2771 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9000634.047348 -118.299652
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Mid City
Greek food at its best in the area. Cheap, good, fresh and plentiful!
Best Food – Moving to Los Angeles from the East Coast I have found it difficult to find really good food (except for Mexican) however here it is. I love this place. It is similar to the Italian deli/family style restaurants back east.
Amazing Spanakopita and Souvlaki, ohh and the baklava. Best Bread I have had since I have been here and an amazing selection on Ouzo and Raki for brave. GO!
Best Greek Food! – I've been going to Papa Cristo's for years - ever since i can remember. The food is always delicious. The souvlaki is great and they have the best Gyros in town! They also have a wonderful Tzatziki sauce - very authentic. The service is always good and the people are very friendly. They also have a market (C& K Imports) where you can buy products from Greece and other countries. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
Best Greek food – Best Greek everything is home made and fresh. I have been to Greece many times and this is the best greek food I have in L.A. truly delicious. The owner and staff couldn't be more helpful. The great news is they cater parties too and we all know tis the season!!!.
BEST GREEK FOOD – I have been coming to Papa Cristos and C & K for as long as I can remember. The food is authentic, wholesome and is a true taste of Greece. As I have traveled to nearly every region of Greece and most islands, I can honestly say this is the best thing because its the REAL thing. My favorite is the lamb souvlaki and lamb chops, of course, with Papa Cristo's famous Greek seasoning. Oh, and the home recipe (His mother's) Greek-style potatos that come with the dinner meals. While waiting for your delicious entre, I usually spend some time in the market (C & K importing) to gather up some imported goodies to take home. If you like Greek food or want to try it... come to Papa Cristo's for a picnic style lunch or dinner- it truly is special.
All i can say is...I cannot wait to go back!
It's the BEST "OPA" in LA!! – It's a beautiful day in LA at lunch hour and where do I find myself along with 7 of my colleagues??.. At my favorite Greek Restaurant in LA - PAPA CRISTO'S! There was a long line as we saw our watches were ticking to get back to our downtown office... a friendly man with a Greek accent greeted us and asked us if we needed a table... he sat us immediately and said "don't worry I'll take care of you - you look like you're in a hurry"... He took our order, our drinks were on the table within minutes and shortly there after a plate of delicious appetizers was sitting in front of us, followed by my favorite gyro sandwich and all the other fantastic food my colleagues ordered. I highly recommend PAPA CRISTO'S whether it be at lunch or dinner -- YOU WILL GET THE BEST GREEK FOOD EVER! OPA - PAPA CRISTOS - Thank you for bringing Athens to LA!
Worst Greek Restaurant Ever – We absolutely adore Greek food; as we formerly lived in Greece and Turkey. Unfortunately, this place was completely subpar. We went there this past Friday and had takeout before the restaurant closed. Everything we received was utterly horrendous. Nothing tasted fresh. Most Greek dishes are full of flavorful olive oil. Every dish tasted as if nothing was cooked woth olive oil...but rather vegetable oil. The Greek salad was made with regular lettuce nothing like traditional Greek salads that have romaine lettuce. In addition, we received all leftover pieces of meat rather than what one normally would receive, fresh slices of good cuts. They recommended getting baklivar from the bakery which to our dismay was a disaster; it was very apparent it was extremly old and had been sitting for days. This was the worst Greek experience we have ever had. We spent over 100 dollars in food and were sorely disappointed. Never again will we eat there. We have lived in New York City, San Francisco, Greece, and Turkey and we have never seen the likes of a restaurant such as this that calls itself a Greek restaurant. Diner beware!
Best Greek food – This awesome deli/restaurant isn't hard to spot on the corner of Pico & Normandie. The workers are so friendly you can't help but smile! Their food portions are huge...definitely will have enough leftovers for a later meal. I've tried their tasty & flavorful gyro plate which go really well with their roasted potatoes and dill sauce. Their pitas are fresh and warm and taste great w/their yummy hummos. You definitely have to try Papa Cristos if you enjoy great Greek food!
Can't wait for Thursday! – Wow! I just came across this listing as I was looking for the phone number of my neighborhood falafel joint and I saw the ad for the "Big Fat Greek Dinner" which sounded absolutely fantastic. So... I immediately called to make reservations and I spoke with the NICEST guy. He was so friendly and took the time to explain the whole evening to me. I really can't explain how sweet, laid-back, and conversational he was. He asked if there would be any vegetarian needs to be attended to and he told me that the time that the evening ends depends on how much wine has been had! Awwww! I just loved this guy. I'll let you know how the dinner goes but, judging by the people, I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful evening. You should make your reservations too!
Go Greek – I live up a little bit on Normandie and could not believe that it took me this long to try this place out. I'm so glad that I finally did. When you come in you will see a small Greek market where you can get some wine and other Greek products. To order your food, you have to come to the counter and whether you decide to eat there or take out they will give you a number to take to your table. I had a lamb gyro and a sausage gyro, both are delicous. I have never had Greek this good. I will definitely come back for this. Something to look out for is that on Thursday they have "My Big Fat Greek Dinner" which you have to make reservation for and it is around $18 per person.
From gyro to hero... – There's simply nothing better than this charming, inviting and obscenely tasty Greek eatery. The gyros are so good, the only thing stopping me from eating them on a daily basis is the heart attack I would inevitably have by day 3. The sizzling feta and tomato appetizer has made its way into my dreams. Literally. Like I dreamt about feta. Papa Cristo himself is roughly two-foot-one and every bit as apple-cheeked and merry as the pictures foretell, making the rounds with sincere bonhomie and sharing his irresistible joy with all comers. If this all sounds like a storybook, well, I'm afraid it is. Nobody doesn't have fun at Papa Cristos. And the best part? A full meal can be had for pocket change.
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