Buffet of Buffets

The Buffet of Buffets is a 24 hour Las Vegas buffet pass. It’s like buying a one day pass at a theme park, only instead of hopping on unlimited rides at a couple of different parks, you get to indulge in an all-you-can eat adventure at six different Las Vegas buffets.

The Buffet of Buffets pass costs $44.99 (plus tax), and gives you access to six different buffets that you can use all within in a 24 hour period.

The restaurants included in the Buffet of Buffets pass are as follows:

Emperor’s Buffet at Imperial Palace

Flavors at Harrah’s

Paradise Garden at the Flamingo

Carnival World Buffet at the Rio

Le Village Buffet at the Paris

Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood

In addition to these six listed above, you also have the option to pay $10 more to get into the brand new Caesars Palace Buffet, which normally costs $39.99 for dinner.

Also, for $15 more dollars, you can go to the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio. Normally this buffet costs $44.99, or $39.99 if you have a Total Rewards players card.

This brings to yet another reason why you should sign up for a free Total Rewards card. Your admission card to all six (or seven) of these buffets is your players card. The way it works is pretty simple: you purchase your Buffet of Buffets pass at the cashier at one of the buffets listed above. You’ll probably want to do this as you begin as you start your first buffet trip. The cashier will proceed to load your card with the pass. From there, you’ll just have to show your Total Rewards card and a driver’s license (or other photo i.d.) to get into any one of the member buffets.

Those who don’t have, or simply do not want to sign-up for, a Total Rewards card will get a wristband instead. There are other perks to the Total Rewards card (some call it the totallv card), and more information about comps is avialable at totallv.com.

As stated above, the pass is good for 24 hours from the time you purchase it. Keep in mind, that means exactly 24 hours. If you happen to be in a long line (as there are often with Las Vegas buffets), and you arrive at the cashier stand a couple of minutes after the end of the 24 hour period, your pass will be void. So get there early!

All of the participating buffets are part of Caesar’s Entertainment, or what used to be called Harrah’s Entertainment. Ironically, Caesar’s Palace buffet, the Lago Buffet, is not included in the totallv.com Buffet of Buffets pass as it is currently closed and being renovated. Caesars’s Palace plans to open this new buffet sometime later this year.

Caesar’s Entertainment does offer, however, what I call, “Room and Board” packages, in which your hotel booking comes with two free Buffet of Buffets passes. Seeing as how two passes would cost you about $90, these packages could end up saving you a lot of money on meals – especially if you are able to stretch the buffet pass into four different meals, which is not that difficult to do. As with any deal, you will have to calculate the cost of buying the room by itself and then paying for meals, versus the slightly higher cost of the food and room combo.

Another note about the Buffet of Buffets: one of the best values is to purchase this on a Saturday. That way, you’ll get to enjoy the extra offerings many buffets put out on Saturday night, and still get to take in the Sunday brunch buffets, which typically are much more expensive than the regular breakfast buffets. And while the Emperor’s Buffet at the Imperial Palace is nothing to write home to mom about, you do have access to the wonderful Carnival Buffet at the Rio.

All in all, with six different buffets to choose from, and for a price of just $44.99, the Buffet of Buffets is a pretty good Las Vegas bargain.