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jackieparis Apr 26, 2007 04:05 AM

Anyone know what's going on with the place? I attempted to stop there for lunch yesterday since I've heard so many great things about it. The place was closed around 1 p.m. yesterday.

  1. guttergourmet Jul 18, 2007 06:15 PM

    Had lunch today-still good but the tacos weren't quite what I remembered pre-renovation. My buddy was disappointed with the burrito. Still beats the #$%&* out of Chipotle though.

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      smrtazz May 13, 2007 08:23 PM

      their tamales rock.

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        jackieparis May 22, 2007 10:35 AM

        Went to Pio Maya for lunch today. The service was so slow. I thought the food was ok for Mexican but definitely not the best that I've had. I think El Paso on the upper east side is a lot better.

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          sing me a bar May 22, 2007 01:24 PM

          Now that the grill is gone, (sounds like a BB King song!), from upstairs, the service will be even slower than once it was. Invariably the orders from the back kitchen were always a little off, i.e. lacking ordered guacamole or slightly dry.. I ended up always requesting the burrito was made from up front, so I could make sure they didn't mess it up.

      2. enrevanche May 9, 2007 09:16 AM

        Eater is reporting Pio Maya as being permanently closed.

        http://eater.com/archives/2007/05/the...

        Will try to verify personally this weekend.

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          sing me a bar May 9, 2007 11:23 AM

          I doubt it. Why is the boss of Pio Maya overseeing the redo, then? My sense is they're making it less cafeteria-like and maybe even scrapping the grill in the entry room for cooking everything in the back. They already put in faux-marble tiles on the floor.

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            a_and_w May 9, 2007 03:39 PM

            Marble tiles in a taqueria? That's not exactly promising news...

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          jdream Apr 30, 2007 06:49 AM

          The one on 8th st? I think there was some other place by the same name that people get confused about (that one closed). The one on 8th street is wonderful. Great rotisserie chicken, good tortas with steak, and shrimp burritos!

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            jackieparis Apr 30, 2007 07:55 AM

            Yes, I went to the one on 8th Street last week and it was closed. Does anyone know if it is now opened?

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              Aaron L. May 3, 2007 12:08 PM

              It's still closed--DOH. Would love to go there if/when they reopen. What does it look like on the inside? Is there enough room to sit and eat comfortably?

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