Bodega Ruca Malen, Lujan de Cuyo

(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
French-owned Bodega Ruca Malen draws visitors with its famous five-course lunches paired with full-bodied red wines with cherry-plum notes and a spicy finish. Take a tour of the vineyards and the well-designed orange brick building, or just have lunch in the posh and generous atmosphere of the restaurant with panoramic views. Try cured meat with cacao powder, apples with burrata (a fresh Italian creamy cheese), or choose something from the vegetarian menu. Note that the cost of the tour is discounted if you buy a bottle of wine. Make reservations in advance. To visit Bodega Ruca Malen and other attractions in Mendoza, use our Mendoza itinerary planner.
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  • A lunch tasting wine next to a vineyard and the Cordilleras. Impeccable service and the disposition to repeat one or another glass without restrictions. Gastronomy at a high level.
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  • This stunning restaurant in a working vineyard literally gave us one of the best lunches we have ever experienced. And we are serious lunchers!! Firstly e enjoyed a short and highly informative tour o...  more »
  • Wonderful. We had lunch with wine tasting harmonised with our dishes, 6 in total, with a wonderful view, excellent food quality and presentation.
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  • The best restaurant I've tasted in Argentina! Everything was so good, the service was great, the presentation of the dishes as well was awesome! Incredible!!
  • What an amazing experience by the foothills of the Andes. Had the prix fixe 5 course menu paired with different wines and it was just surreal. The staff was so nice and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back!
  • Food was good, great experience with the lunch course, the wines were good but didn't hit great.
  • The prix fixe menu offers a great variety of delicious and beautiful small plates paired with very good wines. The peaceful pastoral landscape and the splendid view of the mountains was a nice bonus. This is a great place to spend the siesta between wine tastings in the Luján de Cuyo.
  • Soft light fruity taste . Easy on the palate