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Continental Divide

$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Mexican, American
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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:45
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Have try a few specials, but as usual this time went with the tuna tostada. Good but maybe they getting tuna from a different source?? Great margarettas😃

Thank Janet L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I eat dinner at the Divide at least once a month, preferable 2-3 times. It's noisy and crowded and they are unapologetic about it - fine with us because we have never had a bad meal or drink! The service is friendly and fast, the food is fresh and delicious and the drinks are always perfect. And... More 

Thank Traci K
Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Good seemingly fresh ingredients - the chicken/cheese enchilada was very tasty. My daughter, who is veggie, had a bit of a hard time in that there were none of the vegetarian dishes from which she could exclude otherwise veggie items that disagreed with her palate, as they were sort of pre-assembled.

Thank AlexMacW
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Continental Divide 811 W Main St, Charlottesville You could pass this bar/restaurant a hundred times and never notice it. There's no sign out front, unless you include the hand-lettered one that reads, "Get in here." But this unsung home of wooden booths and terrific Tex-Mex is not likely to be matched by a lot of places that call themselves Mexican... More 

Thank FrankSpencerMolloy
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Don't pass up on the great margaritas and definitely try the red hot blues with the danger and wait a minute sauce. Great tequila selection and good tex-mex in Cville. Well priced menu.

Thank Clone99
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious, affordable covered-in-melted-cheese girls night here. The food is delicious, with plenty left over for lunch tomorrow. It's small, so there could be a wait (worse when UVA is in session) and it's not a place to linger long after you've eaten. The bar is a good place to wait, they have lots of tasty tequila options and... More 

Thank Melissa J
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Good maragitas, good food and service! Food is plentiful and tasty. Great value. Fast and friendly service. I would recommend no more than 6 to a booth. Likes the sign says, Get in Here!

Thank JNiner
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

found this place from yelp. Had a bit of a wait but man was it worth it. Sat at the bar. I had veggie fajitas and hubby had pork tacos. Both were awesome.

Thank CJ V
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

No sign on the building except "Get In Here". It's small and dark. The staff is efficient but not overly friendly. And that my friends doesn't matter. The food stands alone! My daughter took me in for a margarita. That turned into nachos that were finger licking good which turned into shared fajitas. They were perfect. Really. We were so... More 

Thank Dana K
Missoula, Montana
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

We always eat at least once at Continental Divide when we're in Charlottesville and always leave smiling. As a vegetarian, I'm grateful for the range of delicious options, and this time I loved the veggie fajitas--such a generous portion of beans, rice, vegetables, and flour tortillas that there were leftovers enough for lunch the next day. My husband always has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Southwestern, Mexican, American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?