Flipline Studios, the website that features Papa's Taco Mia, also features Papa's Freezeria, Papa's Burgeria, Papa's Cheeseria, Papa's Cupcakeria and Papa's Pizzeria. Other Papa games include Papa's Pastaria, Papa's Pancakeria, Papa's Donuteria, Papa's Hot Doggeria and Papa's Wingeria.
The Papa games are all based on a fictional restaurant franchise run by the Papa character. The player controls a restaurant-level employee who takes orders and prepares food. All of the games in the Papa series have similar gameplay mechanics, including an order station, multiple food preparation stations and a final grade based on presentation, quality and wait time.
The food preparation mechanics vary by game based on the type of food. For instance, Papa's Pancakeria features a batter station, a griddle station and a fry station. Papa's Cheeseria features a bread and cheese station, a filling station and a fry station, while Papa's Wingeria features a deep-fry station, a sauce station and a side dish station.
Later games in the Papa series feature new mechanics, such as real-world and fictional holidays, where seasonal special recipes and add-ons become part of the menu. For example, in Papa's Cupcakeria, players create Thanksgiving cupcakes decorated with chocolate acorns and pumpkin pie drizzle. During the fictional Onion Fest holiday, players decorate cupcakes with frosted onions and Purple Burple drizzle.