Las Vegas is famous for its buffets. In the past there was a unofficial contest to see which hotel could have the cheapest buffet. Now it seems like there is a contest to see who has the most expensive and elaborate buffet. The Aria Resort & Casinos buffet is near the top of the list when it comes to price. Prices start at $19.99 for breakfast and go all the way up to $39.99 for dinner on the weekends.
Does a higher price make it better when it comes to Las Vegas Buffets? Keep reading to find out.
I had heard there is usually a long line to get into the buffet but I was able to walk right in both times. It could be because I was there around 8:30AM and most people were probably still sleeping. It was also a weekday so that might have something to do with it.
The buffet is located next to the pool are so there are nice views of the pool area and great light from the floor to ceiling windows. This is different than most of the other buffets that are deep inside the buildings with no windows.
The Aria buffet has an incredible amount of different types of food. There is something for just about everyone. They even claim to have the only Tandoor oven in a Las Vegas buffet. That is not really a selling point for me but it might be for others.
I had breakfast at the buffet both mornings and thought that it was OK. My main problem with the buffet was that I thought the prices were too high for breakfast, $20 on weekdays and $30 on weekends. The food was good but like many buffets some of the food should have been warmer.
One of the nice things about the buffet is that they had small individual dishes of items so you could try many items without wasting a lot of food. I tried all kinds of different foods and most of them were tasty and of good quality.
One of the dishes that I thought should have been outstanding, Nutella stuffed pancakes, was dry and not hot enough. If it was made in smaller batches it would have been great. How could it not be?
Nutella + Pancakes = Awesome (Not Exactly)
It was better on my second visit but still should have been warmer. The problem was they made it like a cake with giant pancakes stacked on top of each other with Nutella in between and slice you off a piece when you ask.
Another one of the items that let me down was Chicken & Waffles. This trendy food was served in little wire baskets with boneless chicken tenders and a small waffle on top. The chicken had good flavor but it and the waffle were just not warm enough.
Even though I tried a lot of different foods I still made room for dessert. Who doesn’t like dessert for breakfast? I do but try to limit it to only when I am in Las Vegas.
There was a large selection desserts and luckily they were served in little portions. Most of them were good and some were excellent.
After eating all that food you might think that I could not eat anything else. That would normally be true if it was not for the Wheel of Ice Cream
The Wheel of Ice Cream has twelve flavors in a rotating display case. I had some kind of chocolate and it was good.
The Buffet at the Aria is hit or miss. Some good some not so good. My main problem with it is that I think the price is too high.
- Good Selection of food
- Food should have been warmer
- Prices high especially on the weekend