Papa Pineapples Lands In Leesburg

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Papa Pineapples in Leesburg has now closed.

Back in July, I was scrolling Facebook. You never know what will come across your newsfeed with the ever-changing algorithms of Facebook, but to my surprise, was a post by Papa Pineapples announcing they had keys to open a brick and mortar restaurant. 

Why was this so exciting to me? I started following Papa Pineapples on Facebook after having their Pineapple-Cilantro Pork Tacos about 2.5 years ago. I was hoping to see them nearby in the future. That didn’t happen, so a restaurant opening was the great news! 

Taco food truck toy truck

Over the past couple months, I’ve followed along as they remodeled their location in Leesburg.

inside seating of Papa Pineapples

It really turned out great inside. I love the colors, and island theme. There’s plenty of indoor seating, and even a couple tables outdoors. 

Soft Opening

Mom and daughter with photo booth pineapple frame.

Over Labor Day Weekend, Papa Pineapples had their big Soft Opening! We were happy to be invited as guests for the event. Anna and I attended, along with our friends Michele and Dave from Visit Central Florida’s Best, and Pete from ASK Cleaning! Michele had previously been out to talk with owner Scott, on the history of Papa Pineapples, and you can find her interview HERE


The Hawaiian based menu, chosen after Scott spent 5 years in Hawaii, centers around BBQ, pineapples, and tacos. What’s not to love? 

Cook making homemade tortillas at Papa Pineapples.

Add to that, freshly made taco shells, right before your eyes. 

Owner of Papa Pineapples making food.

You may even catch Scott helping keep the work flow going smoothly. 

Papa Pineapples Papa Bowl.

As much as I love their Pineapple-Cilantro Pork Tacos, I promised myself I would try something new. I went with the Papa Bowl, so I got to create my own. Chile chicken, Hawaiian coleslaw, cilantro, and avocado creama, over white rice. The chicken had a little bit of kick, which I like, and it was pretty filling. 

Woman filling beer glass from tap at Papa Pineapples

As you may know, I do like my brews, so another perk is Papa Pineapples has a beer and wine permit. Hop Life Brewing in Port St Lucie brews the pineapple blonde ale they have on tap. Cheers! 

Pinterest graphic with picture of pork pineapple tacos

Anna ended up having the Pineapple-Cilantro Pork Tacos, so I got my fix with a couple bites. She also had a side of black beans. Next time she wants to have the Moco Loco.

Pinterest graphic with pictures of tacos.

Everything looked so yummy, including the Korean Tacos, Hawaiian Mac Salad, and the Chile-Lime Chicken Tacos our friends ordered. 


Outside view of Papa Pineapples restaurant on corner in Leesburg

Lucky for you, the wait is over. Papa Pineapples is officially opening Friday, September 6th. You can find them on the corner of 4th and Main, right in Downtown Leesburg. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about the new restaurant, and also their food trucks!! 

Woman toasting a glass of beer to camera, while girl watches

Aloha!! Let us know if you plan to visit? Or are you already a Papa Pineapples fan?

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20 thoughts on “Papa Pineapples Lands In Leesburg

  • September 5, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Those look yummy! Nothing like a good taco place! I will check them out the next time I am in Leesburg!

    • September 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      I agree, I could eat tacos every day!

  • September 5, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I want those pineapple-cilantro pork tacos! Yum! ? And that bowl looks pretty delicious also.

    • September 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      It was tough not to get the tacos!! Definitely next time!

    • September 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      It’s a great little town to explore too!

  • September 6, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Reading this post has made me so hungry! Wish I lived closer, I really want to try these tacos.

    • September 6, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I was the same way while writing the post!

  • September 6, 2019 at 10:01 am

    This place looks amazing! I will definitely put it on the list to visit if I get down that way!

    • September 8, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Trying new to us restaurants is something that we enjoy, especially while on vacation. There is a place in Asheville, North Carolina, that I spotted a while back and would like to try one day. It is not a good truck turned restaurant, yet it is a coffee shop on a bus.

      • September 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        That sounds like a place I would like to visit too!!

  • September 6, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Looks amazing! I will definitely be checking this out next time we are in the area. Thanks for sharing.

  • September 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious I want some now. Lol

  • September 6, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I love trying new restaurants! This one sounds very yummy!

    • September 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      Same here!! And supporting local business!

  • September 7, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Love Hawaiian food and pineapples. Good to know about this place, yum!

    • September 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Yay!! Me too!! Pineapples with cilantro is such a yummy combo!

  • September 7, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Oh my! This place looks so good! I love all things taco, and this place would be right up my ally. Mexican food is my favorite!

    • September 9, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Tacos and Mexican on some of my favorites too!! You will see this a lot from us, lol

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