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La Papa Loca

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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Description: A lot of places claim to be for the "locals" but this place actually is...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Astonishingly delicious!

Amazingly simple, unbelievably cheap, and surprisingly delicious! Get the special with steak, shrimp, and add pineapple... You won't regret it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Ammo753
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazingly simple, unbelievably cheap, and surprisingly delicious! Get the special with steak, shrimp, and add pineapple... You won't regret it!

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West Orange, New Jersey
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Love this place. We went twice. Very filling. Giant potatos with buttery, cheesy fillings. Can't miss

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New York City
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The place is hoping... The baked potatoes are great and very filling. I had the papa chingona.. Translates to the f'ing potato.. Bacon, tomato and shrimp. The tacos al pastor are really good. Our waitress was really sweet. I can't say anything negative. It's a very simple place.. If you're looking for fancy this ain't it.. Clean and delicious

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All taxi drivers will know where La Papa Loca's is near downtown. Amazing small local restaurant with the best loaded baked potato ever. We went three times in two weeks it was so delicious.

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winnipeg
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

look its our opinion only so I have to say I can t see what the fuss is about ? if you like huge baked potatoes stuffed with all sorts of gooey stuff fine it was just okay 4 of us said the same thing . the meal goes done with a thud so don t expect to hit the... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We were shown this restaurant by a local and definitely was not sorry. We went back more than once. Cheap excellent food. Loved the pastor tacos and the service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After reading the reviews my wife and I can hardly wait to try the potatoes. Little disappointed, I ordered the special, just too much meat and cheese and not enough cream on the potatoes. Should have just suck with the Basic Papa. The best baked potatoes in Zihua is still the Rubens, it is fluffy and properly buttered and creamier.

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Snohomish, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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!

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 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!

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Ontario
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

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 had one in Canada!

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Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

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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