Salon Pio Pio
Has anyone tried the new Pio Pio on 94th & Amsterdam?
Did delivery. The chicken was liberally spiced, moist, and pretty crispy. Fries were disastrously tasteless, cold and soggy. Sliced avocado was obviously sliced and fanned out on a prior date. Special shrimp soup was quite good and rich, with a flat-out humongous crustacion, head-on, and head-up in the center of the soup. They should call it Loch Ness Soup. I'd really like to like this place, but it seems, like its Peruvian predecessor Sipan, to be merely ok - not particularly chowish. Though this IS a funky soup.
Yes, we were there the other night. We thought it was great! Having lived in Lima, Peru for 14 years will keep us going there alot..... especially for the chicken, fries, salad, aji, and salchpapas! If you aren't too happy with it yet, give them time to get better. Peruvian cuisine is DELICIOUS!
Here is the common wisdom re Pio Pio in Manhattan:
1. Go to the upper east side Pio Pio for the chicken b/c it's delicious and cheap.
2. Avoid the upper west side Salon Pio Pio because it's overpriced and, except for the chicken, the food is subpar.
I've never read anything to the contrary.
It's more or less like Sipan (which I liked) with the addition of the Pio Pio chicken which is good and inexpensive.