Bodega Ruca Malen, Lujan de Cuyo

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Winery / Vineyard
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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  • I'm sure I'm stating the obvious, but wine tasting and pairing can be very subjective so I won't opine on the wine and/or pairing of wine with the food but rather on the location, service, food, prese...  more »
  • We loved Ruca Malen. The tour is short and sweet, the grounds are gorgeous, and the wine pours are basically whole glasses of wine and it's delicious. We called ahead to ensure we could fit in another...  more »
  • The tasting menu of 6 courses and matching wines is not to be missed. Beautiful setting, attentive service and amazing food and wines.  more »
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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.
  • Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2014 Global Winner Wine Tourism Restaurant Mendoza Ruca Malén was one of the first wineries in Mendoza to develop the tasting menu concept and has positioned itself as one of the most succesful restaurants in wineries in Argentina. Their goal is to express the terroir in each of the elements that make up the experience of having lunch at Ruca Malén, offering the best pairing of wines with the local cuisine.