On July 24, 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the ancient Inca settlement Machu Picchu in Peru.
We don’t know about you, but after absorbing this historical factoid, we’re craving tasty Peruvian food something fierce! So this weekend, we’re headed down to Pio Pio in Jackson Heights. Here’s a bit about the restaurant from the Michelin Guide:
Spanish for “chirp chirp”, this charming eatery serves up authentic Peruvian fare in a colorful, casual atmosphere; vibrant hues tint the walls while bright Peruvian paintings hang on exposed brick. True to its signature sound, Pio Pio calls attention to the chicken; exquisitely marinated, cooked rotisserie style, and served with a garlicky green sauce, this bird will have your taste buds tweeting in ecstasy. The sides are also something to sing about: try a generous plate of (fried unripe plantains) or the zesty avocado salad. The combos—best shared—are a great value, offering a whole chicken plus two or more sides at a bargain price. On a sunny day, grab a table in the garden and cool off with a refreshing pitcher of sangria.
Apparently, it’s pretty cheap, too! Click to see Michelin’s full profile.