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La Papa Loca

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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like baked stuffed potatoes, you'll love this place. There are tacos as well, but the baked potatoes are the winners. We chose the Mexican potato which included chicken and mushrooms. It was delicious and filling. They give you a few fresh vegetables on a plate as well as the usual sauces as accompaniment. Can't wait to go back.

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winnipeg
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Honestly !! A huge baked potato , twice baked and topped with mounds of meat , cheese and sour cream, butter , get the drift !! not a light meal , walking recommended !. So the second time here was much than last yrs visit . 8 of us went and enjoyed a variety of dishes , opted for the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crazy potato is well named. It is street food on a busy street. When we were there it was VERY busy. People were crowded in, waiters running through a tangle of tables and customers and the people in the kitchen going wild creating crazy potatoes. We sat outside which is kind of a parking lot/driveway. It is kind of... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again we return first night back and our first stop. La Pappa Loca our favourite place to get a excellent valued meal. Others we met return also multiple times during a stay to enjoy crazy potatoes and tacos etc. Service is always swift and attentive.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

So tasty. My family loves the potatoes, and always looks forward to going back every year to have them again. My personal favorite is the Alambre Macho. SO good! Very Affordable prices as well.

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Seattle
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6 reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I am a solo American customer. I waited 30 minutes for the potato and chips. The food was great but service was lacking. Other people were served in front of me even though I was there before them.

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Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We were greeted as soon as we stepped out of the cab and promptly sat down with tortilla chips and salsa. The waitress helped us pick our food and were eating within five minutes. The baked potatoes are to die for. They are huge - actually could eat only 1/2. So the good news is ... I know what is... More 

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Staples, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This will be a new must stop for us when visiting the area in the future. The potatoes are huge and you have many topping options to choose from. Great local place and very inexpensive. Can't wait to go back again!

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Portland,OR
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I had an incredible potato with pork, bacon, onion, peppers but could only eat one third of it! So delicious and only cost around $3.50 american. The tacos looked delicious as well, but had no room for more. Fun place!

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Mankato, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 6, 2017

this is always a stop (at least once a week) while vacationing in the area. The Beer is cold, the food is tasty and you can watch it being made. A favorite for locals too. Easy to get to by bus with just a short walk. Very reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?