Where to Eat in Mendoza: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 23, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Known best for its wine, Mendoza is a bustling city to the east of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. Although it draws its share of adventure travelers, lured by the climbing, skiing, hiking and rafting opportunities within an easy drive of downtown, the area’s more than 1,000 vineyards bring oenophiles in even greater numbers.
Things to do in Mendoza

1. Azafran

Calle Domingo F Sarmiento 765, Mendoza M5500GIQ, Argentina Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Wine Bar, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$392 +54 261 429-4200
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Azafran

Reviewed By leonardva - Richmond, VA

What an amazing place for dinner with friends and family. If you have a larger party, you must request being in the wine room. It's so cool. Yes, people walk in - but who cares! Food was awesome, we had a bunch of appetizers. Prauns, friend cheese, corn (humita) All awesome. Wine selection is great too- no CA cabs but it's just too hard to get them down here.

2. Restaurante Diplomatic

Avenida Belgrano 1041, Mendoza M5500FIU, Argentina Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Argentinean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$235 - HK$706 +54 261 405-1999
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Restaurante Diplomatic

Restaurant with international cuisine where you can enjoy the most exquisite dishes designed by the Chef Claudio Lucero. Lunches, dinners, buffet breakfasts and warm afternoon tea. A gastronomic proposal of high level.

Reviewed By BrunaBonatto - Porto Alegre, RS

Greatest breakfast in Mendoza, so far. Medialunas of at least 3 kinds, brownies, cakes, lemon pie, bread, sweets, really good. They had sparkling wine in the breakfast, that really made my day, having some glasses of fresh sparkling wine to begin the day. :)

3. Ituzaingo Resto

1548 Ituzaingo St, Mendoza 5500, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$275 - HK$510 54 261 9 156665778
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Ituzaingo Resto

Ituzaingo is a close doors restaurant in the most bohemian neigbourhood from Mendoza. The building is a loft wich shows real mendocinean lifestyle. The atmosphere is very eclectic style and combines artistic expresions (paintings and sculptures).The food is mostly tradional Argentine Cuisine in a real gourmet style. Wines are from the personal cellar of the owner (no wine list).The phrase for our concept is:¨Ituzaingo is a restaurante but still a house, welcome.

Reviewed By Constantlyontheroad - Hong Kong, China

I booked this restaurant so far in advance that I was a bit worried that Gonzalo might forget about us! He didn't and it was a lovely experience. We enjoyed meeting the diverse group of diners, the food was good, the wine was good and the atmosphere was lovely. Definitely worth trying this closed door restaurant!

4. Finca Decero Restaurant

Bajo Las Cumbres 9003, Agrelo, Mendoza 5509, Argentina Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Argentinean Lunch HK$353 - HK$392 +54 9 261 215-1271
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Finca Decero Restaurant

The high quality approach of Finca Decero transcends into the excellent cuisine of our restaurant. The seasonal menu of Finca Decero, designed by one of Mendoza's top chefs Andres Fozzatti, combines local ingredients and international styles of cuisine and matches perfectly with Decero wines. Whether an intimate lunch for two or a group of friends, Finca Decero provides a tranquil and high quality venue for lunch. Finca Decero restaurant is open daily from 12-3pm, bookings highly recommended.

Reviewed By George N - Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

We had a fixed four course meal that was really good. Included wine pairings that were perfect for each course

5. Bodega Melipal

Ruta 7 km 1056, Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Wine Bar, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Drinks +54 9 261 368-9780
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Bodega Melipal

Melipal is located in the exclusive area of Agrelo, one of the best grape growing regions in Argentina. The winery elaborates great wines using its own grapes from the region.Melipal has been related to agricultural labor for more than three generations. Its philosophy is based on a sustainable and responsible use of natural resources. Melipal winery was founded in 2002 with the commitment of beginning a history of perfect matching between man, the vineyard and the terroir. A history where wine is its most remarkable expression.Its contemporary architecture design is surrounded by 87 has of vineyards, being most of them Malbec grapes.The facility is open to receive visitors all year round, giving our guest the choice of a private tour and tasting or the possibility of enjoying an exclusive lunch at our restaurant viewing the impressive Andes Range.

Reviewed By Pipa-in-BsAs

We had lunch at Melipal and the food was very good. The setting is excellent and the service was very good too. The price tag is high and at the time we asked for the check, we were given a ticket (not valid for tax identification purposes). We asked for the valid ticket and it was not a happy question apparently because all the smiles given until then, were gone. Unfortanelty this is a common practice in Argentina, but if they are going to give in general in any place a non valid ticket, you should not be paying the 21% tax part of it.
Other than this issue, the rest was perfect!

6. Brindillas Restaurant

Guardia Vieja 2898, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza 5509, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Argentinean, International, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$235 +54 261 496-3650
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 333 reviews

Brindillas Restaurant

Open to Tuesday from Saturday at night.Abrimos de Martes a Sabados por la noche.

Reviewed By Gary A - Cowichan Bay, Canada

Visited this country restaurant based on a recommendation and am now recommending it for others. My wife and I had the Tasting Menu and were not disappointed. Both said menu and the good selection of wines are moderately priced. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Our comments echo that of others in stating that the rooms are a bit 'stark' and the music did not seem to come out of the speakers in our room. Otherwise a very good experience for the dollars expended.

7. The Restaurant at Cavas Wine Lodge

Costa Flores s/n, Agrelo, Mendoza 5507, Argentina Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Argentinean, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$314 - HK$549 +54 261 533-5203
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

The Restaurant at Cavas Wine Lodge

At Cavas Wine Lodge’s we are convinced that the best-tasting food is organically grown and harvested in ways that are ecologically sound. The menu changes every 3 months, designed to be appropriate to the season and composed to show off the finest ingredients obtainable. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday, by reservation only. Lunch served from 11:30 am, dinner starting 7 pm. We welcome children over 12 years of age.

Reviewed By PilotMichael - Pasadena, California

In the spectacular Cavas Wine Lodge is a restaurant with an amazing chef of gourmet foods. Not surprising that one of the most spectacular hotels in all of South America would have an amazing gourmet cuisine. Visit when they have a tango show too. See the photos, need I say more…

8. Restaurante La Vid

Ruta 15 km. 23,5, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza 5509, Argentina Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch HK$157 - HK$510 +54 261 490-9790
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Restaurante La Vid

Reviewed By ADSkalleberg - Boston, Massachusetts

Superb food, service and wines. Definitely top 3 in the area. The empanadas were to die for, so was the pork bondiola, and desert was a hit too. The staff was so friendly and the ambiance a lot of fun.

9. Cordillera Vinos y Fuegos

Avda Belgrano Esquina de Liniers | Esquina de Liniers, Mendoza 5500, Argentina Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean Dinner +54 261 641-7237
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 666 reviews

Cordillera Vinos y Fuegos

Reviewed By Jeff K - Pittsburgh

My wife and I ate dinner here on Valentine’s Day. They were running a special fixed price dinner for the holiday that included wine. The price was reasonable and the food and service were both high quality. The owner is very friendly, speaks good English and is very helpful. Glad we stopped in.

10. Lo de Fer

Jujuy 554 | between Paraguay and Videla Castillo, 4 Seccion, Mendoza Capital., Mendoza 5500, Argentina Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$196 - HK$275 +54 261 553-7114
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 158 reviews

Lo de Fer

"Lo de Fer" is a truly authentic familiar restaurant attended by its owners. Here you will enjoy a friendly atmosphere, with great food and service. We offer typical homemade Argentinian and eclectic food. We open only at night and making a reservation is highly recommended. Our menu changes on a weekly basis and consists of a 5 course meal (appetizers, starters, mains and desserts, coffee and tea included.) Beverages are not included. We offer a unique experience and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! "

Reviewed By JoliveB

Greeted by Gladys, eight of u,s were welcomed into their home. We had been sent the menu beforehand but it exceeded our expectation. We had tapas of olives, sausage, Swiss chard sticks, potato sticks, dip and home made breads followed by black spaghetti with home made tomato and basil sauce. The entree was the best steak we have had in Argentina served with mushroom risotto and wok fried vegetables. Dessert was the most delicious white chocolate bavaroise with strawberries and home grown kumquats followed by coffee or tea. Portions were perfect and I was particularly pleased that my portion was appropriate to my size! We were a very diverse group of people from Europe and the US and everyone loved it. We brought our own wine which made the evening very economical and everyone had what they wanted to drink. I would recommend Fernando's cooking to everyone. It was something not to be missed.

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