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Established in 1994. Welcome to PIO PIO, our "Casa Alegre" (Cheerful House), New York City's Premiere Peruvian restaurant group since 1994, specializing in Pollo a La Brasa (Rotisserie Chicken), authentic cuisine from Peru and our famous "Green Sauce"!. We are located through out Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. Also check out our Amaru Pisco Bar in Jackson Heights. Buen Provecho!
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Spanish, South American, Peruvian, Latin
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Underrated overlooked. Peruvian belongs along side of New York’s kings like pizza, noodles and steak. Pio Pio is doing it’s part to bring the taste to the limelight!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

Good Peruvian chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside: This was neither. Chicken was tough with flaccid skin and little taste. Some of the fish in the Ceviche Mixto was not fresh and nothing was properly marinated. There was little to no real...flavor even though we requested spicy. We requested hot sauce—once, twice, three times. What finally arrived was clearly poured from a bottle. The servings are large but mainly consist of a pile of poorly prepared fries and an "avocado salad" with a few slices of avocado, big lettuce wedges, and tomatoes all thrown on a plate with no unifying theme. We would definitely NOT go back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

We got a family share plater. It was really good! The chicken is one of the best chicken I ever had! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Amazing food and service. So initially we thought this was a sort of fast food take out place with no seating but there is seating so this is a real win as it was nice to sit and have our dinner. The restaurant is deceptively...large. Unfortunately we ended up visiting when there were 3 birthday parties so it was very noisy - but a good vibe anyway. We had an avocado salad (loads of avo which is always fab!), fries, rotisserie chicken and steamed veg and rice and beans. Everything was super tasty and fresh. The chicken itself was yummy and moist (the green dip with it was amazing too). Service was really good and everyone was super attentive (despite it being super busy). Highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Amazing place! If you want to spend a really good time eating tasty, go to Pio Pio! Beside the nice place, you will have a bunch of delicious food, with the best ceviche you can have out of Peru, you must try one of theme!...Great value for the cost (keeping in mind you are in Manhattan).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

Meal was great - we shared 2 family style combo plates and i ordered empanadas - very good .... Service was quick and this was important since we had to go to the theatre. But the star of the show were the SANGRIAS ...sweet but...with a nice punch. DEFINITE RECOMMEND ...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

While on vacation family of mine took our family of 4 to this restaurant, as my husband is Peruvian and were craving some good food. This place feels crowded and is kind of low lighting inside. Upon arriving the hostess/waitress greeted us and when my...husband answered her in Spanish she snapped at him, that she didnt speak Spanish. It's not so much WHAT she said as much as it was the WAY she said it, she was very rude. We happened to have two umbrella strollers in tow which she once again rudely told us to leave them in a little corner. Again, I didn't care that I had to leave my strollers, it's the way she said it. After we were seated we had a waiter that was superb, his service was a breath of fresh air compared to the hostess. The food was very delicious a little pricey but good nonetheless. They didn't have chicha which is ridiculous as they are a Peruvian restaurant and they didn't have cancha serrana. I think they could afford to revisit the menu again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

Throughly enjoy this restaurant. It is our go-to place with friends. The staff is very attentive and the space is very nicely done. The food is all very good, always consistent and tasty. Careful looking for the sign as we missed it on our first...time there. Recommend it very highly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

We were wanting a place close to the theatre. We had a group of six but without any reservations. We called and they told us to come on, and what time we would need to be there so that we could get to the play...we were seeing. This was a place I picked without any recommendations from any one of the places we ate at while in NYC. The decor in the place is amazing, but the service and food were even better. It was our first visit, but we will visit again when in NYC. This place should be a place everyone should try that wants to experience Peruvian food or something new.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Very friendly waiter and great quality food. Lots of space in the restaurant so not super noisy! On the pricy side though...but it is Manhattan!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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I don't think so; not sure though.
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Only parking garages. It's a safe and well populated area. You can check Icon Parking for local garages or take a cab from any parking garage in Manhattan. It would be very rare that one would find street parking there.
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Yes and yes, however I had a hard time reaching them by phone to make the reservation. Ample space though.
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