It is unthinkable to leave Mendoza without at least a
bottle of wine and some gastronomic delicacies. Among so
many visits to the wineries, it is difficult to leave
one without that wine, which, besides being exceptional,
will bring great memories. So, prepare the suitcase and
exercise all your power of choice, since - unfortunately
- it will be impossible to bring a bottle of each drink
you have tried.
For those who cannot resist visiting a
shopping mall, Mendoza has good shopping options, but
the prices are not so inviting. Take the opportunity to
take products that are difficult to find in Brazil: cold
clothes, leather items and equipment for winter sports.
Street shops and fairs also offer beautiful local crafts
and souvenirs at affordable prices. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage makeup case.
Many restaurants and wineries sell products such as
olive oils, jams, sauces, sausages and cheeses. It is a
great opportunity to take the local flavor in the
suitcase. Ah! Don't forget the alfajores and milk
sweets; famous throughout Argentina, in Mendoza they
leave nothing to be desired. They are always delicious!
The impulse is the great enemy of the tourist. Driven
by the furor of that wonderful tasting with views of the
vineyards, you will be able to buy the entire store just
outside the winery. Resist bravely! Many other wines are
yet to come. Although it is comfortable to buy the drink
on the spot, you can miss the chance (and the
space in the suitcase) to take that copy that you liked
so much at the last winery visited. Our tip is: write
down your favorites and buy at a specialized store all
at once. Prices are often even more affordable and you
can still negotiate a discount.
Buying everything in one place helps to calculate
what type of packaging will be needed to take the wines
safely home. Local post offices and also some wineries
offer boxes with bottle protection for sale. In foam or
styrofoam, they will be fully protected. A box for six
bottles costs around 50 pesos. If you choose to take the
wines in the suitcase, ideally it should be made of a
rigid material. Wrap the bottles tightly in your clothes
(don't let one bottle come in contact with another) and
hope to get everything right!
Remember that Brazilian law allows the maximum limit
of 12 liters of alcoholic beverage without tax. Be sure
to ask for the tax free when buying wines and
local products. ATMs for reimbursement are located at
Buenos Aires airports. And don't forget the excess
baggage; glass bottles weigh a lot!
Avenida Arístides Villanueva
It is difficult to walk along this five-block avenue
without feeling like sitting at one of the countless
sidewalk tables. At dusk, just after the siesta, the
street starts to fill with young people who crowd in
dozens of bars on the street. There is no one who can
resist the climate of Arístides Villanueva. Among mugs
of beer and empanadas, tourists and beggars, enjoy the
bohemia of the city. Choose the bar that most resembles
you and unpretentiously enjoy a typical Mendoza night.
During the day, the avenue also has its charm. The
trendiest fashion stores in the city are there. In
addition, the avenue is great for those looking for
winter sports equipment.
Las Heras Avenue
The street serves as a popular market. There you will
find dozens of establishments selling leather clothing
and typical Andean costumes. Souvenir shops, chocolates,
souvenirs and regional cuisine are also plentiful.
It is the best place to take a souvenir from the city
- with the exception of wines, of course!
On the street is one of the entrance doors to the
Central Market, excellent for taking delicious
Mendocinean delicacies home.
Mendoza Plaza Shopping
The most modern mall in the region has 160 stores and
20 restaurants - a great shopping break.
The complex has Argentine brands, such as the
Fallabela department store, and also international
brands, such as Adidas, Nike, Christian Lacroix and
Lacoste. The price is for shopping, that is, no big
bargains. It is worth to find products that are not sold
in Brazil and, amid so much gastronomic variety, kill
the nostalgia of classic fast foods.
Opening hours: Every day, from 10am to 10pm.
Nothing like a good market to get to know a city's
habits well. In this case, the most delicious habits! In
the Central Market of Mendoza, small stores sell the
most delicious Argentine delicacies, all washed down
with a good chat with the vendors. It is undoubtedly one
of the best places to try local cuisine. Everything
simple, without refinement and filling your eyes and
For those who want to take the products home, there
will be plenty of options. Among raw hams, traditional
sausages, dried fruits and regional wines, you will get
lost with so many delights!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 1 pm
and from 4 pm to 7 pm; the food court is open from 8 am
to 7 pm.
Av España 1210 or Av. General Las Heras 300, Mendoza
For good gourmets, quality olive oil is essential.
And Mendoza, in addition to excellent wines, produces
high quality olive oils. At Olivícola Laur you will have
the opportunity to see close-up centenary olive trees
(the property has existed since 1906), the old factory
and the entire process of oil extraction (from the most
rustic to the most modern), from the olive harvest
(which happens between April and June) until bottling.
In the end, you will still be surprised with the tasting
of different products, from olives to olive oils and
balsamic. Avoid the traditional wine tour and
it is a unique experience for lovers of good food.
Palmares Open Mall
15km from the center of Mendoza you will find a good
way to solve your Shopping in one place. At Palmares
Open Mall it is possible to find clothing and
handicrafts, including wines, of course!
If you can't resist a walk in a large shopping
center, this may be a good choice. The mall is very
Brazilian in style: there are 120 stores ranging from
big brands to small boutiques. Practical for a round and
a quick meal. Highlight for the Don Mario restaurant,
which serves one of the most famous parrilladas in the
If there is a meeting point for all residents of
Mendoza, it is certainly Plaza Independencia. It marks
the center of the city and is four blocks long.
Throughout the day, the audience changes, but it is
never empty. Among beautiful fountains and lush trees,
you will be able to learn a little more about Mendocino
Each point of the square holds a good surprise: craft
fair, stages of artistic presentations, light sources,
the Municipal Museum of Modern Art, the Municipal
Theater and typical food kiosks are some of them. Music
and theater shows also appear when least expected.
Plaza Independencia is the largest square in the
city. In its surroundings, two blocks away from each
end, you can also visit the squares of San Martín,
Chile, Italy and España. All are great places to rest
after a long day of sightseeing.
The shop is a sleepover for any wine lover.
Understood or not, there you will get lost among so many
options. In a beautiful corner house, Winery is one of
the most complete wineries in Mendoza. Divided into
rooms classified by the types of grapes, wines and
sparkling wines, they are ready for the eyes - and hands
- of the customers. The organization facilitates when
choosing. At the central tables, the top 10 (best
selling and also the best ranked) immediately attract
consumers eager for the best copies. All wines are very
well priced, which facilitates the decision when buying.
In the Winery you will find wines from almost all
wineries in Mendoza, often with more affordable prices
than in the wineries themselves. For those who are not
very knowledgeable about the subject, attentive sellers
are willing to help with the purchase within your
budget. Nobody there will push a wine merely because it
is expensive; on the contrary, they will always choose
For those who want to take as many bottles as
possible (12 liters, according to Brazilian
legislation), the house offers a box with special
protection for the transportation of the drink. Tip:
cash payment is worth discounts and gifts. Be sure to