We will be staying at the Iberostar, the beginning of April. Wondering if there are specialty nights at the buffet. Seafood night or a bbq etc?
There are different theme nights every night at the buffet like International, Mexican, Italian,Spanish, Tex-Mex, Asian. I sampled a Seafood theme once.
Except maybe on arrival, or a late night snack, I eat at the specialty/a la carte restaurants so can't comment much on the evening buffet.
The buffet has theme nights but it really does not change the overall offerings a great deal. The buffet has a very large selection at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main buffet restaurant is very fancy with tablecloths and linen napkins wine service etc. There is plenty of service even though it is buffet style.
Doing the buffet avoids having to plan your evening around the time of your reservation at the ala carte.
The buffet was an enigma for us. Some aspects of it were great, some surprisingly lacking. The cheese station, fruit station, and desserts were all very good. Main course choices were good some days and poor other days. The lacking feature was the carving stations, if and when they even had one. Not top of the line choices - mostly turkey, tough roast beef, rabbit, etc.
Oddly enough it is the desserts that all three of our group are finding to be lacking. However we did enjoy our dessert at the steakhouse. The coffee shop with their desserts also lacks flavour despite looking good.
I would agree that the cheese selection is the best we have had at an all inclusive and the breads are also good.
Now that I think about it, you are probably right about the desserts. We find the Mexican desserts to be lacking in sweetness for our tastes. As I recall they had an excellent ice cream area, and I think we enhanced the desserts with a couple of scoops of ice cream - makes a big difference! In the great coffee shop we tried several offerings before finding a couple that were pretty good. The iced mocha made up for any deficiencies in the pastries.
solar1224, aren't the a la cartes limited to a few a week (3 I think)? Or have they changed it so they are unlimited? We are going in November.
You can make reservations for ala carte every night if you choose.
We have found things that work for the sweets department, frappes at the coffee shop, churros at breakfast.
All inclusive resorts are not places to get dessert with flavour just things that look pretty.
I am pretty sure that Seafood night is called International Night. Ask this question to the manager of the buffet restaurant to confirm this is correct and which night they have it.
realmexico I think you are right about the seafood buffet being called the International buffet, If it is not it should be because that was the night the buffet was loaded with seafood.
This last visit we actually preferred the buffet over the ala cartes,
Have to agree about the desserts, that said, the churros, flan, fresh fruit and ice creams are pretty amazing YUMEdited: 17 February 2018, 23:58