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Rico is a male customer who first appeared as a closer in Papa's Taco Mia!

Flipdeck Info

Hometown: Tacodale Occupation: Welder Loves: Chili Hates: Shaving

This tough biker arrived with an attitude as a Closer in Papa’s Taco Mia!, but after a relaxing vacation on Calypso Island he started to mellow out. When he’s not visiting Papa’s restaurants, he’s riding around the country and sampling chili at various roadhouses. Rico is perfecting his own original chili recipe, and hopes that customers will one day line up to try a bowl of his chili!


Rico is a man who wears a black vest with golden stitches at the ends, black biker sunglasses, and a blue bandana.

His white t-shirt has light stains, and he wears a brown chained belt on his dark blue jeans. He has a big ratted beard and moustache, and face is lightly dusted with freckles and beauty marks. From Papa's Cupcakeria and onwards, he wears a horizontally black-and-red striped shirt.

Customer Clean-Up

Rico clean

Rico's beard is less shaggy, and he has a new pair of sunglasses.


Papa's Taco Mia!

  • Hard Shell
  • Chicken
  • Black Beans
  • White Rice
  • Tomatoes
  • Loco Sauce

Papa's Freezeria

  • Small Cup
  • Creameo Bits
  • Mint Syrup
  • Smooth Blend
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nuts
  • Mint Shaving
  • Creameo
  • Cherry

Papa's Pancakeria

  • Pancake
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pancake
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pancake
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Drink:
    • Large Chocolate Milk

Papa's Burgeria HD and To Go!

  • Bottom Bun
  • Onion Ring
  • Well-Done Patty
  • Mushrooms
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Top Bun

Papa's Wingeria

  • 8 Atomic Chicken Strips
  • 8 Buffalo Boneless Wings
  • Mango Chili Dip

Papa's Hot Doggeria

  • Kielbasa on a Hoagie Roll
  • Papa's Ballpark Mustard
  • Chili
  • Onions
  • Drink and Popcorn:
    • Medium Hyper Green
    • Medium Buttered Popcorn

Papa's Cupcakeria

  • Liner B
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Cupcake 1:
    • White Frosting
    • Purple Burple Drizzle (Chocolate Drizzle in other holidays)
    • Sourballs (Chocolate Chips in other holidays)
    • Sarge Gobstopper (Nutty Butter Cup in other holidays)
  • Cupcake 2:
    • Chocolate Frosting
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Creameo Bits
    • Nutty Butter Cup

Papa's Freezeria HD

  • Small Cup
  • Cherry Cordials
  • Neapolitan Syrup
  • Smooth Blend
  • Chocolate Whipped Cream
  • Nuts
  • Waffle Cone Wedge, Creameo, Waffle Cone Wedge

Papa's Pastaria

  • Regular Cellentani (Macaroni in other holidays)
  • Rico's Chili (Papa's Marinara Sauce in other holidays)
  • Crushida Pepper
  • 4 Mushrooms (Green Peppers in other holidays)
  • 5 Sausages
  • Poppyseed Roll

Papa's Freezeria To Go!

  • Large Cup
  • Cherry Cordials
  • Neapolitan Syrup
  • Regular Blend
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sugarplum Topping
  • 2 Blondies far apart
  • Dipped Pretzel, Waffle Cone Wedge, Dipped Pretzel

Papa's Donuteria

  • Chocolate Star (Roll in other holidays)
    • Starlight Icing (Vanilla Icing in other holidays)
    • Blue Star Sprinkles (Chocolate Chips in other holidays)
  • Red Velvet Ring with Jubilee Jelly (Blackberry Jelly in other holidays)
    • Red Icing
    • Cherrybomb Drizzle (none in other holidays)
    • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Long John with Chocolate Mousse
    • Chocolate Icing
    • Cherrybomb Drizzle (Chocolate Chips in other holidays)

Papa's Wingeria HD

  • 8 Atomic Chicken Strips
  • 8 BBQ Hog Wings
  • Mango Chili Dip

Papa's Pizzeria To Go!

  • 6 Capicola (left, top right half)
  • 4 Sausages (bottom right half)
  • 6 Onions (right)
  • Well-done bake
  • 8 slice

Papa's Cheeseria

  • Texas Toast (Pretzel Bread on other holidays) with Shredded Cheddar
  • Fajita Peppers
  • Pulled Pork
  • Fajita Peppers
  • Southwest Sauce
  • Regular
  • Fries:
    • French Fries
    • Rico's Chili
    • Cheddar Topping

Papa's Cupcakeria To Go!

  • Liner B
  • Confetti Cake (Vanilla in other holidays)
  • Cupcake 1:
    • White Frosting
    • Purple Burple Drizzle
    • Sourballs
    • Gummy Onion
    • Streamer (None in other holidays)
  • Cupcake 2:
    • Chocolate Frosting
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Countdown Candies (None in other holidays)
    • Nutty Butter Cup
    • Streamer (None in other holidays)

Papa's Bakeria

  • Peanut Butter Swirl Crust
  • Fudge Filling
  • Peanut Butter Fluff
  • Peanut Butter Fluff
  • Fudge Filling
  • Flavor X Drizzle (All Over; White Chocolate Syrup in other holidays)
  • 8 Rainbow Meringue Dollops (Inner Ring; Chocolate Mousse Dollops in other holidays)
  • 8 Yum n' M Cookies (Outer Ring; Whipped Cream Dollops in other holidays)

Ranks required to unlock him

Unlocked Ingredients

April Fool's Day Jokes

Rico was the subject of Flipline Studios' first two April Fools blog posts.

Rico's Chiliria

Chiliria splash
On April 1, 2012, Flipline Studios announced that after 14 months of development, they were coming out with a new game featuring Rico called

"Rico's Chiliria." While details were "coming soon," the only update was that this was an April Fool's Day joke.

A poster advertising for Rico's Chiliria becomes available for purchase to decorate restaurant lobbies soon afterwards, with a tagline of "Keep Rico's dream alive of opening his own Chiliria!"

Rowdy Rico: When Chili Attacks!


On April 1, 2013, Flipline Studios announced the creation of a new platformer game, Rowdy Rico: When Chili Attacks! with Rico playing the role of the main protagonist.

"Rico is hauling his world famous chili to the Oniontown Chili-fest when he hits an unexpected detour. A strange portal opens up swallowing Rico, his chopper, and of course his spicy Chili. Can Rowdy Rico find his way out of this chili nightmare, or will he be forced into a life of serving bland meals in the depths of Fort Onion?"

The release date was set for April 31, 2013, implying once again that this was an April Fool's joke.

The outfit Rico wears in the poster becomes one of two available outfits players can purchase for Rico in Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack!, and becomes his regular clothing for Papa's Cupcakeria and beyond.

Rowdy Rico: When Chili Attacks becomes the fifth arcade game made available for players to purchase and use to decorate their Papa's Pastaria Lobby, and is a rare prize that can be won in Papa's Donuteria and Papa's Cheeseria. "Keep the dream alive with Rowdy Rico: When Chili Attacks!"


Papa's Bakeria

Sticker Number Name Achievement Sticker Earned
64 Royal Rico Serve a Royal Anne Special to Rico 64
24 Order Expert Get a 100% Waiting Score on 20 orders 024 - Order Expert
36 New Coat of Paint Buy any 4 Flooring or Wallpaper from the Shop 036 - New Coat of Paint

Earn all 3 stickers to get this oufit:

Rico - Style B - Papa Bakeria


  • His Flipdeck picture is similar to the April Fools Chiliria picture.
  • From Cupcakeria onwards, his outfit changed. His shirt is now red and black striped. This outfit is style B in Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack!, except his bandana that remains blue.
  • Starting from Papa's Pastaria, Rowdy Rico: When Chili Attacks become an arcade box as a furniture, and as a prize onwards.
  • His weapon of choice in Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack! is a can of chili. It leaves chili splatters on the ground.
  • You can buy a bandana identical to Rico's in Papa's Hot Doggeria and Gamerias after that.
  • He is the only character who was given a reason as why he is no longer a closer (see Flipdeck).
  • His chili became an unlockable ingredient in Pastaria, during Chilifest (see Rico's Chili for more information). It is also a topping for fries in Papa's Cheeseria.
  • Even though he is a big fan of hot and spicy foods, he doesn't order Red Hot Popcorn or Hot Sauce in Papa's Hot Doggeria.
  • In Donuteria he orders only chocolate chips on each of his donuts, unless it's Starlight Jubilee.
  • He and Greg are the only customers in Papa's Donuteria to order the same ingredient on all 3 donuts outside of their favourite holidays.
  • He is currently dating Rhonda, according to the latter's flipdeck.
  • He loves chili, as he always orders it whenever it is available.
  • He doesn't smile on the completion card in Papa louie 2

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