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Buffet at Viejas

5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
+1 619-445-5400
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (18 reviews)
“prime rib” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner one night. We went on a Tuesday. It wasnt busy. It was awesome. Crab legs. Prime Rib. Beers and champagne!!

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could give this place zero stars. They have minimal choices, cold food, old food, and no flavor in my opinion. I would never recommend this buffet to anyone. I've been here only twice and hope to never come back.

Thank Kristena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious. The choices for different foods were enough to fill an army. I will return soon!

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well appointed restaurant supplies its customers with a plethora of delicious dishes. The salad bar also includes Italian cold offerings and a juice bar. There are items from Asia, Italy, Mexico, and lots of meat and veggie offerings. The only reason we could not...More

Thank Ken A
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ken, Thank you for your honest and thorough review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal for the most part. Our team of chefs work quite hard to ensure we deliver delicious selections to please our guests all day, every day —...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just ok. If I didn't have the buy one get one I would have been really upset. For under $50 for two on the deal it wasn't bad. Had lots of seafood (all overcooked) but edible. Lots of variety and bottomless wine, beer, champaign. The...More

Thank Eve S
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eve, We're sorry to hear that you did not find our buffet to be Fantastic, as many others do. We'll certainly take your feedback about the seafood and pass it on to our chefs. One the topic of seafood though, you may want to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to buffet around 3 pm on a Friday. We hadn't been there in a long time, since they moved to new location. Reminded me why we stopping going. The food looked like it was sitting there for a while, at each station. I had...More

Thank joeysgirl88
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi joeysgirl88, We're sorry that you did not enjoy our buffet offerings. We can assure you that we make everything fresh, daily, and typically we're replacing our trays quite often as the turnover with the enormous crowds our buffet brings in makes it a necessity....More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The buffet at Viejas has always been one of my favorite casino buffets but some items this time around seemed old. We visited with a bus group and USED to get half off at the buffet when we came with the group. Now we just...More

Thank jameshE6045JO
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jameshE6045JO, First, thank you for visiting us here at Viejas. We're so happy to hear that you consider us a favorite destination. We're sorry that your most recent visit was not up to par with our normal service. We have an incredible team of...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Cipriano gave us great customer service and was checking on us to make sure everything was ok in our table. I work in the hospitality industry and recognized the appearance he represents to the hotel. Thank you and will be coming back!

Thank gordis_10
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We first came to this casino and buffet 1 year ago and really enjoyed it. 2 days ago we had lunch during the week and it was very average. Much of the food looking old. The fried chicken so dry it was inedible. But we...More

Thank AucklandWiz
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We truly appreciate when guests let us know about their experiences so that we can continue to improve. We will take your comments and send them to the appropriate manager so that the next time you...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to this buffet, four times in the last 12 months. It seems to be going down-hill, a bit. Items look like they've been sitting a while, or have bland flavor, and the salad bar has gotten really low on options. Not sure...More

Thank Melissa C
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hi Melissa, We're so sorry that you have not enjoyed The Buffet your last few visits and we take your comments to heart. We will certainly be sending your feedback to the appropriate managers so that they can look into the issues you mentioned. However,...More

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Tammy L
19 August 2015|
Response from Tom M | Property representative |
Hi Tammy, Yes, children are welcome to stay in the hotel. For rates, please contact reservation at 1-800-847-6537, or visit us online:
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
  • Public Transportation: Take the “We Love Winners” bus to Viejas Casino with convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout San Diego. For the latest schedule, go to Viejas.com or call 619-445-5400.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-445-5400
San Diego's Premier Casino Buffet Imagine a place where the dishes you know and love come together with new and exciting flavors-a place where your only limitation is your imagination. From our carving station with slow-cooked roasts to tacos with all the trimmings, fresh seafood like succulent snow crab and the finest desserts and pastries anywhere! Plus! unlimited beer, wine and champagne on weekdays with a Bloody Mary bar as well on weekends.

The Buffet at Viejas offers an amazing variety at a value that can't be beat! And while these images of the NEW Buffet at Viejas may cause extreme hunger, fear not!! With our latest renovation and expansion, we now have one of the biggest casino buffets in San Diego County — so there's a table ready for you anytime!
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