282 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11223
Will and I went on a double date with our friends Samantha and Alex recently and decided to go to a new and local restaurant Pio Pio, located in Gravesend, Brooklyn. There's a couple of locations in the city and Queens.
I really liked the decor of the restaurant because it was very simple and chic. The atmosphere is relaxing, chill, and mellow.
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Mama Juanita's rotisserie chicken was enormous! It was nicely roasted to a nice shade of golden brown, piping hot, tender, and delicious. The yellow rice and beans were tasty, nothing too special. The salchipapa is sliced frankfurters and French fries. Who would have thought those two would be an interesting combo? The sliced frankfurters were cooked to perfection as the fries were too.
My favorite of this entire combo was the tostones because I have had a lot of tostones before and none of them could measure up to the excellent quality from Pio Pio. The tostones has a slight crunch on the outside and were really moist, smooth, and delightful! I ate a whole lot of it. Since Will is allergic to avocado we had it served on the side from the salad.
I wasn't a fan of this dish even though the sea bass was cooked to perfection, moist and delicate. There was just the right amount of seasoning and flavor, but it looks like a regular Asian dish I would eat at home.
I wasn't too thrilled with this dish because the breading on the fried seafood and yuca definitely needed more salt, pepper, and maybe spices. The taste was very bland.
For the most part, our dinner was delightful and satisfying. The decor really captured me and most of the food was on point. I would definitely come back especially since it's so close to my home, just 15 minutes away and next time, I will be eating lots and lots of tostones.