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 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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84 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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    Davis Heaton · Getting married on 01/07/2022

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

    COVID weddings are possible!

    Popolo's was a huge help in allowing us to still have the wedding of our dreams despite coronavirus! Leon and Kat made us feel like family from the very beginning, and even after the pandemic hit they were doing everything in their power to make sure our special day went according to plan. They even helped us find a location for a reception when our initial location cancelled on us 3 weeks prior to the wedding. The food was exquisite, and the service was extraordinary. From meeting with them initially, to taste testing their entree's and sides, to serving food down the buffet line, Popolo's made the process as seamless as possible, while taking all of our guests safety into consideration. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to cater your event!

    Sent on 11/04/2020

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Dear Davis & Kenya,
    Thank you for this great review! You are such a delightful couple. We loved the opportunity to support making your wedding day dreams come true! Embracing the extra precautions required to ensure guest and staff safety for your micro-wedding ceremony & dinner was a huge success. You looked so happy on your special day; and that's a big part of what drives us to do what we do. We are smiling from ear to ear to know how pleased you were with your overall Popolo Catering experience from our staff, to the food and our service. Leon gets a gold star for making Kenya's favorite meal happen with the chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo : ) Right? Sending our gratitude for allowing us to be a part of your amazing day, with our best wishes for a wonderful life as Mr. and Mrs. Heaton! Congratulations!
    All the best, Leon, Kat, and our Popolo family
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    Carlos Avila · Married on 10/31/2020

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Great Range of Food & Services. Awesome People to Work With!

    We reached out to Popolo Catering on 10/20 for a wedding on 10/31. Our timeline was ASAP, we had a strict budget in mind, COVID was already making things more difficult, and all the coordination had to be done virtually as we were not from the area and wouldn't have time to visit. Popolo responded enthusiastically and was ready to make it happen for us. Immediately upon speaking to Kathleen and Leon we knew that these were the right people for our special day. From the first interaction they made us feel at ease, worked with us, walked us through each decision in great detail, provided insight, and had all the services we were looking for. They also had excellent recommendations and referrals within the industry and their experience shined through in our conversations. On the day of, they were extremely professional, prompt, and really felt more like welcomed guest than staff. They served us our first meal as a couple and had the kindest words. The food was delicious, drinks continued to flow, and all went off without a hiccup. Thank you so much. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 11/07/2020

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Thank you so much, Carlos and Trisha Avila! We were honored & thrilled to be entrusted with your beautiful wedding day as you became Mr. and Mrs. It was absolutely perfect in every way. You were both surrounded by such love from your family & friends; as you and they enjoyed every minute of your micro-wedding. The positive energy that was there, is certain to be present for the rest of your lives. We send you our warmest regards & gratitude for alllowing us to be there for you. Sincerely, Leon, Kat & our Popolo Catering familia

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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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    December & January Promotion

    Book with Popolo Catering in the month's of December 2020 and January 2021 and receive 10% off food cost.

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • 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 Hotel Weddings

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

  • 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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Popolo Catering frequently asked questions

At Popolo Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Popolo Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:

  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At Popolo Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Popolo Catering includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What event services does Popolo Catering offer for weddings?

Popolo Catering offers the following event services for weddings:

  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Popolo Catering provide for weddings?

Popolo Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:

  • 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 can you find at Popolo Catering?

At Popolo Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:

  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Popolo Catering?

At Popolo Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Popolo Catering provide for wedding events?

Popolo Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Popolo Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Popolo Catering offers the following food and beverage items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Popolo Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Popolo Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Popolo Catering offer?

Popolo Catering currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.