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Posted by Zeb on 05/07/2008
The food here is simply delicious. I've never had a bad dish from Pio Pio Riko. The service is friendly, and the prices are outstanding. I have nothing bad to say about them!
Posted by love2eat on 11/04/2007
I was at work yesterday and I could smell some magnificent food coming from our break room. It was Pio Pio Riko. My coworker ordered take out from the night before and brought in her left overs. Man, were they amazing! She gave me and another coworker a few bites and we were hooked. We decided to order out for lunch. The chicken , beans and rice, plantains, and spicy green sauce are amazing. The flavors complement each other so well. This is probably the best takeout I've ever had. Pio Pio Riko is one of my new favorite places to eat! As good as it is, the delivery service was not so good. I believe it had more to do with the language barrier than bad service. I'll have my boyfriend take me out the next time I dine. But honestly, the trouble of ordering was worth the amazing food.
Posted by Submerged on 08/18/2007
We live at the bottom end of Greenpoint toward the park, and ordered from Pio Pio Riko - we absolutely loved it, and it got here in around 30 minutes. Delivery service was friendly, food was shocking good. You don't usually get such delicious things via take out, but here's another on point location in Greenpoint. Ceviche was top notch, and any place that has Yuca Frita is great in my book. We'll be ordering again :)
Posted by Anonymous on 05/08/2007
My wife and I have ordered from here fairly regularly, but unfortunately, when our order was screwed up for the 6th time in a row, we decided that it was too much trouble. Eat in the restaraunt and support the local business, but I have to advise against delivery unless you want to waste your money.
Posted by Hungry Jack on 05/01/2007
Firstly, I don't know why this little Greenpoint gem get's 3x$'s when two people can easily gorge for under $30 and even less than $20, especially if you just go for the roast chicken combos which are outstanding... Get the half chicken w/ rice & beans - does not dissapoint. The marinade and sauce it comes with are unearthly. Wash it down w/ a refreshing selection of crisp Peruvian beers or Sangria. For the more adventurous, try the Ceviche de Pescado... very fresh, zingy (from the lime juice) and picante if you like it hottt. It's served with cold sweet potato and corn to cool you off, fill you up, and cut the acidity...Only 10 bux and a meal unto itself. If you're the meat and potatos type or if you're bringing Dad, the beef dishes are also very tastey and reasonable. The atmosphere is bright and cheery, not terribly romantic, but if you're a football (soccer to us gringos) fan, there's a big screen in the back. It can get a little rowdy back there on Saturday afternoons so leave the missus at home and swill Cusquena while cheering on your favorite club with los hombres. And the service? ...Always fast, accomodating, and fast. They definitly aim to please at Pio. So skip the attempts at cheesy "fine Peruvian dining" at the other Brooklyn spots and head straight here for the real deal. Viva Punto Verde!
Posted by rowena on 03/20/2007
i love pio pio riko. i was lucky enough to live in greenpoint when it first opened, and even since moving away have become a regular. besides having a truly delicious (and generous serving of) ceviche, pio pio riko also offers a truly succulent rotisserie chicken for an amazing deal (something like 1/2 a chicken for under $5, i think). i always order the seafood, and love the anticuchos (beef hearts). but you have to try the ceviche there--you won't regret it. the atmosphere is a little spare, but unpretentious, and the service is very friendly. it's the best peruvian food i've had in bk (better than places in w.burg and park slope).
Posted by NYCTransplant on 02/21/2007
My girlfriend and I live a block away from Pio Pio. We walked by it a thousand times before one day, we were stuck at home, not in the mood to go out, and were sick of everything in the neighborhood. She said, "Let's try that Peruvian chicken place right downstairs." I am glad we did, because it quickly became our favorite place to eat. We go every Wednesday night and are treated so magnificently! The chicken is absolutely amazing with this unique green sauce that is served with it. The beans and rice are exquisite. I havent tried the fries, but the salad was delicious. They also have an appetizer that is potato slices covered in a cheese sauce. I prefer it heated up, but it is great either way. See you this Wednesday.