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Neighborhood: West of downtown Los Angeles
2771 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles
(323) 737-2970, www.papacristos.com
Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Papa Cristo's has been a fixture in the Los Angeles dining scene since its opening in 1948. You can still frequently find Papa Cristo himself behind the counter taking orders. A traditional menu favorite is the spanakopita: light and crispy pockets of phyllo dough stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. One spanakopita is enough for a hearty snack; two make a fine-sized meal.