Haven’t been to a Golden Corral in probably a decade but agree on the hit-or-miss part. What you need to find is a Pancho’s Mexican buffet. You go through a line cafeteria style and fill up your tray with whatever you want [Flautas, taquitos, chalupas, whatever] and go to your table. When you’re ready for more food you raise a little Mexican flag on your table and the waitress will come by and ask you what you want. You get to do this an unlimited amount of times. When you’re finally stuffed full of delicious Mexican goodness, the waitress brings a tray of freshly cooked sopapillas and warm honey. It is glorious. Haven’t been here in over a decade as well, but I’m gonna find one in celebration of this thread.[/quote]
Pancho’s is perhaps the king of hit-or-miss buffets, if by ‘hit’ you mean ‘miss’ and by ‘miss’ you mean ‘shoot yourself in the GI tract’.
I was not impressed. Chachos is the way to go for significant volumes of mexican food of decent to high quality with decent total pricing.
Agree with OP on Golden Corral. One on 290 and… Hollister…ish…in Houston was decent to me six months ago. Haven’t been back for unrelated reasons.[/quote]
Did you go in the late 80’s/early 90’s? We used to go to the one by the house off of 59 on the other side of Westwood Mall, and it was amazing. Went again early 2000’s and the quality had gone way down. Drove by the other day and now it’s a Zorro’s buffet, but don’t know what they’re serving. Chacho’s is alright, but it’s more of an after hours “grub on shit while you’re hammered” joint.
If that’s what you’re into go to La taqueria tapatia. Stay away from Rucchi’s. Also, went to a Country Kitchen Buffet once and got sick as a dog so never went back. There used to be a joint called Ryans that was just like GC, but don’t know if they’re still around. And, when you’re really trying to go apeshit there’s always CiCi’s.