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Top Choice Museum in Mendoza

Museo Fundacional

Mendoza’s Museo Fundacional protects excavations of the colonial cabildo (town council), destroyed by an earthquake in 1861. At that time, the city’s geographical focus shifted west and south to its present location…
Top Choice Gallery in Mendoza

Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno

This is a relatively small but well-organized facility with modern and contemporary art exhibits. Free concerts and theatrical performances are usually held here on Sunday night at 8pm – stop by for the weekly progr…
Top Choice Fusion in Mendoza

Anna Bistro

One of Mendoza’s best-looking restaurants offers a wonderful garden area, cool music and carefully prepared dishes.
Church in Mendoza

Iglesia, Convento y Basílica de San Francisco

Many mendocinos (people from Mendoza) consider the image at this church of the Virgin of Cuyo, patron of San Martín’s Ejército de los Andes, miraculous because it survived Mendoza’s devastating 1968 earthquake. In t…
International in Mendoza

Decimo

Up on the 10th floor in the middle of town, this modern restaurant/wine bar offers a good range of well-cooked dishes with distinctly un-Argentine ingredients like quinoa, alongside sushi and risotto. If the meals s…
Museum in Mendoza

Museo Histórico General San Martín

Honors José de San Martín, the general who liberated Argentina from the Spanish and whose name graces parks, squares and streets everywhere; the Libertador is dear to Mendoza, where he resided with his family and re…
Zoo in Mendoza

Acuario Municipal Mendoza

Nothing at this small underwater freak show seems to have changed since its inauguration in 1945 (except the algae levels on the glass). But it’s hard not to gaze in awe at the motionless, tongueless albino frogs or…
Argentine in Mendoza

El Palenque

Don’t miss this superb, extremely popular restaurant styled after an old-time pulpería (tavern), where the house wine is served in traditional pinguinos (white ceramic penguin-shaped pitchers). The food and appetize…
International in Mendoza

Maria Antioneta

The wonderful, fresh blend of flavors on the menu here are echoed in the design of the dining room – a pleasing mix of retro and modern styling. Everything's good – well presented and flavorful – and accompanied by …
International in Mendoza

Patancha

A cute little place serving up some great tapas alongside traditional favorites such as humitas (stuffed corn dough resembling Mexican tamales) and the occasional surprise such as seafood stirfry. The AR$55 set lunc…