The Best Restaurants In Mendoza Province

Mendoza
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Madeleine Bazil

Mendoza Province is every wine aficionado’s dream: rolling vineyards doling out samples of world-class vino for visitors amidst a backdrop of stunning mountains. The food scene is just as good: read on for our guide to the best restaurants in Mendoza Province.

Provincia De Mendoza

1. Restaurant Terruño

Restaurant, Argentina

Restaurant Terruño
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This excellent winery restaurant at Club Tapiz in Maipú uses seasonal produce and has a decor evoking a Renaissance villa. All of the olive oil, vegetables, eggs, and dried fruit come from the restaurant’s own production, making the food as fresh as can be.

2. Siete Fuegos Asado

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Celebrity chef Francis Mallmann’s Valle de Uco restaurant at The Vines Resort and Spa takes asado to new heights, grilling meat, fruit and vegetables, and fish seven ways. The fixed-price lunch menu is a one of a kind experience, especially when paired with boutique wines.

3. Azafrán

Restaurant, Argentina

High-quality produce is the name of the game at this high-end restaurant in Mendoza city. The walls are lined with shelves containing rare craft beers as well as a refrigerator of cured meats. For a unique dining experience, ask to be seated in the wine cellar, which features a single table— the staff will happily provide ponchos to combat the chill.

4. -- Francis Mallmann

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Argentina, South American, Vegetarian

Mendoza City
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This Mendoza city eatery has often been described as the best restaurant in the city. Located in an old winery dating back to 1884, this is a perfect spot for date night, especially in good weather: the garden is beautiful and the outdoor tables have a view of the chefs at work.

5. La Posada del Jamon

La Posada del Jamon

The original pioneer of restaurants in the now-booming Uco Valley, La Posada de Jamon has an unpretentious atmosphere and delicious food. The tasty home-cured ham features in many of the dishes on the menu.

Address & telephone number: Ruta Provincial 92, km 13, Vista Flores, Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 262 249-2053

6. Finca Blousson

Finca Blousson

French country cooking is an unlikely partner for Argentinian asado, but Finca Blousson does it impeccably, marrying the two countries’ flavors to create a cuisine all of its own. Case in point: bife de chorizo, topped with cassis sauce, which proves to be a delicious combination. Now that’s diplomacy.

Address & telephone number: Ruta Provincial 94, km 14, Vista Flores, Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 261 483-9250

7. Los Chocos

Restaurant, Argentina

This cozy underground restaurant is located in a family home and provides a five-course culinary walk-through of Argentinian cuisine. Chef Martin, will even share recipes with eager diners. Reservations are necessary as there are only four tables but the small size means an attention to detail and an exemplary experience.

8. Tupungato Divino

Hotel

Mount Tupungato
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Located in the heart of Uco Valley vines, diners at this restaurant are also treated to a view of the Tupungato volcano, the Andes mountains, and the property’s own scenic swimming pool. Order some tapas or a main dish, try an Uco Valley wine, and enjoy the scenery.
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