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“excellent large stuffed potatoes”
Review of La Papa Loca

La Papa Loca
Ranked #40 of 322 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
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..
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“excellent large stuffed potatoes”
Reviewed 10 May 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 hotel for lunch the next day.
This is not fine dining, but for a delicious meal at a restaurant not aimed at tourists, it is an excellent option.

  • Visited April 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bring on the calories!”
Reviewed 8 April 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.

Visited April 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!!!”
Reviewed 1 April 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.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ontario
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bring your appetite because you can eat til you explode for next to nothing.”
Reviewed 29 March 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!

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, MN
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexico- Great Value!”
Reviewed 23 March 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 pastor tacos were delicious! Served on corn tortillas, the pork was tender and flavorful. Family style salsa and toppings sit at the table. Very little English is spoken, but it wasn't an issue.

  • Visited March 2014
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