1884 Francis Mallmann

Take a breather from all that hiking, whitewater rafting and paragliding you’ve planned for Mendoza and head to 1884 for some much needed wining and dining.

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1884, opened by Argentina’s most celebrated chef, Francis Mallmann, is a rustic-cool restaurant in an old winery located just outside of Mendoza city. Well known for Mallmann’s fire-based cooking, 1884 often features in the top restaurants to visit in Mendoza.

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 The decor inside is light and airy with a very stylish and minimalist feel.

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The restaurant boasts about six pages of wine options but we went for the Malbec of course. When in Mendoza!

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After the last few days of very meat-heavy meals, I decided to go for the Mascarpone and Pumpkin Ravioli in Fresh Herb Butter. Incredibly cheesy, incredibly buttery, incredibly good!

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Also on the menu, Mushroom Risotto. Creamy, herby and delicious. Just what we needed after a whole day of discovering Aconcagua!

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 And finally, we went for Rabbit with Endives and Pear Salad. This mix of sweet and salty paired itself perfectly with the super tender meat.

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 For dessert, we made our way to the garden outside which overlooks traditional Argentine barbecues and chefs at work. Although the end of October and nearing the South American summertime, there was still a slight chill in the air so I’d suggest a light shawl to keep warm.

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 Warm and gooey Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice-Cream – so rich and satisfying! Definitely helped with the chill outside.

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And finally, something light and cool after such a heavy meal; a selection of the most interesting sorbet flavours I’ve ever tried! Custard apple, passionfruit and mango!

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With really fresh and hearty ingredients and excellent service, 1884 really is worth the cost (it is in the pricey side!).

It has a relaxed, yet chic atmosphere, making it the perfect venue for a special occasion or that one fancy night you’re planning on having on your trip. Booking is essential though! And make sure you come with a big appetite as the portions are more than enough for one person.

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