There are many unique gifts to shop for in Mendoza, and great shops for finding them, whether you are looking for traditional, artisanal gifts or contemporary. And of course wine related!
Palmares Shopping Mall is located 15 minutes south of the city of Mendoza. With 10 movie theaters, 120 stores (primarily authentic Argentine brands), and many restaurants, most notably the quintessial Argentine steakhouse, Don Mario.
Alpataco specializes in wine, leather, creole silverware, wine accessories and mates and pots. Located on Sarmiento in central Mendoza, right off Plaza Independencia, you can also participate in wine tastings from time to time.
At this store, dedicated to folk are, you can view and purchase many types of folk art, including tapestries, ceramics, wood carvings, silverware and religious objects.
The best thing about this bakery is that you cannot help but smile when you walk in. As soon as you open the door, sweet ladies at the counter are smiling at you waiting to offer you cakes, tarts or delicious breads.
Cueros Armandos is a women’s clothing store on Las Heras, the city of Mendoza, known for getting great bargains on purchasing leather jackets. Traditional leather is available as well as bright and bold colors.
When you pass by Die Oma, what will strike you first is their bakers very neatly kneading dough in their white uniforms at a window for display. Once you get a whiff, the smell of fresh bread beckons you inside.
Ice cream here is an art form – a culinary experience in its own right. There are six locations of Ferruccio Soppelsa ice cream in the city and it's been here for 80 years. A word of caution: once you walk in, you won't be able to stop coming back.
At Benedetti, a Mendoza meat store, there are many options at a great price and with great variety. If you plan on cooking true Argentine asado during your stay, it is a great stop.
On Las Heras in the city of Mendoza, this shop is a great spot for tourists looking for gifts to bring back home. T-shirts, ponchos, and ornate mate gourds abound.
Located in the Guaymallen area, Mendoza Plaza Shopping is 10-15 minutes outside of the city. If you are seeking a shopping mall in Mendoza, this is the place to go.
Grocery shopping in Mendoza can be an exciting adventure to witness, especially if you go to Mercado Central (central market) in downtown Mendoza where fresh meats of all kinds are on display, and authentic foods are available for sampling.
Perin ice cream, for many of us, is the most enjoyable ice cream experience in Mendoza city. The sun hits the bright silver building in the early afternoon when it’s hottest, and the old fashioned building might remind you of a great diner.
Often compared to the US brand Coach, Prune is considered superior due to the reputation for great Argentine quality leather. Prune offers leather goods in spades – from handbags to shoes to belts – at fairly reasonable prices.
Before you go to Quiero Mas, you might think that you’ve had great fresh pasta, but after you have tasted it, you will realize that nothing else compares.
Sol & Vino is among the more upscale tourist shops in the Mendoza city. In addition to the standard souvenirs, the store sells wine, books, music, and handcrafted gifts.
Think of any color ... Sugar Cupcakes has cupcake sleeves full of it, plus many decadent combinations to choose from, from Dulce de leche to Cookies & Cream.
The Market Benegas is a modern concept that brings together local offerings under one roof. You'll find a bakery, butcher, fish, fruit and vegetables and deli.
Via Civit is a great bistro with a large selection of coffee drinks, fruity blends and special coffees. To accompany your coffee, one of their many specialty pastries is a must.
Winery is Argentina’s largest chain of vinotecas (wine shops) with stores throughout Buenos Aires. Winery's Mendoza store has a fabulous selection of hard to find liquors, bar accessories in addition to quality wines.
Yuchan is an authentic handicrafts shop in Mendoza city. With gorgeous Argentine rugs, gaucho hats, mate gourds, belts, and jewelry, this is a can't miss location for tourists with authentic trinkets in mind.