Carnival World & Seafood Buffet

★★★★☆
Indulge in 300 dishes prepared fresh daily at Carnival World Buffet.
  • 3700 W Flamingo Rd

    Las Vegas, NV 89103

    Cross street: In Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Mid-Strip

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  • 702-252-7777

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Located in the Rio. One of the best buffets around. They are tricky a world buffet with foods from many countries.

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★★★★★

Located in the Rio. One of the best buffets around. They are tricky a world buffet with foods from many countries.

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huuuge buffet, decent food, not the BEST quality, but it's actually better than some. size is definitely going for them, but luckily we had a buddy with a local's discount so we didnt have to pay full price.

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★★★★★

huuuge buffet, decent food, not the BEST quality, but it's actually better than some. size is definitely going for them, but luckily we had a buddy with a local's discount so we didnt have to pay full price.

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This is the best buffet I've eaten at in Las Vegas so far. Unlike most buffets that have 2-4 lines of the same food choices each line, this buffet has no repeats. Every single line is something different. So many different types of food to choose from. If you happen to be there when Lunch changes over to dinner, even more choices come out. Desert bar is one of the largest I've seen with lots of different types of desserts to choose from. Be hungry when you go.

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★★★★★

This is the best buffet I've eaten at in Las Vegas so far. Unlike most buffets that have 2-4 lines of the same food choices each line, this buffet has no repeats. Every single line is something different. So many different types of food to choose from. If you happen to be there when Lunch changes over to dinner, even more choices come out. Desert bar is one of the largest I've seen with lots of different types of desserts to choose from. Be hungry when you go.

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AVOID AT ALL COST

On Arrival: We decided to eat an early dinner.arrived around 4p and stood in line for an hour despite there being dozens of empty tables inside. When we got past the door, we found out why. The place has 5 automated

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★★★★★

AVOID AT ALL COST

On Arrival: We decided to eat an early dinner.arrived around 4p and stood in line for an hour despite there being dozens of empty tables inside. When we got past the door, we found out why. The place has 5 automated

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We take all our visitors to this buffet and they are always impressed! It is huge. My dad walked it out and it was over 300 feet long. No matter what you are craving, they will have it and it will be tasty. They also have two for one buffets for locals Sunday though Friday.

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★★★★★

We take all our visitors to this buffet and they are always impressed! It is huge. My dad walked it out and it was over 300 feet long. No matter what you are craving, they will have it and it will be tasty. They also have two for one buffets for locals Sunday though Friday.

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Very disappointed that the Blintzes were removed from all the Harrah's Buffets in the Vegas area. Some I understand have them on Champagne Brunch Days but other wise they are not offered. so for me to go in and have a cup of coffee with my family who eats eggs etc where I don't it costs me near $20/ Very unfair
Will not go their again

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointed that the Blintzes were removed from all the Harrah's Buffets in the Vegas area. Some I understand have them on Champagne Brunch Days but other wise they are not offered. so for me to go in and have a cup of coffee with my family who eats eggs etc where I don't it costs me near $20/ Very unfair
Will not go their again

Pros: coffes ok

Cons: No blintzes, slow service even for Diamonds,

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I get free food at the Carnival World Buffet when I play in the WSOP events at the Rio. They offer pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue.

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★★★☆☆

I get free food at the Carnival World Buffet when I play in the WSOP events at the Rio. They offer pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue.

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This buffet, located in the Rio Hotel, includes a great variety of different ethnic cuisines. There is something for everyone at this buffet and the quality is fairly decent considering how many types of cuisines they offer.

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★★★★☆

This buffet, located in the Rio Hotel, includes a great variety of different ethnic cuisines. There is something for everyone at this buffet and the quality is fairly decent considering how many types of cuisines they offer.

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We were going to try the Wynn, but it was way too expensive so we went for our second choice. Was that ever a good decision. We managed to get to the buffet at a slower time. Our waiter was nice, attentive and filled our champagne glasses when he noticed them empty. I started with the Dim Sum. The duck was so tasty and the shrimp har gow dumpling were fresh and perfect. The prime rib was melt in your mouth and there were rare slices aplenty as well as end cuts. I also spent a low of time with the snow crab and peel and eat shrimp.

Since I only have one stomach, I did not try to Mexican or many of the traditional American dishes, but they all looked so very good. The desserts and pastries were fresh and perfect and they even had gelatto in six flavors. I will recommend this buffet to all my friends and I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

We were going to try the Wynn, but it was way too expensive so we went for our second choice. Was that ever a good decision. We managed to get to the buffet at a slower time. Our waiter was nice, attentive and filled our champagne glasses when he noticed them empty. I started with the Dim Sum. The duck was so tasty and the shrimp har gow dumpling were fresh and perfect. The prime rib was melt in your mouth and there were rare slices aplenty as well as end cuts. I also spent a low of time with the snow crab and peel and eat shrimp.

Since I only have one stomach, I did not try to Mexican or many of the traditional American dishes, but they all looked so very good. The desserts and pastries were fresh and perfect and they even had gelatto in six flavors. I will recommend this buffet to all my friends and I will definitely be back.

Pros: Well prepared food, friendly efficient service

Cons: Could be a long wait in line

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I honestly hate buffets. They are full of too many variations and I worry when the food sits out long. Honestly, though, this buffet was great and had a wide selection of everything. The food tastes good, the price is fair for lunch or dinner, and you can eat all you want! I'd recommend hitting the dessert table, because their pastries are lovely!

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★★★★☆

I honestly hate buffets. They are full of too many variations and I worry when the food sits out long. Honestly, though, this buffet was great and had a wide selection of everything. The food tastes good, the price is fair for lunch or dinner, and you can eat all you want! I'd recommend hitting the dessert table, because their pastries are lovely!

Pros: not as crowded and fair price for the amounts of choices you have

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Definitely wasn?t the worst buffet in vegas but still have yet to find one there. They all have pretty low quality food and that doesn?t exclude rio?s. When u first get there its so exciting but as u taste a bit of everything u start realizing that some of these things are pretty disgusting. I guess this place is good if you like those crab leg things because that?s were u get ur moneys worth I guess but I don?t eat that. Just go there if ur not expecting that much out of the buffet and don?t eat too much cuz you?ll be disgusted by the poor quality food you ate at the end blekh.

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★☆☆☆☆

Definitely wasn?t the worst buffet in vegas but still have yet to find one there. They all have pretty low quality food and that doesn?t exclude rio?s. When u first get there its so exciting but as u taste a bit of everything u start realizing that some of these things are pretty disgusting. I guess this place is good if you like those crab leg things because that?s were u get ur moneys worth I guess but I don?t eat that. Just go there if ur not expecting that much out of the buffet and don?t eat too much cuz you?ll be disgusted by the poor quality food you ate at the end blekh.

Pros: A Lot Of Food

Cons: But Very Gross And Not Fresh Food

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my family had been a few years ago and absolutely hated it. by accident, i ended up there this weekend (rio's seafood buffet changed their hours and now only serves dinner, boo!) and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and quality of the food. the crab was sweet (a rarity at buffets, i find), the meat options were endless, and the asian food served actually tasted like the asian dishes it claimed to be. it's not my absolute favorite, but this buffet is worth a try.

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★★★★☆

my family had been a few years ago and absolutely hated it. by accident, i ended up there this weekend (rio's seafood buffet changed their hours and now only serves dinner, boo!) and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and quality of the food. the crab was sweet (a rarity at buffets, i find), the meat options were endless, and the asian food served actually tasted like the asian dishes it claimed to be. it's not my absolute favorite, but this buffet is worth a try.

Pros: food selection, cleanliness

Cons: very hot plates (you have been warned!), brunch was a bit pricey, shrimp cocktail was unpeeled and small

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Ate here on the last night to las vegas had eaten at Treasure Island buffett so I had high expectations about another buffett...let me tell you...I could hardly even fill a plate with food that looked edible also they RAN OUT OF SEAFOOD!!!!!!!...They had alot of food but was very very low in quality...so I would have to agree go LOOK at the food first before you pay....

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★☆☆☆☆

Ate here on the last night to las vegas had eaten at Treasure Island buffett so I had high expectations about another buffett...let me tell you...I could hardly even fill a plate with food that looked edible also they RAN OUT OF SEAFOOD!!!!!!!...They had alot of food but was very very low in quality...so I would have to agree go LOOK at the food first before you pay....

Pros: Hrmmmm..they had clean plates and good servers...

Cons: LONG WAIT!(not all the kiosks were open and there was a "gold line" but the lady just stood there and looked at you, ran out of seafood

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The Rio Buffet is all about how much quantity of food you can choose from, and the quality of food reflects this. Think fast food, Sizzler buffet and $1 Chinese food all wrapped up in one! Nothing I ate was of any quality, and it was difficult finishing much of anything once I realized how bad the food was. The sweet and sour soup tasted like tin cans and the vegetarian salads were so oily they were hard to taste. But they did have some good bread..which I ate the most of.! Also, beware of the prepayment process which asks if you want to leave your 15-20% tip before you even sit down! 15-20%??!! At a buffet??!! That already costs $25 for crappy food??!! Leave a tip at the table after your meal if you are so inclined but if you read this, take my word for it......you'll certainly be happier eating somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Rio Buffet is all about how much quantity of food you can choose from, and the quality of food reflects this. Think fast food, Sizzler buffet and $1 Chinese food all wrapped up in one! Nothing I ate was of any quality, and it was difficult finishing much of anything once I realized how bad the food was. The sweet and sour soup tasted like tin cans and the vegetarian salads were so oily they were hard to taste. But they did have some good bread..which I ate the most of.! Also, beware of the prepayment process which asks if you want to leave your 15-20% tip before you even sit down! 15-20%??!! At a buffet??!! That already costs $25 for crappy food??!! Leave a tip at the table after your meal if you are so inclined but if you read this, take my word for it......you'll certainly be happier eating somewhere else.

Pros: None I can think of

Cons: Bad tasting food, long lines, pricey for the poor quality

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This buffet was disappointing. Everything was dry and bland so in other words...the food was very poor quality. Each dish had been sitting out for a long time but even the freshly put out dishes were tasteless. There is a wide variety to choose from including mexican, chinese, italian, and american, however, you can expect about same quality from fast food restaurants housing these cuisines. The only positive aspect I can think of is the service. The waiter that serviced our table was very friendly and always on top of things but sadly his friendliness did not make up for the food.

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★★☆☆☆

This buffet was disappointing. Everything was dry and bland so in other words...the food was very poor quality. Each dish had been sitting out for a long time but even the freshly put out dishes were tasteless. There is a wide variety to choose from including mexican, chinese, italian, and american, however, you can expect about same quality from fast food restaurants housing these cuisines. The only positive aspect I can think of is the service. The waiter that serviced our table was very friendly and always on top of things but sadly his friendliness did not make up for the food.

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: Poor quality food

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Not fresh, greasy and overpriced. What used to be a good buffet has gone away and surrendered itself to medocrity. The variety of food is great but it was dry and mundane. Presentation lacked as many serving dises were partially full and looked like they had been there since the day before. As with just about everything else at the RIO, the price is up with no improvement to match. Sure the variety is good, but don't bother coming here after 8PM as the food is no longer fresh nor will it be replaced as often. The service is no good. Your belly will grow after your second plate, almost a guarantee, because of greasy food.

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★★☆☆☆

Not fresh, greasy and overpriced. What used to be a good buffet has gone away and surrendered itself to medocrity. The variety of food is great but it was dry and mundane. Presentation lacked as many serving dises were partially full and looked like they had been there since the day before. As with just about everything else at the RIO, the price is up with no improvement to match. Sure the variety is good, but don't bother coming here after 8PM as the food is no longer fresh nor will it be replaced as often. The service is no good. Your belly will grow after your second plate, almost a guarantee, because of greasy food.

Pros: Average service

Cons: Greasy food, overpriced

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Im typically not a fan of buffets and this is a classic example of why. As one of the previous posts states...it has American, Italian, Chinese, some california rolls, etc. They offer all the food usually offered at the food court of a local mall...only all at one place. Thanks, but no thanks. There are great buffets in vegas if your willing to spend more than $20. For about $40 you can eat King Crab at the Bellagio buffet! You could also go to the other side of the casino for the village seafood buffet for about $43..te latter being a bit overpriced in my opinion.

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★★★☆☆

Im typically not a fan of buffets and this is a classic example of why. As one of the previous posts states...it has American, Italian, Chinese, some california rolls, etc. They offer all the food usually offered at the food court of a local mall...only all at one place. Thanks, but no thanks. There are great buffets in vegas if your willing to spend more than $20. For about $40 you can eat King Crab at the Bellagio buffet! You could also go to the other side of the casino for the village seafood buffet for about $43..te latter being a bit overpriced in my opinion.

Pros: Quick fix

Cons: Food, Food, Food

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This has got to be the largest buffet around. The variety is amazing, the price isn't bad. Prepare to be overwhelmed!

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★★★★☆

This has got to be the largest buffet around. The variety is amazing, the price isn't bad. Prepare to be overwhelmed!

Pros: variety, from international to seafood

Cons: location- far from the strip

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SO I think we paid like 25 bucks a person maybe it was only 17, either way it wasn't worth writing home about. They had mexican, american, dessert, french, italian, and chinese. I tried some of all of it. To me, it just wasn't worth it. Most of the food was really greasy, like overly greasy and just tasted pretty ok. I would not recommend spending that much money over something that isn't that good.

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★★★☆☆

SO I think we paid like 25 bucks a person maybe it was only 17, either way it wasn't worth writing home about. They had mexican, american, dessert, french, italian, and chinese. I tried some of all of it. To me, it just wasn't worth it. Most of the food was really greasy, like overly greasy and just tasted pretty ok. I would not recommend spending that much money over something that isn't that good.

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This is the buffet. You can get everything there. We spent 3 hours there and had no issues with being kicked out. We took our time and and enjoyed ourselves.

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★★★★★

This is the buffet. You can get everything there. We spent 3 hours there and had no issues with being kicked out. We took our time and and enjoyed ourselves.

Pros: Great price for the value

Cons: not on strip

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i could not belive how large the rio buffet is, they have every food station you can think off!! the food quality is above average for a buffet, and the choices are endless,there desserts are even good! most buffet sweets are pretty bad,no it is not gourmet dining but it is cheep , and good!

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★★★★☆

i could not belive how large the rio buffet is, they have every food station you can think off!! the food quality is above average for a buffet, and the choices are endless,there desserts are even good! most buffet sweets are pretty bad,no it is not gourmet dining but it is cheep , and good!

Pros: they have just about everything!!

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Every time I go to Las Vegas, I eat here. Though the lines are long, the choices of food are endless, and the service is great. You will be stuffed like a roasted pig when you leave

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★★★★☆

Every time I go to Las Vegas, I eat here. Though the lines are long, the choices of food are endless, and the service is great. You will be stuffed like a roasted pig when you leave

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For the price, selection, and ambience, this is the best value and best buffet in Vegas. There is never a really long line since this buffet is huge. The price is great, you get a ton of variety, and they have the best crab legs for a buffet in Vegas. I'm a big fan of buffets and can honestly say that I enjoy this buffet the most, even in comparison against top contenders Bellagio and Wynn.

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★★★★★

For the price, selection, and ambience, this is the best value and best buffet in Vegas. There is never a really long line since this buffet is huge. The price is great, you get a ton of variety, and they have the best crab legs for a buffet in Vegas. I'm a big fan of buffets and can honestly say that I enjoy this buffet the most, even in comparison against top contenders Bellagio and Wynn.

Pros: Great Value, Fresh Crab Legs

Cons: The buffet is really big, make sure to get a table close to the food

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Sure the variety is good, but don't bother coming here after 8PM as the food is no longer fresh nor will it be replaced as often. The service is good and the place is very spacious. Your belly will grow after your second plate, almost a guarantee.

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★★★★☆

Sure the variety is good, but don't bother coming here after 8PM as the food is no longer fresh nor will it be replaced as often. The service is good and the place is very spacious. Your belly will grow after your second plate, almost a guarantee.

Pros: Variety, Service

Cons: Food, Prices

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The whole place is fantastic. Great assortment, great-tasting foods. But the desserts make this really special. Don't pig out too much on the regular buffet food -- save a lot of room for the dessert.

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★★★★★

The whole place is fantastic. Great assortment, great-tasting foods. But the desserts make this really special. Don't pig out too much on the regular buffet food -- save a lot of room for the dessert.

Pros: Desserts, assortment of foods

Cons: You really can get confused looking for the food you want

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This is the best buffet I've eaten at so far. We were in Vegas last week, 4th of July week. We went for lunch on July 5. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no line to wait in when we got there. The pay station is pretty neat. $16 for lunch is kind of steep, but we thought it was worth it by the time we finished our meal. There are so many choices, I wish I would have starved myself for 3 days before we went there. They have so much variety. Everything I ate was delicious. I just wish I could've eaten more and discovered it before our last day there!

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★★★★★

This is the best buffet I've eaten at so far. We were in Vegas last week, 4th of July week. We went for lunch on July 5. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no line to wait in when we got there. The pay station is pretty neat. $16 for lunch is kind of steep, but we thought it was worth it by the time we finished our meal. There are so many choices, I wish I would have starved myself for 3 days before we went there. They have so much variety. Everything I ate was delicious. I just wish I could've eaten more and discovered it before our last day there!

Pros: Excellent variety

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The buffet is very good and there is a lot of choices and they have a WONDERFUL dessert section. There is also a bar inside the buffet so you can get drinks even during your meal!

A+

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★★★★★

The buffet is very good and there is a lot of choices and they have a WONDERFUL dessert section. There is also a bar inside the buffet so you can get drinks even during your meal!

A+

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When you leave all the buttons will pop of your shirt because you have ate so much.

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★★★★★

When you leave all the buttons will pop of your shirt because you have ate so much.

Pros: Good parking, worth it all

Cons: kind $$$, long line

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Beginning in late Fall of 2004 I have seen a new pricing trend at the Buffets in Vegas (where I live) pushing prices up yet not adding any value for it. At $14.00 for dinner the Rio was a great value. The food ranges from average to excellent with something for every one...but at $24 it IS NOT a bargain and it is off my list of places to take our visitors. For that price go to Spice Market Buffet at the Aladdin or Le Village at Paris---2 or the 3 best Buffets in Vegas. Bellagio is the other of the best but the higher price of it and the frequent hours long lines make it less than frequent on my list for visitors especially on week-ends.

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★★★☆☆

Beginning in late Fall of 2004 I have seen a new pricing trend at the Buffets in Vegas (where I live) pushing prices up yet not adding any value for it. At $14.00 for dinner the Rio was a great value. The food ranges from average to excellent with something for every one...but at $24 it IS NOT a bargain and it is off my list of places to take our visitors. For that price go to Spice Market Buffet at the Aladdin or Le Village at Paris---2 or the 3 best Buffets in Vegas. Bellagio is the other of the best but the higher price of it and the frequent hours long lines make it less than frequent on my list for visitors especially on week-ends.

Pros: good food

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We have eaten here 2 times now and both times we have been very impressed. The food quality and selection was good both for lunch and dinner. It is worth going out of your way.

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★★★★★

We have eaten here 2 times now and both times we have been very impressed. The food quality and selection was good both for lunch and dinner. It is worth going out of your way.

Pros: food quality

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I have been to Las Vegas several times, and each time I keep coming back to this place. Although the quality of the multiple types of food have slowly, and from what I have tasted, seemingly decreased with time, the vast variety remains.

From Pizza to Chinese, to New England variety there is a vast selection of different types of foods. I would recommend, of course, the prime rib, which was cooked medium and very tender. Stay away from the Italian, it was far to dry on all selections there.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Las Vegas several times, and each time I keep coming back to this place. Although the quality of the multiple types of food have slowly, and from what I have tasted, seemingly decreased with time, the vast variety remains.

From Pizza to Chinese, to New England variety there is a vast selection of different types of foods. I would recommend, of course, the prime rib, which was cooked medium and very tender. Stay away from the Italian, it was far to dry on all selections there.

Pros: Variety

Cons: italian

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It is one of the best buffets in Vegas.. There are so many choices.. Great for Lunch

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★★★★★

It is one of the best buffets in Vegas.. There are so many choices.. Great for Lunch

Pros: lots of choices, great food, great sushi

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What used to be a great buffet has gone away and surrendered itself to medocrity. The variety of food is great but it was dry and mundane. Presentation lacked as many serving dises were partially full and looked like they had been there since the day before. As with just about everything else at the RIO, the price is up with no improvement to match.

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★★☆☆☆

What used to be a great buffet has gone away and surrendered itself to medocrity. The variety of food is great but it was dry and mundane. Presentation lacked as many serving dises were partially full and looked like they had been there since the day before. As with just about everything else at the RIO, the price is up with no improvement to match.

Pros: location, Rio Rita

Cons: old food, tasteless, dry

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I'm trying to figure out if it was the selection of food that got it's high award or something i missed. I was not that impressed with any of it that would warrent such an award. Man I've been to better.

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★★★★☆

I'm trying to figure out if it was the selection of food that got it's high award or something i missed. I was not that impressed with any of it that would warrent such an award. Man I've been to better.

Pros: selection, lunch

Cons: wait, service

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The Rio's buffet used to be better. You can still get anything and everything from sushi to mexican to seafood, but the price has taken quite a leap in recent years. Of course, if you're going to eat 50 pairs of crab legs, like some people do, it's still not a bad deal.

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★★★☆☆

The Rio's buffet used to be better. You can still get anything and everything from sushi to mexican to seafood, but the price has taken quite a leap in recent years. Of course, if you're going to eat 50 pairs of crab legs, like some people do, it's still not a bad deal.

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