Dining in the Uco Valley

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Whether you're seeking authentic argentine asado (barbecue), a lomo (a philly cheese steak type sandwich, but 100 times better), homemade Italian food, succulent steak , or a simple empanada, Mendoza has it all.

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1884 - Francis Mallmann

Essential Experience

An institution in Mendoza because of the inventive fire-based cooking style, this restaurant is regularly cited as the best in Mendoza by top travel publications around the world, from Departures to the New York Times.

Anna Bistro

Essential Experience

Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors.

Azafran

Essential Experience

This upscale restaurant is now one of the most popular in Mendoza and the focus is still very much on using local, quality produce.

Bianco & Nero

Essential Experience

Bianco & Nero is an artisanal ice cream and chocolate boutique you must not miss while visiting Mendoza.

Don Mario

Essential Experience

One of the ‘must dos’ while in Argentina is without a doubt is eating the famous steak. Don Mario is hands down our top pick for a steakhouse in Mendoza.

El Mercadito: Friendly & Fresh

Essential Experience

Appropriately named, this bistro is both friendly and fresh. It's also a nice change from some of the heavier fare served in most of Mendoza's great restaurants.

El Palenque

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The idea for El Palenque was to create a restaurant in the same style of the traditional Argentine pulperia. A pulperia was the hub of activity in every town where people would go to drink wine, buy different products, and share the town’s gossip.

Finca Blousson

Essential Experience

Provincial French details with local Argentine ingredients make this farmhouse-style restaurant a great place to check out in the hottest part of The Uco Valley.

Francis Mallmann's Siete Fuegos

Essential Experience

Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes, showcasing Argentina's famous beef and exceptional wines.

La Barra

Essential Experience

In a city with some of the beat meat in the world, it's difficult to stand out from the crowd. La Barra does this effortlessly.

Maria Antonieta

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Decorated in white tile, this one-year old restaurant has a very contemporary feel and offers top quality gourmet food in a casual yet chic environment. Maria Antonieta is open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner – including through the siesta hour…

Orégano

Essential Experience

Francis Mallmann and Vanina Chimeno's hot new pizza joint in downtown Mendoza.

Zampa

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743 Bistro

Local chef Lucas Bustos created this closed-door restaurant. Having always cooked special wine pairing dinners with his friends in the food and wine industry, Lucas opened his restaurant in a rented house so that others could enjoy their creations.…

Al Pasillo

Part of the growing set of private dining establishments in Mendoza, Al Pasillo is a closed door restaurant in Mendoza city. Chef Angelo and his wife, Claudia, invite you to the intimacy of their home for a unique dining experience.

Almacen de Uco

This rustic restaurant is located in the beautiful Manzano Historico in the Uco Valley, where Argentina’s San Martin famously returned from the Andes after liberating Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Antares

This is one of the first places in Mendoza to serve great quality homebrew beer.

Bistro M

This stylish restaurant in the Park Hyatt hotel right in front of Mendoza’s main square called Plaza Independencia serves some delicious dishes and has one of the best wine lists in the city.

Bonafide

This café offers an Argentine breakfast menu warm media lunas with cheese and ham or tortitas and coffee with milk.

Bute

The restaurant is reliable for any meal of the day, including breakfast, lunch, coffee break, work meeting, dinner, and even cocktails.

Cava de Cano

This is a unique dining experience where you get your own private room just for your party.

Dominio Del Plata - Osadia de Crear

Located in Dominio del Plata winery in Agrelo, Osadia de Crear offers a diverse menu based on a fusion of Argentine and Mediterranean cuisines.

Don Claudio

If you are looking for the perfect, most authentically Argentine spot, for the famous Argentine lomo, look no further. Don Claudio offers up the simple meat and french bread sandwich a variety of mouth-watering ways, with the owners Don and Claudio a…

Dun Ken

Like most cafes they don’t only offer café but a variety of delicious pastries and some filling snacks. At Dun Ken you will find all the pastries out for viewing, making your selections much easier.

Florentino

This is an authentic Italian gem. Owned by young chef Sebastian Flores, this restaurant is one of the city’s prettiest plazas, appropriately Plaza Italia, and has an eclectic mix of artwork, nice music and delicious food.

Francesco Ristorante

Teresa Barbera is the true embodiment of Mendoza’s Italian heritage. Her parents came to Argentina when she was a young child and her mother started cooking for the local Italian immigrants who were missing food from home.

Havanna

Havanna is great for when you need that familiar toasty coffee taste we are so used to. They don't just have the shots of coffee but the Frappuccinos, and even smoothies.

Ilo

In a carnivore’s country like Argentina, it can be tricky to get fish in a restaurant, but this popular place specializes in seafood, including shellfish (mariscos).

Ituzaingo

This funky closed door restaurant is ideal for diners who love good music, nice art and want an authentic dining experience.

La Posada del Jamon

Originally this was the only restaurant in the Uco Valley. Since the wine industry and tourism there has boomed over the last decade, there are now other restaurants on the scene, however La Posada de Jamon remains a top choice locally.

La Tupiña Bistro

Named after one of the best bistros in the world, La Tupiña in Bordeaux, this restaurant in Guiltallary is a great spot for fusion food.

Las Negras

Located in the leafy suburban town Chacras de Coria, 15 minutes away from the city of Mendoza, this restaurant, popular with locals and tourists, is known for their steak and other Argentine classics. The large sundeck is perfect for dining al fresco…

Los Chocos

At Los Chocos you can expect a very personal and intimate evening in a family home. Five courses of Argentine cuisine, using local produce, give you a culinary Argentine tour. This underground restaurant is a great chance to eat great creative food p…

Ocho Cepas

In a beautiful old house in the city center, this small restaurant creates a great sense of privacy and offers large furniture you can curl into with a glass of wine. The menu incorporates many Argentine classics including rich pasta, large grilled s…

Pirca

One of the newest closed door restaurants on the circuit, Pirca is owned by Azafran’s Chef Pablo Ranea and his architect partner Alejandro Cohen.

Prímula Cantina Ferroviaria

Located inside an old adobe house on the property of Bodega Estrella de Los Andes, Primula Cantina Ferroviaria brings together food and wine with the history.

Terruños in Club Tapiz

Terruno, the restaurant of Club Tapiz winery, has a beautiful setting above the vineyards in Maipu. With great wines and olive oil produced onsite, well-presented dishes feature the best of Mendoza, but with a global influence.

Tupungato Divino

Tupangato Divino is owned by professionals from Buenos Aires who came to enjoy a simpler way of life and share great cuisine. Located in the middle of Uco Valley vineyards, this remote destination has the blissful advantage of a great Andes view.

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