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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 213 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was amazed at this little corner restaurant, it has outdoor and inside seating. My potato was perfectly done, I even got one to go as I presently live out of town. Then I tried there fajitas and they were a betterpride and quantity than at more expensive resaurants. I will definately go again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wow! I love this place the price was just right and you get the real deal traditional tacos and their papas were amazing!! I loved their salsas and the pastor! Will come back again and again!

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Yorba Linda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not a tourist destination, but really good stuffed potatoes. Can get tacos there too. Don't expect a fancy place as this is just on a busy street, but worth going. Doesn't open til 5pm.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This restaurant is basically located on a sidewalk on a busy street near the center of town, so it can be noisy. However, we have had several of the stuffed potatoes over the past few years and they are very tasty. The portions are huge, which is fine for us. It just means we can take 1/2 back to the... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of papas but there are other things on the menu and the food was so good and fast. Very filling for sure. Wasn't crazy about the location - pretty much tables set out on the sidewalk and the toilet didn't have a seat on it...that was interesting! Worth the experience though.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not fancy, pretentious, or high-end, but this is a fantastic and fun place for a casual dinner. The place is packed with locals and the food is delicious. It's not what you'd expect as "traditional" Mexican food and that makes it even better. They can't help but surprise you.

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Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I loved watching the guys on the grill work, they're fast and have great skill. They make amazing tacos and my fav was the tacos el pastor. Bring your appetite because you can eat til you explode for next to nothing. Truly authentic!

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Minneapolis, MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

La Papa Loca was a surprising treat in the heart of Zihuatanejo! For $9US we got 2 beers, 2 bottles of water, 5 pastor tacos and a GIGANTIC baked potato stuffed with bacon, shrimp, tomatoes and ooey, gooey, creamy cheese. By far the best value of any meal we ate during our stay. The atmosphere is exciting and authentic. The... More

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Most of the dishes are a baked potato with various toppings of sour cream, butter, grilled meat, mushrooms. The table is set with tortilla chips with several salsas, grilled onion, sliced radishes and different fruit juices or beer to drink. Most selections are $55 pesos plus drinks. Service is fast and efficient. The only problem is finding a table at... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Papa Loca is a small local taco stand that has fabulous stuffed potatoes. My favorite, the Mexican Potatoe, had grilled chicken, mushrooms, cheese and nopales (and probably a few more things I can't remember). All come with sour cream and butter, You also get a grilled onion and radishes for garnish, and chips with several types of salsas. There are... More

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