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Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2006
Whenever you order from Pio Pio you have to take a big risk since sometimes they don't deliver for 2 hours. All they will say is that your order is on the way. Exremely unreliable service. It's too bad because their food is quite good and reasonably priced.
Posted by Peruchi on 02/01/2006
The chicken is great, the sides and salads are great, try the Pisco Sour and Sangria, they will definitely lift your spirit.
Posted by Nycer12 on 01/24/2006
Pio Pio is simply delightful, everything about it is excellent. Though the restaurant is small (which leads to a wait) it is charming, the staff is gracious and very competenent, and the food is absolutely to die for. You can't find a better value for the quality of the food and experience. My new favorite on the Upper East!!
Posted by Calyandra on 01/18/2006
Decided to order from here because of the many glowing reviews. I wasn't disappointed at all. You get a TON of food for the amount they charge. I ordered the matador combo with a side of yuca fries and it was enough food to feed at least 3 people. My fiance and I shared the dish and we barely put a dent in it (lunch time leftovers!) The chicken is good and the sauces they give you on the side (mojo and a spicy green sauce) are really yummy. The only thing I wasn't too fond of were the salchipapas (sausage and fries) the sausage itself was meh...it would probably be better with chorizo. Definitely order from here if you are looking for more bang for your buck. You will be pleasantly surprised. :) The only downside is that they only accept AMEX and cash.
Posted by college student on 12/10/2005
My brother and i usually just order in a whole chicken pio, side of maduros, and a combination side of rice and beans. We haven't been inside the place so i can't comment on the atmosphere and eat-in service, But they're very polite on the phone and prices are quite reasonable in comparison to other caribbean/south american restaurants in the area. Only problem is sometimes they're so busy that you're put on hold for awhile and have to speak very loud so they can hear your order, but that's really no problem. Great food!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/23/2005
If I had to sum this place up into one word I would say WOW! I have been going to this restaurant ever since it first open and at the time the owner only had him and another guy working there. Now it has expanded into a New York loving place to eat for the family or even on a date. I once even saw a guy ask a girls hand in marriage there as funny as it may sound. Also it is a GREAT place to go on wednesday because the one in Jackson Heights has an awesome peruvian band playing while you eat. You will even see people dancing when the band is there! This guys food is better then half the spanish food eats in New York. He gets my vote!
Posted by Andrew on 10/24/2005
This place is starting to get busy, and it's driving me nuts! I'm not surprised though. The chicken is exceptional. The calamari is the best I've ever had. And that green sauce? What it that? They should bottle it. Do try the Sangria, and like another diner said, take it slow. It's stronger than it tastes. And the fried plantain slices (I forget what they're called) try them too. One thing: They offer these so-called "platters." Don't order them. They're actually more expensive than ordering everything separately and you don't get any more food. Weird, right? All in all, one of my favorite places. Thank God I live down the street. It makes me want to stay in this random corner of the island.