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Padrinos Pops was first established the United States in early 2014, but that is not where the story began. Padrinos comes from a long legacy of Paleta makers which began in Saltillo, Coahuila , Mexico in the early 1980s.

Today, Padrinos is an accomplished reality of the American dream.

The Beginning

It All Starts With Faith

While raising a lower class family of 15 children, my grandfather, Jose mendoza,

 knew he had to do something to take his own family out of poverty. Then while using all of his life savings, and with much faith, he bought 2 local paleterias and gave them to his oldest son, Geronimo Mendoza, to take care of and provide for his family. 

Later in February of 1980, Geronimo opened up his paleteria,

La Flor de Michoacan.

With the help and support of his wife, Dora Maria, Geronimo was able to open up his first two paleterias in Mexico.

In February of 1980 Geronimo and his wife were able to open up their first paleteria. They knew that with this they would be able to build a better future for their kids while also bringing joy to their community. 


While Dora Maria dedicated herself to their children and their success, Geronimo worked to grow the paleterias.

Putting them in a path to success that would soon lead him to retirement

The first ever paleteria was opened by Geronimo



Padrinos Pops opened in the United States by Daughter, Lorena

After much work and determination, Lorena, Geronimo's oldest daughter, was able to open up the first international location to continue her fathers legacy!

The paletas were inspired and crafted in the same way as of those made by Geronimo in Mexico. They were prepared the same way with the same key ingredients-

fresh fruit and only the best local cream.

It was hard to let go of our store front, but we knew that in order for Padrinos Pops to grow it was time to pursue something bigger,

So Padrinos Pops became mobile!

It was easier for us to stay in contact with our customers and to be able to build a better relationship.

Padrinos Pops became 



Who IS


Our Mission 

Our mission is to continue sharing the love and passion of Geronimo through our paletas. 

Every paleta made is handmade. We take pride in using only fresh ingredients, therefore we choose the juiciest and most flavorful fruit in the market to make our paletas flavorful experience.

Our Name


"Padrino" in Spanish means Godfather.

While messing around the dinner table trying to come up with a great name for our upcoming paleteria, we all joked about how Geronimo resembles Don Vito from the famous mafia film of The Godfather.

Therefore, as inspired by the famous mafia film, we named our paleteria Padrino's Pops.  In honor of my father, Geronimo, being The Godfather of our paletas.

In fact, our original logo was inspired by the film!

Our Own Legacy

We are proud to claim that we are 100% family owned. 

We are a family living in Williamson County just trying to impact our community in a positive way! 

We really love developing relationships with our customers and being able to share a part of our family history and culture with y'all.