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Papa Cristo's Catering & Greek Taverna

Central L.A
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2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 737-2970
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual setting with excellent food- you can never go wrong with some great olive filled salads with lettuce/tomato/cheese viniagrette, lamb chops, kebobs, gyros, and pita breads. Everything that we've ordered at Papa Cristo's always met or exceeded expectations and enormous! The service was always warm, welcoming, and fast! It is true, you must come to appreciate the bounty. I've... More 

Thank Nanita53
Pasadena, California
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful Greek deli and restaurant is as authentic as it could be!! The food is traditional Greek, think moussaka, lamb, hummus, etc. It's fresh and delicious. The prices are very reasonable. It's a casual atmosphere with order in or order out choices. Lots of parking in the back.

Thank MaryE995
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went here based on the reviews we read. Well...very disappointed. Can't believe people think this is great Greek food. We are from Chicago, and Papa Cristos can't compare to our great Greek restaurants in Chicago. The menu was more of a "fast food" kind. We had the "greens" and it was cold like a salad. We asked someone to heat... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I did not eat in the restaurant but had the food as take-out. Delicious! The lamb chops were wonderfully seasoned and tender. The gyros were some of the best ever. Loved the lemon potatoes. Falafel was a bit dry and hummus runny. Baba ganouch was excellent.The warm pita was very good. Definitely would get food from there again.

Thank RBeam
Northern California
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180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

What to say? For Greek, you want to go to Papa Cristo (apparently since 1948). In SoCal for a visit but just on the verge of Greek Easter so we wanted to pick up some pastries, wine, other Greek products for the holiday. This is the best. We've been to the restaurant in past years (lunch...also great).

Thank nurealam
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Since 1948 Papa Christo has been serving real Greek taverna food to the local Greek population. The Greek cathedral is across the road and you hear more Greek than English among the customers. The food is delicious (recommend the lamb chops or souvlaki plate) and the import store has tons of Greek delicacies.

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Cerritos, California
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484 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We have been eating here for years, and our last visit was great as always. This is a family-run place with authentic fresh Greek food. You stand on line to order your food and then they bring it to you in the dining area. This was our first time in a long time going on a weekend - and we... More 

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Placentia, CA
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326 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a very un-fancy restaurant. You stand in line to order your food and they bring it to your table. The dining room is a large room with many tables and chairs and a very plain, down to earth atmosphere. The food is very authentic Greek. If you don't mind an open and noisy room you will be able... More 

Thank Tzipster
Honolulu, Hawaii
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

It's my first time to eat here. Here is what I have to say: Food- Great. You can tell that they take pride in the authenticity of their food. Everything tasted fresh. Price- reasonable Wait- you have to order & pay and wait for the food to arrive. Its not that long, food came fast & freshly made. They have... More 

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Pacific Palisades
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

If you like good food exempt from the fads and pretense Papa Cristos is the place to partake! Fresh, authentic, flavorful, homemade and just downright great Greek comfort food! The lamb and feta sandwich is beyond exceptional as are almost any other choices you will make! Love the authenticity of the place, get a real kick seeing Papa Cristo surveying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 737-2970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?