Grocery shopping in Mendoza can be an exciting adventure, especially if you go to Mercado Central (central market) in downtown Mendoza located on Ave. Las Heras and Patricias Mendocinas. Be prepared for an exciting crowded environment that allows for friendly conversation with locals.
As you make your way through the market, the robust smell of raw meat fills the air with a wide variety of beef, chicken, fish, pork and other game meats at every corner. No parts go to waste, as you are able to select anything from intestines to limbs. The occasional site of a whole gutted pig or bird carcass is not uncommon, and attention grabbing. Each stand has its own unique service from fresh produce, to picadas (bite size foods), to whole grains, seeds and nuts, to prepared meals; Mercado Central is truly a one-stop.
It’s best to take a few laps before purchasing anything so that you can get a feel for how the market is arranged and priced. International products are not always visible on display, but simply ask and the vendor will reach under the counter and grab whatever it is that you are looking for.
Located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Mendoza city, walking distance from the city center, Casa Lila Bed and Breakfast makes you feel like you are part of their family.
Located In Mendoza’s main culinary hub, just blocks away from Sarmiento, Hotel Diplomatic has 19 floors, impressive architecture, and enormous rooms and comfortable beds that helped it to earn its five star ranking.
Located in the center of downtown Mendoza on historic Plaza Independencia, Park Hyatt Mendoza is well known as the first five star hotel in the city.
With above and beyond guest service, the family running this bed and breakfast ensure that each guest gets the best in personal attention.
For travelers who wish to have a relaxed hostel stay in Mendoza, Chimbas is a great spot. Guests can start their day with fresh seasonal fruits, homemade breads and marmalades surrounded by Mediterranean architecture outside the city.
With asados every Monday and Friday, information regarding tours, excursions, and wine tasting available, Damajuana, a hostel, combines relaxation and entertainment.
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 is an artisanal ice cream and chocolate boutique you must not miss while visiting Mendoza.
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.
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.
The restaurant is reliable for any meal of the day, including breakfast, lunch, coffee break, work meeting, dinner, and even cocktails.
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.
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Discover the Andes is all about exploring the mountains and participating in excursions and activities ranging from expeditions in Maipu Volcano, crossing the Andes by foot, valley trekking and wine tours at the foot of the Andes too.
Uncorking Argentina are experts in creating fantastic customized tours for small groups. They have been in business for over seventeen years and have long standing relationships with many wineries and restaurants and a great deal of expertise in maki…
Ampora Wine Tour's specialty is creating the best custom wine experience to fit your wine taste and interests.
The owner of Ituzaingo restaurant is happy to arrange art tours for you directly. Gonzalo, a gregarious artist himself, has close relationships with many of the artists, so this is an experience sure to provide a unique level of access to art not see…
Offering wine tours in the Uco Valley, Maipu, and Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Wine Experience is a fabulous option for those who seek a pre-set tour that is adventurous, educational, and often less expensive than other tours.
Trout and Wine offers visits to a wide range of Argentine wineries. From tours and tastings at wineries from old to new, modern technology and old-fashioned equipment, Trout and Wine has many options.
Bike through the Uco Valley or Lujan de Cuyo with Mendoza Wine & Bike Tour. If you choose to venture out with the Uco Valley tour, you can bike to the prestigious Andeluna or Salentein wineries.
Rbike's is a bike rental company based in Mendoza city. Rental options can be supplemented with activities such as kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, rappeling, canopy (ziplining), and trekking.
Kaua Spa, located in the Park Hyatt on Plaza Independencia, offers a range of unique Thai massages, facials, vinotherapy treatments, and salon treatments for both men and women.
Vertientes Spa & Aesthetics, run by Pueblo del Río, is a space for wellness. This exclusive spa, now in the in Villaggio hotel as well as in the original Portrellos location, is a great spot for relaxation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sheraton Hotel in the city of Mendoza will host the second edition of the "Alta Gama," a tasting of Mendoza's fine wines, from April 22 through 24.
This Easter weekend, pair your wine with classical music at select wineries where the final performances will take place for this year’s Classical Music for the Wine Roads Festival.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Agribusiness and Technology, Mendoza will host a indoor/outdoor museum and fair aimed at educating visitors on the developments in science and technology across a wide spectrum of industries: from monitoring volcanic acti…
Mendoza's Classical Music Festival provides visitors a window into an important aspect of Mendoza's artistic culture while enjoying its more well known art form, wine.
Mendoza is a great place to come for festivals, and the most important one each year is Vendimia. This huge event celebrates the year’s grape harvest - primarily focusing on the wine regions, but also including all other harvested fruit. The festivit…
The City of Mendoza is proud to sponsor the "Wine Talks in the City" Event Series, a program that brings educational workshops and wine tastings to Mendoza´s plazas and parks.
The cozy theater hosts cultural events on weekends, featuring music and dancing. Government sponsored, this museum includes expositions from artists from Mendoza and other provinces.
Owner Pablo Lavoisier is a great artist who focuses on wood. He has a fabulous landscape exhibit in this space of mountaings. Annually, there is a three day exposition of work from more than 50 artists from Argentina.
Federico Arcidiacono is a sculptor living in Guaymallen. He comes from a very artistic family, with his father a well-known photographer, and his brother a musician. He is most famous for his work with wood grain art.
Set inside the home of Gonzalo Cuervo, Ituzaingo is firstly a restaurant but also a wonderful display of paintings and sculptures.
Located beneath Plaza Independencia, this is a intimate museum displays local art from all types -- from students to famous artists. There are often music and dance exhibits here as well.
Roberto Rosas' House & Sculpture Workshop is a unique place in Mendoza where art and architecture are integrated to be contemporary and functional. It features sculptures and art of all types, both his own and from other artists.
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