Author: Emily Totanes


The MGM Buffet

This year, Ben and I decided to book our room at the MGM grand. It was our holiday treat to ourselves and we thought a stint in one of the largest hotels in Las Vegas would come as a breath of fresh air.

What would be a trip in Las Vegas however, if one does not try its world-famous buffets? We’ve heard a good deal about Las Vegas buffet restaurants like the Wicked Spoon, Mirage, Bellagio, and this one at the MGM Grand. We’ve heard a lot of not-so-good reviews about the joint but we had to see it for ourselves.

The family is really a big fan of buffet-style food service and we simply want to give it a try. We went at around 4 in the afternoon and luckily, there was no line but we had to wait for about 5 minutes to be seated. Our hostess was just too happy to help us find a booth and attend to our needs.

MGM grand buffet

So it wasn’t a very big place but there’s a lot of food you could choose from. There’s a wide variety of food selection from sushi to steak, Mexican and what have you. The items in the dessert station looked good and I made a mental note not to miss it after we have our main course.

The food were just being placed right at the stations when we came so I assume they were freshly cooked.

Our choices were the king crab legs and oysters. We also had the onion and steak prime ribs and we were not disappointed. It was worth their price too. Missus had some macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes and she said it suit her taste.

The chocolate covered strawberry was heavenly and the gelato was awesome. Well, the desserts and the salad selection are commendable.

Our hostess filled and refilled our drinks so often and she had that nice smile on her face. The music played went well with the ambiance and we found the service good.

For someone not so picky on food like us, the MGM Buffet is quite okay though a bit pricey. BUt hey! What do you expect in Vegas?

All in all, the experience was good and we’ll definitely come back here on our next visit to the Sin City!

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Buzios Seafood Restaurant

For starters, I am giving a 5 star for the experience!

We were greeted by a nice staff with contagious smiles and what would be better than to be welcomed that way? My eyes went busy looking at the nice interior and I think it is a good place to relax.


So we sat at the chef’s bar and the server stationed there was very attentive and friendly. I can see that they’re trying to make their patrons feel at home and they live up to that mission.

There were three of us, my husband, son and I. While choosing our orders, we were served some bread, iced tea and water. Our host checked on us very often too and asked if there’s anything we need. A bit annoying? No, we appreciated it.

So we had the miso chilean base, jumbo crab lump meat, the halibut and the black cod. The crab lump meat was the champ with the cocktail and extra horseradish sauce that made it oh so tasty! However, my son said the bass was a bit off-taste, nevertheless, he finished it.

The manhattan clam chowder was very good. The other food we ordered tasted great as well. We had for dessert the 7-layer chocolate cake which satisfied my sweet tooth. And we also ordered a cobbler and it was served warm. Just perfect.

They served seafoods but everything tasted fresh and didn’t have that fishy smell. They sure know how to handle their main ingredient to their menu and make them suitable for their patrons.

We didn’t sample much of what they had in their list but the ones we gobbled up was satisfying for us and made us feel really full.

I have read some bad reviews about Buzios but fortunately, our dining experience was awesome. The ambiance was great, the staff were great as well. And we wouldn’t hesitate to come back at Buzios for another seafood tripping.

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Pub 1842 by Michael Mina: Great Food, Great Beer

During our stay in Vegas, we made sure to satisfy my gastronomic cravings to the hilt so we went on a food trip each time we are done with our activities in the Sin City.

Among the places we visited was the Pub 1842 by Michael MIna, located at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

It’s an American pub that offers a wide variety of whiskey, beer and provisions. They also have a wide selection of meals and burgers that would surely satisfy your cravings.

Being a food lover, I found the pub’s offerings quite commendable and deserves a thumbs up from someone who regards food as their comfort in this very busy place.

The ambiance was casual but great! For starters, I had the macaroni and cheese and it was just perfect. I loved its creaminess and consistency that I would have made for my own mac and cheese.  It looked very simple but surprisingly satisfying! And mind you, it was such a big side serving that might make you feel full if you gobble it up all at once.

The champ burger lived up to its name! The very tasty patty in the middle of a soft and fresh buns, with smoked gouda, bacon and American cheese with their very delicious sauce was what made it the real champ. The BBQ fries. had a taste of Lay’s BBQ chips it made me crave for more!

We also tried the peanut butter crunch burger and it was oh so good!

The variety of beer selections and other beverages makes it hard for you to think what you’re going to have. But whatever it is that you may choose, you won’t be disappointed.

The draft taps which were built in on top of the high tables makes a convenient feature.


I could say we enjoyed the experience. I did! Great food, great drinks. But I would say not much for the service as I find it quite slow.

But all in all, it was still an awesome experience and and now it has me thinking of having another champ burger on my next visit.

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