Papa Cristo's Catering & Greek Taverna

★★★★★
Where low prices and highly satisfying Greek fare meet.
  • 2771 W. Pico Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Cross street: Normandie Ave

    Map & Directions
  • 323-737-2970

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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!

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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!

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I am a huge fan of greek food, and Papa Cristo is simply delicious. I love, love, love their Vegetarian menu!!!! Their grilled eggplant is sooo good!!!! You have to try their feta pizza, and falafel, they are my favorite!!! You have to go try the deliciousness!!!

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I am a huge fan of greek food, and Papa Cristo is simply delicious. I love, love, love their Vegetarian menu!!!! Their grilled eggplant is sooo good!!!! You have to try their feta pizza, and falafel, they are my favorite!!! You have to go try the deliciousness!!!

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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

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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

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This is my first time trying greek food. I really love it and their food and service is great. I was in town for a couple of days to visit some friends. I wouldn't mind coming back here again try other dishes. Recommend to ppl who want to try something new.

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This is my first time trying greek food. I really love it and their food and service is great. I was in town for a couple of days to visit some friends. I wouldn't mind coming back here again try other dishes. Recommend to ppl who want to try something new.

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Occassionally I get a craving for greek food and every time that I do this is exactly where I go. I haven't really tried any other Greek places, but in my mind I think why would I when I have a place that I love.
If you don't know what to get just order the gyro, it is freakin fantastic.

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Occassionally I get a craving for greek food and every time that I do this is exactly where I go. I haven't really tried any other Greek places, but in my mind I think why would I when I have a place that I love.
If you don't know what to get just order the gyro, it is freakin fantastic.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

Pros: Great food, great service, great prices

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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.

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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.

Pros: Shish kabab to die for

Cons: Noisy eating area

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This place is so so so good. The food is amazing. Trying the baklava and the Greek salad.\r
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They also do catering.\r
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I CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!\r

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This place is so so so good. The food is amazing. Trying the baklava and the Greek salad.\r
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They also do catering.\r
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I CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!\r

Pros: Best Greek food in the city of LA

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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

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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

Pros: Fast counter service available, divine selection, shop too!

Cons: Small parking lot

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This place is a great for good Greek food. And...you can have it how you like it. They have a sit down restaurant as well as a deli area, where you can order to go. They also have items pre-made to speed up your trip. I went here for lunch one day and was very pleased. The food was exactly what I expected "good Greek food." And the prices were reasonable.

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This place is a great for good Greek food. And...you can have it how you like it. They have a sit down restaurant as well as a deli area, where you can order to go. They also have items pre-made to speed up your trip. I went here for lunch one day and was very pleased. The food was exactly what I expected "good Greek food." And the prices were reasonable.

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Simple, tasty, without any unnecessary extras. I was tempted to try their homemade red wine (labeled "Good with everything!"), but their beer selection called out to me. The food was served within minutes and looked as mouthwatering as it tasted.

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Simple, tasty, without any unnecessary extras. I was tempted to try their homemade red wine (labeled "Good with everything!"), but their beer selection called out to me. The food was served within minutes and looked as mouthwatering as it tasted.

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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

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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

Pros: amazing food, entertainment, the market, good parking

Cons: styrofoam plates

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This place is absolutely amazing. The gyros are the best in town, and you get enough for two meals. It is also a fun, family environment with a fantastic musician, Petros, playing on the weekends. Great place to take out of town people.

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This place is absolutely amazing. The gyros are the best in town, and you get enough for two meals. It is also a fun, family environment with a fantastic musician, Petros, playing on the weekends. Great place to take out of town people.

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Papa Cristo rules a tight ship in this deli/supermarket.
And does an excellent job with a big smile.

Order your food in the deli and take it with you or sit down at one of the many tables, help yourself to as many free olives and peppers as you like.
The lamb chops are absolutely amazing, served with pita bread, sauces, Greek salad and roasted potatoes.

Their desserts are truly amazing... I love the baklava with custard.

Their deli section has great bread (freshly baked on the premises), cheeses, olive oil and more than I can possibly describe here.

Worth to try out.
You will return... like I do.

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Papa Cristo rules a tight ship in this deli/supermarket.
And does an excellent job with a big smile.

Order your food in the deli and take it with you or sit down at one of the many tables, help yourself to as many free olives and peppers as you like.
The lamb chops are absolutely amazing, served with pita bread, sauces, Greek salad and roasted potatoes.

Their desserts are truly amazing... I love the baklava with custard.

Their deli section has great bread (freshly baked on the premises), cheeses, olive oil and more than I can possibly describe here.

Worth to try out.
You will return... like I do.

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This is a great Greek restaurant. Papa Cristo will actually probably be there when you go and he is such a character. The food is good and healthy and fresh!

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This is a great Greek restaurant. Papa Cristo will actually probably be there when you go and he is such a character. The food is good and healthy and fresh!

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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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Low key casual atmosphere. Great Greek food with fresh tasting ingredients. A top lunch spot if you are in the area.

Pros: Great prices, great food.

Cons: The giant dining room has an echo

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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. \r
Amazing

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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. \r
Amazing

Pros: food,market,service

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The ambiance was relaxing and not too busy. I loved the service and they had a good selection of meals in more than adequate portions. The price was very reasonable. I would eat there again.

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The ambiance was relaxing and not too busy. I loved the service and they had a good selection of meals in more than adequate portions. The price was very reasonable. I would eat there again.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: The real thing - Greek Homestyle Food!

Cons: NONE!

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: Easy parking, delicious food, excellent service.

Cons: Line can get long and place gets crowded at lunch time.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: Food, price

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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

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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

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Amazingly fresh and flavorful Greek food served in large portions for low prices. Choose anything on Papa's menu and you'll be rewarded with a hearty and tasty meal. The spanokipita (spinach and feta pie) has a light and flaky crust and

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Amazingly fresh and flavorful Greek food served in large portions for low prices. Choose anything on Papa's menu and you'll be rewarded with a hearty and tasty meal. The spanokipita (spinach and feta pie) has a light and flaky crust and

Pros: Parking Lot, Friendly Staff, Fast Service, Good Value, Large Portions, Offers catering

Cons: Closes Early

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This restaurant never ceases to amaze. In a city that leaves one yearning for the roasted lamb smell of chicago's greektown, papa cristo's is the only greek in LA worth eating (save Sofi, which is tasty but pricey). The place itself is

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This restaurant never ceases to amaze. In a city that leaves one yearning for the roasted lamb smell of chicago's greektown, papa cristo's is the only greek in LA worth eating (save Sofi, which is tasty but pricey). The place itself is

Pros: Great food, great prices, great everything.

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Papa Cristo's has a Thursday night event that includes tons of good food, good wine and belly dancing! It's a great place to go for a group dinner and the prices are reasonable. The setting for Thursday nights is cafeteria style.

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Papa Cristo's has a Thursday night event that includes tons of good food, good wine and belly dancing! It's a great place to go for a group dinner and the prices are reasonable. The setting for Thursday nights is cafeteria style.

Pros: Fun atmosphere

Cons: Neighborhood is sketchy.

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When my family first moved to Los Angeles in the 70's, this was the only place in town to get pita bread - and authentic Mediterranean foods. It's done nothing but expand and improve over time. The restaurant has grown, and the prepared

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When my family first moved to Los Angeles in the 70's, this was the only place in town to get pita bread - and authentic Mediterranean foods. It's done nothing but expand and improve over time. The restaurant has grown, and the prepared

Pros: Great food, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: lack of ambiance

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This place delicious, authentic, and inexpensive. You line up and order at the counter and they bring the food to you at your table. I highly recommend checking out the market that they have in the store when you are done eating--they

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This place delicious, authentic, and inexpensive. You line up and order at the counter and they bring the food to you at your table. I highly recommend checking out the market that they have in the store when you are done eating--they

Pros: Great food, interesting market

Cons: Ambience is quirky, but not romantic

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All the reviews of this place probably say the same thing - and they are ALL right on. Affordable, timely, and authentic - this family owned and operate institution is definitely the best greek food around. It reminds me of those

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All the reviews of this place probably say the same thing - and they are ALL right on. Affordable, timely, and authentic - this family owned and operate institution is definitely the best greek food around. It reminds me of those

Pros: Authentic cuisine and consistent quality

Cons: NONE!!!

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The prices at this surprising little shop/restaurant in the embrace of a primarily Mexican neighborhood (I've driven past many times and never noticed the Greek grub) are quite welcoming, especially in this city. In the grocery section,

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The prices at this surprising little shop/restaurant in the embrace of a primarily Mexican neighborhood (I've driven past many times and never noticed the Greek grub) are quite welcoming, especially in this city. In the grocery section,

Pros: prices, casual ambience, falafels

Cons: some foods were somewhat forgettable, service

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I must agree with Zagat's rating this time (which I seldom do). \r
By far, this joint serves up the most delicious Greek food and does it all with authenticity! We travel far for this and have not regret one bit and have came back

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I must agree with Zagat's rating this time (which I seldom do). \r
By far, this joint serves up the most delicious Greek food and does it all with authenticity! We travel far for this and have not regret one bit and have came back

Pros: Food of course, parking, indoor or outdoor dining

Cons: Close Mondays, Close too early on Sunday (4PM)

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Friends recommended this restaurant, so my boyfriend & I drove to Papa Cristo's today.\r
What a GREAT place! Many years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few months in Greece, and walking into Papa Cristo's I felt like I was back in an

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Friends recommended this restaurant, so my boyfriend & I drove to Papa Cristo's today.\r
What a GREAT place! Many years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few months in Greece, and walking into Papa Cristo's I felt like I was back in an

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I can't say in words how much I love this place. The food is amazing (especially the lamb chops) and their wine is SO good. Chrys, the owner, is the nicest guy and treats everyone like they're a celebrity. They treat you like family

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I can't say in words how much I love this place. The food is amazing (especially the lamb chops) and their wine is SO good. Chrys, the owner, is the nicest guy and treats everyone like they're a celebrity. They treat you like family

Pros: variety, friendliness, excellent food

Cons: closed on Mondays :(

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I drove a few times by, and always wanted to go. So last night we went and let me tell you, it was great. There is a family friendly atmosphere, the food is great....I had some Gyro's and the lamb, was the best I ever tasted. They have

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I drove a few times by, and always wanted to go. So last night we went and let me tell you, it was great. There is a family friendly atmosphere, the food is great....I had some Gyro's and the lamb, was the best I ever tasted. They have

Pros: Authentic, Tasty

Cons: Parking

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Don't bother reading another review, you are wasting time. If you are in the mood for really good food, just go. Don't forget to try their desert too.

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Don't bother reading another review, you are wasting time. If you are in the mood for really good food, just go. Don't forget to try their desert too.

Pros: good food, good price, good desert

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I have to say that C & K has wonderful food and is a fun and interesting atmosphere. If you have ever been in Athens, Greece, you will feel like you are in the Plaka. If you like lamb, order the lamb chops. They are delicious. The greek market and deli are wonderful too. They have so much great stuff to take home. Go there and you will love it!!! All the food is wonderful!!!

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I have to say that C & K has wonderful food and is a fun and interesting atmosphere. If you have ever been in Athens, Greece, you will feel like you are in the Plaka. If you like lamb, order the lamb chops. They are delicious. The greek market and deli are wonderful too. They have so much great stuff to take home. Go there and you will love it!!! All the food is wonderful!!!

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This place is located in a little scuzzy area of Korea Town.. But very good FREE parking in the lot. Everything was reasonable and very tasty. I had the Gyro plate which was huge. The Baklava was out of this world. The best thing about the

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This place is located in a little scuzzy area of Korea Town.. But very good FREE parking in the lot. Everything was reasonable and very tasty. I had the Gyro plate which was huge. The Baklava was out of this world. The best thing about the

Pros: parking, food, Healthy

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This is an amazing Greek place with simplicity: not expensive, great food, and down-home ambience! Papa Cristo is there everyday and so helpful, along with other family members who work there. We went there to taste the food and it was so

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This is an amazing Greek place with simplicity: not expensive, great food, and down-home ambience! Papa Cristo is there everyday and so helpful, along with other family members who work there. We went there to taste the food and it was so

Pros: Food, Service, Parking

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Anyone who says Papa Cristos isn't the best Greek restaurant in toen has never been there! Besides the truly delicious and inexpensive food, there is a fabulous deli to browse for various Greek and Middle Eastern treats. The family style

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Anyone who says Papa Cristos isn't the best Greek restaurant in toen has never been there! Besides the truly delicious and inexpensive food, there is a fabulous deli to browse for various Greek and Middle Eastern treats. The family style

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Portions are hefty, even the appetizers, most of which make a fine meal alone or paired with salad. Fantastically flaky phyllo pastries are stuffed with spinach, cheese or meat. Fried saganaki cheese is shot through with saltiness and

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Portions are hefty, even the appetizers, most of which make a fine meal alone or paired with salad. Fantastically flaky phyllo pastries are stuffed with spinach, cheese or meat. Fried saganaki cheese is shot through with saltiness and

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This place rocks! Everything on the menu is tasty. The kebabs are surprisingly tender, whether you choose the chicken, lamb, kefta, or filet mignon, and the pitas are fluffy and delicious. Also, don't pass up the baguettes from the

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This place rocks! Everything on the menu is tasty. The kebabs are surprisingly tender, whether you choose the chicken, lamb, kefta, or filet mignon, and the pitas are fluffy and delicious. Also, don't pass up the baguettes from the

Pros: cheap, clean, tasty

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The food here is good, although the ambience isn't much to speak about. You go to the counter and order and then they will bring the food to you at these picnic style tables. I got the lamb which was very good.

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The food here is good, although the ambience isn't much to speak about. You go to the counter and order and then they will bring the food to you at these picnic style tables. I got the lamb which was very good.

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This place is not located in the Best part of town... but it's definitely worth checking out this little Mediterranean Oasis! The food is made fresh to order and they only use the highest quality ingredients.

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This place is not located in the Best part of town... but it's definitely worth checking out this little Mediterranean Oasis! The food is made fresh to order and they only use the highest quality ingredients.

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I have been here many times with co-workers and family. You have to be here to belive it! The food is Fresh and Tasty. The desserts are also great. I would recommed you take your time to come here to eat and to place your order because its

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I have been here many times with co-workers and family. You have to be here to belive it! The food is Fresh and Tasty. The desserts are also great. I would recommed you take your time to come here to eat and to place your order because its

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True, it has little of the romance of the island of Mykonos, but Papa Cristos offers three lamb chops with roasted potatoes, a Greek salad and fluffy house-made pita for a reasonable price, which is why this order-at-the-counter taverna is…

 

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