Papa Cristo's Taverna
2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
|Wed - Sat:|
Fax: (323) 737-3571
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Family Style, European, Bakeries, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Price Range : Average
If you want the best Gyros in Los Angeles, you go to Papa Cristo's. Their Saganaki (fried cheese) is also really good. Almost everything I've tried there is amazing. It truly is a gem in the city.
They also have a deli with fresh bread, all sort of cold cuts, cheese, pastries or anything you can think of Greek you can get it from here. They have parking in the back, and a beautiful patio if you want to sit outside.
08/30/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
One of my favorite places to shop and eat!
Go to their store and buy the fresh baguette with some cheese and greek salami
They have all kinds of spices on the back wall
and Papa Cristo is for real!
They now have shrimp simmered in garlic and onions... yummm ..dip in the sauce and eat with your fingers!
Reasonable prices and parking.
09/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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!
03/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!
11/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!.
10/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!