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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 225 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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penticton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This one of the great experiences in Zihau. Great staff, a unique Mexican location. Man do you see them prepare your food!! Yes you are right next to the grill, great options with the crazy potato, my favorite is the Mexicali. The taste is out of this world. great authentic location, COLD beer, good service and extremely affordable. A must... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As advertised. A local spot that does a number of variations of basic potato as well as al pastor. The flattop cooks operate like a well oiled machine stuffing each order with combinations of beef, pork, chicken, cheese, cactus. butter and more. The al pastor is good although I prefer a spot downtown. This place is basically serving street food... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great potatoes, great prices, great people. Mapquest had us a bit turned around and this is off the tourist path, but the more authentic, the better for us.

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vancouver, BC
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169 reviews 169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Thanks to all the TA experts on this site, we tried out Papa Loca tonight. Their potatoes are indeed delicious. The three of us each had a "especial" papa loca with cheese, pineapple, al pastor which the potato was so creamy it melted in our mouths. It was a good size and lots of toppings. We also shared one order... More 

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Their namesake potato is a baked potato, removed from the skin, placed on foil then soaked in butter and sour cream. To this they add cheese and a variety of meats. I had the Especial which had Pastor, port, and beef and blew my mind. I was skeptical about having a baked potato in the October Zihuatanejo heat, but I'm... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Cheap! Excellent stuffed baked potatoes! Stuffed with pastor, pineapple, cheese....yum! Feels very local! Come hungry! Will definitely be back.

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Washington State
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

You have to go try their baked potatoes. I've been coming to Zihua for many years and never had anything like it. Stuffed with sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, bacon and shrimp, mine was heavenly! We did the tacos also, another great item!! Extremely authentic, don't expect much help in English, but you can figure it out with just poco de... More 

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Galt, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For an inexpensive, yet filling meal - this is your place! Giant baked potatoes are what they're known for, but everything else is yummy too! Our friend always orders himself a quart of the juice made from flowers. The potatoes are loaded with your choice of fillings and are under $5!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
Cuisine: Mexican

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