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Help...love papa Christos for lunch BUT it's closed on Mondays...need a great lunch spot instead

1900Therese Oct 20, 2011 08:05 AM

hi all,
A friend and in love papa Christos....so good, so much meat...and if we stay away from the bread, it is soooo healthy.

But we canny meet on Mondays....can't do another el cholo....it's not a margarita lunch and el cholos food is far from healthy.

Can you help! We can drive a mile or so, but where we can meet is right by where papa Christos is...so Pico and Normandie

"meat lovers in the Pico-union district"

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    bruinike Nov 2, 2011 09:49 PM

    There is La Cevicheria nearby

    La Cevicheria
    3809 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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    1. re: bruinike
      Dommy Nov 3, 2011 09:43 AM

      They are also closed on Mondays...


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      1900Therese Oct 31, 2011 09:17 AM

      we are on for Dino's today...will let you all know how delicious it is!!!

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      1. re: 1900Therese
        Ciao Bob Oct 31, 2011 01:40 PM

        Next time try Mapo House in Ktown...awesome fresh, homemade Korean food.

        1. re: 1900Therese
          nosh Nov 1, 2011 06:36 PM

          So tell us how you liked Dino's!

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          granadafan Oct 20, 2011 07:13 PM

          If you like El Salvadoran food, try El Baron about a mile to the west at Crenshaw and Pico. It's always pretty crowded.

          El Baron 1
          4212 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

          1. cant talk...eating Oct 20, 2011 05:05 PM

            Lots of Oaxacan places in that area of Pico, toward Western, if that appeals. If you're of the mind that bread is unhealthy, I'm not sure what to even recommend, but I guess you could ask to hold the tortillas? (I'm obviously confused by your request I guess). Korean places don't seem to close on Mondays, and you're really close to a huge # of those. I assume you want something sort of cheap, like <$10/entree?

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              cdub Oct 20, 2011 03:37 PM

              not sure it's the healthiest but you can get a half chicken at dino's for $6 just down the street on pico.

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              1. re: cdub
                nosh Oct 20, 2011 05:18 PM

                +1 for Dino's, Pico and Berendo, two blocks west of Vermont, just a few blocks east of Normandie. Great marinated grilled half-chickens. Usually served over fries but I'm sure you can get rice instead. Be careful, you may not go back to Papa C...

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                Jeryy Oct 20, 2011 11:03 AM

                Try Bloom on Pico. Healthy salads and great lamburgers. Nice patio. BYOB.

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