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!
EXCELLENT FOOD! Every visit, the same food, the same service, just amazing authentic food in an old authentic environment. Could eat their daily! And I love the little shopping market area! Great to buy dolmades there!
Terrific Mediterranean Grocer! – Papa Cristo?s C&K Importing Company calls itself the Athens of Los Angeles, and for good reason. This taverna and specialty store has been the largest purveyor of Greek products in L.A. for over 60 years. Dozens of Greek wines line the west end of the store.
Across the way, the delicatessen cases display homemade hot pies, imported cheeses, fresh cuts of lamb, and over twenty varieties of its signature baklava. The center space is densely packed with pantry items like olive oils, jarred vegetables, spices, and much more. They do say never to shop on the empty stomach! So, we suggest hitting up the market after a nice meal at the taverna.
Fun and Tasty! – I just came back from a trip to LA and one of the things that keeps flashing through my mind is the soundtrack of Papa Cristos/ Delish food and fun ambiance. I will definately make it a stop on my next trip.
Great Greek Food – This is my favorite SoCal Greek restaurant. The steak kebabs are very tender and they're made out of filet mignon! It's hard to find something here I don't like. Other hits include the tzatiki and pitas. Don't forget to walk over to their store and grab a fresh baguette. Mmmm!
The best Greek food I've had! – I ordered catering for a group of 30 people; the quality, taste of the meat, freshness of the food were amazing. Large portions so I had a lot of leftovers. The baklava, greek salad, meat kebabs are to die for!
Great Greek food – I love their lamb kabab and their potatoes are so yummy I always end up eating too much. A sinful enjoyment. The indoor eating area is a bit noisy, but on a no-too-hot sunny day, out at the patio is rather nice.
I love Papa Cristo he's a sweet old man – This place is so so so good. The food is amazing. Trying the baklava and the Greek salad.
They also do catering.
I CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!
A Secret Pleasure – This place needs to expand and be more service oriented like a true restaurant although they have counter order and carry-out too. I have no doubt it could be much more successful. The food is great and far from mediocre--Hey, if I could I'd eat there several times a week. Price is well worth the tasty food (meaning you'll mainly get cheap-to-moderate BARGAINS in taste). Note store items swing low and high, and the emphasis is on food in a no-frills dining hall sprinkled with object d'art, with a tiny patio area thrown into the mix. You may dress casual to upscale (not necessary so guess it depends on what you're celebrating) It's all about the food so you'll not want to enjoy it alone.
Authentic Greek Taverna in East LA – This is the food I grew up on. The meats are amazing and the dips and sauces are authentic. Everything from gyros to grilled squid is on the menu and all with the authentic Greek flavors. Papa Cristos is fun for a group and appropriate for a family.
Excellent – Low key casual atmosphere. Great Greek food with fresh tasting ingredients. A top lunch spot if you are in the area.
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