Don't be fooled by Pio Pio Riko's red and white striped tabletops that evoke T.G.I. Friday's more than the Peruvian flag, this is casual dining with a serious twist.
Pio Pio Riko looks and smells like a typical Peruvian rotisserie chicken joint, but the preparation of the ceviche is where this restaurant truly shines. Their ceviche, Peru's national dish, is offered in portions and prices unheard of across the East River.
Why have plain ol' chicken, when you can have fresh spicy raw seafood "cooked" in lime juice with an array of traditional Peruvian appetizers?
Peruvian cuisine may be one of the trendiest in Manhattan, but, for the real deal, take a short ride to Queens on the 7 train.
The proposed menu:
Ceviche: Raw fish marinated in lime juice and chili peppers
Ceviche Mixto: Raw fish, squid and shrimp marinated in lime juice and chili peppers
Choclo Peruano con Queso: Peruvian corn with cheese
Papa a la Huancaina: Sliced potato in a spicy creamy cheese sauce
Anticuchos de Corazon: Grilled beef hearts
Cancha: Andean corn nuts
The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. The estimated cost per diner is $18-25. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks and individual desserts that you order. Cash only. Please bring small bills.
Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.
-7 local to 46 Street
Distance between New York and Lima, Peru: