Neighborhood Highlight #2 – PoPo’s Fiesta Del Sol


I’m back to share about another family favorite restaurant. My family started going to PoPo’s when I was a small child. We went to the original location on 67th Ave & Indian School several times a month for years. We’d go with extended family. Us kids would play outside while we waited for a table (there is usually a wait). Once we got to the table, the parents would order drinks and a cheese crisp and the kids would get sarsaparillas. Such a fun treat! Their chips and salsa are awesome. And their wide selection of Mexican food is just delicious.

Our extended family still often meets at the newer location at 59th Ave & Bell Road. We still order a cheese crisp to start off every meal. My 86 year old grandma always says, “there is just something special about their cheese.” I know it’s a funny statement about such a simple food, but I’d have to agree. Try the cheese crisp as an appetizer and you won’t be disappointed. Now, I usually opt for their great margaritas instead of a sarsparilla.

It’s so fun to have a place to take my kids that has so many warm memories for me as a child. Now, when we tell our 2 year old that we are going to PoPo’s she responds with, “Yea! Our family be there too?!”

If you’re looking for a new Mexican restaurant to try, head to PoPo’s, and let me know if you do.


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Elisa is a native Arizonan by birth and a Seattleite by heart. She is a wise, spirited woman who loves feeling the sun on her face, but also enjoys cold rainy days, complete with a cup of coffee and a good book or conversation. After graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and seeing clients for a time, she took a hiatus to love on, play with, and offer copious amounts of hugs to our little girls, Malia and Jayden. She is now back working at Socorro Counseling and Consulting in Downtown Phoenix. Unafraid to laugh at herself and able to see the beauty in others, she makes everyone feel at ease, making her a genuine friend, therapist, and wife. Give her a cute pattern and a sewing machine or some spray paint and a piece of furniture and they are surely to be transformed into some warm piece of art that brightens our living space. She also finds creativity in cooking, making household cleaners, and anything Pinterest. In short, Elisa is stylish, wise, thoughtful, creative woman who makes everyone around her a better person, including her husband (who wrote this bio).


  1. Oh my oh MY I LOVE Mexican food… and I LOVE trying new places! We will for sure have to try it out! Thanks so much for the highlight! So fun!!


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