Started on Anna Maria Island in 2013, Poppo’s Taqueria is a family owned and operated Mexican-inspired restaurant that traces their roots to the street food of San Francisco’s Mission District. The St. Pete location will be the restaurant’s seventh outpost.
The menu is simple, offering build-your-own tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or bowls. Protein selections include ancho chicken, carnitas, morita steak, and tempeh. There are around twelve different fillings including pico de gallo, jalapeño relish, and honey-lime slaw.
Poppo’s makes everything from scratch and uses ingredients that are all whole, fresh, local (when available) and organic (when it makes sense). Their motto is “No compromise”.
The taqueria gets their name from the owner’s grandfather, who’s nickname was Poppo. Although he passed away in August of 2001, he remains an inspiration for the Poppo’s Taqueria family.
While Tampa Bay has a deep love for tacos, it’ll be interesting to see how Poppo’s does at this location. They will be only 375 feet from Red Mesa Mercado, an established, well-loved Mexican eatery with multiple locations around Downtown St. Pete.