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
Siete Fuegos Asado
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
1884 — Francis Mallmann
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.
Address & telephone number: Belgrano 1188, Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 261 424-2698
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
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)
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.
Address & telephone number: Ruta Provincial 89 & Los Europeos, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, +54 262 215 228 948/49