About Us


Pappoule’s was established in March 1982 by John and Angeline Cotsones who moved to Tucson from their native Chicago in 1977.

Pappoule’s has served authentic Greek food to thousands of guests in Arizona.  The first store was located at the Tucson Mall food court.

John and Angeline’s son Michael, and his wife Bea Cotsones moved to Tucson in 1991 and assumed operations of the Pappoule’s at Tucson Mall in 1991, during the renovation of the mall and moved the restaurant to the food court.

From 1995-1998, Mike and Bea Cotsones opened up and operated Pappoule’s Downtown.  In 2002, the Fiesta Mall Mesa store was opened in the Phoenix valley and operates in the food court.  The Cotsones opened a location in Park Place Mall food court next to the theaters in 2003.

Pappoule’s Opa! – their fast casual dine-in restaurant opened in Foothills Mall in 2007

This popular location has a large dining room, serves beer and wine, has big screen televisions and outside patio seating with beautiful views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Pappoule’s continues today in a rich tradition of serving authentic, homemade Greek Food at its Foothills Mall location.

Pappoule’s Foods Foothills Mall 7475 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85741 Mail: pappoules@gmail.com Tel: (520) 544-5551
What People Are Saying
Papouli's was a surprise! I've never eaten there before. Tried the Gyro platter complete with Greek Salad! One word, mouthwatering. The staff was very friendly and professional also. BIG BIG PORTIONS, next time I may split the platter with my husband. Loved it! Will definitely return.
Rebecca Pettitt
Picked up a gyro dinner plate to go after the movies and it was pretty good. It comes with rice, lettuce, tomato, pita bread (hidden under the meat), etc. One could maybe use the bread for wrapping, but I just left everything as is and ate it.
Vincent V.
Food and service here is great. Their Gyros are delicious. We had the lamb and beef ones and the meat was tender and flavorful. Couldn't have asked for more.
Ongkona Biswas
The food is excellent. We love the Gyros Dinner Plate. The portions are huge, and always Fresh. Service is always excellent, and everyone is very friendly. Thank you Pappoule's ! Till next time !
John Suess
Delicious food! Good amount of food!! Price is good! I became a client who will come back many times for sure!
Circum Ambulant
The wait staff is always very pleasant and helpful. And the food is excellent and traditional. I typically like the pork kabob and it is done perfectly. The person with me typically gets the gyro and there is a lot of meat on it.
Kelly Deyoe