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Gathering of Nations Buffet

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Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, NM
18005459011
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average buffet

The food selection is pretty good, but the quality of the food is just average. Employees really don't make an effort and act as if they're doing their jobs for free or something. The seating area is pretty big and the line to pay usually goes pretty fast.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
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Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food selection is pretty good, but the quality of the food is just average. Employees really don't make an effort and act as if they're doing their jobs for free or something. The seating area is pretty big and the line to pay usually goes pretty fast.

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El Paso, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been there several times and why I continue to give the buffet another chance is beyond me. However, the staff has the worse attitude. Like everyone has said the line to pay and be seated is huge. Seems like it is pre-requisite for staff to have a frown and treat you like you are bothering them. They guy... More 

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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been visiting Ruidoso and enjoyed every minute of our stay. However, our evening at the inn Of The Mountain Gods was underwhelming at best! The buffet was a disgusting experience. The wait in line to be seated was long even though there were empty tables. The food did not look fresh and was very unappealing. Your hometown cafeteria... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First of all on a busy Sunday Morning around 10:45, why does it take 15 minutes to be seated with another 50 people behind us waiting to be seated as well? One Hostess and at least 50 tables available...The food has become mediocre at best, and I've eaten here at least 50 times over the years! The past four or... More 

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Plainview, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ate their Friday night "specialty" buffet. Dropped $60 for my wife and I, and the tastiest thing was a calzone. Will not be returning. But the bar/grill at the back of the casino was pretty good!

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Springfield, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We should have read the reviews first. We were told by staff where we were staying in Ruidoso that if we were interested in a buffet, this was the place to go. NOT! If this is the best buffet that the casinos in the Ruidoso area have to offer, then just don't plan on a buffet meal while you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Not terrible not great. Staff at this whole place hotel included could use a visit from undercover boss because most of them don't care. The buffet is ok. Definitely go early. ..catching it towards closing is awful. If you eat at the hotel I recommend the tee restaurant near the golf club.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice buffet, good selection. Go early and enjoy Mexican, Oriental, American, American Breakfast, Italian, and vast array of deserts. Nice salad bar and for dinner peal & eat shrimp. Monday thru Thursday enjoy a Senior discount price of $9.99. Buffet includes yhour choice of drink, and wine and beer is available. It's an all-you-can eat. Staff needs to be more... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This buffet is okay, but don't look for it to compare to buffets you might have had in Vegas at nice Strip casinos. Food quality if again, just okay. Choices are probably greater than I would have expected, but still limited. It is not particularly cheap, though there are discounts available. Considering that there really is no coffee shop at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Selection could have been better, some of the food was over cooked and presentation not the best. Salad bar could have used more selestion, deserts were just ok....Honestly for the price I expected a bit more. It was ok, but for hungry folks I am sure its just fine

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mescalero
  • Phone Number: 18005459011

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  • Cuisine: Native American

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