Papa Asadas

How to make Papa Asadas

Papa Asadas from taco Palenque features roasted Russet potato that is stuffed with butter, bacon chunks, shredded Cheddar cheese and sour cream. If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Papa Asadas from Taco Palenque features roasted rosette potato and bacon chunks as its main ingredient. However, to prepare this dish, you need a few other ingredients that you have to arrange before preparing this dish at home.

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • Bacon pieces
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sautéing
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed with 8 black peppercorns
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup hot milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated white cheese, Monterey Jack or a mild Swiss works great.
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first you need to cook the bacon. Put 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat over a medium-high heat until it becomes hot. Add the bacon and cook for 2-4 mins on each side, depending on how crispy you like it.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Clean and scrub the potatoes. The skins of potatoes are the best part of this recipe. So, you need to pierce the potato skins several times with a fork so that the steam can escape into the potatoes. 
  4. Then lightly oil the skins with vegetable oil and bake in the oven for about one hour, or until the potatoes are well cooked through. You can test it by inserting a fork into the potatoes. Now let the potatoes cool down a little. 
  5. While you are baking the potatoes, sauté the green pepper in a little olive oil until it is slightly soft. Add in the garlic/pepper mixture and the sauté green onion and for just a minute more, stirring constantly.
  6. Now remove from heat and use a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  7. Then you need to create a shell in the potatoes by slicing off the top 1/5 of the skin diagonally. Carefully scoop out the cooked potato without breaking the skin. You can leave a little potato in the shell.
  8. Now heat the milk with the butter in a small sauce pan and whisk both the ingredients together slightly. Then you need to place the scooped potatoes in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to puree the potatoes, gradually blending in the hot milk, butter, and half of the cheese.
  9. Now fold in the pepper/garlic/onion mixture. Fill each potato skin with the potato puree using a pastry bag or with a spoon (whichever is comfortable to you).
  10. Now you need to place the potatoes in a lightly greased baking pan and pop them back in the oven. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the filling starts to sizzle.
  11. Now remove the potatoes from the oven, top each potato with butter, bacon chunks, grated cheese, and sour cream and place it again in the oven for an additional five minutes until the cheese melts. 
  12. Your dish is ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts

There are 1470 calories in 1 serving of Papa Asada from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Papa Asada from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 serving (428g)
  • Calories: 1470
  • Fat cal(g): 1180
  • Fat (g): 131
  • Saturated fat: 35
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 80
  • Sodium (mg): 1590
  • Carbs (g): 38
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Sugar (g): 3
  • Prot (g): 35
  • Vit A %: 110%
  • Vit C %: 40%
  • Calcium%: 45%
  • Iron %: 20%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Jenner B.

Chula Vista, CA


In need of some late night food after visiting some friends. One option we found was Taco Palenque. I'm not from around here and I've never heard of them, but hey, they're open and I'm hungry. We ended up ordering a couple Super Papas, a Sirloin burrito and a few tacos.

The Super Papas is a cross between Carne Asada fries and a baked potato. The Super Papas came with a huge baked potato. Which was buttery and tender. Toppings included a good amount of cheese, bacon, sour cream, green onions and carne Asada. Or I guess they call it "Papa Asada" here. The meal also came with a bag of chips and some salsa. And their salsa is spicy! I did like this spin on a baked potato/carne Asada fries. The tenderness of the huge potato really made this dish.

The Sirloin Burrito was your standard burrito. Nothing to write home about. On the smaller side from what I'm used to seeing in San Diego. It was ok. My friend had the tacos and he said they were pretty good.

Overall, I liked that the restaurant looked clean. The service was great. And the food was very satisfying. I would come back and try some other items.


Kelly S.

Austin, TX


This is THE place to get tacos in the valley. And to find one in San Antonio totally made my day. This might indicate that soon, a Taco Palenque will be gracing the streets of Austin and when that happens... someone lock me up and throw away the key. But I digress.


Trying to avoid 5:30 San Antonio traffic, I dropped in for some free wireless and a taco. I grabbed a Sol, a taco pirata, a papa asada and settled into get through emails... but the siren salsa bar kept calling me back. Pico and red sauce, creamy green stuff and fresh cucumbers, limes and radishes. While waiting for the main stuff, I managed to eat the equivalent of 3 whole cucumbers with lime. Why they're so much better peeled and in a mexican restaurant, I'll never know.


Looks like they have karaoke night, $1 margarita night, 2 for 1 night and a kids playground. San Antonio has a ton of delish mexican food and this is just one more point on the San Antonio is rad roster.

The Most Popular Queries

Why is the dish called papa asada?

Ans: Papa Asada basically features roasted potatoes. The name Papa asada is derived from Cuba as Cuban people call potatoes as papas. 


How can I save calories in Papa Asadas?

Ans: You can avoid cooking bacon in oil. You can grill the bacon to save calories. You just need to heat the grill to its highest setting. Then line a baking sheet with foil and add the bacon and grill for 2-4 mins on each side, depending on how crispy you like it. You can also avoid cheese if you are really counting on your calories.

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