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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
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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568 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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 14 July 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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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235 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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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201 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 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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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
USD 20
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: 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?