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Top Choice Mountain in Parque Provincial Aconcagua

Parque Provincial Aconcagua

The region's most famous park is Parque Provincial Aconcagua, home of 6962m (22,841ft) Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak outside the Himalayas and a favorite climbing destination. Reaching the summit requires a comm…
Top Choice Argentine in Around Mendoza

Casarena

With wine glasses in the foreground and Cerro de la Plata framed by floor-length windows in the distance, the five-course meal seems almost a distraction. If you can tear yourself away from the views, you'll enjoy t…
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Siete Fuegos

Considered something of a destination restaurant because it's the flagship of acclaimed celebrity chef Francis Mallman and it's housed in the uber-luxurious Vines of Mendoza Resort & Spa. Somewhat formal, a tad …
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Osadía de Crear

Osadia's five-course wine-paired lunch is one of the area's best, with beautifully presented dishes in portion sizes that won't bust your gut. Part of the Susana Balbo winery (whose namesake is the first female Arge…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Malargüe

Parque Provincial Payunia

Just over 200km south of Malargüe on the RN 40, the spectacular Parque Provincial Payunia is a 4500-sq-km reserve with a higher concentration of volcanic cones (over 800 of them) than anywhere else in the world. The…
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Casa El Enemigo

The passionate and philosophically inclined husband-and-wife team who created El Enemigo wines have also produced this similarly unique and inspired dining experience. It combines a stunning setting, architecturally…
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Fuente y Fonda

Take the menu's suggestion with a grain of salt. Mains are good for two if you're overworked gauchos, but are more manageable for three healthy appetites, especially the meat dishes. Most come with bread, salad, a s…
Top Choice Park in Mendoza

Parque General San Martín

Walking along the lakeshore and snoozing in the shade of the rose garden in this beautiful 420-hectare park is a great way to enjoy one of the city’s highlights. Walk along Sarmiento/Civit out to the park and admire…
Top Choice Winery in San Juan

Las Marianas

One of the prettiest wineries in the region, this one was built in 1922, abandoned in 1950 and reinstated in 1999. The main building is gorgeous, with thick adobe walls and a few examples of the original winemaking …
Top Choice Bar in San Juan

Flores Art Bar

Granted, there's little to no competition, but this labyrinthine bar would qualify as cool in Buenos Aires or Mexico City – it is evocative of the latter with its tile work and pastel colors. Old American rock memor…