cousin's night out: pio peruvian

I am loving our monthly cousin's nights out! We've had a few now and it's been fun trying new restaurants and taking the time to hang out.  We all get a chance to choose a restaurant, order dependent on birthdate.

This month, it was hubby's turn to choose a restaurant. After much deliberation, he chose Pio Peruvian. We had been wanting to check out the place for a while so it was perfect that we could do it with our cousins. The restaurant, located on Sunridge Way, was small but packed - always a good sign for any restaurant.

Since we were having dinner on a Thursday, we were able to have the El Menu Special - an appetizer, entree and dessert for $18.99.  We started with ceviche. The marinated tilapia was served with sweet potato and toasted Peruvian corn. This was refreshing and spicy and a great way to start the meal.

Hubby and I also shared the Salchipapa - beef sausage with fries and Pio sauce. The sausage was sparse but good and the fries were amazing.

For our main, we had the Pollo Saltado. Flavourful pan-fried chicken with onions, tomatoes and peppers served with fries and rice. Our chicken dish was amazing. It's one I think about often and I can't wait to go back for more.

We ended our meal with Alfajores - shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche. I thought it would just be a regular shortbread cookie but it was far from it. The warm cookie was buttery and flaky and the caramel made an amazing addition. It was a delicious way to end a tasty meal.

Do you have any suggestions for our next dinner?

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