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The Best Breakfast Buffet in the World !

Let me first say, we are not buffet people.   However, we make an exception every time we are in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta or Vidanta Riviera Maya. cafe-del-lago-vidanta The buffet at the Cafe del Lago is part of our suggested itinerary that we published last year.   Don't confuse it with other buffets.   In Riviera Maya there are a couple of buffets , including one in Havana moon and in Nuevo Vallarta there is one by Luxxe building 4 and one at the Grand Mayan pools.   These are all perfectly fine, but nothing compares to the ones at Cafe del Lago in both resorts.

Getting Started

You start, of course, with fresh juices and coffee served at your table.   From there the possibilities are endless.    You can stop at the freshly fried empanadas,   don't miss the incredible variety of salsas.   There is  custom empenadaomelet station,  with choose your own ingredients of every variety.   

Insider Tip

Due to the high demand for bacon,  the custom omelet chef doles it out on request only.



Main Course  

There is a large variety of fresh fruit and yougurt.   there is a section with freshly baked pastries of all varieties.  I recommend the chocolate croissants.  then the there are the endless rows of chafing dishes heaped with red and green chilaquiles,  quiche,  sausages, and dozen things I can't remember.  On certain days there will be chicken in  the  best oaxaca mole sauce I have ever had.    In another section, sushi lovers won't want to miss the nice variety ofsushi sushi rolls.  


Relax for a bit , rest up,  OK,  time for the dessert section.   You can have fresh made crepes with fruit, caramel or chocolate topping,  sweet pastries,  custard tarts and lots more.     I am pretty sure there a lots of things i have forgotten.  

Practical Stuff

This does all come at a price.   The last time we were there the weak peso had brought the price back under $20 US.   There is  discount for early morning or late (I think after 11:30)   whenever you do it , you won't be needing lunch.     One last tip,  it seems to come and go at different times of the year, but ask the concierge if they are selling meal packages.  The best deal is six breakfasts and six lunches/dinners.  For the best value, you could share the tickets with a group and use all the breakfasts for the Cafe del Lago and all the Lunch/Dinners for dinners.  


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3 Comments. Leave new

Most definitely, this choice is a must have during your stay at both resort locations.

Althoughit is a Beautiful resort with wonderful food options, Vidanta transformed a Dysneland out of what it used to be before. People are transported with golf carts everywhere you cannot walk around freely arouns the grounds there are not quiet places to sit and relax unless you are in your condo. The Grand Luxxe and Grand Bliss do not have nice chairs on the beach so you are forced to sit side by side with lots of people around the pools. At the Nuevo Vallarta there is no way out unless you walk 5 Km or take a taxi to walk outside the resort and enjoy also what is outside the resort. Vidanta does not want their membership to go out of the resort !!!! Used to be a much better soon it will look like Vegas!!!!

Hi Maria,
thank you for you commments ! I agree the resort is getting large and I don’t like the difficulty getting off the resort. You an walk down the beach to the Sea Garden and get to many local restaurants. There are chairs and palapas on the beach close to the Grand Bliss, but a bit a walk from the Grand Luxxe. I do think the new wood walkways make walking around the resort easy and there are still quiet areas , especially in front of the Mayan Palace / La Plaza building. One positive thing about the growth is that there is an even bigger variety of good restaurants on site.

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