Pio Pio

Pio Pio

Peruvian Restaurant and South American Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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    The Peruvian food at Pio Pio is a can't miss
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    Beatriz C.
    "I recommend getting the Matador Combo (3-4 can eat it)."(30 Tips)
    arielle h.
    "Great atmosphere and ceviches, but skip the tamales."(36 Tips)
    Madelyne D.
    "Best rotisserie chicken you will ever eat."(13 Tips)
    Carol
    "Absolutely my favorite place for Peruvian chicken."(6 Tips)
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  • Berk K.heart icon on user image
    Berk KapiciogluJune 10, 2016
    The sangria was the best sangria I ever drank in my life. Ceviche is a must, try the mixto. We ordered the Matador Combo and it easily fed 4 people. Service is excellent. Venue is a bit too loud.
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterOctober 22, 2015
    Juiciest $9.50 lunch (M-F 11-4pm) & best rotisserie chicken in NYC: 1/4 (white or dark meat) chicken w/ avocado tomato salad, a soda, & side (rice & beans, tostones, or fries). Ask 4 green sauce!
  • Joaquin P.heart icon on user image
    Joaquin PrimeAugust 11, 2014
    Great service and delicious, authentic food. App: Palta Rellena. Main: Arroz Chaufa, Camarones Cuzco or Lomo Saltado. Drink: Red Sangria, trust me! This location is a bit fancier than the others.
  • Alvaro P.heart icon on user image
    Alvaro P.July 22, 2018
    Juanita's chicken was a 10! The place is open, well conditioned, and great for groups! Everything we ordered was delicious from the calamari to the papas. I left the place happy and full :-)
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanOctober 1, 2014
    One of the best dinners. I had Sangria and the Cebiches special with Piononos for dessert. Everything was the the perfect portion and delicious, and the service was greattt!
  • Carolheart icon on user image
    CarolMarch 27, 2022
    Absolutely my favorite place for Peruvian chicken. Green sauce is to die for. They just do it right and this location is huge! Get the feast with everything
  • Aprilheart icon on user image
    AprilSeptember 6, 2016
    First time trying Peruvian and it was AMAZING! Camarones cuzco (pictured) was soo delicious. Also, try the rotisserie chicken (sharable) with veggie sides and casava.
  • Zoe C.heart icon on user image
    Zoe CareyAugust 4, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great! Delicious chicken - I had the shredded chicken with a Peruvian yellow sauce. Get the soft plantains as the side - they will rock your world. 👌🏻
  • Lucy M.heart icon on user image
    Lucy MariaJuly 20, 2019
    Very friendly service and great atmosphere, too. The chicken empanadas and arroz chaufa were absolutely delicious and desert was so good, too. Loved it here!
  • Beatriz C.heart icon on user image
    Beatriz CastilloMarch 27, 2015
    Great restaurant! Juanita's chicken was delicious. I recommend getting the Matador Combo (3-4 can eat it). Cool decoration.
  • Jayheart icon on user image
    JayDecember 3, 2016
    The ceviches here are too good! Mixto is great. But I have to say their paellas are one of the best ones that I've ever had. A definite order.
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WagnerApril 11, 2017
    Great !!!! The best !! You need to try this. The appetizers are huge!! The best thing is the chicken. Also I loved the paella. It's enormous and can be shared !! Try the famous pisco sours
  • Candace C.
    Candace ChangJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Matador lunch combo is so worth it. Peruvian chicken (you can request white or dark meat) + salad + rice and beans + a beverage is the way to go. And their Peruvian Chinese fried rice is great too
  • Che F.heart icon on user image
    Che FranciscoMarch 1, 2016
    Casual Peruvian dining at its best. The grilled chicken was succulent and can make on its own. It will be a sacrilege to put any sauce on it! Yum!
  • Wendy S.heart icon on user image
    Wendy SungApril 30, 2016
    Succulent, fall-off-the-bone rotisserie roasted chicken is what they're known for, but their Japanese fusion-style cebiche "Nikkei" was surprisingly yummy!
  • Sam S.heart icon on user image
    Sam SNovember 28, 2015
    Delicious food. I've had a bunch of Peruvian food and this is among the best. The appetizer sampler is a good selection to try as much as possible, if it's your first time.
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    mayDecember 16, 2014
    this place is surprisingly big compared to the other locations. try to reserve for dinner because it gets busy! and green sauce is the way of life here. always, always dip it in for EVERYTHING.
  • safia r.heart icon on user image
    safia rSeptember 6, 2016
    Their avocado starter as well as the beef heart skewers were great, and for the main course the fillet mignon was awesome.
  • Harlem’s H.heart icon on user image
    Harlem’s HungryMarch 13, 2016
    Sangria was good. My original got served in a dirty pitcher. The calamari was crispy and delicious. The verse sauce went well with that spicy mayo.#eatpiopio
  • Kathi M.heart icon on user image
    Kathi MatApril 1, 2014
    Matador Combo... te mata! The chicken is awesome. Tender & juicy. My kids devoured it, we loved it. Cebiche was delish either. Great Peruvian wine, Dulce de Leche to finish. Great night! !!
  • M B.heart icon on user image
    M BytzJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Peruvian in NYC. Novo andino dishes like goat-cheese qinotto and inventive sushi criollo; superb pisco cocktails; and fantastic down-home favorites like arroz chifa and pollo a la brasa.
  • Meshi D.heart icon on user image
    Meshi DavisMarch 28, 2014
    The food is fabulous! It's been a few years since I dined there, but I truly hope the wait time to be seated has improved. Bring your friends, bring your lady or beau... It's worth the experience.
  • Torzin Sheart icon on user image
    Torzin SMay 22, 2015
    Juanita's Chicken is to die for. Nice place to sample Peruvian food. service is also good. And the Pisco sour is just so food.
  • Ayin
    AyinMay 25, 2016
    Omg!!! The food here is so good! The garlic sauce that comes with the tostones is out of this world! I would definitely recommend this place. I'll be back!!!
  • Ben F.heart icon on user image
    Ben FortneyMarch 8, 2017
    Do it. I bring out-of-towners here to give them some authenticity in the middle of midtown. Chicken can't be beat, some yucca, some green sauce, you're all set. 
  • drew t.heart icon on user image
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite places for large groups. The chicken is amazing and you can take bets on how many times you'll hear the birthday song in a given evening.
  • Michael D.heart icon on user image
    Michael DFebruary 28, 2013
    Just had my birthday dinner there...yes get the matador combo and eat to your hearts content. Love the atmosphere and the drinks. Also a great place to go for b-day celebrations, feb 27 was hoppin
  • M. B.heart icon on user image
    M. B.April 21, 2018
    We ordered a lot. And everything tasted great! You can also find the Chicha morada & Inca cola
  • ImSo_Brooklynheart icon on user image
    ImSo_BrooklynJanuary 20, 2016
    Cheap prices for some great food! You can easily share the $38 meal between 2 people! Very cozy & romantic, nice for dates. The design is beautiful.
  • Don Lichterman S.heart icon on user image
    The food here is so great! The garlic sauce that comes with the to-stones is out of this world! I would absolutely recommend this place. I will be back!
  • Ritwik D.
    Ritwik DeyAugust 9, 2012
    Vegetarians might not find much on the menu, but it helps to ask the server. They're usually pretty accommodating and will make you something nice.
  • Madelyne D.
    Madelyne DolandolanApril 5, 2010
    Get the Peruvian Combo. Good for two people. (And cheap for the amount!) Best rotisserie chicken you will ever eat. Yes. It's THAT good. And to drink? Try the Inca Kola. They have other locations too!
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 8, 2012
    You can share the matador combo with 4 people. Get an appetizer on the side, like cerviche or calamari and you're in pio pio heaven. P.S. Get a pitcher of Sangria.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 17, 2015
    Check out their lunch special! $9.50 for a quarter chicken (you choose light or dark meat), a salad, your choice of a side and a soda.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CApril 21, 2019
    Terrific food. Do not miss the stuffed pepper appetiser. Dip everything in the Aji Verde sauce.
  • Alicia C.heart icon on user image
    Alicia CaseAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food! Try the roast chicken it is so juicy. Will blow your mind. The limona ceviche is also one of my favs. Delicate, tender and flavorful.
  • Mark N.
    Mark N.May 21, 2011
    I use 4sq to find good food and this place was fantastic. Jalea? Was super. Arroz chufa was great too. We live in jersey but visit fairly regularly and this was best meal in city in recent memory.
  • Adam M.heart icon on user image
    Adam MendalaNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Too many good things to pick from, but the Camarones Cusco (shrimp) is amazing. Tuna Tartare is a must get. I always end with tres leches cake.
  • Carli R.
    Carli RainaNovember 8, 2016
    The food was fabulous! It was my first visit to there. Hope I will go there again with my teammate. Really it was an outstanding experience. Thanks http://www.bestdualfuelgenerator.com/
  • Clay H.heart icon on user image
    Clay HambrickOctober 30, 2021
    An institution! Known for their chicken, but ceviches, limo saltado etc. are great too.
  • Davneet K.heart icon on user image
    Davneet KohliApril 5, 2015
    Honestly the best chicken I've ever had. Super juicy and yummy! And the green sauce is now my obsession. Can't wait to go back!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereJuly 30, 2015
    The lunch special is a good value - Quarter Mama Juanita's Rotisserie Chicken with Fried Yucca and Avocado Salad
  • Sean M.
    Sean MeriwetherFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place for big groups. Order a few main dishes, the lomo saltado and pio chicken are excellent, and share! Everyone seems to be celebrating their birthday...
  • Ibrahim G.
    Ibrahim GünOctober 27, 2016
    Share share share... main dishes are very big, if you are planning to have starter share a maim dish. And yes its awsome😋😋😋
  • D S.heart icon on user image
    D SicFebruary 7, 2016
    The traditional Peruvian dishes are all very well done. Try the ceviche, anticuchos, Peruvian chicken, and/or the arroz con mariscos
  • Melissa C.heart icon on user image
    Melissa CarrNovember 7, 2017
    Perfect Peruvian Kiss cocktail and ceviche is huge portion, couldn't eat it all as my meal!
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenMay 17, 2019
    The biggest location they have. Excellent for intimate to very large parties.
  • soulatino
    soulatinoMay 22, 2012
    The Matador Combo, a juicy chicken, tostones, a huge serving of salchipapas (sausage over fries), rice, beans and an avocado salad, is a tour de force of Latin American comfort food. Full review link: Read more
  • Erdem U.heart icon on user image
    Erdem UenAugust 30, 2017
    That green sauce is just amazing! Portions are big! Only downside, it's too noisy downstairs.
  • Kathryn M.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn MottramOctober 20, 2016
    These pisco sours are incredible. Ordered the matador combo for the second time, so good! And plenty of food for three at least.
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