos el pastor are to die for... no wonder there was a long line up by the time we finished eating! The service was fantastic even though we only spoke a little english... the waitress noticed us...More

1  Thank yuie
Reviewed 10 February 2011

We walked in circles for almost an hour looking for this place, but we were sure happy we didn't give up the search. Our group of 4 ordered the el pastor tacos(5), beef taco(1), chicken taco (1), 2 orders of chicken fajitas, 8 beer, and...More

2  Thank BarCalgary_Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2011

This is a very local place that only opens at night (7pm I think.) I prefer to order the Papa Loca. It is a very large potato with butter, sour cream, pineapple and al pastor meat. Eyes are usually bigger than stomach - the potato...More

1  Thank luvixtapa
Reviewed 14 January 2011

Papa Loca had me hooked from my very first visit. The food is RIDICULOUSLY inexpensive, and everything we ate was absolutely delicious! My favorite thing was the tacos al pastor, but the stuffed baked potatoes were also incredible! I lost track of how many times...More

1  Thank karenkel
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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