Popolo Catering Reviews

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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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    Melinda · Married on 06/15/2019

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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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    Christina · Married on 05/25/2019

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    Outstanding Food and Service

    We are extremely satisfied with the delicious food and amazing service from the Popolo Catering owners and staff as they showcased their talent at our daughter's wedding. From our initial encounter at a wedding fair and on through the tasting, planning, and finally the wedding itself, the service was highly professional and very personal. The family style table service was by far the best way to get hot, tasty food to over 130 guests quickly and efficiently. Throughout the reception we heard compliments about the great food that was served. We were thrilled that they were an integral part of making my daughter's dream wedding a reality!

    Sent on 05/30/2019
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    Popolo Catering's reply:

    It was such a pleasure for Leon, Kat and our Popolo Catering team to be entrusted by Brianna and Robert for their beautiful wedding day at Terra Mia! We greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback and overall satisfaction surrounding our food and service provided! That is always our goal, and it warms our hearts to read your review!
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    Shaylor · Married on 05/25/2019

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    The perfect family-style caterer, professional, flexible, and smart!

    Aloha did a stunning job on my wedding dress alteration, I have literally never had clothes fit better than that dress when they were done with it! They are often extremely busy (because they do such good work!), but as long as you are patient and polite, they'll take amazing care of you. I'm incredibly impressed. Wish I could rate them higher!!

    Sent on 06/21/2019

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello,
    You have posted to an incorrect vendor. Great review, but please repost to Aloha for their wonderful support to you.
    All the best, Popolo Catering
  • Lucia

    Lucia Lopes · Married on 05/18/2019

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    melt in your mouth

    The food is extraordinary amazing! The staff are so friendly and they make everything so easy. i do not hesitate. They are absolutely the best catering company in all California!!! 10 stars!!!

    Sent on 05/29/2019
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    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hello Lucia! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback to Popolo Catering for the food and service provided. Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful and you were a gorgeous bride! All your family and friends were just wonderful! We wish you all the best as Mr. and Mrs.! Take care, Kat
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    Ariana · Married on 04/06/2019

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    pure excellence

    Popolo was absolutely amazing. our wedding day would not have gone as smoothly as it did without them!! the whole team is incredibly hard working, responsive, and professional. they went above and beyond (from moving chairs from the ceremony site to the reception, lighting candles i forgot to even mention, picking up tablecloths early, and endless advice) to make sure our day was flawless! wouldn’t change a thing, thank you Popolo!!!!

    Sent on 05/09/2019

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    We greatly appreciate your kind words and for choosing us to be a part of your and Kyle's big day! It was great working with you both and we wish you both the best!
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    Roberto Rodriguez · Married on 04/05/2019

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    A perfect wedding in Harmony

    Everything was perfect. Their whole crew was awesome from the moment we booked them. They were supportive and kept in contact then entire way to ensure that we had everything we needed. The day of our wedding went so smoothly and they created such a personal feeling that it was better than what we could have ever asked.

    Sent on 05/16/2019

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Your wedding day was beautiful! It was such an honor to be a part of your special day. We are delighted to receive your feedback and overall satisfaction regarding our food and service. May you live happily ever after as Mr. and Mrs.! All the best, Kat
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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 11/04/2018

    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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    GABRIELLE · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Best caterer

    I was blown away by the professionalism and level of service I received for my wedding from Popolo Catering. From the tasting to the wedding day, we were in constant communication. Popolo staff was lovely and very accommodating. We had plated dinner service and served prime rib and salmon, which were both outstanding!

    Sent on 11/14/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    We are so happy to receive your wonderful feedback of full satisfaction on your wedding day! Thank you for entrusting Popolo Catering with such a special day in your lives; it was our honor. Grateful to know you and your guests enjoyed the prime rib and salmon! Wishing you a wonderful marriage filled with love and happiness! Leon and Kat, Owners
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    Laura · Married on 08/04/2018

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    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!!!!

    Sent on 08/13/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Thank you Laura for enlisting Popolo Catering for your family dinner! We are very happy to receive your review and to know how pleased you were! This makes our hearts smile : ) All the best, Leon and Kat, Owners
  • Claire

    Claire · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Amazing Food and Service!

    Kat and Leon from Popolo Catering were such great vendors to work with. Their company catered both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding night. Everything that we ate was cooked to perfection, and our guests kept commenting about how flavorful their tri-tip and chicken was. I loved using the "quote maker" on their website to get an idea of my ideal menu, and the fact that they had a huge menu to choose from! They are affordable, friendly, and serve delicious food! Thank you Kat and Leon for a wonderful wedding weekend!

    Sent on 12/10/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hi Claire and Nick! Thank you so much for posting a review for us in support of your beautiful wedding day at the gorgeous Terra Mia Vineyard! It was such a pleasure to work with both of you! We are so happy to read your notes of contentment and satisfaction; including your wedding guests' compliments regarding the delicious food. This makes our hearts very happy! Thank you for choosing us to support your wedding rehearsal and wedding day menu creations! We wish you all the best and may you be blessed with a wonderful future as Mr. and Mrs. Souza! Happy holidays to you and yours'. Most sincerely, Leon and Kat
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    Joe · Married on 06/16/2018

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    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

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    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

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    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!

    Sent on 07/12/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    Hannah and Jimmy,
    Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful! As a bride Hannah, you were stunning. I was so happy to be there on your special day to lead our team. We felt instantly connected from the moment we met you and we were so grateful to be asked to be part of your wedding. Sending you our best wishes always for a wonderful marriage! Leon and Kat Castillo, Owners
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    Julyanna · Married on 06/02/2018

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Benjamin Wardlaw · Married on 10/21/2017

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    The Best Catering of the Central Coast

    Popolo was absolutely AMAZING! They were so helpful and accommodating from the moment we met to the very end of our wedding night. The food was exactly what we wanted and so delicious and all of our guests to this day rave about how good it was. The staff was super friendly and the services was fantastic. Literally everything was perfect and so smooth. Popolo even remembered our wedding and the dinner when I called a year later to see if they could recreate our wedding dinner on our anniversary, which they did and it was just like we remembered. You will not be disappointed by Popolo!

    Sent on 11/25/2018

    Popolo Catering's reply:

    We were so grateful to be a part of your beautiful wedding day! We're very happy to hear how pleased you and your guests were on your special day. What a wonderful opportunity for us to help you two celebrate your first wedding anniversary by providing your wedding day meal to enjoy for your day trip! Happy that all worked out perfectly! All the best from your Popolo Catering team! Wishing you a happy holiday season. Leon and Kat
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    Bradley · Married on 10/14/2017

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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