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Pio Pio

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Upper West Side
Peruvian, Latin
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702 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-5212
212-665-3000
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pio Pio

If you get the chicken (which you should!!) be sure to get the garlic dipping sauce which elevates the chicken to another level

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you get the chicken (which you should!!) be sure to get the garlic dipping sauce which elevates the chicken to another level

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I reviewed this place a few years ago and loved it. We recently went back and it's still just as good. Here's what I said in 2013: "Fantastic food, friendly service and reasonable prices - a real find! It always seems to be crowded but it still manages a friendly, neighborhood ambiance. Portions are huge and come with sides so... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Juanita;s chicken is one of the best i have ever had and the Cerviche was superb. Great drinks, gorgeous atmosphere, waitstaff is friendly and attentive. Highly recommended and huge space that can accomodate large parties.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have only been to the small,34th street location. Very casual and noisy, but I love this place! I always order the same thing; chicken, rice, beans and fried yucca. Now, before you judge all the carbs, its always after a hard workout, so I can actually enjoy my carb on carb dining experience and I take more than half... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We ordered the empanada appetiser and the combo meal...the server was very friendly and tried to warn us that this would be a lot of food...we thought the normal size portions would be fine (whole chicken, rice, beans, maduros, and frankfurters/fries...but the amount of food barely fit on our 2 person table!! The empanadas were delicious, juicy, and the size... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Nice location in a section a bit quieter than the 80's section of Amsterdam Avenue. Recommend the Rice with Seafood. Large portion, enough for two and brimming with fresh and delicious seafood. The atmosphere is very nice, on a corner with white linen table cloths and nice selection of authetic Peruvian dishes and a staff who is knowledgeable. It was... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had their specials of the day- sautéed scallops with mashed yucca, and, for the main course, baked fillet mignon in black pepper sauce. Both were heavenly. I just wish I hadn't been seated relatively close to the door since it was frigid outside. The prices were fairly substantial: $16 for the scallops appetizer and $34 for the fillet. But... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I live in the neighborhood. This is our go-to restaurant. The roasted chicken is fabulous. You can't go wrong with their staple dish (chicken pio). I've eaten there so many times and I've never had a bad meal. Service is good but they sometimes need a reminder when you ask for something like extra sauce but not... More 

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New York City, New York
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266 reviews 266 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The special lunch is not on the menu. You need to ask the waiter for it. In this restaurant which is a good deal the special is the best buy. You get chicken, sides,salad and they even throw in a soda.

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Queens, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've visited several of their locations within the city, but this was the best experience!! The location is "small" but large enough, if you don't enjoy a large group of people around you. If you're familiar with the brand, then you know the food selection & presentation excellent! Visit them, you're have a great time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-5212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-665-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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