May 21, 2009

Mendoza Travel

Here are some of my favorite places to eat, see and sleep in Argentina, as well as Argentinean restaurants and Latin Markets I’ve been to on my travels.  This list includes links to posts written about them and websites when available.  None of the businesses listed have solicited my recommendation.

Please email me with things you’d like to add to this page, or leave a comment and share your experiences!  Buen viaje!

Related Articles:

Awake to Argentina (Mendoza Winery Guide) Download OC_Argentina

Moving Mountains (Jerome Brewery feature) Download DRAFT Jerome Article

Mendoza Guide Download Cookie Mendoza Guide

REBECCA’S ARGENTINA RECOMMENDS

STAY:

Argentino Hotel, Mendoza–Centrally located across the street from Plaza Independencia, the Argentino offers location at a fraction of the cost of the nearby Hyatt.  Though the decor is unfussy and simple, rooms are clean and equipped with bidet, shower/bath, and fridge, phone and cable TV.  Continental breakfast in a salon with scenic view of the plaza, free internet, and outdoor patio with pool (complete with Rousseau-esque jungle wall mural).  www.argentino-hotel.com    

Aconcagua, Mendoza–Located centrally near the Plaza Italia, this several story hotel puts you right in the center of the downtown action, and gives access to Mendoza’s best activities.  Stay on on of the higher levels of the hotel for more luxurious rooms.  Continental breakfast, pretty enclosed courtyard connects to modern restaurant serving dinner.  www.hotelaconcagua.com

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza–Okay, I’m going to ‘fess up right now and admit that I’ve never stayed at Cavas.  But if I were a jet-setting celeb going to Mendoza, for, say, my honeymoon, you can bet I’d book a room right there.  It’s nestled between a couple of the bigger wineries off the Ruta 7, on 35 acres of vineyard with a view of the Andes.  It’s a true escape–each of the rooms are 970 sq. ft.–your own, private, luxury lodge with fireplace, private pool and private terrace.  Check out their website when you need a five-minute fantasy to break up the work-week!  www.cavaswinelodge.com

Finca Adalgisa, Mendoza–Gabriela Furlotti has taken her family’s turn-of the century vineyard estate and converted it into a boutique hotel.  Guests are welcomed to the manor house, which had been updated to include all the modern comforts, as if it was their own home.  Furlotti doesn’t forget a detail–guests are welcomed with a bottle of the wine produced right there on the estate, a lounge provides reading and event a quiet game of Scrabble, and family antiques are side-by-side with modern accoutrements.  www.fincaadalgisa.com.ar

Hotel Krista, Buenos Aires

EAT:

Dun Ken

El Trigal Bakery, Mendoza

Pizzeria Capri, Mendoza

SHOP:

Cardon

Chocolates Pradel

 

Mendoza Plaza Shoppingwww.mendozaplazashopping.com

Winery with locations throughout Argentina, www.winery.com.ar

 

DRINK:

Cervezeria Jerome: see article Moving Mountains, above, and www.cervezajerome.com

Achaval Ferrer

Bodega Melipal

Vines of Mendoza

 

READ:

Laura Catena’s Vino Argentino

Francis Mallmann’s Seven Fires

Maria Baez’s South American Table

Liz Caskey’s South American Cooking

  

DO:

Almacen Del Sur

Parque San Martin

Plazas: Plaza Italia, Plaza España, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Chile

Plazoleta Pelligrini

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

Masters of Food and Wine

Molino La Tebaida Artisanal Olive Oil Press and Pension

Qulataye Artisanal Cheese and Preserves

Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia

Casa de Fader Museum

Mendoza Mercado Central

 

AFINES–elsewhere in Mendoza:

Bowen

General Alvear

San Rafael

  

TOUR COMPANIES:

Liz Caskey Tours

Uncorking Argentina

 

DENVER AREA MARKETS:

Chow Topic–Southwest Boards–Latin Markets in the Southwest US

Online Shops:  Amigo Foods, eBay (search by product name, e.g. Alfajores Havanna) and Gaucho Gourmet.

Carneceria Guadalajara–303-937-7132  5185 W. 1st Ave. (at Sheridan) Denver, CO 80219 this is the place to go for Lechon,  Milanesa and Argentinean-cut meats.

Rancho Liborio–three Denver locations, plus more in other cities.  www.liborio.com  Mexican focused overall, but has a whole aisle of things like Yerba Mate and Dulce de Leche. Tapas in frozen section. Reasonable Prices.

Asian Seafood Market–303-541-9377 2829 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301 open daily, 10-7

ARGENTINEAN RESTAURANTS:

OTHER ARGENTINA-RELATED STUFF:

Casa Argentina de Colorado

Casa Argentina de Houston

 

 

2 Responses to “Mendoza Travel”

  1. Oh what lovely descriptions! I love to hear of places to stay in from people and not from brochures- it gives you a whole different feel of the place when you get there :) Thank you very much! I would love to visit the wine lodge when I get to Argentina :)

  2. I love Argentina, especially the southern Patagonia region
    Every second city has farmers’ markets with numerous items – where you can buy delicious food, souvenirs and authentic amazing jewelry!