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“Friday Buffet - Arrive early for best taste and presentation”

Toucan Charlie's Buffet
Ranked #10 of 948 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet
Description: Toucan Charlie's serves up everything from salads and delicious desserts to juicy hand-carved meats and culinary delights from around the globe, the choices are practically endless. Enjoy made to order items like omelets and sizzling Mongolian BBQ in addition to traditional favorites like roasted and fried chicken and hand-carved Prime Rib.
Reviewed March 16, 2012

My wife and I (mostly me) craved shell fish and took a chance on Toucan Charlie's buffet in the Atlantis Casino. Few reviews and fewer casinos publish the full menu on line. This is due to changing availability of foods from week to week. Understandable. We really wanted a variety. Toucan Charlie's fulfilled my desire for Mullusks; while my wife satisfied her craving for crustacean.

We found the following very tasty. Blue mussel; green mussel in tomato sauce; oysters on the half shell; Oyster Rockefeller; clams; and King Crab and dungeness crab. The baked/breaded calamari was good too. I have to say: we got our money's worth. The bill was reasonable for two seniors. We skipped the Mexican and Asian food lines; however, oysters on the half shell were over in the Mexican Food section. Small shrimp were prepared with a scallops on a shell. Very tasty.

We wanted to take our time so we arrived at 4:50 in the afternoon. This lead to an interesting observation. Arrive early if you want tasty food, presented quite well in the buffet line. By the time we left we observed that some items were smothered in sauce (probably to keep the previously placed items from drying out). This would of course change the taste. Tip: Arrive early.

Desserts were good and satisfying, though nothing special. We drew Nacho as a server. He and his assistant were very good and energetic in attending to our needs.

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Thank brownland
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

Wonderful Buffet.. Great variety of international cuisines.. The claims chowder was creamy and tasty .. prime rib delish as well as the homemake rolls.. asian cuisine .. breaskfast buffet availalbe every day and a great selection. YUMMMY!!

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

The food here was wonderful, great selection, and I especially liked the desert bar and mongolian sections of the buffet. Would definatly eat here again, wish they had locals special like before, but as long as your hungry it is well worth the money

Thank jagnesss
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Always busy and very popular with the locals, but service is fast and food is always fresh and hot.

Thank Crockadoodle
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Best Buffet in Reno : HANDS DOWN!!! It beats other by heavy margin.
I was surprised to see some rare dishes including Szechuan Clams so nicely prepared in the asian menu. Overall service is excellent and highly impressive selection of Mexican food. Only let down was the desserts section. Else really good! Must visit!

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Thank iq1012
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