In the Chocolatería Süss Dulzuras, as its name suggests, you can buy excellent quality chocolates. While the prices are not always the cheapest, the cost-deliciousness ratio is fine. We can buy chocolate-dipped oranges with chocolate dipped grapes, sandwich cookies, chocolate caramels, and Delicate cones as well as thousands more things. Finally, in the village gluttons we feel like we're in heaven.
A place to eat a tasty ice cream without lactose (especially for celiacs) or have a coffee with a croissant or frozen glasses sitting on a patio looking at the waterfront and at night with the pretty lights of Paraguay.
Establecimiento Las Marias is a farm where you can visit and observe the process of planting from start to finish that allows you to cultivate yerba mate. This farm is the largest yerba mate producer in the world. Here you get a chance to see it all happening in front of your eyes. This ranch has a lot of environmental concern, keeping a balance between wildlife and local flora. That there are species in their natural environment such as caimans, capybaras, etc..
On the wine trail you will pass through Lujan de Cuyo and Maipú to visit up to 3 wineries in the region. In each of the wineries we found to be distinct either by it's architecture, history or modernity, applied technology, being a boutique winery or for the production of organic wines, just to give some examples. By taking the tour you experience many different features allowing you to see and understand the variety of wineries and vines. This is a great reason to take a tour on the wine routes.
A short walk from the Red Beard Brewery is the factory store that sells craft beers and bottled products. The site is great for browsing around. The store, which resembles a German corner shop, not only sells the 12 types of beer that are made in Red Beard, but also ancient and modern still beers, glasses and jugs made of various materials and designs and other interesting artefacts sourced from the local area.
When talking about chocolates in Mendoza, the obligatory reference is The Shack, with an average production of 10 tons of chocolate every day. The company, founded by Carlos Smovir, began as a family business in the '70s and today markets its products based on their very own recipes all around the country of Argentina. A similar business in the city can be found here: Ketobac
Located along the busy corner of Avenida Santa Fe and Freedom, The Phoenix is a paradise for lovers of fine wine and premium food products. In a room 'like they used to be', there is a choice of the best national and international wines, as well as cigars, sweets, preserves, candies and nuts. It is spacious place with wood-paneled walls and antique display cabinets and counters - it is amazing if only to stop and smell.
This hideaway in La Cumbre is an absolute must-see for two main reasons. The first is that it's absolutely a Gourmet experience: The Diner Alby smoked it produces a chemical expert food are delicious, absolutely handmade, and of excellent quality. The second reason is to know the house, infused with the rich smell of smoked and Alby, a character with all letters. Whatever he says, you'll stay in one piece and believe you've heard him wrong. No, Mr. Diner mixes wit with logic, spiced with irony and double entendres. Try their products and know it is, altogether, an unforgettable experience.
Dates, nuts, candies, raisins, quince, chocolate, cookies, wine, figs, olives, handicrafts, souvenirs ... All this and much more can be found in Ketobac, a family business operating since 1982 which puts the excellence of its products as a priority,in San Rafael, Mendoza. Another similar establishment in Mendoza is La Cabaña. The Shack
Every October there's a beer festival in Villa General Belgrano. There they serve typical european meals, have dances, and they toast with beer and lots of beer ... People come from all over the country, and is organized by European immigrants, who are still with their tradition.
Very good chocolates. I wanted to tell you I made a trip to the town of gral Belgr cba to buy Easter eggs and when I returned and opened them one had a big HAIR BETWEEN EGG LAYERS!! We couldn´t eat it, it was gross. I HAVE NO MORE TO SAY.