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160 Quail St, Albany, NY 12203-1204
+1 518-463-2800
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 Dec 2017
9 Aug 2017
“Great lunch with large portions ”
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12:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
160 Quail St, Albany, NY 12203-1204
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Got the pio pio feast. Chicken was perfectly cooked...moist with crispy skin, rice and beans delicious and tostones quite tasty. Staff was very helpful and attentive. Went with a few friends and they loved their food as well. Recommended for great spanish food!

Thank 1RaiderFan
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We dropped by for lunch and am so glad we did. The food was delicious and the portion sizes generous. We didn't even need to eat dinner. It's Latin American comfort food like mom and grandma make without being in the kitchen for hours.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Reminded me of when I lived in Puerto Rico. Authentic Spanish food. 5 star 100% every place else pales in comparison.

Thank Eòsath D
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Before I moved into college, my mother and I decided to come here for a last meal. I ordered the Carne Guisada, which was a good choice. The meal started with a small salad that had fresh, crunchy carrots and lettuce. After a short wait,...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious simple "criolla " Latino food. Small modest and informal locale. Located near downtown Albany. Frequented by locals.

Thank Carmen S B
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Absolutely delicious food. Huge portions, very reasonable price. Kept thinking about the friend plantains and steak for days afterward! Only slight problem was its location in a slightly sketchy area.

1  Thank EE52013
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is a small quaint little restaurant. Not fancy and does not have many tables, but I went at lunch time and all the tables were taken. That is always a good sign. Staff was very friendly.The chicken soup was superb. My mom was not...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Ok, so i've only tried the grilled shrimp but it is so tasty and can never get myself to try anything else! My husband got the rotisserie chicken and it was yummy as was the fried whole fish.

Thank rphmandy
MGMT160, Manager at Mr PIO PIO, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2012

The grilled shrimp is absolutely addicting. We do recommend you try Camarones al Pio Pio. It does not have the lemon sauce but its homemade stew brings another flavor to our shrimp. Hope to see you guys soon!

Reviewed 6 March 2012

mr. pio pio might be good for albany (i don't know as it's the only place i've eaten there), but its food can't compete with similarly priced venues in big cities. though the chicken was tender, the ribs and churrasco were definitely NOT slow cooked....More

1  Thank ben a
MGMT160, Manager at Mr PIO PIO, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2012

We are sorry to hear that you did not find us up to NYC standard. We will take your criticism and aim to further improve. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our homemade hot sauce!

Reviewed 30 October 2011

This was our second visit to Mr. Pio Pio. We had stopped in Albany to eat on our way to upstate NY. We picked this place from Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The seating is limited and the whole set up very...More

Thank Westernmasstraveler
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Quail St, Albany, NY 12203-1204
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-463-2800
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