Pio Pio

Pio Pio

Peruvian Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant, and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Murray Hill, New York
  • Has a stamp of approval from New York Habitat and The Corcoran Group
    • New York Habitat
    • The Corcoran Group
  • John K.
    "Matador combo is awesome!"(9 Tips)
    L. R.
    "Rotisserie chicken with saffron rice are to die for."(5 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Hands down, the best Peruvian Chicken in the city!"(3 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "Peruvian Chicken with fried plantains"(4 Tips)
97 Tips and reviews
  • matador combo
  • sangria
  • chicken
  • Peruvian food
  • lively
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  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterOctober 22, 2015
    Juiciest $9.50 lunch deal (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!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 20, 2013
    Hands down, the best Peruvian Chicken in the city! Get the Matador Combo if you're really hungry or are with a couple of friends: one whole chicken, rice, beans, tostones, salchipapa, & avocado salad.
  • Mary C.
    Mary ChanNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Immediately get a pitcher of sangria. It's by far one of the best ones I've ever had and you'll be occupied by the time you get your Matador Combo. You get so much delicious food. Super great value.
    Upvoted May 4
  • L. R.
    L. RoseNovember 21, 2015
    Rotisserie chicken with saffron rice are to die for. Mixed the green sauce with garlic sauce and cried myself to sleep. So gooodd. Fast delivery if you order early. Large portions. Do it. Just do it.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 30, 2011
    Try the $10 lunch special - Peruvian Chicken with fried plantains, a salad, and a drink. Of course, you won't want to leave without trying their tasty, strong sangria either.
  • Yee Ting W.
    Yee Ting WuAugust 11, 2013
    The avocado salad and the Juanita's chicken are a powerfully delicious combination. But don't get the combos because its cheaper to buy each dish individually.
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One matador entree is enough for the people easily! Very good food, almost like a family bbq
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NgJune 30, 2015
    The lunch special is such a great deal! Definitely get the chicken leg - the meat is so tender it practically falls off of the bones.
  • Bryan A.
    Bryan AndrewNovember 6, 2014
    Rotisserie chicken was awesome! Sangria was good but a bit sweet for me. I didn't think the restaurant was as polished as it actually was. A little shocking!
  • Louis-Felix B.
    Louis-Felix BinetteDecember 25, 2015
    Everything is wrong here. Everything. Except the food, which is delicious. And the company, if you're lucky like I am. :)
  • Elis F.
    Elis ForgeriniJanuary 15, 2015
    The best peruvian restaurant in NY. El Matador is awesome and the guys are very kind also. I Love this place ❤️
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    $12 for a whole chicken is such good value. Green sauce is key, but the chicken is so juicy that sauce is pretty unnecessary.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriJuly 29, 2012
    The ceviche was alright, but when you come here, it's all about the pollo a la brasa.
  • ChrysHK
    ChrysHKJuly 7, 2016
    The sangria is so so, the mozzarella tastes like salted plastic, the chicken is a roasted chicken you can find in any French rotisserie. Portion are quite big, American size.
  • Max M.
    Max MMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Green sauce is great. The matador combo is good for 2-3, if you have a few eaters go for a seafood platter too.
  • Alexandrina S.
    Alexandrina SMarch 16, 2014
    Love it! Lomo saltado is incredible. Make sure to get the green sauce!
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬June 28, 2015
    Best Peruvian food in the city! Yuca fries and the salad are great!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 27, 2015
    Sangria was awesome, yucca fries, pollo, salad, everything they made was gold!
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanAugust 7, 2014
    The rotisserie chicken is so moist it's unbelievable. I've never had a better chicken breast.
  • Superb
    SuperbJune 26, 2012
    Ask for about a gallon of green sauce to go with your chicken. So delicious!
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterOctober 22, 2015
    Dreaming of Chicken, avocado salad & green Sauce! 😋
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidDecember 27, 2012
    Cozier location than the Hells Kitchen one but still the same consistent delicious chicken!
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiApril 17, 2011
    This place has some amazin' chicken. Order the Chicken Pio, or if you're really hungry, order the Peruvian Combo!
  • Tania T.
    Tania TorresFebruary 9, 2013
    Very delicious chicken but definitely not a big portion. Order twice of what you would usually get.
  • MeCritic.com
    MeCritic.comNovember 26, 2011
    The food is always very fresh. Keep in mind they only accept cash and Amex for payment. http://www.mecritic.com/places/place/785114/Pio-Pio-Restaurant
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamAugust 8, 2014
    Delicious peruvian dinner spot. Try their sangria while waiting for friends at the bar
  • Ellis H.
    Ellis HamburgerAugust 10, 2014
    Ask for the creamy, spicy green sauce. Then ask for even more green sauce.
  • Nureen G.
    Nureen GulamaliDecember 11, 2011
    I've heard the green sauce is made of the same ingredients as crack cocaine. I don't doubt it - seriously addictive.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KoenigJune 10, 2012
    You just got to get the sangria its so delicious once it hits your tongue !!
  • Ernesto G.
    Chicken is the specialty here. Don't bother with any other type of meat. Chicken empanadas are a delight. The ceviches are a big disappointment for a Peruvian restaurant, very bland.
  • Eduardo D.
    Eduardo DiazAugust 21, 2011
    Always a nice inexpensive place to eat good food- try the Sangria....
  • Jess W.
    Jess WMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing chicken. Matador combo is a feast... Sub the tostones for maduras.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HaaralaOctober 26, 2016
    Hot dog + french fries is the move. Hands down.
    Upvoted May 16
  • Kim Tumaini J.
    Best peruvian food ever. Do not miss it!
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SheltonJune 4, 2011
    you have to try the peruvian aki its like creamy green hotsauce yummm
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ceviche Mixto - $16.00 Is to die for
  • JD W.
    JD WhittingtonMarch 10, 2012
    Avacado salad. Delicious dressing. Oh and eat the whole chicken.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SDecember 31, 2012
    So yummy! Chicken, rice, salad & green sauce!! Perfect lunch!
  • Sean K.
    Sean KennedyJune 20, 2011
    The Matador easily feeds four. Excellent chicken with green sauce. Read more
  • Alfred C.
    Alfred ChildersFebruary 2, 2011
    Order the Matador Combo! Easily feeds 2 people with leftovers to spare.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FolgerFebruary 1, 2016
    Great chicken, inexpensive. A+
  • Emily L.
    Emily LurieFebruary 16, 2014
    Great ceviche, empanadas and sangria!
  • Gil M.
    Gil MDecember 24, 2015
    Always reliable; good food at great prices.
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideOctober 31, 2016
    Rotisserie chicken, avocado salad, mixto ceviche! 🍗🍴🐙
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsApril 10, 2015
    Great seviche. Even the mild seasoning has quite a kick
  • Marina
    MarinaMay 10, 2016
    Ceviche is good. Has LOTS of lime juice.
  • Natsuko U.
    Natsuko UJuly 8, 2011
    Peruvian Combo+ sangria is the way to go
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 30, 2015
    The chicken empanadas with green sauce...mmm
  • Ivette A.
    Ivette AlmeidaJuly 6, 2013
    The Juanita chicken was delicious with the Avocado salad.
  • John K.
    John KoenigsbergOctober 1, 2010
    Matador combo is $32 and can feed 4 easily - do it
  • Sherry O.
    Sherry OJune 6, 2011
    Locations everywhere, UES, UWS, midtown, Queens and Jersey!
  • Jeanie J.
    Jeanie JangNovember 5, 2014
    Their chicken combo and seafood dish with rice
  • Candice A.
    Candice AJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't leave unless you have tried the ceviche limeno!
  • Abby G.
    Abby G.August 16, 2014
    chicken platter is enoug food for 4
  • Gabriela B.
    Gabriela BehnenMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious! Tip for Mexicans: sabe a Pollo Loco :)
  • debz
    debzJuly 31, 2012
    ask for extra green sauce!
  • Nikhita M.
    Nikhita MahtaniApril 11, 2016
    So good! I love the chicken
  • tara g.
    tara geeAugust 12, 2014
    Chicken and sangria ftw
  • Piper F.
    Piper FlusserOctober 1, 2010
    Try the yuka potatoes the garlic sauce is amazing!!!!
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzNovember 14, 2010
    Absolutely delicious, juicy Peruvian chicken
  • Ron S.
    Ron ScottJanuary 14, 2015
    Came with two coworkers and we only spent $70 for our entire meal. Couldn't believe that the one platter would fill all our bellies. Worth the trip for the pollo...
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Malbec is very good
  • Mallory
    MalloryMay 31, 2010
    The green sauce is so good! Very addictive.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethNovember 23, 2013
    OMG!! This place is heaven!! 👌👌👌👌
  • Joe K.
    Joe KileySeptember 12, 2016
    Get the matador combo
  • ChrysHK
    ChrysHKJuly 7, 2016
    Well, we followed the advice on Foursquare and it's a big disappointment.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NielsenFebruary 21, 2015
    Ceviche was SO GOOD!
  • NYCphotos
    NYCphotosNovember 29, 2011
    Best yucca fries!
  • Melanie H.
    Melanie HJuly 4, 2013
    Am I the only one who doesn't understand why this place is popular?
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParcelOctober 14, 2012
    Super strong sangria #s3
  • danielle c.
    danielle clarkMay 13, 2010
    that green sauce is crack!!! I douse it on everything!
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AttarMay 13, 2015
    Green sauce!
  • Anita M.
    Anita MathewJuly 6, 2015
    Best chicken!!
  • Elisa L.
    Elisa LauJune 23, 2012
    For such a small place it is awfully loud. Good food but not good for conversations.
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash or American Express Only
  • Sree R.
    Sree RamanOctober 7, 2015
    Roasted Chicken
  • Margie V.
    Margie VelezAugust 5, 2013
  • Јс т.
    Јс тояяєѕMay 18, 2013
    Awful service at this restaurant, rude and unhelpful servers. I definitely not recommend this place if you care about customer service.
  • Adriana R.
    Adriana RodriguezJune 29, 2013
    The food is good here
  • El B.
    El BoogzJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    OMG that green sauce, I dream about it lol
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottliebSeptember 26, 2009
    Finish a Matador Combo on your own. Best chicken in NY...hands down.
  • Wuydmiyer F.
    Go to pio pio with Jenny and try the food
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not accepts Visa MasterCard & Discover
  • John K.
    John KohtFebruary 26, 2010
    Matador combo is awesome!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerDecember 10, 2009
    sangria, chicken. what more is there to life?
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaApril 11, 2016
    Overpriced. Not many options. Service is slow. Not truly Peruvian
  • Jean B.
    Jean BarmashMay 29, 2009
    Chicken Chicken Chicken! Their chicken is amazing.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PossoOctober 20, 2012
    No pisco sour! What a shame.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AcostaMarch 11, 2011
    Service is horrible during the lunch rush.
  • Guilherme M.
    Guilherme MonteiroApril 13, 2014
    Restaurante muito legal! Boas empanadas, o Arroz Chafua é muito bom e os frangos também! Porções muito bem servidas! Estilo galeterias brasileiras! Pessoal muito atencioso e simpático.
  • Alfredo D.
    Alfredo Del ToroSeptember 7, 2013
    Cocina Peruna excelente, ambiente genial y el lugar muy bonito, bar con bebidas típicas y ambiente agradable
  • Lili R.
    Lili RuedaNovember 7, 2014
    Algùn dia volveré a comer el pollo asado mas rico!!! Acompañado de la mejor ensalada con aguacate ... Y ese picante!! Yummy!!!!
  • Aytek😎
    Aytek😎December 9, 2016
    Sevgili Hakan tutturdu gidelim gidelim:)) Sonuç Sangria eşliğinde Tavuk Kalamar ve Barbunya eşliğinde pilav. Çok yedik lezzeti fena değildi zira çok acıkmıştım.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CMarch 17, 2013
    El menú es muy reducido en este local, sólo pollo, mejor vayan a los otros locales.
  • Ame L.
    Ame LAugust 20, 2015
    Lamentable el servicio, no pienso recomendarlo, mucho menos volver.
  • Ameerah R.
    Ameerah RwiliJune 3, 2014
    Lucuma ice cream 😍😍❤️
  • Shinsuke T.
    Shinsuke TanakaAugust 6, 2013
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