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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 22 January 2018

This little restaurant was recommended by a friend who has been to Zihuatanejo several times. I was not disappointed! The food was really good and the price was very reasonable. The atmosphere was awesome with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was fast and...More

Thank texasmojo66
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Heard about this place online and from people in our Condo and was told it was a must try in Zhiua. Had a Mexican baked potato that had chicken, mushrooms and cactus smothered in cheesy goodness. Wife had a bacon tomato and shrimp baked potato...More

Thank Jaret Y
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Was recommended by a frequent tourist, and was not disappointed. Amazing stuffed potatoes and pastor tacos! Super cheap and quick service. Only complaint was the heat! Sit in the parking lot if available. This place is our favorite so far

Thank River R
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Always great service although very busy and had to be seated inside it was not disappointing. Well worth the pesos and delicious.

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Our 5 in group of 6 had amazing, filling, delicious potatoes the other had a chicken fajita. 5 beers, 2 sodas, 2 bottles of water, 2 coconut waters total bill came to $29.00 US. Score. The taters are big and nice variety of toppings to...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

This may have been the cheapest meal at 195 pesos for 4 coronas and dinner for two, but it was one of my favorites. The potatoes are unbelievably good. The service was perfect. The ambiance is cultural. I would absolutely go back to this place...More

Thank pulleyman
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This place is very popular with the locals, as well as many Gringos. The food is nothing to write home about but you get a decent size potato cooked with their special style. It did take a long time to get drinks (20 min) but...More

Thank diverob67
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We kept hearing about this place from friends back home, locals, etc..... I thought to myself what is so great about baked potatoes? Well I was so wrong.... they do HUGE baked potatoes any way you can imagine them! It is a little outside the...More

Thank WeAlwaysWAnder
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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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