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“GREAT chicken, rice, ambience...and value for NYC! (Midtown location)”
Review of Pio Pio 7

Pio Pio 7
Ranked #1,909 of 14,524 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $12
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: 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!
Reviewed August 21, 2013

When friends advised we would be dining at a Peruvian restaurant, at first I was a bit disappointed (considering all the great food NYC has to offer). But from the moment I walked through the door, Pio Pio was an outstanding experience. The front of the restaurant (upstairs) is small, narrow and dark...but suddenly a staircase, leading to a cavernous 2-story dining room complete with serpentine, reed-like bamboo affixed to the ceiling and walls, appears and the ambience makes you feel like you have found something special, full of fashionable and hip New Yorkers, free from the tourist traps near-by.

The menu is pretty straight-forward: roast chicken (not to be missed -- so moist and flavorful!), the Peruvian equivalent of chicken-fried rice (amazing), a beef dish with vegetables that was tender and flavorful, amazing calamari, and a spicy green sauce that is a great accompaniment to all of it if you handle the burn (it's on the table, as is salsa in a Mexican restaurant). The sides are also good -- rice, salad with tomato and avocado, fries and sausage. The portions are ENORMOUS (so family style is the key to ordering!) And the sangria is so good it's just plain dangerous (we enjoyed 2 pitchers). For 7 adults, including 2 pitchers of sangria (plenty for all...) and so much food we had a table full of leftovers, it was $215 before tip (a great value and a great meal). Truly a great find! (We heard about it from a local.)

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Thank 3_Kiddos_in_Tow
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The food here was exquisite and the drinks were a close match. The ambiance/decor of the restaurant reflects what I would consider a higher price point of a restaurant. The chicken was some of the best check I've eaten. It was so moist and tasty. The group ate family style, and every dish oredered was superb. The portions are very generous, but try to leave enough room for dessert.

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1  Thank deschweizify
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Marvelously moist and flavorful Peruvian-style baked chicken served with choice of side (I chose yellow rice and beans), a Peruvian soda (reminded me of Mountain Dew), and a side avocado & tomato salad for under $10 for lunch. Pics uploaded.

Lots of garlic flavored the chicken.

Will return for a whole chicken to split among friends, and the sangria recommended by others.

Small gripe: Seating is tight, even by NYC standards.

Tip: Don't miss trying the odd looking green sauce with nice kick.

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Thank AisleSeat01
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Chicken is tender & tasty!!! The Matador is overwhelming. Salad is super fresh! Delivery is quick & timely. We order here when we have a lot of people to feed!

Thank Elie C
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. My wife had a seafood salad for $16 that she was very happy with. I had the lunch special, which was a quarter chicken with a salad and a side for $9. Portions were large and the food was very good.

After we got our food, the waiter never came back to replenish our drinks or ask how everything was. Other than that though, everything else was fine.

Would definitely recommend to stop by for a quick and fairly inexpensive lunch in Manhattan.

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Thank twysk
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