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Buffet at Viejas

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5000 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
+1 619-445-5400
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Alpine, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 what's going on, but for the price, I don't think it's worth it.

Thank Melissa C
San Diego
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lisa L
Rocklin, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Louielyn
Tom M, General Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this review

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 menu selections and specials. Hope to see you soon! More 

Santee, California
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Still the best quality items and FREE BOOZE! Bud, Bud Light, Stella (and wine, champagne) are F-R-E-E! On the weekends it's about $5 more but you get a Bloody Mary bar and a specialty cocktail as well. It's the one place I take out of town guests - right off the freeway and 20% off with your 'V-Card'. When new... More 

Thank polizzi82
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this review

Hi Polizzi82, We're so glad you enjoy our Buffet! We take a great amount of pride in the quality of our cuisine, so we always appreciate hearing from happy guests like you! Sincerely, Your Viejas Team More 

Murrieta, California
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1,156 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were a group of 8, arrived at 1100, seated right away. For groups of 8 or more a $6/person gratuity is added to each person’s admission. For 2 people, with military discount with gratuity added was $67.99. Buffet had a large selection, prime rib, filet mignon, salmon, crab, shrimp, scrambled eggs/omelets, fruit, desert and much more. Nothing really stood... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
Tom M, President at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this review

Hello SoCalOregonian! Thank you for visiting us! We're glad that you enjoyed our large buffet selection and the world-class service that we pride ourselves on giving each guest. We're you aware that our buffet also includes unlimited beer, wine and champagne! (And a Bloody Mary bar during the weekends...). We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Your Viejas Team More 

Alpine, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love their oysters shooters and my husband feasts on their crab legs and shrimp. Their fresh juices are the best, they have a wide selection. Their dessert bar is amazing, you just have to try a bite of each of them. The restaurant is beautiful with first class buffet ambience.

Thank angelsalpine2011
San Diego, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had high hopes for enjoying a great meal to celebrate my birthday at the buffet, but sadly that wasn't the case. My husband and I both agreed that we'd give the buffet a "C" grade. Most of the food I selected wasn't even hot, just barely warm - beef brisket, yams, mashed potatoes - disappointing. The vegetable side dishes... More 

1 Thank Julie S
Tom M, President at Buffet at Viejas, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thank you for your honest review, and happy belated birthday. We truly appreciate when guests provide any feedback as it helps us to always be improving so that we can better serve our guests. We're sorry you did not enjoy our buffet. We take a great deal of pride in our buffet offerings and quality, and I can... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be my favorite place to visit! Always got right in and loved the open bar for beer and wine. But it seems as though the last few times I've been, there has been a wait so long we had to leave. Even on random days like Wednesday. You'll still see a lot of tables open which confuses me?... More 

Thank Stephanie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$39
Seafood, American, International, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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