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Rio Seafood Buffet

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by bullhead, May 16, 2015.

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  1. bullhead

    bullhead Tourist

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    I've been going to Vegas once a year for 10 years. My wife and I tried the seafood buffet at the Rio. I enjoyed the food, but I don't think it was worth the price($95) for the two of us. We should have had the regular buffet at the Rio.
     
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    no the world buffet a The Rio is not good at all you made the right choice to do the Village seafood buffet

    Only one better would be the one at Caesar's palace.
     
  3. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    I disagree TOTALLY. The seafood buffy went downhill TOTALLY since the place was taken over by Harrahs.The regular buffy( Carnival) IMHO is very good and enjoyed (THROUGHLY) MANY TIMES.
     
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    Only did the seafood buffet once....much of it was good but didn't think it was worth it.... nothing we had was really great. We really enjoy the carnival buffet each trip. So many dishes and most we've had was well prepared.....
     
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    I guess it depends on where you live. My friends loved the seafood buffet years ago and I wasn't at all impressed.
     
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    tominiowa High-Roller

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    For seafood buffet you should try the M. It isn't much cheaper though but it is very good and free beer or wine also.

    The Rio regular buffet has slipped some in recent years. Still good but also pricey as of 2 years ago. When was the last year you ate at the Rio JR? One cannot
    assume what was 5 years ago is the same today.
     
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    We had the seafood buffet last Nov and i have to say i wish we would have went to Red Lobster instead. Very disappointed.
     
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    Agree. Went there a year ago. Never again. Pretty sad when it's on par with red lobster...
     
  9. chef

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    The biggest problem with seafood on any Vegas buffet is the established practice of cooking food in advance and 'holding' it. Beef, pork and chicken tolerate that a bit better than seafood. When I went to the RIO seafood spread, that was my biggest disappointment - a dried out product.
    I've been to other seafood buffets throughout the country and all do better at cooking the items closer to service. That mentality will probably never make its way to Vegas.
    Bottom line - instead of spending big bucks at the RIO, go to a place like Bellagio or Wynn. Both have ample seafood offerings to satisfy one's taste buds, along with plenty of other stuff to sample.
     
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    The regular (Carnival) buffet is not good at all, way below average. The Seafood buffet has gone downhill in recent years but it's better than the Carnival. I'd pass.
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Do you and your wife love seafood? If it's not a top consideration then maybe $95.00 for two is a bit much. My Wife and I love seafood so even though it's a bit steep we will pay it to eat fresh seafood.

    I know there are regular buffets out there that are outstanding at a lower price but the general consensus here is that the Rio Carnival Buffet is not one of them. I haven't eaten at that place so I cannot comment.

    Gold Coast next door and Orleans (catch the free shuttle at G.C.) have value based buffets you might want to try next time out there. They are not "WOW" type of buffets you can find elsewhere but they are pretty good, less than half the price for two than what you paid at the Rio Seafood Buffet.
     
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  12. tominiowa

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    I had the Orleans seafood night buffet in March and found they stepped up the quality some. The oysters were better and warm crab legs hit the spot.

    Side note is they have some of the best beef ribs. Like said earlier it is good at less than half the price if that is a factor.
     
  13. chef

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    Good advice.
     
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