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Pio Pio

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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Chicken, Peruvian, South American
  • 1746 1st Ave, New York NY10128 40.779584 -73.946996
  • (Btwn 90th & 91st St)
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  • (212) 426-5800
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User Ratings (Based on 160 reviews)

3.785
Food 4.2 Value 4.2
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 426-5800
Website:
www.piopio.com
Notes:
AmEx
Hours:
Daily: 11am-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Cheap Eats, Outdoor Dining, Live Entertainment, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering

User Reviews

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by allie on 03/25/2007

    If you love chicken, you'll love this

    The new PIO PIO on the UWS is outstanding and much bigger then the UES local.Althought they can't seem to get bring the salad before the meal right, the food is great along with the friendly service. I highly reccomend PIO PIO

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by Peter on 02/25/2007

    Forgotten the fundamentals.

    I have been on the U.E.S. for 25+ years and prior to Pio Pio the same location, with same food, was called El Pollo. When P.P. showed up after it was a joy to have good chicken back on the table. As of the past few years P.P. has begun to slide in each of the rating criteria. I will continue to eat there from time to time but I am reluctant to praise it so much to others. The strongest request to the owners/employees would be to take time and care about their customers once again. The product will continue to please (when prepared properly) but I feel they have forgotten those of us that have been around from the start and what it is like to be in the service industry.

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2007

    Great Food, Great Place

    This place is great and the food is excellent. The take out menu is not a fair representation of the menu that is available in the restaurant. The drinks are strong, the waitstaff is very attentive. The appetizers are not as good as the entrees, at least the 2 times that I went there they were not as good as the excellent entrees. Definitely worth trying. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by ForestHillsLocal on 02/11/2007

    The green sauce is the best part....

    ...Otherwise I have to concur with the reviewer who said that their chicken (while otherwise delicious) isn't always fully cooked. The Woodhaven location we go to is always maddeningly crowded, there's no place to park, and there's no place to stand while you are waiting for your pickup. I wish there was nearby alternative - any suggestions?

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by Charlotte on 02/09/2007

    Great Value and Good Food

    I've been going here with my friends for a while and all of us love it. The seafood platter is huge and you can share it with your friends. The Ceviche is great. And I love the atmosphere of a little whole in the wall. And it's always crowded. You might have to wait 30 to 60 min, but it's worth the wait.

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by Unbelievable on 01/31/2007

    its unreal

    I love the food at Pio Pio, especially the garlic sauce that comes with the tostones what i dislike the most about Pio Pio restaurants is that the one in woodhaven does not accept credit cards (people don't always walk around with cash) and the one in Northern Blvd only takes American Express! How is this possible (what happened to Visa, Mastercard, or even discover....I can't even imagine the one in the city....They should have more variety for forms of payment.....This is very dissapointing and it makes a customer not want to go back...ITS A SHAME! So others beware and make sure you carry cash...

  • Pio Pio

    Posted by Manolo on 01/13/2007

    Disappointing Food and Service

    As a peruvian, I can tell you two things that really dissapointed me. First, of course, the food. It wasn't good enough to even say it was 'ok'. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as a restaurant in Peru, because of ingredients, freshness, etc, but this was not even close. We ate pollo a la brasa (broiled chicken with peruvian flavor). The chicken didn't pass the test, nor did the fried Yuca (Yuca frita) we ordered as an appetizer. The chicken was not completely cooked and it looked like they rushed to serve it because the place is kinda small and they had customers waiting... Even when it looked like they rushed to bring us the food (because of the way it was cooked), they took a while to serve it.... About the service, it was very poor. We never felt we were treated as valued customers and the waiters had no charisma at all, they kinda looked mad...Sorry but I wouldn't recommend this to anybody. I wish I were wrong...

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