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
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.
Address & telephone number: Av. Sarmiento 765, Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 261 429-4200
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