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La Papa Loca

Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (39 reviews)
“pineapple” (16 reviews)
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Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got a crazy potato and a special potato; both were insanely delicious but we liked the crazy potato just slightly more. Easily one of the best meals that we had in town. We loved it so much we got another crazy potato to go...More

Thank bdbosch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome baked potatoes for late night meal. Desserts are yummy too. Great serve. Fun street food. In old Mazatlán

Thank Ginger K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time at La Papa Loca and it was just as delicious as the first time last year. We had the Mexican potato with a beer, very filling and the service was excellent. This place is a little out of the way,...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good and fun place. Loved my dish and very reasonable. I had the crazy potato. Yes, Just a potato but oh so good. Don't miss this place!

Thank firstimePV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this place. The food is fantastic and it is fun to watch the staff stay so busy but yet stay on track. Do not pass this place up.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The potatoes at La Papa Loca are fantastic! We always get the Crazy Potato which is topped with Pastor meat off the spit! The tacos al pastor are also very good. This is a place where the locals go and we always seem to be...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place cold beer amazing potatoes. Will be back for sure. Great prices fun place too people watch

Thank Mervlehr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy busy place. Mexican style basically eating in a parking lot. Service was good and fast. It was very hot there do to the grills and meat BBQ. We only had a crazy Potatoes. Loaded with all kinds of goodies including pineapple. Very good. They...More

Thank Pablo123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a potato lover this is a must go place...several different kinds of loaded baked potatoes to choose from. They have many other great Mexican dishes to choose from....stop here and eat like the locals 😍

Thank mmosterfeld
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We went here with a party of 10 people. The baked potatoes are amazing. Everyone of us enjoyed it. Try the Submarino based on Fernando’s recommendation. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Justin P
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20 February 2018|
Response from MARYANN H | Reviewed this property |
They don't open I believe until after 4:30 or so. Sorry I don't know if they are closed any days. So good. It will be filled with lots of locals and it's really not that big of a place. We loved it.
20 November 2017|
Response from Marcella M | Reviewed this property |
I’m unaware, it truly is a small hole in the wall.
9 October 2017|
Response from jgschlaht8614 |
What time do you start serving dinner?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heroico Colegio Militar #45, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
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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