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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 9 November 2017

This place was recommended to me by a tour guide that I have taken several tours with over two visits to Zihua. He said it is his favorite tacqueria in Zihua, and a favorite among the locals. I had the namesake potato, Papa Loca, which...More

Thank ed_in_510
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Lapapa Loca is an amazing place for real authentic Mexican tacos and an extraordinary whirl on the baked potatoes! It’s a must try while visiting in Zihuatanejo! The amount of food given, the price occurred and the service was unbelievable! Delicious so say the very...More

Thank Marcella M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This place is awesome. Local vibes combined with a busy atmosphere and great food makes for a nice dinner!

Thank commander_bump
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in town and you don't eat here you wasted your trip. I am not exaggerating. Easily the best thing I've eating in recent memory. 10 tacos, one papa loca (feeds two), three beers and two baskets of chips for $14. We were the...More

3  Thank DrewBarmakian
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious! We each had one of the potatoes. And all were very tasty. Inexpensive beer and soda served in the bottle. A great little gem. Casual and fun. Great for families (even picky eaters)!

Thank Cinschwab
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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.

1  Thank Gordon R
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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