Also known as the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet, the Rio Buffet is all-you-can-eat restaurant of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. It has been one of the most prominent buffet restaurants in the strip, mostly for their affordable rates and the widest selection of dishes.
Here’s a list of Rio buffet prices:
|Adults (Per Person) (Champagne Brunch)||$31.99|
|Adults (Per Person) (Monday-Thursday Dinner)||$32.99|
|Adults (Per Person) (Friday-Sunday Dinner)||$34.99|
|Seafood Upgrade (Per Person)||$20.00|
|All You Can Drink (Beef and Wine) (Per Person)||$13.00|
|Fountain Drinks and Juices (Per Person)||$0.00|
The Rio Buffet was opened, alongside the entire Rio hotel, in 1990. It was originally known as the Carnival World Buffet, featuring a wide array of international cuisines with a special emphasis on Brazilian fare. It has been voted as the “Best Buffet in Las Vegas” year after year by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
In late 2015, the Carnival World Buffet announced its merger with Las Vegas’ only exclusively seafood buffet restaurant, the Village Seafood Buffet which was also located in The Rio. This gave birth to the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet, opened in early 2016, which is gaining a good deal of attention and attracting lots of diners back to the Rio Buffet.
What They are Famous For
Want to know what’s so special about the Rio Buffet? Here are a few things worth noting:
- Seafood selection. Since it boasts of its seafood offerings right in its name, you should expect that the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet offers great seafood dishes. They have a very extensive range of delicacies, so you won’t run out of things to try. You can enjoy some sushi, sashimi, Thai tom yum, octopus provencal, Cajun crawfish, Jonah crab claws and many others. Lobster is also served, which is hard to find in any other buffet in the Sin City.
- Dessert bar. Rio Buffet’s dessert bar is also a jaw-dropping feast with its colorful and enticing offerings. The cakes are well-received by diners but the gelato selection is a runaway winner for many. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to leave some room for dessert.
- Long line of dishes. Unlike other buffet restaurants, the Rio Buffet displays their food in a long counter instead of sections. This can make your walk pretty long, but for most, that’s ok as it means you can make room for second or third helpings. The food are also arranged by cuisine, so finding a specific delicacy won’t be difficult.
Why Dine at the Rio Buffet
If all of the things they’re famous for don’t make you booking a trip to Las Vegas right now, the fact that the Rio Buffet serves over 300 dishes daily might. With such a massive selection and wide variety of dishes available, it will be a shame not to include this place on your Las Vegas itinerary.