Mendoza
Mendoceneans know how to use the afternoon siesta, which occurs every weekday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the summer months, temperatures are sweltering and locals typically eat lunch and then take a leisurely afternoon nap. In contrast, you’ll find Mendoceneans out and about during siesta in the wintertime soaking up the sun’s warmth. Year-round, locals tomar té, or enjoy “tea time” around 5:00 p.m., noshing on a serving of coffee and pastries. When exchanging money in Mendoza, locals advise travelers to familiarize themselves with Argentina’s “dollar blue” currency.