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Pio Pio

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1746 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10128-5212
+1 212-426-5800
11:00 - 23:00
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College Park, Maryland
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was going to give the food a 3 but the service made it a 2. We looked this up near our friends apt and we love Peruvian chicken but this chicken was dry compared to other great places we've had. The plantains were dry too and the rice had no seasoning and was cold. The waiter (Marco?) didnt even... More 

Thank Travelling_Terp27
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for years. The BEST Perruvan chicken restaurant in NYC. Small, confortable, service is great. The chicken is wonder, so are the sweet plantains-- don't look for bread -- there is none. The sangria is on the tart side but good .

Thank richardallan2016
North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great service. Seriously the best chicken I have had at a restaurant. Lunch time was busy but we had no problem being seated in this small place.

Thank Missing_BHX
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very cute place in Upper East Side where you can find tipical south American food. Rice and chicken are delicious but you can also eat seafood so everyone can taste different plates!

Thank Ilaria B
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The three of us visited Pio Pio 3 on a Sunday afternoon. We ordered the Matador chicken with an additional side of Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian style Chinese fried rice). The Mama Juanita's chicken was spicy yet so moist, and the fried rice hearty and deliciously fresh. Everything was memorable, and our NYC daughter had leftovers for 2 days! Our server,... More 

Thank ElvisOnly
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

At last a restaurant that charges reasonable prices for basic, yet delicious food. The chicken was moist and delicious and nicely spiced. The seafood platter was equally delicious and plentiful. The service was attentive and accommodative. It's a very small place so be sure to reserve a table, especially on the weekend. Enjoy!

Thank strassbeee
West Hartford, Connecticut
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475 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot for Peruvian chicken and all the sides. Service and food are prompt. The green sauce that accompanied the chicken was rich and smoldering and fried yucca was a nice side. Drink selection isn't extensive but the glass of malbec fit well with the meal and handled the heat. Prices are reasonable by NYC standards. I... More 

Thank Int_Bus_Travel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great food, chicken was amazing and hit the spot. Service was fine. Fairly cheap. Good for take-out or to eat in.

Thank Tanya7171
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been getting take out from this place for the past few years! I always get the empanadas and rice with beans. Always great but tonight it was really great!!! Delicious! The green sauce is a little too hot for me but my husband loves it! I will continue getting food there!

Thank Gabrielle S
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a long while since I was at this Pio Pio location. Nevertheless I always had great memories of the delicious food there. But yesterday I was totally disappointed and disgusted. We were a party of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids. We ordered the whole chicken with fries and salad, 2 ceviches limeños, a glass of sangria... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1746 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10128-5212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-426-5800

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

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