The Village Seafood is Rio’s solution to all those seeking more seafood and fish-based dishes, when it comes to quantity and variety, from the Vegas buffet the theory is always to offer not just the ‘traditional’ snow crab legs, shrimps, New England clam chowder and fresh oysters (the second are in reality a rarity in ‘regular’ Vegas buffets), and also to incorporate a seafood slant to many people popular dishes, thus offering seafood sauce pastas, savory dishes with seafood fillings, and so forth. If you wish something different or perhaps a ‘break’ from seafood, you can find meat and other ‘regular’ dishes too, so when you desire variety you will not be disappointed here.
There are actually the quintessential American, Mexican, Italian and Asian (consisting of Sushi) sections, some with a seafood slant whenever you can. From the American station you may enjoy lobster tails, steamed clams, seafood salads, snow-crab legs, oysters, shrimps, broiled swordfish, seafood gumbo and grilled salmon.
The verdict on whether this buffet will absolutely blow you away is mixed. We now have met a huge number of ‘fans’ of the buffet, especially since they can eat all of their favorite seafood dishes, that are admittedly expensive anywhere you really should sample them, for the relatively low (but not cheap) price Seafood Box. However, many also have stated that it was once really good but lately it’s let them down somewhat: occasionally too salty overall or simply not ‘good enough’ on the whole as dish preparation is involved some ‘picky’ visitors were slightly disappointed simply because they could not the very sought-after Maine lobsters and were served a lesser version instead. The trouble lies, in my opinion, in the truth that, if a person pays about 40 dollars to gain access to a seafood buffet, one’s expectations are usually higher than what they – perhaps – should be. Personally, I discover it excessive to spend greater than about 20 to 28 dollars per buffet entrance (so we rarely do since we always use coupons or similar special offers) however, Vegas is Vegas and many understandably wish to experience extravagant gastronomic meals and, for that, are ready to pay more (but of course, expecting more).
During busy periods you need to probably expect a align which can last given that a half-hour. I actually have willing waited this long only at the Bellagio buffet but, usually, long line ups are off-putting if you ask me and frequently an indication of bad organization (the Bellagio is the only exception, I think, for the reason that a lot of people would like to sample their fantastic buffet which includes, admittedly, small space for all ‘fans’). In Vegas they already have this annoying habit of closing sections and rotating sections to excessive, unreasonable extremes the Rio, Paris and PH buffets are especially renowned for this: you will notice huge sections completely closed whilst eager customers wait forever. Some say it’s in order to avoid line-ups with the food stations, which is a reasonable explanation however, sometimes no station looks busy enough or certainly not, so we continue to be perplexed regarding this.