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.
The Aconcagua Hotel is situated in the heart of Mendoza city. It is an inexpensive establishment that has been in the city for years.
Quinta Rufino hostel is an old Mendocinian hostel that combines tradition and modern comfort.
San Lorenzo apartments offers fully furnished apartments for one person or for families - rooftop pool, continental breakfast, and meeting room included.
Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors.
Bianco & Nero is an artisanal ice cream and chocolate boutique you must not miss while visiting Mendoza.
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.
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.
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…
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Malbec World Day with tango and jazz events in Mendoza city.
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.
On May 5th, a collection of runners from around the world will make their way from Potrerillos dam to Parque San Martin as they complete the 14th Annual Mendoza International Marathon. Full marathon, half marathon and 10 K races will occur.
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 first week in March marks the beginning of the National Grape Harvest Festival, Fiesta de la Vendimia.
ECELA is a Spanish school in Mendoza specializing in helping foreigners to learn the language. Intensive programs as short as one week, and as long as four months are available.
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.
The Instituto Intercultural offers classes in Spanish and English, but also many additional languages that might be helpful for business leaders. These include Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. There are also many ty…
Julio Melto, a sculptor born in San Luis, studied art at National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, has sculptures and drawings that are periodically displayed throughout the city, including in the Park Hyatt Mendoza.
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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