PapiChulo Opening Soon In Royal Palm Beach

Angelo Abbenante, Cleve Mash and Scott Frielich. Photo by Steven Martine Photography

The kitchen is heating up and the patio is ready to party (safe and social distanced, of course) as PapiChulo Tacos prepares to open the doors of its second location. After a short delay caused by the pandemic, a trio of childhood amigos — Scott Frielich, Angelo Abbenate and Cleve Mash — are excited to have their chef-driven, Mexican street-style concept opening soon at 1005 N. State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach.

With influences from Baja, California as well as South, Central and Latin America, the design will be a collaboration of all three partners and will have a laid back, beach-style feel. PapiChulo’s Royal Palm Beach location will be roomier than its sister restaurant in Jupiter with 3,200 square feet and filled with 150 seats split between indoor and outdoor areas, as well as an outside, kid-friendly patio complete with games. With extra care in place, the restaurant will be going above and beyond all spacing and cleansing procedures to keep guests and staff safe.

The restaurant will serve fresh juices, top-notch tequila, handmade craft cocktails and house-made tortilla chips. Hungry patrons can look forward to eats such as Smoked Brisket Nachos topped with refried beans, pickled red onions, jalapeño, queso fresco, cilantro, sour cream and scallions ($13.50). Ten different taco selections, priced from $3.50 to $5 each, will be offered with options such as the Pescado with blackened or fried local-caught fish with slaw, pineapple pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado crema and radish.

The partners have an impressive track record of opening and running successful local establishments. They decided to follow their passion and join together to open the first PapiChulo Tacos together in December 2018 in Jupiter.

PapiChulo Tacos Royal Palm Beach location is slated to open in mid-October with lunch and dinner service. For those who can’t wait, the Jupiter location is currently open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and a new weekend brunch. Visit for more information.