Jul 13

Paradise Buffet in the Flamingo, Las Vegas.

Night 2 on my stay in Las Vegas, I decided to explore out a little more around town.  I was at the Flamingo when I decided to stop and eat.  It also happened that I had a 20% off coupon for the Flamingo Paradise buffet.  That brought down the already cheap price of this buffet to only $21 for the meal.

The place itself is pretty nice.  If you are lucky, you can get a view of the gardens that are right outside.  I was not that lucky, however.  Once I got there, I noticed that there wasn't nearly the selection that I had seen at Paris, but, I figured, more isn't always better.  I tried the prime rib.  It wasn't very good at all.  It was dry and overcooked.  I did get a piece closer to the end, but it was still pretty overcooked.  I also tried the pork, it too was over cooked and very try.  Ok, then I tried the fried chicken.  I couldn't even finish that one.  It was soggy and cold.  I was not happy at all with the food.  They had an ok fruit section, but how can you screw up fruit I guess.  After eating a little of this, and a little of that, not really enjoying any of it, I moved on to the desserts hoping they would be better.  The one thing that they did have was a chocolate fountain.  The desserts were a little better, but still very average.  I left full, but not very satisfied with the meal I just ate.

Overall, I would have to say that this buffet ranks about as good as an average chain buffet place you can find anywhere in the US.  I am sure for the $21 I spent, I could have gone to a number of other places and found something that would maybe not been as much food, but would have at least made me glad to have eaten those calories.  I do not recommend the Paradise Buffet in the Flamingo to anyone unless you need a lot of food really cheap.  Even then, you have been warned.

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