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Continental Divide

) #81 of 405 Restaurants in Charlottesville $$ - $$$ , Mexican, American
811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Southwestern, Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a real surprise....you go in thinking it is going to be some hole in the wall bar, and you will be pleasantly surprised. Good food, drinks, and friendly staff! It's Mexican food, plus some American stuff if you don't like Mexican. I...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is our favorite date night place. Their motto says it all "Too small, Too noisy, too crowded, too bad." There is frequently a wait but well worth it. In my opinion best margaritas in town. The food is very good as well. This is...More

Thank danricc7
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My girlfriend and I had dinner at Continental Divide a week or so ago. As others can attest, their food is really, really good. Both of us had the Santa Fe Enchiladas ($11.25) which came with black beans and rice and a pumpkin muffin. The...More

Thank DrDemocracy
Reviewed 28 March 2017

While staying at a nearby hotel, we decided we want a Mexican dinner. Desk clerk recommended this place. Not even a sign that we could see. Big neon lighter thing in the window that read "GET ON IN HERE!" We went in, not knowing what...More

Thank Jim4249541
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a great place. Incredible selection of margaritas and great food. Margaritas are based on your choice of tequila and your choice of mixers. We had the special which that night was house tequila with the premium mixers. They were excellent. I had a cup...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice little spot on West Main Street in C'ville. Great Tex/Mex with interesting menu. Great margaritas also. Small with only 8 or 9 booths and one large table in the front; so, go early or be prepared to wait. I had the carnitas and they...More

Thank tkent1234
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Red Hot Blues and a Margarita and you will be happy! Just saying! Everything here is great -- it's small, crowded and noisy but wonderful! Be prepared to wait!

Thank Stacey J
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'm a local and this is one of the long-standing gems in what has become a foodie town. It's where I go for a great margarita, and a great plate of Mexican food that has a southwestern influence (and a few dishes have a hint...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Continental Divide last night for the first time in many years and it was as good as ever. Good margaritas and nachos, excellent enchiladas and carnitas, we were not disappointed. It's a pretty small restaurant and I don't think they take reservations so...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Continental Divide is known for great Mexican, but the margaritas are the best in Charlottesville. They do not take reservations though, so it's hard to get in on busy nights.

Thank gamblefamilytravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-0143
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