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A Late Night Mediterranean Take Out Window Sprouts Up Along West Third

Cleo does late night salads, gyros, fries, and more, starting today

Cleo take out window food west third
Cleo take out window food
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Growing Los Angeles Mediterranean restaurant Cleo has a new take out window along West Third Street. The sidewalk-facing window starts doing grab-and-go service as of today.

The window in question has been used over the years for a variety of take away goods like juice and coffee, but now it’ll be spinning out Mediterranean fare like chicken gyros, falafel, Greek salads, and fries, with prices just under $10 a pop. The opening menu is below.

Better still are the hours for the new Cleo window, which is attached directly to the Cleo kitchen for the SBE-owned sit-down restaurant next door. Weekdays it’ll run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., but on Friday and Saturday nights the plan is to serve until 3 a.m., to catch the post-bar and club crowds hanging around nearby.

Of course, Cleo is far from the first restaurant to offer late night takeaway service around Los Angeles. Royce Burke’s short-lived Secret Lasagna was a pasta-fueled haven for Chinatown crowds when it was up and running, and the upcoming Kismet Rotisserie in Los Feliz will also offer pan-Middle Eastern flavors from a mostly grab-and-go stand on Hollywood Boulevard. The late night hours should help make the Cleo window a steady presence, though, even as new evening competition comes to the busy West Third Street in the form of Slab, the upcoming Shelby, and more.

Cleo Take Out Window. 8384 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA.