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.
Address & telephone number: Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 261 496-0131
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.
Address & telephone number: The Vines Resort and Spa, Ruta Provincial 94, km 11, Tunuyan, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 261 461 3910
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
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
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.
Address & telephone number: Av. San Martin at Montevideo and Rivadavia, Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 262 155 345 229 (English phone line)