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Papa's Taco Mia  is a game in the Papa Louie series.  It's the third cooking simulator game (aka "Gameria") in the series, and is the sequel to Papa's Burgeria.  It revolves around making tacos for the various customers that visit the establishment.

Plot[]

Papa Louie has just opened his third restaurant, Papa's Taco Mia, and announces a taco eating contest as the grand opening event.  The night before the contest, Mitch/Maggie (depending on who you chose to play as) camps out in front of the Taco Mia in order to be first in line, and is selected to be one of the contestants.  James and Kingsley, the two customers behind Mitch/Maggie, are also chosen to be contestants.  The contest progresses throughout the entire day; about halfway through, James gets a stomachache and withdraws from the contest.  Later, in the evening hours, Kingsley grows weary and also surrenders, leaving Mitch/Maggie as the contest's winner.  Having won a trophy for winning, Mitch/Maggie celebrates the victory, until Papa Louie brings out a Taco Mia uniform and reveals that the real prize  was the Taco Mia itself.

Gameplay[]

In this game you play as either Mitch or Maggie (you can choose which one you play as when creating a new save file) as they spend their days working at the Taco Mia.  Each level constitutes one day of business at the Taco Mia. During a day, a number of customers come in and place orders for tacos, and your objective is to create the tacos to their specifications. This is done through three different stations, one for taking orders, one for grilling taco meat, and one for building the tacos. When a taco is completed and sent to a customer, the customer will judge the food based on how long they had to wait for it and how accurately the food matches their order, and give a corresponding score. If a customer gives a high score, they will also give you a tip. The points you get from customer scores give you XP that goes towards achieving a higher rank, allowing you to unlock more of the game's content, and the tips can be used to buy decorations for your lobby and upgrades to make it easier to cook tacos. The ultimate goal of the game is to reach a high enough rank to unlock everything. Aside from customers, there are two other ways to earn tips: weekly paydays and badges, both introduced in this game.  Paydays give you a large amount of tips once every seven days, and badges are in-game achievements that give you a small tip once conpleted.

In addition to earning tips and points, doing well on a customer's order also gives the customer a star. When a customer gets five stars, they get a Customer Medal that causes them to give you higher tips when you do well. The medal gets upgraded every five stars; the first medal customers obtain is the Bronze Medal, then the Silver Medal, and finally the Gold Medal.

One more new feature introduced in this game is Closers; the Closers are a group of seven customers that are more picky about their food than normal customers, and will judge you more harshly when critiquing the food you give them.  One Closer always appears as the last customer of each day (except for Day 1), and unlike normal customers, they don't appear randomly; each Closer is tied to one day of the week.  On Sundays, the most judgemental Closer of all, Jojo the Food Critic, will visit the Taco Mia.  His scoring is even harsher than the other six Closers', and unlike any other customer in the game, he orders something completely different every time he visits.  If you serve him well, Jojo will reward you with a Blue Ribbon award; the Blue Ribbon stays on your counter for the next three days, causing customers to give you higher tips during that time.

Stations[]

  • Order Station: Check on customers and take orders.
  • Grill Station: Grill the taco meat.
  • Build Station: Assemble the tacos with shells and other ingredients.

Ingredients[]

Meats[]

  • Beef (Available from the start of the game)
  • Chicken (Unlocked on Day 2)
  • Pork (Unlocked at Rank 8)
  • Beef (Unlocked at Rank 12)

Shells[]

  • Hard (Available from the start of the game)
  • Soft (Unlocked at Rank 3)
  • Pita (Unlocked at Rank 7)

Toppings[]

  • Tomatoes (Available from the start of the game)
  • Cheese (Available from the start of the game)
  • Lettuce (Available from the start of the game)
  • Pinto Beans (Available from the start of the game)
  • Gaucamole (Available from the start of the game)
  • Onions (Available from the start of the game)
  • White Rice (Unlocked at Rank 2)
  • Jalapenos (Unlocked at Rank 5)
    Peppers (Unlocked at Rank 10)
  • Black Beans (Unlocked at Rank 11)
  • Brown Rice (Unlocked at Rank 13)

Sauces[]

  • Mild Sauce (Available from the start of the game)
  • Sour Cream (Available from the start of the game)
  • Hot Sauce (Unlocked at Rank 4)
  • Nacho Cheese (Unlocked at Rank 6)
  • Verde Sauce (Unlocked at Rank 9)
  • Loco Mystery Sauce (Unlocked at Rank 14)

Customers[]

  • Tohru (Tutorial)
  • Franco (Tutorial)
  • Taylor
  • Wally
  • Rita
  • Sue
  • Vicky
  • Greg
  • Bruna Romano
  • Timm
  • Lisa
  • Zoe (Day 2)
  • Big Pauly (Unlocked at Rank 2)
  • Peggy (Unlocked at Rank 4)
  • Nick (Unlocked at Rank 8)
  • Kingsley (Unlocked at Rank 10)
  • Georgito (Unlocked at Rank 12)
  • Cletus (Unlocked at Rank 15)
  • Mindy (Unlocked at Rank 16)
  • Sarge Fan (Unlocked at Rank 17)
  • Olga (Unlocked at Rank 18)
  • Hugo (Unlocked at Rank 19) 
  • Edna (Unlocked at Rank 20)
  • Matt (Unlocked at Rank 21)
  • Cecilia (Unlocked at Rank 22)
  • Little Eduardo (Unlocked at Rank 23)
  • Mary (Unlocked at Rank 24)
  • Gino Romano (Unlocked at Rank 25)
  • Kayla (Unlocked at Rank 26)
  • Mitch/Maggie (Unlocked at Rank 27)
  • Carlo Romano (Unlocked at Rank 28)
  • Penny (Unlocked at Rank 29)
  • Chuck (Unlocked at Rank 30)
  • Sasha (Unlocked at Rank 31)
  • Roy (Unlocked at Rank 32)
  • Marty (Unlocked at Rank 33)
  • Tony (Unlocked at Rank 34)
  • Clover (Unlocked at Rank 35)
  • Doan (Unlocked at Rank 36)
  • Alberto (Unlocked at Rank 37)
  • Mandi (Unlocked at Rank 38)
  • Connor (Unlocked at Rank 39)
  • Claire (Unlocked at Rank 40)
  • Cooper (Unlocked at Rank 41)
  • Prudence (Unlocked at Rank 42)
  • James (Unlocked at Rank 43)
  • Robby (Monday Closer)
  • Akari (Tuesday Closer)
  • Allan (Wednesday Closer)
  • Quinn (Thursday Closer)
  • Rico (Friday Closer)
  • Xandra (Saturday Closer)
  • Jojo (Sunday Closer)
  • Papa Louie (Unlocked after all the other customers have a Gold Medal)

Customers First Appearing in This Game[]

  • Georgito
  • Nick
  • Zoe
  • Quinn
  • Rico
  • Xandra
  • Jojo

Customers First Appearing in the Mobile Versions[]

This game has two updated mobile ports, Papa's Taco Mia HD and Papa's Taco Mia to Go!  In addition to featuring all the customers from the first ten Gamerias, these ports also introduces the following customer:

  • Ripley

Ranks[]

  1. Newbie - Starting Rank, Earns $100 on Payday
  2. Taco Trainee - Achieved at 300 XP, Earns $105 on Payday
  3. Tray Cleaner - Achieved at 750 XP, Earns $110 on Payday
  4. Cashier - Achieved at 1,350 XP, Earns $115 on Payday
  5. Part-Time Cook - Achieved at 2,100 XP, Earns $120 on Payday
  6. Ticket Handler - Achieved at 3,000 XP, Earns $125 on Payday
  7. Order Attendant - Achieved at 4,050 XP, Earns $130 on Payday
  8. Line Cook - Achieved at 5,250 XP, Earns $135 on Payday
  9. Taco Apprentice - Achieved at 6,600 XP, Earns $140 on Payday
  10. Hard Taco Pro - Achieved at 8,100 XP, Earns $145 on Payday
  11. Soft Taco Server - Achieved at 9,750 XP, Earns $150 on Payday
  12. Pita Pro - Achieved at 11,550 XP, Earns $155 on Payday
  13. Taco Filler - Achieved at 13,500 XP, Earns $160 on Payday
  14. Tomato Topper - Achieved at 15,600 XP, Earns $165 on Payday
  15. Cheese Champ - Achieved at 17,850 XP, Earns $170 on Payday
  16. Lettuce Lover - Achieved at 20,250 XP, Earns $175 on Payday
  17. Pinto Pro - Achieved at 22,800 XP, Earns $180 on Payday
  18. Onion Expert - Achieved at 25,500 XP, Earns $185 on Payday
  19. Guacamole Pro - Achieved at 28,350 XP, Earns $190 on Payday
  20. Rice Wrangler - Achieved at 31,350 XP, Earns $195 on Payday
  21. Jalapeno Master - Achieved at 34,500 XP, Earns $200 on Payday
  22. Pepper Fan - Achieved at 37,800 XP, Earns $205 on Payday
  23. Sauce Specialist - Achieved at 41,250 XP, Earns $210 on Payday
  24. Nacho Squeezer - Achieved at 44,850 XP, Earns $215 on Payday
  25. Brown Rice Boiler - Achieved at 48,500 XP, Earns $220 on Payday
  26. Black Bean Expert - Achieved at 52,500 XP, Earns $225 on Payday
  27. Verde Veteran - Achieved at 56,550 XP, Earns $230 on Payday
  28. Loco for Loco Sauce - Achieved at 60,750 XP, Earns $235 on Payday
  29. Beef Broiler - Achieved at 65,100 XP, Earns $240 on Payday
  30. Chicken Champ  - Achieved at 69,600 XP, Earns $245 on Payday
  31. Pork Puller - Achieved at 74,250 XP, Earns $250 on Payday
  32. Steak Server - Achieved at 79,050 XP, Earns $255 on Payday
  33. Master of Meats - Achieved at 84,000 XP, Earns $260 on Payday
  34. Expert Taco Builder - Achieved at 89,100 XP, Earns $265 on Payday
  35. Stove Top Champ - Achieved at 94,350 XP, Earns $270 on Payday
  36. Spatula Pro - Achieved at 99,750 XP, Earns $275 on Payday
  37. Knife Expert - Achieved at 105,300 XP, Earns $280 on Payday
  38. Grade-A Griller - Achieved at 111,000 XP, Earns $285 on Payday
  39. Top Topper - Achieved at 116,800 XP, Earns $290 on Payday
  40. Part-Time Manager - Achieved at 122,850 XP, Earns $295 on Payday
  41. Taco Mia Manager - Achieved at 129,000 XP, Earns $300 on Payday
  42. Tex-Mex Legend - Achieved at 135,250 XP, Earns $305 on Payday
  43. Taco Shop Master - Achieved at 141,750 XP, Earns $310 on Payday
  44. Better Than Papa! - Achieved at 148,050 XP, Earns $315 on Payday (this goes up by $5 every time you earn an additional 6,300 XP)

Shop Items[]

Lobby Items[]

These items can be placed in your lobby and improve your scores.

  • Cactus: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $10.00.
  • Guac Poster: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $5.00.
  • Beans Poster: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $8.00.
  • Hard Taco Sign: Improves Building score.  Costs $25.00.
  • Soft Taco Sign: Improves Building score.  Costs $25.00.
  • Pita Sign: Improves Building score.  Costs $25.00.
  • Pepper Lights: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $60.00.
  • Mystery Poster: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $20.00.
  • Burgeria Poster: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $20.00.
  • Romano Poster: Improves Waiting score and makes the Romanos give better tips.  Costs $50.00.
  • Onion Ring Poster: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $50.00.
  • Ceiling Fan: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $150.00.
  • Desert Plant: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $25.00.
  • Small Plant: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $13.00.
  • Leafy Plant: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $40.00.
  • TV: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $150.00.
  • Newspaper Stand: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $80.00.
  • Arcade Cabinet: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $400.00.
  • Gumball Machine: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $120.00.
  • Jukebox: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $400.00.
  • Coffee Stand: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $65.00.
  • Hypno Clock: Improves Waiting score.  Costs $80.00.
  • Taco Hat: A wearable item.  Improves Waiting score.  Costs $60.00.
  • Sombrero: A wearable item.  Improves Waiting score.  Costs $120.00.
  • Chef Hat: A wearable item.  Improves Waiting score.  Costs $180.00.
  • Viking Helmet: A wearable item.  Improves Waiting score.  Costs $300.00.
  • Royal Crown: A wearable item.  Improves Waiting score.  Costs $1,000.00.

Upgrades[]

These items enhance your stations to make it easier to serve the customers.

  • Doorbell: Alerts you when a new customer enters.  Costs $30.00.
  • Gold Spatula: Improves Grilling score and lets you flip meat twice as fast.  Costs $100.00.
  • Gold Knife: Improves Grilling score and lets you cut meat twice as fast.  Costs $100.00.
  • Beef Alarm: Alerts you when beef is ready to be flipped or is done cooking.  Costs $90.00.
  • Chicken Alarm: Alerts you when chicken is ready to be flipped or is done cooking.  Costs $90.00.
  • Pork Alarm: Alerts you when pork is ready to be flipped or is done cooking.  Costs $90.00.
  • Steak Alarm: Alerts you when steak is ready to be flipped or is done cooking.  Costs $90.00.
  • Extra Burner #1: Adds an extra burner on the grill to cook meat with.  Costs $150.00.
  • Extra Burner #2: Adds an extra burner on the grill to cook meat with.  Costs $200.00.

Badges[]

  • Work Up the Ranks: Reach Rank 5 (Gives $30 when earned)
  • Taco Career: Reach Rank 10 (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Better Than Papa!: Reach Rank 44 (Gives $200 when earned)
  • Spending Spree: Buy any 10 items from the shop (Gives $10 when earned)
  • Poster Motivation: Buy all the posters from the shop (Gives $15 when earned)
  • Grilling Gear: Buy all the grill upgrades from the shop (Gives $40 when earned)
  • Serving in Style: Buy all the hats from the shop (Gives $100 when earned)
  • Bronze Beginnings: Earn 5 Bronze Customer Medals (Gives $30 when earned)
  • Customer Service: Earn 15 Bronze Customer Medals (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Silver Medal: Earn 10 Silver Customer Medals (Gives $70 when earned)
  • Coming Back for More: Earn 15 Gold Customer Medals (Gives $100 when earned)
  • Go for the Gold: Earn Gold Customer Medals for all the customers! (Gives $500 when earned)
  • Tomato Time: Serve 10 tacos with tomatoes (Gives $10 when earned)
  • Cheese, Please: Serve 30 tacos with cheese (Gives $10 when earned)
  • Lettuce Lover: Serve 30 tacos with lettuce (Gives $15 when earned)
  • Pinto Prize: Serve 40 tacos with pinto beans (Gives $15 when earned)
  • Guac Attack: Serve 20 tacos with guacamole (Gives $15 when earned)
  • Onion Fun: Serve 20 tacos with onions (Gives $15 when earned)
  • Some Like It Hot: Serve 30 tacos with jalapenos (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Fajita!: Serve 30 tacos with peppers (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Beans, Beans: Serve 30 tacos with black beans (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Rice Wrangler: Serve 30 tacos with white rice (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Whole Grain: Serve 30 tacos with brown rice (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Wild for Mild: Serve 40 tacos with mild sauce (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Cool It Down: Serve 40 tacos with sour cream (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Taco en Fuego: Serve 40 tacos with hot sauce (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Cheese Whiz: Serve 30 tacos with nacho cheese (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Go Green: Serve 30 tacos with verde sauce (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Solve the Mystery: Serve 30 tacos with loco mystery sauce (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Getting Started: Serve 4 tacos with hard shells (Gives $5 when earned)
  • Hard Shell Hero: Serve 30 tacos with hard shells (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Serve Softly: Serve 30 tacos with soft shells (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Pita Pro: Serve 30 tacos with pita shells (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Big Beef: Serve 50 beef tacos (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Chicken Champ: Serve 50 chicken tacos (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Carnitas: Serve 50 pork tacos (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Steak House: Serve 50 steak tacos (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Order Expert: Get a 100% Waiting score on 20 orders (Gives $70 when earned)
  • Grill Expert: Get a 100% Grilling score on 20 orders (Gives $70 when earned)
  • Build Expert: Get a 100% Building score on 20 orders (Gives $70 when earned)
  • Perfect!: Get a perfect score on 30 orders (Gives $100 when earned)
  • Critically Acclaimed: Earn a Blue Ribbon from Jojo the Food Critic (Gives $40 when earned)
  • Best Restaurant: Earn five Blue Ribbons from Jojo the Food Critic (Gives $100 when earned)
  • Quality Assurance: Get 90% Service Quality or higher on five different days (Gives $50 when earned)
  • High Quality: Get 95% Service Quality or higher on 20 different days (Gives $100 when earned)
  • Romano Family: Serve everyone in the Romano Quartet - i.e. Bruna, Carlo, Gino, and Little Eduardo (Gives $150 when earned)
  • Franchise Friends: Serve the employees of Papa's Pizzeria and Papa's Burgeria - i.e. Roy, Marty, and Rita (Gives $150 when earned)
  • The Competition: Serve Kingsley and James, the other two customers who competed in the taco-eating contest (Gives $150 when earned)
  • Meet the Creators: Serve Matt and Tony, the founders of Flipline Studios (Gives $150 when earned)
  • The Gang's All Here: Serve all the customers (Gives $300 when earned)
  • First Paycheck: Get your first paycheck on Payday (Gives $10 when earned)
  • Month's Pay: Get your paycheck on four different Paydays (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Sauce Sampler: Unlock all the sauces (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Shell Selection: Unlock all the taco shells (Gives $20 when earned)
  • Meat Mania: Unlock all the meats (Gives $25 when earned)
  • Pico de Gallo: Serve 30 tacos while wearing the Taco Hat (Gives $50 when earned)
  • Mariachi: Serve 45 tacos while wearing the Sombrero (Gives $65 when earned)
  • Culinary Cap: Serve 60 tacos while wearing the Chef Hat (Gives $75 when earned)
  • Tacos from the North: Serve 75 tacos while wearing the Viking Helmet (Gives $90 when earned)
  • Taco Royale: Serve 100 tacos while wearing the Crown (Gives $150 when earned)

Trivia[]

  • This is the first Gameria to show customers congregating outside the establishment before each day begins.  Whichever customer walks up to the doors as the cutscene plays is the first one that will come in to order once the day starts.
  • All of the Gamerias have a representative color on Flipline.com; Papa's Taco Mia's representative color is orange.
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