PO PO Restaurant
has an extraordinary history that began in 1929. Our structure was built as a dance hall by Edwin Nelson. Hamburgers and soda were sold at only 5 cents apiece. Outside, bootleggers even peddled moonshine for a quarter per shot, and you could get an entire gallon for just $3.00!
PO PO was sold to a rancher with a large export operation of cattle, mules, and more to Latin America. It was then that this rancher, Ned Houston, a descendant of Sam Houston, named the building “PO-PO Café,” after the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl. PO PO was sold again in 1934, and endured more name changes and owners until 1950, where it first became a family restaurant. Luther and Marie Burgon operated PO PO and continued to develop it as one of the finest restaurants in Boerne, TX.