Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pio Pio

Pio Pio
841 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights/Queens/NYC

I'm betting most of you seasoned in the art of hard grubbin already know all about Pio Pio and their Matador Special. Knowing how strongly I feel about chicken and HG you can imagine my shock when I realized no one had told me about this Peruvian rotisserie chicken chain. Their limited menu has mostly chicken and Peruvian sides with the matador special combining much of the menu into one giant meal. Lets have a look:
Looking closer, lets start with french fries topped with HOT DOGS!! How have I never thought of that?! Don't worry about a bun or condiments, just cut up about eight hot dogs and mash em on top of a pile of french fries. Damn:
Then, you got your rice and beans, avacado salad, and fried plantains. None were too exciting but offered a refreshing way to break up the process of jamming chicken into your face:
Finally, the chicken. You get a whole bird that has so much flavor. They must have been roasting this thing for hours in the rotisserie, just letting all the delicious juices work their way through. Throw on top of it this amazing spicy green sauce and it becomes some of the tastiest chicken I've had in recent memory. If anyone knows what that green sauce is, let a brother know, cause I wanna bathe in it.

To top it all off they provide you with the musical accompaniment your grubbin requires. Just leave it up to my boy to lay down the proper Peruvian jams that'll work you into a hard chicken grubbin frenzy.


  1. She says:

    a)Wouldn't exactly qualify those frite toppings as 'hot dogs'

    b)The sides were just as good and exciting as the chicken!

    Thumbs up.

  2. Whatever those things are, hot dogs, sausages, I would say they look so incredible. And the bird looks so succulent, so succulent.

  3. This brah is about to Bolt Bus it down to the city for this fine Peruvian fare.

    I might try to (regrettably) recreate this dog/sausage mess with some waffle fries. Please note that I certainly will add gravy to this recipe at the crib this weekend.

    Please have defibrillator at the ready.

  4. Don't forget there is a Pio Pio Rico on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint too. They even have the fries with hot dog topper...and of course the chicken with special green sauce.

    996 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222