Pio Pio

Pio Pio

Peruvian Restaurant and South American Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Berk K.
    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.
    Upvoted Jan 23
  • ZenFoodster
    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.
    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.
  • April
    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.
  • 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
  • Michael D.
    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
  • Meshi D.
    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.
  • Che F.
    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!
  • Jenny
    JennyDecember 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.
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxMarch 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
  • may
    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.
  • 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
  • M B.
    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.
  • Wendy S.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Mark N.
    Mark NappiMay 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.
  • Christina
    ChristinaAugust 12, 2016
    At $16, Juanita's chicken is a spectacular deal for 2 people - choose a few sides to add with the meal and you'll be more than full. I recommend the sweet plantains in particular.
  • 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!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrewsterJanuary 31, 2012
    Ignore the they only take AMEX comment. They take all major credit cards now. We got worried after sat down and ordered a huge meal with drinks & appetizers. BTW the drinks and ceviche are amazing.
  • Torzin S
    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.
  • 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.
  • drew t.
    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.
  • Ben F.
    Ben Fortney2 weeks ago
    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. 
  • Beatriz C.
    Beatriz CastilloMarch 27, 2015
    Great restaurant! Juanita's chicken was delicious. I recommend getting the Matador Combo (3-4 can eat it). Cool decoration.
  • 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...
  • 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!!!
  • Colleen
    ColleenJuly 26, 2012
    Pio chicken lunch special is only 9.50 and comes with salad and a side! I ordered the yucca fries.. Perfect starch pairing :)
  • 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
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    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.
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia CaseAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ 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.
  • Kathi M.
    Kathi MatschinerApril 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! !!
  • 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/
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteJune 12, 2016
    Get the lunch special, which isn't on the menu. A quarter roasted chicken with your choice of side (amazing Maduros) and an Avacado salad. SO GOOD.
  • Rita L.
    Rita LNovember 24, 2014
    Lunch special is a good deal, about $12 including tip and you get a quarter of a chicken, avocado salad and a side (i got maduros) and soda
  • christina m.
    christina mcleodSeptember 14, 2013
    Matador combo hands down best deal ever! I could drink the green sauce, ask for extra. Ordinarily I don't like tostones but these are delicious!
  • Adam M.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Davneet K.
    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!
  • Tomás R.
    Tomás RoggeroJuly 30, 2013
    Awesome. Four people menu: 2 empanadas de pollo and 2 papa rellenas as appetizers. Then ask for a Matador and a Arroz chaufa. :)
  • Lina T.
    Lina TrifonJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The white sangria is great. The food is wonderful. And you should definitely try the flan.
  • Soorashree T.
    Soorashree TelangNovember 1, 2012
    Make sure to get a reservation in advance and order the matador combo , it's awesome ( share with 2 people at least - includes yuca fries)
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaMarch 9, 2015
    Food is good and it's affordable when you realize the portion size. It's served family style so prepare to fill your plate with lots of food.
  • safia r.
    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.
  • Helly K.
    Helly KOctober 11, 2013
    Sangrias are on the sweet side . Chicken is so moist and delicious. A little loud in the restaurant when it's at full capacity.
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GrossmannAugust 2, 2015
    Pimiento relleno! We loved everything... Don't forget to order tres leches for dessert
  • D S.
    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
  • Ke'Mani S.
    Ke'Mani SmithJune 4, 2016
    The Matador Combo can definitely feed a family of 3-4!!! We tried to conquer it with 2 and failed :-(. Sooooo delicious though!
  • Alison M.
    Alison MittelstadtNovember 3, 2010
    Gorgeous, cozy modern rustic decor is the backdrop for delicious ceviche and fabulous Peruvian roasted chicken and plantains. Great for groups and good times. Easily a favorite!
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