I actually didn’t talk in depth about my food experiences in Las Vegas but every now and then you will see a post like this. Although Las Vegas is best known for their casinos, shows, and wild clubbing experiences, they also offer the best tasting foods in the world. I can vouch for that. However, this really applies to those who can spend an infinite amount of money. If you can’t “make it rain”, then there is a special something for you….
Buffet of Buffets
FYI: Information can change at any time, so always check their website for updates
(Total Rewards members)
Weekday – $49.99 + tax
Weekend – $64.99 + tax (Starts at 11am on Fridays until 11am on Sundays)
I’m not even going to mention the prices for NON-Total Rewards members because you should not be paying anything more. Total Rewards is a membership that you can get at participating hotels, including Planet Hollywood (which is where I got mine) and like 8 others. All you have to do is go here:
Once you register online, you can exchange it for a real card at a participating hotel (e.g. Planet Hollywood). In terms of purchasing the actual Buffet of Buffet pass, you can do so at any of the buffets – where the cashier is. From what I know, you can also purchase it directly from the hotels too though I know Planet Hollywood doesn’t offer that option.
For 24 hours you can visit as many buffets (included in their list) as you want. This means you can potentially fit 5 meals in your plan, 4 if you are quick, and 3 if you like to stay slim. My plan is to always do this on a weekday or better yet after 11am on Sundays lol. Technically you can do this:
Buffet A: Sunday @ 12pm
Buffet B: Sunday @ 5pm (for like a drink lol)
Buffet C: Sunday @ 8pm
Buffet D: Monday @ 9am
Buffet A: Sunday @ 11:30am
Buffet B: Sunday @ 4:30pm
Buffet C: Sunday @ 8:00pm
Buffet D: Monday @ 7:00am
Buffet E: Monday @ 11:15am (LOL)
What is really important to note is that each buffet has different times. Some buffets will close as late as 11pm while others usually stop serving at around 10pm. The downfall to this is early mornings for some of you but hey, you can skip breakfast and just do brunch. The most important part is WHEN you get in, there are buffets where the line ups are lengthy. As such, make sure that pass of yours gets swiped before its expiry time.
You thought you could chip out? I don’t even know where in Vegas you could actually avoid tipping. Anyhow, people are not TOO judgmental in terms of buffets because so many people come in and out. You are basically tipping your server (the one who gives you napkins and drinks). 50% of the time people tip, and the other 50% tips anywhere from $1-3/person. It honestly is up to you because no one is asking for 18% in gratuity. I always tip because I always get a drink. You know that a bottle of water costs you like $2 in Vegas, so this is fine lol.
I didn’t get the chance to try every buffet but I can assure you that their quality is mediocre at best. Having said that, I wish I paid extra for the buffet at Caesar’s Palace. Regardless, let me walk you through on which one is good..really there is only one lol. Le Village Buffet at Paris warrants 2 visits (lunch and dinner) because the decor is simply breathtaking, who doesn’t want to eat inside a village? The other factor: GREAT food. I’m not kidding, I was surprised that they made hot crepes for me and the chef/prep person was good at it. It is perhaps the only restaurant that has a line-up for Buffet of Buffet lol. I heard of good things for Rio but damn that place is a bit far lols.
I just want to mention that ordering drinks is a must. You will definitely get dehydrated in Vegas so do yourself a favour and drink to your heart’s content, and I don’t mean alcohol lol. In addition, get some fruits please…it helps with your washroom activities.
SPICE MARKET BUFFET @ PLANET HOLLYWOOD
Food quality: Okay
Variety: Not bad
FLAVORS, THE BUFFET @ HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS
Food quality: Bad, holy shit bad
Like seriously how do you even mess up soup? You just buy a pack and mix it with hot boiling water. We left this place so quickly lol. The decor is a close replica to Spice Market Buffet, there is no need for more images.
PARADISE GARDEN BUFFET @ FLAMINGO
Food quality: Bad, but I found cotton candy
Btw I wanted to point out that the restaurant actually looks different from the previous 2. For some reason I felt that this place was super small. What’s cool is that you can look out the windows (image on bottom right showing outdoor view).
LE VILLAGE BUFFET @ PARIS LAS VEGAS
Food quality: Decent, almost good
My dad was complaining at the end of this whole thing, “No more buffets!” I don’t blame him, I did not want any more soup and I’m usually a soup lover lols. Anyhow I was so amazed by the decor that my hopes were high during the line-up. We almost had a heart attack since the line was moving so slowly…we literally had 1 hour remaining on our pass. Please don’t fail me! Eventually we made it to the front and DAMN, the place is so pretty. I felt like we were in some story, well romantic story to be exact.
Everyone should try it at least ONCE, unless you are a millionaire in which case you can eat anywhere.