Mendoza is the place to wine and dine if you’re a cultured carnivore. Be prepared for copious amounts of meat and malbec, large lunches, late dinners and long nights that last until the wee hours of the morning. Reputable chefs provide gourmet gastronomic experiences downtown and at many of the renowned wineries. When it’s time to sober up, sample Argentina’s famous yerba maté, an energizing tea sipped from a wooden vessel with a metal straw. If tea isn’t your thing, dive headfirst into Mendoza’s thriving café scene.