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Pio Pio

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Upper West Side
Peruvian, South American, Latin, Spanish
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702 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-5212
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food. Amazing sangria

Food was excellent. Sangria was awesome. The fish a lo macho is a must. Ceviche is good. Atmosphere is nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Sangria was awesome. The fish a lo macho is a must. Ceviche is good. Atmosphere is nice.

Thank Mary_Rivero
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My family, with 7 people ranging from 9 to 85, went for dinner one evening. We had little experience with Peruvian food but happened in this place based on location and the ratings. We were so pleased. The atmosphere is great..open, festive, friendly. The food was wonderful. The 2 salmon dishes were outstanding. Both rich, unusual and flavorful. The chicken... More 

Thank orna s
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We turned up late one saturday night and we were seated within 20 minutes. We ordered the chicken and cheviche. The chicken was sensational! Well worth a trip and will definitely go back again.

Thank Victoria C
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We spent a few days in NYC with family. This place caught our attention as it was close to our hotel on Upper West Side - not too far from the Central Park. The place looked cosy, it was Monday evening and so we just walked in. It was pretty crowded but they could fit us in without a wait.... More 

Thank vilvo
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The Peruvian menu is tops - shrimp, chicken, delicious sauces and dips. Everyone I take there loves it. It's a festive place for a birthday party or just a nice, peaceful meal. Have been to the midtown location, lovely too.

1 Thank MarthaSibyl
New York City, New York
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a good place to take food away from. The Peruvian chicken is excellent as are all vegetables and side dishes. The chicken soup is great on a cold day or if you are feeling a bit peaked. Many seafood dishes are also nicely made. But the room can become horrifically noisy and that ruins that pleasure. So buy... More 

Thank fspinnyc
Kirkland, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

When you see a lot of locals eating in a restaurant, that restaurant must be good. Pio Pio is one of these. The chicken it serves is very tender and tasty. We ordered it every time we were there. The green sauce is spicy good. We always asked for more. The other dish we order usually is seafood with rice,... More 

Thank Paul P
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the rotisserie chicken and the steak dish. Food came to us in less than 7 minutes, however the sides we had to keep asking for and one member of our party only got her rice and beans after she finished her chicken. Chicken is amazing! Highly recommend it! Few areas of improvement- waiter had hard time understanding is... More 

Thank Andrea G
new york city
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

never been to a peruvian restaurant so thought i would give it a try......what a pleasant surprise......bright with nice energy.....excellent pisco sours....well made...nice selection and ample portions....i had camerones cuzco....delicious...my cousin half a chicken really well flavored....service was great...loved the whole experience and the bill was surprisingly reasonable for the amount and quality of food...will definitely return

1 Thank jb826
Bushey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Our first night exploring upper West side, and we come across Pio Pio. Having never tried Peruvian cuisine, it was a good opportunity. The staff were very helpful, as we tried to over order!! The portions were too big even for 2 of us- a whole spit roast chicken, a mountain of seasoned fries and a fresh avocado salad. Accompanied... More 

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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 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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