Carnival World Buffet at Rio

Carnival World Buffet at Rio
Carnival World Buffet at Rio

The Carnival World Buffet at Rio consistently ranks as one of the most popular buffets in the city of Las Vegas. Here, just as with other such buffets at places like the Bellagio and Bally’s, you will be treated to an expansive selection of culinary treats, from the most traditional American favorites like pizza and burgers, to gourmet fare like sushi, prime rib, and king crab legs—just the selection here is quite a bit more expansive than most other Strip buffets. The Carnival Buffet has a reputation for offering many different kinds of food from around the world. Whereas some buffets simply specialize in a couple of different kinds of food, added to the usual buffet favorites, the Carnival World Buffet at the Rio Hotel and Casino gives patrons the opportunity to enjoy amazing dishes that span the globe.


Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and costs $14.99. Expect an array of the usual breakfast fare, but do not expect the warmer atmosphere of perhaps the Paris or Bellagio's buffets. The alluring Champagne Brunch is rolled out on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The rates for the Carnival World Buffet at Rio are competitive, and the Saturday and Sunday brunch is no exception at $24.99.

Lunch and Dinner

Really, the best way to experience the buffet at the Rio is at lunch or dinner. Perhaps the best way to envision the Carnival Buffet is as one massive food market, with all kinds of vendors serving up food from where they come from. For lovers of Mexican food, there is a pretty impressive bar that features tacos with all of the fixings and a wide range of other favorites from south of the US border. There is a special section for Chinese food as well as a Japanese sushi bar as well as a teppanyaki grill. Pasta is served up in a veritably limitless supply at the Italian station, and you are free to assemble a plate that suits your exact specifications. The Carnival World Buffet at Rio also offers some more exotic fare as well. Be sure to explore the delicacies at the Brazilian as well as the Amazon Grilles.

You can also expect to find all of the usual suspects at the Carnival Buffet, including a comprehensive salad bar with soups, bread, fresh veggies and fruit, and much more. There is also made to order pizza and all kinds of favorites that will keep the kids happy for the entire trip, not the least of which are the extensive selection of deserts including ice cream sundaes. The Carnival World Buffet at the Rio Hotel and Casino leaves little to be desired when it comes to awesome food, both for the adults and the kids. The environment is friendly and the wait staff will be more than happy to help you find your way around to the various stations on the premises.

Lunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at $16.99 and dinner from 3:30 to 10 p.m at $24.99. Children 3 and under eat for free and there are also discounted rates kids aged 4 to 8. Be sure to also confer with the concierge at your hotel to find out about any available coupons that you may be able to use at the buffet, especially if you are traveling to Vegas with a large group. Groups may also require reservations. While the Rio is a little bit off the Strip, there is a free shuttle that runs there from Harrah's if you do not have a car of your own.

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