Popolo Catering

1605 Calle Joaquin Ste. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Popolo Catering

Popolo Catering is the largest catering company in Central California. Based out of San Luis Obispo, Popolo Catering has the vehicles and equipment to travel up and down the Central Coast to execute dinner buffets, plated dinners, and family-style dinner service.

Leon and Kathleen Castillo run Popolo Catering with care and are involved daily with ensuring the quality and standard they’ve built is constantly carried through with each client’s event. Leon has been operating Popolo Catering for the last 16 years and has built unique Catering Meal Packages that give our clients the flexibility to customize their order with a specific menu, services, and rentals they have selected. Catering meal packages come inclusive with two appetizers (upgrades available) and a choice of bread or tortillas to go with their meal.

Leon has also created a Free Quote Estimate feature on our website that allows clients to build a custom quote with our catering meal packages, additional services, and rentals. It is a shopping-cart-like feature that will give you an estimate of how much your order will cost. This helps our clients familiarize themselves with our menu, services, and pricing and is another great way to start the inquiring process.

Two core values that will be immediately recognizable is our transparency and commitment. Popolo Catering has a team of amazing individuals that care about what they are doing and want to see each event executed to meet our client’s vision.

We are a full-service catering company. To view more information on our catering meal packages, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/catering-meal-packages/.

To try out our Free Quote Estimate, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/free-quote-estimate/.

To view our Barbecue Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/barbecue-and-premier/.

To view our Italian Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/italian-and-premier/.

To view our Mexican Menu, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/mexican-package/.

To view our services and pricing, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/catering-services/.

To view our additional services offered to clients, please click on the following link: popolocatering.com/additional-catering-services/.

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67 Reviews for Popolo Catering

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kaylee · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Delicious Food & Service

    We loved having Popolo cater our wedding. The food was exactly what we wanted - DELICIOUS! Our guests were raving about the tri-tip and the mashed potatoes. Working with their team was a breeze. They made it very easy and stress free to make adjustments and changes as the deadline approached. The pricing was also very reasonable. Would definitely recommend them for a wedding or any other event!

    Sent on 11/27/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Congratulations Kelsey and Devin! Your wedding day at The White Barn was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for this wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to be a part of such a special memory in your lives. We're very happy to know you and your guests thoroughly enjoyed your custom created menu. We wish you all the best, Leon and Kat, Owners
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    Amanda · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Our entire experience with Popolo from start to finish was great. They maintained such a high level of professionalism and customer service I was thoroughly impressed. The food was amazing, the staff was amazing, and they helped make my wedding amazing. Our guests raved about the food and many went back for seconds! I highly recommend them!

    Sent on 10/12/2018
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    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Amanda and Nathan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us! It was a pleasure working with you and we are thrilled that you had an amazing day! We wish you all the best. Thank you, Monica Borge Sales and Event Coordinator

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Popolo Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 28.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 22.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 25.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake Cutting, Dessert, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 225.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast
  • What event services do you provide? Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide? Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? American, BBQ, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Sandwiches
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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6 Endorsements

  • DJ Bob Phase 1 Mobile DJ
    DJ Bob Phase 1 Mobile DJ Wedding DJs

    Kat and Leon are such good people and they know how to make events roll. I love their Taco Bars and them! -Dj Bob

  • Portola Inn
    Portola Inn Hotel Weddings

    A great all around caterer. Easy to work with, reasonably priced, great ideas, and wonderful food.

  • Forever DJ Events
    Forever DJ Events Wedding DJs

    I absolutely love working with Popolo's crew!! The food is always amazing and the staff is very helpful, friendly and professional. I highly recommend Popolo for your event catering!

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  • 1605 Calle Joaquin, Ste. B San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 See on map
    805-623-7210 (Phone number)
    8055439543 (Other Phone Number)
    8055439543 (Fax Number)
    Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Weekends by appointment only.

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