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Pio Pio Fried Chicken

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

It was highly recommended by a Panamanian, so we tried it. It was just ok, the yuca frita was just ok not greasy almost good, we also tried carimanolas : they were greasy and soggy, not good.

Thank Mischievoustrip
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Not overly impressed found the chicken very greasy. Price was fine, maybe I was there on an off day. Will more than likely try it again just to give it a true test.

Thank Clifford B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Just eat at McDonalds. Wanted something different, but I wasn't satisfied with the food or the portion sizes. Better just to skip it. The location we went to had a McDonalds across the street. Ended up there an hour later cause I was still hungry.

Thank Kayla V
Amelia, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I arrived late on a bus from San Jose. It was the only place open after 11:00 PM. Actually the chicken finger meal was good and filling.

Thank dayhiker3458
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

A little cheaper than American fast food but tastes pretty good. They sell mostly chicken. It is easy to get what you want without any Spanish.

1 Thank Frank S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We had chicken to go after mid night. The chicken was as to be expected from that type of Restaurant. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There was a dried out Hojadra in the display case, but l was offered to have a fresh one made. I wanted to be accommodating as well and took the dry one, which was... More 

Thank Karl S
David, Panama
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Fried chicken is something that is good every now and then. However, I would not go back to this chicken outlet. KFC is a much better choice. The day I tried it I was in a hurry and am always ready to try a new eating establishment. If you are famished, try PIo Pio otherwise forget it.

Thank UncleG55711
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I prefer Pollo Adado but wanted to give this place a try since it is so popular in Panama. Their taste was pretty standard so although I enjoyed it the taste was nothing special for fried chicken. I would return if in the mood but would not go out of my way.

1 Thank arizonaac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Fast food 24/7 , i love the chicken there and somithing call mollejas, i think its the only restaurant open all the night and its in the down town, near of everything, good prices 👌🍔🍟🍗

Thank Sasha H
Toronto, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Panama’s answer to KFC, it’s a basic fast food place. Panamanians love their fried food, and you get it here. Chicken/sausage with fries and rice as well as burgers. Combos are about $5 a person, breakfast combos are about $3. Good for a quick bite and not too greasy. You can find them everywhere.

Thank Andrew F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?