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Papa's Taco Mia!
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General Info
Release Date: May 20, 2011
Previous Game Cactus McCoy and the Curse of Thorns
Next Game Papa's Freezeria
Previous Gameria Papa's Burgeria
Next Gameria Papa's Freezeria
Play the game Papa's Taco Mia!

Papa's Taco Mia! is the third gameria in the Papa Louie series released in 2011. You can choose either Mitch or Maggie as your worker and make delicious tacos for the people of Tacodale.


Mama Mia! It's Papa's Taco Mia!

So what happens when an Italian chef opens a successful Pizzeria and Burgeria? Build the biggest, wackiest Taqueria anyone has ever seen!

After winning a taco eating contest, you're awarded the keys to Papa's Taco Mia! Good luck though, because all your favorite customers are back, and they brought friends. Unlock all sorts of ingredients and upgrade your shop for style and speed. Try to please those picky Closers, and mystify Jojo the food critic with your wild taco making skills!

You can also earn up to 60 Badges while running Papa's Taco Mia, unlocked for a variety of achievements, including using certain toppings, getting high scores in each Station, serving certain customers, and more!


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Papa's Taco Mia Intro-0


One day in Tacodale, Papa Louie opens his new taco shop and hosts a Taco Eating Contest. Mitch/Maggie camps out in front of the shop to be the first contestant. The other competitors are James and Kingsley. The contest starts and the three contestants must eat as many tacos as they can.

In the later afternoon hours, James gets a stomach-ache while eating a taco and gives up. In the evening, as Kingsley tries to eat his next taco, he begins to sweat and surrenders also. This means that Mitch/Maggie wins the contest and the trophy and is unexpectingly given the shop by Papa Louie.


In this game the player makes tacos. You can unlock all the ingredients and upgrade your shop to increase style, speed, and scores. The player must be quick on serving those new, picky Closers (Robby, Akari, Allan, Quinn, Rico, Xandra and Jojo) and show them your wild taco making skills. You can also earn up to 60 Badges while playing the game, unlocked for a variety of achievements including using certain toppings, getting high scores in each station, serving certain customers, as well as many, many more.
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Papa's Taco Mia!

Taco Mia! Customers

  1. Tohru (Tutorial Customer)
  2. Franco (Tutorial Customer)
  3. Taylor (Random Customer)
  4. Wally (Random Customer)
  5. Rita (Random Customer)
  6. Sue (Random Customer)
  7. Vicky (Time Customer)
  8. Greg (Time Customer)
  9. Bruna Romano (Time Customer)
  10. Timm (Time Customer)
  11. Lisa (Time Customer)
  12. Zoe (Day 2)
  13. Big Pauly (Rank 2)
  14. Peggy (Rank 4)
  15. Nick (Rank 8)
  16. Kingsley (Rank 10)
  17. Georgito (Rank 12)
  18. Cletus (Rank 15)
  19. Mindy (Rank 16)
  20. Sarge Fan (Rank 17)
  21. Olga (Rank 18)
  22. Hugo (Rank 19)
  23. Edna (Rank 20)
  24. Matt (Rank 21)
  25. Cecilia (Rank 22)
  26. Little Edoardo (Rank 23)
  27. Mary (Rank 24)
  28. Gino Romano (Rank 25)
  29. Kayla (Rank 26)
  30. Mitch/Maggie (Rank 27)
  31. Carlo Romano (Rank 28)
  32. Penny (Rank 29)
  33. Chuck (Rank 30)
  34. Sasha (Rank 31)
  35. Roy (Rank 32)
  36. Marty (Rank 33)
  37. Tony (Rank 34)
  38. Doan (Rank 35)
  39. Clover (Rank 36)
  40. Alberto (Rank 37)
  41. Mandi (Rank 38)
  42. Connor (Rank 39)
  43. Clair (Rank 40)
  44. Cooper (Rank 41)
  45. Prudence (Rank 42)
  46. James (Rank 43)
  47. Papa Louie (Unlocked when all Customers, Closers, and Food Critic have earned the Gold Customer Award)

Customer Debuts

Bold customers are closers



  • Beef (start) (Big Beef)
  • Chicken (Day 2) (unlocked with Zoe) (Chicken Champ)
  • Pork (Rank 8) (unlocked with Nick) (Carnitas)
  • Steak (Rank 12) (unlocked with Georgito) (Steak House)

Taco Shells

  • Hard (start) (Hard Shell Hero)
  • Soft (Rank 3) (Serve Softly)
  • Pita (Rank 7) (Pita Pro)



All of the unlockable toppings in the game. (From left to right and up to down) Jalapenos, tomatoes, white rice, lettuce, peppers, black beans, guacamole, cheese, pinto beans, onions and brown rice.



All of the unlockable sauces in the game. (From left to right) Nacho Cheese, Mild Sauce, Loco Mystery Sauce, Verde Sauce, Sour Cream and Hot Sauce.


Rank Number Rank Name Total XP Payday increase (+$5 each rank) Unlocks
1 Newbie $100
2 Taco Trainee $105 Big Pauly, White Rice
3 Tray Cleaner $110 Soft Taco
4 Cashier $115 Peggy, Hot Sauce
5 Part-Time Cook $120 Jalapeños
6 Ticket Handler $125 Nacho Cheese
7 Order Attendant $130 Pita Bread
8 Line Cook $135 Nick, Pork
9 Taco Apprentice $140 Verde Sauce
10 Hard Taco Pro $145 Kingsley, Peppers
11 Soft Taco Server $150 Black Beans
12 Pita Pro $155 Georgito, Steak
13 Taco Filler $160 Brown Rice
14 Tomato Topper $165 Loco Sauce
15 Cheese Champ $170 Cletus
16 Lettuce Lover $175 Mindy
17 Pinto Pro $180 Sarge Fan
18 Onion Expert $185 Olga
19 Guacamole Pro $190 Hugo
20 Rice Wrangler $195 Edna
21 Jalapeño Master $200 Matt
22 Pepper Fan $205 Cecilia
23 Sauce Specialist $210 Little Edoardo
24 Nacho Squeezer $215 Mary
25 Brown Rice Boiler $220 Gino Romano
26 Black Beans Expert $225 Kayla
27 Verde Veteran $230 Mitch/Maggie
28 Loco For Loco Sauce $235 Carlo Romano
29 Beef Broiler $240 Penny
30 Chicken Champ $245 Chuck
31 Pork Puller $250 Sasha
32 Steak Server $255 Roy
33 Master of Meats $260 Marty
34 Expert Taco Builder $265 Tony
35 Stove Top Champ $270 Doan
36 Spatula Pro $275 Clover
37 Knife Expert $280 Alberto
38 Grade A Griller $285 Mandi
39 Top Topper $290 Connor
40 Part-Time Manager $295 Clair
41 Taco Shop Manager $300 Cooper
42 Tex-Mex Legend $305 Prudence
43 Taco Mia! Master $310 James
44 Better Than Papa $315

New Gameria features

New features that are introduced in this game, and will be used in future Gamerias, are:

  • This gameria is the first to feature opening sequence hints. The customer cheering outside the shop will be the first customer, and the customer that pops out from the side of the building will be the second.
  • When ordering and presenting, the background shows the outside of the shop, revealing whether it is day, dusk, or night.
  • In-game badges that players can earn during gameplay are introduced.
  • Closers and the Food Critic are introduced.
  • The customers chart is remade.
  • Pausing will show the player's day, rank, customer points, tips, and hats.
  • Hats are introduced.
  • Unlockable ingredients are introduced.
  • Customers with higher badges will now order faster.
  • Weekly Paydays are introduced.
  • Many of the customers get a makeover or new accesories.


  • Sometimes, the car that passes the shop at the start of the day is Roy's car. 
  • This is the first game that you need to interact with the food by using an item (spatula and knife) instead of clicking on it.
  • This game has 7 order spaces, 5 are building spaces. 
  • The sign above the apartment behind the shop will advertise Cletus' Scrapyard, The Romano Family Quartet, Quinn, Timm and Associates, Kingsley's Comedy, or Jojo's Blue Ribbon Dining.
  • This game and Papa's Burgeria are the only games that have three stations.
  • This is the first gameria where you would see the word "Perfect!" when you get 100% in all stations.
  • The poster for this restaurant appears in all future games. In Freezeria, you can buy it at the Upgrade Shop, but from Pancakeria onward, it's a prize in one of Foodini's mini-games.
  • In many cases, the start of day animation will show the second customer either peeking behind the restaurant or crossing the road off screen.
  • This is the second game, the first being Cactus McCoy, to have the modern Flipline opening sequence and menu layout.
  • All of the previous workers make a cameo in the intro (look at the side of the building, and you'll see Roy, Marty, and Rita).
  • This is first and so far only game where last 4 customers are playable characters in other Gamerias.
  • None of the closers (besides Jojo) order beef on their tacos.
  • This is the last game where the items purchased as decorations for the store are placed in specific areas and cannot be moved.
  • On April 1st, 2014 Matt and Tony made an April Fools Day joke that there would be a real Taco Mia restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio at Woodland and E. 55th street.
    • This is the first gameria to be featured in an April Fool's Day joke.
  • On April 15th, 2014, there was a post mortem on the Flipline Blog. [1]

Minigames representing Taco Mia




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