Papa Cristo's Catering & Greek Taverna

2771 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006


  • Sun 10am-4pm, Tue-Sat 10am-8pm
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
If Mexican-style octopus is your thing, try the marinated-octopus tostadas with avocado that are standards at most ceviche stands - we like the Colima stands on Alvarado Street near Temple and Third streets just west of downtown - and go extremely well with beer. (We miss the great cevicheria called El Pulpo Loco, the Crazy Octopus, that used to be in the Pico-Union district.) Or you could go for the Greek version, like the fat, garlicky tentacles at Ulysses Voyage in the Grove, but the inexpensive grilled octopi at Papa Cristo's, attached to the C&K Market in the quaintly named Byzantine-Latino District, may be the most popular cephalopods in town.

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