El Palenque is a classic where locals and tourists can both be found sipping wine from “pinguino” carafes—vessels historically used by Argentine gauchos nicknamed for their distinct penguin shape. El Palenque is fashioned after an old-time “pulperia” or tavern where neighbors would come together to drink house wine, eat bar food and catch up on the daily gossip. Order the melt in your mouth fried calamari (rabas) while you sit outside and people watch. Aristides 287; +54 261 429 1814
By Nora Walsh, AFAR Contributor
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Av Villanueva Arístides 287, 5500 Capital, Mendoza, Argentina
+54 261 429-1814
Sun - Sat 12pm - 2am