Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken
Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken

Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pioperu.com/
  • Phone: (403) 681-7378
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Peruvian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken
We are a small family owned and operated Peruvian restaurant located in Calgary Alberta, serving the famous and fabulous Pollo a la Brasa, and other Peruvian favourites such as Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Anticuchos, Picarones, and many more! Our goal is to bring authentic Peruvian food just as if you were in the streets of beautiful Peru! All food is made from scratch and with love. Enjoy the experience and the food!
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Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A fun family restaurant
    CalgaryFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a small restaurant in a mall in NE Calgary. We had a lovely experience starting with the warm greeting from (presumably) the owner, to the friendly service, to the patient explanations of unfamiliar menu items. I think we were the only people there who didn't speak Spanish, which says a lot! There are dishes here I'd never had before. The food was delicious, generously portioned and reasonably priced. An enjoyable evening all around.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent
    rallyguy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant for about a year or so but had not experienced it. We were most pleasantly surprised and we would recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family, the food is excellent, the service is excellent and the smiles given are genuine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming atmosphere
    NickiVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We have been here 3 times and they have always made us feel welcome - even when I make them suffer through my broken Spanish!! The food is consistently very good and we love the unique menu they offer at a reasonable price point. It always brings back good memories of our trip to Peru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere
    Dino
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Staff were really good. Answered all our questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great chicken
    sushigirl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I'd been looking forward to trying this restaurant as I had heard some really good reviews. While the ambiance is non-existent, the food and service were good. I's an okay little place to grab a bite with a friend or family after shopping but definitely not if you are looking for something "special". We didn't try anything exotic as it really is all about the chicken... Loved the plantain starter!! The chicken was very juicy and tasty - the perfect amount of char and I also really enjoyed the mint, cilantro sauce served on the side. We both had the rotisserie chicken, I had the linguini and my friend had the cassava fries as sides. I found the pasta to bit saltier than I like but the fries were good and the piscojito very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    samunro1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had never tried Peruvian food before and when we noticed that they were gluten free friendly we wanted to give it a try. We were amazed at the flavors of the food and the wonderful selection not only for the gluten free items but in general. Our waitress was very friendly and extremely helpful in helping us make our choices. Would definitely recommend this to our friends and go back ourselves when we are in Calgary, AB. Makes me want to go to Peru and try more!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Pio Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    scpet
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Didn't have to climb a mountain to get here, but it would be worth the trip if it was necessary. Always a wonderful experience to indulge in the flavors of Peru in a local establishment, surrounded by artwork that makes you think you have been transported during your dinner to the Machu Picchu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!!
    PeteP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This place has wicked Food/Staff and brilliant value
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A spin on the same old same old
    NickiVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I am a chicken junkie and Pio puts a nice Peruvian flair on the usual. The staff is very friendly offering great service at this busy little restaurant. The ambiance certainly brought back memories from my recent trip to Peru.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pio Peruvian
    rayjaycottonhead
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    While the location (strip mall in the NE) isn't ideal, this spot is worth a visit. You don't get much for ambience, but the restaurant is clean, looks new-ish, service was friendly and quick, and the food authentic and delicious. Our group had the ceviche, chicken, trout, lomo saltado and tres leches dessert. All were amazing! Portions were a decent size, taste was great. Plantains were awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food.
    Bonbon
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very good service and good food. The Pio chicken for two was wonderful. Huge salad with good fries and nice chicken. Great Value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good enough for a first time
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Peruvian food is tasty and service was good. The place is small and does not have the "ambiance" that one would expect as the place is really more like a little eatery - which is not bad. If you want no fuss, tasty dishes - then you will like it here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    e2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food and service. recommend ceviche...delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes like Latin America!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I wanted to try Pio out for months now, based on great reviews that I had heard. We made a last minute reservation that ended up to be a half hour before their closing time (didn't realize that). The menu items were called what they really are, not dummied down for English-first people - big points for that! Everything was delish; the Ceviche, Soup of the Day (a fish soup) and AJI DE GALLINA – a Peruvian curry dish; all accompanied by a couple of traditional drinks. Fantastic! We will be SURE to return for another meal when we have more time to enjoy it. I should note that the staff did NOT make us feel rushed AT ALL, even though we had kept them a little later.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful night out
    cgerrits
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Took a friend for dinner to Pio and we enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Definitely a busy place, so don't forget to make a reservation ahead of time. It's worth it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Different
    nandoVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great food, well seasoned, and friendly service. I've made Peruvian Chicken at home before, and I must say this was even better and way easier. :) We'll worth visiting...oh, and the desserts!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, friendly service.
    ZachW
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We purchased a Travel Zoo coupon after reading the outstanding reviews online and we regret nothing about our decision. The service was super friendly and our server took the time to explain all of the food. She let us know their mayo is specially prepared with a little bit of zing, and she was right! She also let us try a couple of the juices they have as well which was great and it helped us choose our cocktails. We had an appetizer, two main courses and a dessert to share and we didn't have to wait more than five minutes between courses. I cannot speak kindly enough about the service - it was sensational!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love love
    CalgaryDiner
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Went for the price fixe meal and it was awesome! Food was tasty, plentiful and exotic. Drinks are way overpriced, but tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin Food Lovers
    YvonneVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We wanted to try almost everything on the menu but we only had room for so much. We ordered only appetizers this time so we get to taste a bit of all the appetizers. Everything was excellent! Next time we will order a few mains to try. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    mk4jetta
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    the food was very good, seemed fresh, and the service was pretty good. will dine here again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pio Review
    Forevercakes
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    When we(me & my husband) got there, the line up was by the door. The restaurant is pretty small as people could not get a table so they had to order out. Those who were waiting for a table like us had to wait by the door, which was pretty inconvenient to those whom were going/leaving the restaurant. It was pretty crammed. Once seated we had the Valentines Day menu. The food was sooo delicious and vey filling. Dispute the space, the food overall was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple but Tasty
    Foodnut
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We were greeted right when we walked through the door. Service was great, we waited only a few minutes for our appetizer (tamales, which was flavourful and the right amount of seasoning). The entrees took a bit of time since we ordered the chicharron and the pio chicken. The portions were just the right size. The chicken was juicy and delicious and the accompanying sauces gave it an extra punch. Would highly recommend this place, good portions, tasty food and great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious....
    happyguest
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    All of this ethnic food flavors were very well made...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different taste in Calgary
    NEworkerVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Great food and friendly service. Tender moist chicken with unique spice mixture. Also try the Limo Saltado which was delicious. Will definitely come back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Was perusing through OpenTable restaurants and thought we would try Peruvian - we really enjoyed the meal and drinks! Quality was very good - we will definitely return. The only thing was communication between the servers - we were asked the same questions by both servers a few times - I guess that's better than being ignored though. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away in the North-East
    Luke
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Cultural diversity is abound in the north-east. A number of ethnic family-owned restaurants and cafes have opened up in the last few years. It is a shame that the rest of the city doesn't come and discover them. Every time, I see the word 'chicken' in a restaurant name, it reminds me of fast food like Kentucky Fried Chicken and I tend to shy away. I am glad I didn't at Pio. It is a family-run restaurant and has a bistro atmosphere. I have been there several times and each time, I order the chicken. The meat is so moist and tender that it almost melt in my mouth. Try one of the home-made specialty drinks (chica morada, jugo de maracuya). Next time, I may try the other items but it is the chicken that keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate