Food and sightseeing in mendoza

Food and sightseeing in MendozaMy friend had been raving about asados and parrilladas since he moved to Mendoza. For those of you who don’t already know, those are the words in Spanish for a barbecue, and Argentina is famous for its great meat feasts.

Well, I suppose I didn’t know that until I took a flight to Argentina and travelled to Mendoza to visit my friend. I hadn’t expected to go to Argentina, but I had the time off work, the money and I had even managed to find cheap flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. So I was all set.

I think one of the things which really made my vacation in Mendoza was the fact that I had my own personal guide to show me the main tourist attractions and places to eat. So now I can pass on my advice so that you can also enjoy the very best of Mendoza. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the names of the restaurants we ate at, but you will find lots along the Paseo Sarmiento and Avenida Sarmiento. I was looking for romance, and this place fit the bill.

We also ate in two Tenedor Libre restaurants in Avenida San Martin. A Tenedor Libre is an all you can eat barbecue and you should pay anything from $30 – $35 Argentine pesos for a good buffet. Do not leave Mendoza without going to a Tenedor Libre – you will not have tasted meat like it.

Apart from the great food, Mendoza is famous for its wine and leather products. If you want to take home a good souvenir, you should buy a leather belt or wallet. We also booked a tour of the vineyard Bodega Carmine Granata. You can book tours in any travel agency in the city and I would highly recommend doing so. The last thing which you must do while in Mendoza is visit the zoo, which is the biggest I have ever been too.

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