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THE GET DOWN
An experience at Papa Cristo’s is something all Angelenos must experience! It’s literally like a scene out of my Big Fat Greek Wedding (in fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if that movie was actually filmed in there).
Papa Cristo’s is an all inclusive Greek Institution. Come for the food, stay for the fun! Papa Cristo’s is a market specializing in Greek imports and causal order at the counter lunches by day and a wild party come any weekend night. Everyone will become part of the family when dining at Papa Cristo’s .
Weekend dinners (thurs – sat) at Papa Cristo’s are a prix fixe menu and price. Papa himself (or grandpa as my daughter calls him) will then announce “wine tasting” as service begins.
Course after course, family seems never ending and the fun has just started. You will immediately make friends sitting at long communal tables in the dining room. IN fact, you’ll even find your name on the paper place mats so you know where to sit. Why not buy a bottle for $20. The party is just starting.
I’m telling you, it’s a scene out of My Big Fat Greek Wedding!! An extremely large family function at your grandparents, when everyone sits in the basement and attempts to eat together on long folding tables. Yep. That’s the vibe here…
And when your belly is full, your buzzing from the wine, the kids are out and about running around, then bam, out comes the belly dancers!! Papa Cristo’s is a hoot! The food by no means will blow you away, but what it lacks in flavor it will certainly make up for in charm.
Papa Cristo’s is a great spot for a family celebrations, dining with large groups and for screamers and runners alike. Everyone is family at Papa Cristo’s!
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For those with little
runners & screamers:
Here, you can forget the fact that it’s your rambunctious child that’s screaming and STILL enjoy most of your meal.
Not promoted, but you should take the chance:
If your toddler is at the stage when an iPad or some other colorful distraction can be used for an un-interrupted 20 minutes, then go for it.
Uh-uh, NO WAY, don’t even think about it!:
I don’t care how cute your toddler is. Pop your head in… turn around… walk away. PERIOD.
No contained area:
A place you cannot leave your toddler alone, not even for a second.
Enclosed, but space is tight:
If YOU can’t fit between the tables then you know you couldn’t catch your toddler if they tried – this isn’t Norm’s.
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