Popolo Catering Reviews

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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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    Amanda · Married on 09/29/2018

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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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    Laura · Married on 08/04/2018

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo catered a fabulous family dinner for us after our reception. They were very accomodating, gracious, efficient and friendly. The catering office was very responsive and easy to work with. The servers were wonderful and the food (tri-tip and salmon with all the fixings) was top-notch. Everyone enjoyed it SO much! Thank you, Popolo!!!!

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    Joe · Married on 06/16/2018

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Monica was the best to work with. From the day my wife and I walked in she took great care of us. She was very accommodating and went above and beyond to make our catering experience perfect. From the setting up of the menu to the folding of the napkins. If we had to do it again, Popolo would be the choice. Also Aaron and the staff were great to work with, Professional and very thorough. If you need a Caterer you can count on, Call Monica at Popolo :)

    Sent on 06/20/2018
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    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Joe! We absolutely enjoyed working with you and are ecstatic that you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We wish you and yours the very best and appreciate you for choosing Popolo Catering! Thank you, The Popolo Team
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    Taylor · Married on 06/16/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    First off I have to say Kat & Leon are amazing people! And there food was phenomenal! When we met them for our tasting, we loved their energy & passion and we knew we had found our caterer. For our dinner menu we chose roasted chicken, tri tip with salsa, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies, tossed green salad with rosemary balsamic, and focaccia bread. Our guests absolutely loved the food and went back for seconds. We also had tray passed appetizers: bruschetta & sausage stuffed mushrooms. We can’t thank our day of team enough for having everything run smoothly. We coordinated with Popolo for a bartender, beverage station, & dinnerware/flatware/drinkware. We had our rehearsal dinner catered by them too. We had a taco bar and it was perfect for our casual, backyard dinner & drinks. You can’t go wrong with Popolo catering your wedding. They are professional, affordable, quality, & a real family operation. I highly recommended all brides and grooms having full confidence hiring Popolo to cater your first meal as husband and wife!

    Sent on 07/04/2018
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    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Taylor, thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review! We were so happy to be a part of your and Andrei's rehearsal dinner and wedding day! It was beautiful and we are thoroughly pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We wish you both the best, Monica Borge Sales and Event Coordinator Popolo Catering
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    Hannah · Married on 06/09/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo was by far the easiest vendor to work with during wedding planning. As soon as we met with Kat and Leon, we instantly knew that they would be a perfect fit for our catering, rental, and bartending needs. They, along with the whole staff, were such a joy to work with, responded quickly, ALWAYS updated our contract each time something had changed, and made us feel like family! Most importantly, the food was amazing! Our guests could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed the meal. I would recommend Popolo over and over again and we are so happy that we chose them for our special day!

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    Julyanna · Married on 06/02/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I started planning a California wedding before moving to Texas. It was extremely important that we have responsive vendors and a team that was able to provide a variety of services to limit the amount of vendors we had. Popolo's was perfect! We were able to get almost all our needs met, with affordability. Best of all, we got tons of compliments on the food. I was quite overwhelmed with all the contracts and planning, that I was confused with all that Popolo's was providing. Thank goodness the team was super helpful and accommodating!

    Sent on 07/10/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Julyanna, It was a pleasure reading your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working with us. We pride ourselves on being there for our clients and are glad to know you found our services helpful and that the food got lots of compliments. We wish you and Rob the best. Sincerely, Monica Borge Sales and Event Coordinator Popolo Catering
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    Lindsay · Married on 05/05/2018

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo was the perfect match for us. Kat, Leon, and Monica were so warm and welcoming when we came out for a tasting. They were incredibly thoughtful and were such great listeners when we brainstormed for the menu. Our potato taquitos and our bacon wrapped jalapeños stuffed with dates and goat cheese were to die for! We kept shoving them in our mouths when we were waiting to be announced at our cocktail party! Everyone loved the carnitas we did for our taco bar as well. We would strongly recommend Popolo to anyone looking for a wonderful team who really deliver on deliciousness as well as customer service!

    Sent on 07/07/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Lindsay, Wow! What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Working with you and Mike was great and we are so glad to read that everything went well and that you loved your food (those taquitos were to-die-for!). We wish you both the best, Monica Borge Sales and Event Coordinator Popolo Catering
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    Jessica · Married on 04/28/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Leon, Monica, and the rest of his awesome team helped to make our special day SO memorable, and not too mention delicious. Thank you so much guys! I'd highly recommend y'all to my bride/groom friends.

    Jessica (& Brian)

    Sent on 07/08/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Jessica and Brian, it was a pleasure to get to know the both of you and we are very grateful to have been apart of your lives. We love reading how much you enjoyed our food and hope all is well for you!
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    Jimmy and Ryan · Married on 04/14/2018

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had an amazing tasting and knew this was the perfect caterer for us!!! They made exactly what we wanted and we loved it all!!!

    Sent on 07/03/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Jimmy and Ryan, so happy to read we were able to give you exactly what you wanted. It was a pleasure to have worked with you. Hope all is well and your enjoying life!
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    Chelsey · Married on 03/10/2018

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful team! Monica and Leon were both extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. Both our tasting and wedding meal was absolutely delicious! We received lots of compliments from our guests on how good the food was!

    Sent on 06/27/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Chelsey, we are pleased to read that you and your guests enjoyed every bite! We are very grateful to be apart of your lives and wish you the best.
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    Bradley · Married on 10/14/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Monica and Leon were amazing. They were such a blast to work with and made our day go very smoothly. The food also turned out well and they even catered our rehearsal dinner with a taco bar which was a big hit with our friends and family. I loved that they've worked at our venue before and that they knew how the day would play out. They were also great at helping us book/order anything we needed and made recommendations for anything they couldn't do. It was a pleasure working with them. I can't thank them enough.

    Sent on 11/01/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Bradley, We had an absolute pleasure working with you! We are more than happy to serve you and are glad to hear that the taco bar was a success! Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for choosing Popolo to cater your special day. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the best. Thank You, Popolo Catering Team
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    Jon · Married on 10/07/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Some of the best food I have ever tasted.

    Sent on 09/21/2016

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Jon, Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback and wish you the best going into the New Year! Thank You Popolo Catering
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    Marlina · Married on 10/07/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Leon & his wife ARE AMAZING!! We loved working with them. They literally SAVED OUR WEDDING DAY! The other reviews were spot on - EXCELLENT FOOD & CUSTOMER SERVICE (which are 2 extremely important parts of any party / wedding). Leon & his staff are such sweet hearts & they all know the ins and outs of all wedding preparation.

    Communication was a breeze and they always responded promptly. When I had some major problems with my venue (Pear Valley Vineyard in Paso Robles), Leon and his team stepped up to the plate and went out of their way to make sure everything still went according to plan. They went ABOVE AND BEYOND anything I could have ever dreamed of having in a catering staff. They are both PROFESSIONAL, KIND, CONSIDERATE, AFFORDABLE & TALENTED! Look no further, BOOK THEM NOW!! There isn't a better team or better value out there (WITH RENTALS, STAFF, FOOD W/PASSED APPS ETC = $30-35 PP (CRAZY GOOD FOR EVERYTHING YOU GET PLUS A+++++ SERVICE!!)

    Sent on 10/09/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Dear Marlina, Your review for Popolo Catering is beyond appreciated! Thank you so much for acknowledging what we love to do! The levels of client satisfaction you have described, well, is humbling and beyond our hopes for a very sincere and genuine review. We are so grateful to have been a part of your wedding day! Leon is the type of professional and human being that will go to the necessary lengths to help create a bride's wedding day to be PERFECT! When Leon spoke to you on the phone preceding your wedding day, in trying to support you with the venue situation, he did what he does best -- COMMUNICATE! He did a great job pulling-together a wonderful support system to iron-out the issues at hand and everything turned out beautifully. Thank you Marlina for trusting us with your wedding day! We wish you and your husband all the best! Most sincerely with a big hug, Leon, Kat and the Popolo Catering Team!
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    Jessica · Married on 09/02/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo Catering was amazing at our wedding this past month. Abigail and Leon were very helpful during the planning process; from handling all of my revisions immediately to offering helpful suggestions and experience knowledge. Our day-of team was a dream and made sure we were happy at any given moment. We had the tri tip with salsa and chicken and it was seriously the best tri tip and chicken I've ever had. I haven't stopped thinking about it ever since we even had our initial tasting. Our guests made it a point to compliment how awesome they thought the food was. We had Popolo pretty much handle the most we could, from all the rentals, bar service, toast service, and desserts. They offer so many services and options; I'd recommend taking advantage of that. Popolo also catered our brunch the morning after the wedding and the food was phenomenal.

    Sent on 09/19/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Jessica, We greatly appreciate your kind words! Our staff were more than happy to make things as easy as possible for you and we thank you for the amazing review on our team members and food. We loved serving you and wish you and yours the best! Thank you, Popolo Catering Team
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    Lorena · Married on 08/19/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Who you choose as a wedding caterer is arguably one of the most important decisions you'll make as your planning your wedding, but you can't go wrong if you go with Popolo! From the first time we met with Leon the owner and Abby (event manager) we knew we were in great hands. We got several quotes and went to a couple of tastings from various other caterers, but no one was able to match both the value and quality of Popolo. Throughout the process, I had tons of questions for Abby/Leon and they both were always super responsive, which made working with them a dream. Both Leon and Abby made sure that all our needs were met. On the day of, the day went smoothly because they took care of set up, catering and breakdown and even bartending! The service and the food (Santa Maria style BBQ) were great and everyone was happy! I'd most definitely recommend Popolo to anyone!

    Sent on 09/06/2016

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Lorena, We agree! Choosing a caterer is very important and can be one of the more difficult decisions in your wedding planning. We appreciate your recommendation and were more than happy to assist you as much as possible for your special day!
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    Lori · Married on 08/12/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The food and service from Popolo's was excellent. They performed their job efficiently and were very professional in every aspect from planning to actual execution of the dinner and service. The dinner and dessert bar were delicious. I would recommend Popolo's to anyone looking for a caterer in the San Luis Obispo area.

    Sent on 08/14/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Lori, Thank you for your fabulous review! We appreciate the kind words on our food and service and wish you the very best!
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    Camille · Married on 06/25/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo Catering is the greatest catering company hands down. Leon and Abby were such joys to work with, and they made my husband and I feel like their most important priority with the way the handled food for our wedding day. They were so communicative, helpful, and professional throughout the entire wedding planning process, which I really appreciated. The food was outstanding. My guests were raving about the quality of the food, and not a single guest left hungry, which was my goal!! I have only amazing things to say about Popolo and the services they provide. It was an honor to have them cater my wedding!

    Sent on 07/06/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Camille and Owen, Thank you so much for all of your kind words. It was an absolute joy and an honor to cater your wedding. Couples like you are what make us love what we do. We look forward to seeing where the future takes you! Best, Leon, Kat, Abby and the whole Popolo Catering family
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    Darrell · Married on 06/24/2017

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo Catering is AWESOME!! They will work with you to achieve what ever your desires are. Food is amazing and service is beyond expectations. Don't waste your time looking for other vendors. Popolo is perfect for you.

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    Sabrina · Married on 05/13/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    From the minute we met with Leon, Kat & staff over the top customer service. Very dependable, knowledgeable in the industry with lots of resources if needed. Customer Service First Class all the way. Not to mention the food, dessert bar & service was superb. Popolo will forever be connected to our family ! Thank you for the wonderful job at our daughters wedding !

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    Jenni · Married on 03/25/2017

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We hired Popolo to help us create a backyard BBQ feel to our wedding. They were very flexible throughout the entire process. We had to make several changes to guest count and services we wanted. They even called me a week before the wedding to make sure everything was coming together smoothly, let me know that rain was in the forecast and helped me with a Plan B in case it did rain. An amazing company.

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    Christopher · Married on 02/18/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    What we wanted: a taco bar buffet and highest quality service of course.

    What we got: the most delicious tacos, beans, salsa, and even salad. It was so tasty that even our grandparents commented on how good it was and they are used to wedding food being a bit more traditional. They served our guests at the buffet with smiles, they setup the buffet and tore it down so seamlessly that I didn't even notice. They were able to facilitate the celebration without getting in its way.

    Overall, loved them and would recommend them to anyone looking for a solid catering service for their wedding.
    Side note; they also rent plates, glassware, utensils, napkins, etc, and for decent prices too.

    Sent on 02/26/2017

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Chris and Shelby, Thank you so much for your positive review. You were such a great couple to work with from beginning to end. We are honored to have been a part of your wedding celebration. Thanks again and all the best! --The Popolo Catering Family
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    Michele · Married on 09/17/2016

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Quality, experience, professionalism and of course GOOOD FOOD! Leon and the rest of the team at Popolo Catering did an amazing job at our wedding last month. We are so happy to have worked with them. The food was delicious and the entire staff was helpful and friendly. We choose buffet style serving and requested the bartender service. I know my guest, and was a little worried the bartender may get overwhelmed at some point in the night, but he was on his game all night and did a fantastic job! Thank you Popolo Catering for a perfect night!

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    Katie · Married on 07/30/2016

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our guests raved about the food from our wedding this summer! it was great! Popolo was also one of the only caterers in the SLO area that was willing to serve the dinner "family style" like we wanted at our reception. They did a great job, thank you!

    Sent on 12/22/2016

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and Spencer. Your wedding was beautiful and we are so honored to have been a part of it. Thank you again for choosing Popolo Catering to serve your guests. We wish you all the best!
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    Lynn · Married on 06/25/2016

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Popolo's was very responsive and flexible to our catering needs. The quality of the food was very good and prices were reasonable.

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