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.
With asados every Monday and Friday, information regarding tours, excursions, and wine tasting available, Damajuana, a hostel, combines relaxation and entertainment.
One block from Plaza Independencia, at the corner of Espejo Espana and Espejo, Hotel Mendoza provides good service and value for the price.
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.
Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors.
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.
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 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.
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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…
Tasting Mendoza specializes in organizing upscale gourmet wine tours, focused on gastronomy and vacation. They can arrange fabulous excursions for small or large tour groups, creating personal itineraries to suit all interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of Miro originals and prints in the Municipal de Arte Moderno de Mendoza (MAMM) has certainly been one of the artistic highlights of the year in the city with the modern art space hotly attended by locals and tourists during the month-lo…
Celebrate Malbec World Day with tango and jazz events in Mendoza city.
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.
On Argentina’s most patriotic holiday, May 25th, Argentina’s wine regions will participate in a event designed to support local charities and to add a twist to the usual wine tourism.
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.
The City of Mendoza hosts its sixth annual Summer music and wine series that combines prestigious Mendoza artists, the best wine varieties and the wonderful view from the Terraza Jardín Mirador.
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.
This is one of Mendoza's main artistic centers, featuring music, theater, dance, and even puppetry and multimedia shows. Its purpose is to share the local culture and arts with the world.
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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