I would love to know how you would compare these two. I am hoping to try Bacchanal on my next trip at some point. My favorite buffet of all time is Carnival. I had not been too impressed with many others on the Strip after tasting Carnival. Because I understand from people that the food quality has dramatically declined from when Carnival opened, I would like you to compare Bacchanal to the Carnival you tasted when it first opened. Why you say? As far as I am concerned, I am perfectly fine with Rio's quality not having been around when it first opened. It exceeds all my expectations of a buffet. Thus, I would like it compared from a positive perspective...unless of course your experience there has always been negative.