Toucan Charlie's Buffet

Casino:Atlantis Reno
Type:Buffets
Cost:$$$, Moderate. Most entrees under $25.
Menu:American, Mexican, Mongolian BBQ, Salad Bar, Desserts
Last Visit:September, 2009

Summary

A wide variety of food and a comfortable environment make for an enjoyable buffet experience. Unfortunately, the price can get expensive quickly, so bring a coupon. Summary Review: B-

Food

There's a wide variety of food available at Toucan Charlie's, so even if you sample just a little bit of each, your plate will still fill up. The highlight of the buffet is the made-to-order Mongolian BBQ, as well as a good Asian station and carvery. The American/comfort section and Mexican section aren't as strong as the rest, so save your space for other things. The desserts here are only okay, so go back for a second plate instead. Food Review: B+

Atmosphere

There is a very large seating area, with both booths and tables sprinkled about. Although the area seats a lot of people, you never feel as if you're crowded. The long buffet serving area is nicely tiled and lit. Atmosphere Review: B

Service

It's always hard to rate service at a buffet. After all, you get your food yourself. So it falls to the line-staff as well your table host serving drinks to make or break your experience. The buffet staff behind the counter is usually very friendly, and willing to help you out if you have a request, although during the less busy times you may have to wait for them to get back from the kitchen to help you. Service Review: B+

Value

The food is very good, and the seating is nice, but the price is very much on the high-side for Reno buffets. Weekday breakfasts are the lowest priced at $11, and the weekend seafood buffets can climb to $28 per person for Friday nights. Weekday lunches are $12, and Weekday dinners range from $17 to $20. Whatever happened to buffets tempting you to get in the door? Use your comp points or a coupon if you have one, since we can't imagine spending well over $100 for a dinner for four at a buffet. Value Review: C-