Popolo Catering

1605 Calle Joaquin Ste. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Map · Phone number
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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 services.

Leon and Kathleen Castillo run Popolo Catering with care. They are involved daily to ensure the quality and standard they’ve built are 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 to fit their event needs. 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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78 Reviews for Popolo Catering

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 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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  • Christine

    Christine Jaramillo · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing food & service for a phenomenal price!

    First off, Kathy and Leon were an absolute joy to work with! They treated us like family throughout the planning process and were always willing to offer suggestions and recommendations based on their extensive experience (which I heavily relied upon). To top it off, they were also not afraid to point out where we could save quite a bit of money without compromising our vision - something I truly appreciated! The food was fantastic and the staff even accommodated a last minute request when it came to the cake cutting. Thank you so much Popolo Team!

    P.S. I highly recommend their beef brisket and chicken formaggio dish! A guest favorite at our event!

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    Sent on 09/28/2019

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Dear Christine and Darren,
    We were thrilled to be entrusted with your beautiful wedding day at Cottonwood Winery; the cave for food service was awesome! Christine, you were such a stunning bride. Thank you so much for being delightful and easy clients to work with. We greatly appreciate your kind and generous feedback regarding our food, service, and embracement of our clients. It was wonderful to collaborate with DJ Bob Stock, to create a smooth and fun wedding day for you and your special guests. May you be blessed in your marriage. We wish you nothing but the absolute best, always! Abrazos, Leon, Kat and our Popolo Catering team
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    Melinda · Married on 06/15/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    They were truly a pleasure to work with! Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent!!! Highly recommend

    Best Wedding Day Ever! Popolo Caterers were amazing

    Sent on 06/18/2019

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Melinda! I am so pleased to read your review and feedback! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Kori to plan Madelyn and Trey's wedding. I'm glad you thought it was the "best wedding day ever" :)

    Best regards,
    Monica Borge - Sales and Event Coordinator

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Popolo Catering Pricing

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Popolo Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 48.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 35.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 35.00
  • 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
    Asian
    BBQ
    Italian
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Thai
  • 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?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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, 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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