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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab legs” (17 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, American, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great place to eat. food to meet just about everyones taste. keep in mind this casino is 21 and up. Children or teens can eat at buffet but cannot go in casino unless 21

Thank Peter K
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, So glad to hear you enjoy the delicious selection at our Buffet. We hope to see you back soon! By the way, just to let you know, you can now make reservations online for the Buffet via Yelp! Sincerely, Your Viejas Team

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

There is an abundant amount of food and all of it was OK but none of it really great. Service was great.More

Thank Lisa L
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your feedback. Buffet's are not for everyone. And while we do think ours is pretty amazing with its selection of freshly carved meats, succulent crab legs, tasty global cuisine, delectable desserts and pastries made fresh, daily and unlimited beer, wine...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Weekdays are cheaper but even with a weekend rate, since you're getting a member discount, still not bad. Love the crab legs and dessert options. They have open bar- free drinks, too bad I didn't take advantage of it since I'm working.

Thank paula l
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We were given complimentary buffet so we ate here. I liked it. Selections were good, nice variety. I really like the small glasses of fruit juices that you can get. The size was just right, you can try them all.More

Thank Louielyn
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Louielyn, Lucky you! Our buffet is quite popular, so we're glad that you were able to try it for FREE. Did you know about the unlimited free beer, wine & champagne as well? Be sure to come back each month as we debut new...More

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Questions & Answers
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
US$28 - US$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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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