WHERE OUR JOURNEY BEGAN
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.
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.