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La Papa Loca

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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Seattle, WA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super casual and cheap. Multiple families - locals and tourists. Never would I have paired pastor w pineapple, cheese and a baked potato w crema and a lot of butter. Then you top with hot salsa, lime, and grilled onions and eat with tortilla chips. It's insane. We each had a personal potato, pastor tacos and beers, ate just over... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely fantastic the potatoes are great. Lots of toppings to chose from and you will not go away hungry. The road is close so a bit of traffic noise but service was excellent. This is a must place to visit.

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Thank aboolin
Regina, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Papa Locas' is in the heart of downtown Zihuat and i mean in the middle. The food and service was great but it was to noisy for me with all the traffic zooming by. The food was great, price was cheap and the service really good. If you've just spent the afternoon in Z and are heading back to Ixtapa... More 

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Thank Brian H
Saskatoon, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent potatoe with many many choices of toppings for 70 pesos. Excellent value Don't need a hundred more words to describe it

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Thank alfarmer
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This a a potato bar! Many options! Heard about it from the locals. Papas special was great! Highly recommend this place! A must stop on your visit!

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Thank LeahK35
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a great place for a loaded baked potato! They were accommodating to our requests (vegan and vegetarian) and my husband and I were both nice and full before even making it to the end of our potatoes. Such a great idea. I think there is almost everything you could want to put on your potato. We sat on... More 

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Thank AlyCatR
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The stuffed potato meals are unlike anything you have ever had before & beyond delicious. Suffice it to say - if I could - I would eat here AT LEAST once a week, every single week of my life!

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

You have to put this place down on your list of places to eat. Simply delicious baked potatoes served a variety of ways. Cheap and fast service.

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Thank CLReado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife the potato addict met her ultimate goal here and refuses to leave zihuatanejo. Very nice can't say enough must come and try it. Cabs are very reasonable too.

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MN
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Get there early......this little jewel often has a waiting line after 7:00 PM. If you love potatoes you can't help but love their menu....cheap, filling, flavorful and above all friendly!

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?