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Papa Cristo's Catering & Greek Taverna

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3913
+1 323-737-2970
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This spot has 2 major key attributes. Parking & seating. We came during lunch hour and easily ordered and got our food quickly. I got the chicken kabob pizza. It was super good. Lots of flavor. This was my first time visiting. I think that'd be a good one for a first timer. Also got the Papa Cristo root beer.... More 

Thank John K
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

If you want to eat the best authentic Greek food in Southern California, this is the place to go. Prices are low, quantities are huge, and the atmosphere is real. There is also a great selection of Greek meats, cheeses, frozen dinners, oil, wine, and other deli items. You order at the counter, and the food is brought to your... More 

Thank Jim P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Love and food at Papa Christo's and now he is giving free Greek Cooking classes a few times a month. Visit his web site to find out more.

Thank LAGourmet
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593 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We knew we were in for a treat when we saw the large Greek Orthodox Church and school complex. Papa Christos is across the street. Ordering is via the deli takeaway counter but the dining room is very spacious, comfortable and welcoming. The menu is wonderful and servings are generous. We had the chicken kebabs which came with a Greek... More 

Thank Gemma'smum
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We came with a party of ten people, and we ordered a variety of things. Chicken kabobs, spicy beef kabobs, lamb chops, greek salad, and greek pizza, to name a few. everything was well prepared and well seasoned. The meats had been marinated well and were very tender and succulent. The potatoes, oh the potatoes! Those were out of this... More 

Thank rachel7895
Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank elly3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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236 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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228 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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 90006-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-737-2970

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