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Pio Pio

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Upper East Side
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1746 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-426-5800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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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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78 reviews
64 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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476 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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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank urtechge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

All of the dishes were delicious. Great rotisserie chicken, fried plantains, & avocado salads. I loved the sweet plantains! Sangria was awesome. The service was really good, as well. The prices were amazing for NYC! Really tasty food at a reasonable price.

Thank RiRi77
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall kind of place with a few two tops and only a couple of four tops. The decor is minimalist South American, But the service is always with a smile. The Peruvian dishes are particularly flavorful and very generous. Because the place is so small, you may prefer takeout and eat at home.

Thank robcurtross
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The location is SMALL - but plenty of tables for two and a few that can fit four. The matador combo is the best bang for your buck with Peruvian rotisserie chicken, avocado/tomato salad, rice, beans, tostones, and salchipapa (fries and hot dogs). We were able to substitute the maduros for the tostones with no issue - yummmm. I'll be... More 

Thank MairinP

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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
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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Upper East Side
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