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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