1746 1st Ave.
Pio Pio is among our favorite spots for a cheap sit down place on the Upper East Side. Located at 1746 First Ave between 90th and 91st, this Peruvian place offers most dishes for $10 to $30 – not dirt cheap, but many of the dishes give servings enough for two people.
The lunch special, at $9.95, is a good deal with a quarter chicken with a salad and choice of sides. OK, so this is no $4 hamburger, but it is good as a New Yorker to get out and experience (inexpensively) some culture every now and again…
Note: additional locations exist in NYC,
Hell’s Kitchen: 604 10th Ave 43 & 44th
UWS: 702 Amsterdam Ave. (at 94th St.) Murray Hill: 210 East 34th 2nd and 3rd aves UES 1746 1st Ave, New York 10128 (Btwn 90th & 91st St) Queens: Jackson Heights 84-13 Northern Blvd. Rego Park: 62-30 Woodhaven Blvd. Bronx: 264 Cypress Ave. (& East. 139th St.)
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