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Antigua, GT:Las Velas buffet brunch at the Hotel Camino Real-on a scale from 1-10...9.9

rworange | Jan 20, 201110:28 PM

Nobody’s perfect.

However this is the best buffet brunch I’ve had in a long time.

There was a ceviche station, a tamal/tortilla station, an omelet station, sushi, salads, soup, about 10 hot entrees, carved pork Wellington, lots of breads, a gelato bar and a dessert table that included a flowing chocolate fountain.

Buffets are difficult. A really good buffet will have some clunkers, maybe 25%. With exception of the Pork Wellington, there was not one clunker in anything I tried. The surprising thing was that everything was so flavorful.

That’s going to be the secret word in the details in the following report … flavor. You can play the drinking game every time you see that word.

Usually I rate dishes or sections of a buffet. Not so here. The entire buffet gets an A - … Way above average, IMO, my experience was an “A” – Exceptional.

However, I had a big breakfast that morning and wasn’t very hungry by lunchtime. So I there were things I didn’t try such as the desserts, some hot dishes and the tamales/tortillas. So, until I try some more, it gets an “A-“.

Here’s my rating system.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/737141

Service: B + … Very, very good
Ambiance: B + … Very, very good
Price: $$$

Restaurant record with address and other info
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/919392

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