Where to Drink in Mendoza
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
Monte Caseros 2625, M5522 Coquimbito, Mendoza, Argentina
You don’t need to be a wine enthusiast to fall in love with this quirky museum. The Museo del Vino, or Wine Museum, is located in one of Mendoza’s most historic wineries, Bodega La Rural. It was founded by the Rutini family in 1885. In 1945, one...
Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Pedro Rosell, Mendoza’s Don of sparkling wines, will teach you how to make his signature “espumante” in his winery Cruzat. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sources from select vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan, Rosell uses the...
Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
The Mega Degustation is part of the wine harvest festivities, which happen the last week of February celebrating the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia. It’s a three-day event taking place on a main street (usually Avenida Belgrano or Calle Sarmiento)...
Mendoza Province, Argentina
Make time to stop at the boutique winery La Azul for a tour with the winemaker and lunch at their parrilla-style restaurant right next door. You’ll enjoy the hospitable service, gourmet cuisine, and spectacular views. Pair your meal with a bottle...
Av Villanueva Arístides 287, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
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 “...
Av San Martín S/n, Mendoza, Argentina
Bonafide is a classic Argentine café whose roots reach back to 1917 in Buenos Aires. The name stands for “good faith” to reflect his family’s history in the coffee business and a symbol of trust for his clients. They also sell “Bocaditos” (sweet...
Av. San Martín 802, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Duck into Dün Ken for coffee, fresh squeezed OJ and delectable pastries. You'll be amongst locals taking a break from work, or perhaps brokering deals on neutral ground in their neighborhood cafe. Try the Alfajores de Maicena, a house specialty....
Av. Emilio Civit 556, M5500 Ciudad Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
Kato Café is a trendy coffee house and bar with international style. The brushed concrete floors, vaulted ceilings and stone walls give it an Aspen-like feel. The traditional Mendocenean tortitas raspadas (kind of like a pressed biscuit) are a...
Chacras de Coria, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Tea & Company is a charming tea house and restaurant started by Argentine tea sommelier Silvina Fortuny whose mission is to provide high-quality loose-leaf teas in a soothing environment. The tea menu is an expansive list of green and white teas...
M5500EPA, Av. Arístides Villanueva 527-561, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Por Aca is a popular local hangout on Aristides that's all about rock and roll. It fills up around 1:30 AM, when partrons are allowed to start smoking cigarettes. You can dance among the throngs of partiers until 6:00 AM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays,...
Av. Sarmiento 784, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Cachitas knows how to mix a killer cocktail. It's got retro style with an international crowd. The space is intimate and well-designed with sidewalk seating. Try the Passionfruit Mojito and the Espresso Martini. Av. Sarmiento 784; +54 261...
Av. Perú 776, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
The two for one happy hour special of freshly juiced daiquiris at Patancha is a delicious steal. This tapas bar and restaurant recently moved to a new location on Peru Avenue. The murals are done by a local artist and the patio is a perfect spot...
Av. Arístides Villanueva 153, M5500EOS Mendoza, Argentina
Antares is an artisanal beer company started by three friends from Mar de Plata, Argentina, in the 90s. They first learned about homebrewing from a Californian on a post-college trip to Florida. A few years later the three started brewing...
583, Olascoaga, Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
Parapithecus Evolution Bar (named after an extinct primate) is a two-story bar and nightclub with bar food and live music on select nights. The upstairs has an outdoor section overlooking Aristides when you need to come up for some air. This place...
Cobos 2601, Río Mendoza, M5509 Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Charcas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
A joint venture between American financier Jon Staenberg and renowned Argentine winemaker Santiago Achával, Hand of God Wines Tasting Room is a place to relax and sample a wide array of wines. If you need help choosing, the onsite sommelier is...
RP82, Mendoza, Argentina
GiraMundo, which loosely translates to “globetrotter" or "spinning world,” is a reggae oasis in the mountains of Cacheuta open on Saturday nights from October to March. This local hot spot is a 45-minute drive from downtown Mendoza, but worth the...
RP94, M5663AHA Los Sauces, Mendoza, Argentina
The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room is owned by a private real estate group of the same name. It is not to be confused with The Vines Wine Bar & Vinoteca located in the Park Hyatt Mendoza hotel, which too is owned by The Vines of Mendoza. A pioneer...
Av. Arístides Villanueva 282, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Ph Bar, which stands for Public House, is a local watering hole attached to Hostel Damajuana on Mendoza's main drag, Aristides. It has a buzzy atmosphere and a nice balance between locals and travelers. Grab a seat on their patio or at one of the...
Costaflores s/n, Cobos, M5507 Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Cavas Wine Lodge is the quintessential romantic retreat. Located on a secluded vineyard in the heart of Mendoza’s wine country, the peaceful property offers 17 very private villas, which appear to have grown organically amid the 55-acre...
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