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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” (15 reviews)
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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

Always busy! Baked potatoes with whatever you like. I like the Crazy Potato..who knew pineapple on a baked potato would be tasty? They also have pastor to go on it..yummy! Sauces make it spicy as you like it. Cheap eats!

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 27 February 2015

OMG amazing food both tacos pastor and their baked potaoes. So Amazing we went 3 times! The service wasn't that friendly everytime but one of the waitresses is great!

Thank Carly F
Reviewed 24 February 2015

the food is the best, the stuffed potatoes here are the bomb! It's just a little place but with a Big Bang of fantastic food, we love this place every time we are in the area we go at least 2-3 times! I wish we...More

Thank VolleyballMomOntario
Reviewed 24 February 2015

when you see sausage on the item description--this ain't chorizo---------yep hotdogs. Urrrrchh. more hotdogs than potato. To be fair it seems that we hit it on a bad night cause my friends love the place. It's cheap no atmosphere--oops I'm going off again

Thank rosino
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Had the pleasure on Feb 15th and our group of 8 had an amazing food and atmosphere experience. The service was fantastic. A must when in Zih.

1  Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Sooooo good, Crazy Potato is exactly that. Incredible meal. Enjoy the locals favorite hang out and a cheap meal...60 pesos for a giant spud with whatever you want as a topping, yum yum.....

Thank dsziffle
Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is a popular restaurant with the locals and I understand why . . . the food is great! Don't miss the pastor tacos. It is not fancy but good food and inexpensive. Yummy!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 February 2015

When we want hearty, inexpensive food served quickly by pleasant wait staff, we come to this unique 'potato' place. Your table may be almost in the street when they are busy, but the large variety of fillings for the huge baked potato which arrives piping...More

Thank Retired6812
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Zihuatanejo. It is a small little restaurant that opens at 5:00 p.m. and stays open until 5:00 a.m. We visited twice this January and enjoyed the crazy potato, which is their standard baked potato, baked in foil,...More

1  Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 29 January 2015

the crazy potato. we found this 'hole in the wall' several years ago and have to make a pilgrimage here every year. we love their potatoes. they are baked in foil then they smash it and open up the foil and top it with several...More

Thank gochazbo
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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