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Continental Divide

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, American,
811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“black beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I enjoyed dinner here with my daughter while visiting one evening. It is unlikely I would have found it on my own as it is inconspicuously sited. The place is somewhat small but very lively and I would return again for the food. I was...More

Thank CheshireTurkey
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The hostess was rude and was unwilling to work with us. She refused to give us an estimated time to wait for a booth so we sat at a table. She proceeded to offer a table directly next to a couple. She reluctantly gave us...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We went here on the suggestion of a local relative. The waitress was courteous and timely. The nachos were different but wonderful due to the choice of cheeses but the spicy flavors seemed to come from the chips. I got the quesadilla and unfortunately it...More

Thank R_Crew_4
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is such a great place to go for a casual dinner. The prices are great. Order a special margarita and you will not regret it. The Santa Fe Enchilada, Red Hot Blues, Thai Chicken Burrito and the specials are always great!

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Continental Divide is rather assumimg but great. There is little advertising outside and the place is small but cozy. The food is simply superb. My wife had the tuna tostada and I had the beef brisket tacos; we were very pleased. Our appetizer - their...More

1  Thank JRN1955
Reviewed 24 November 2013

always know we'll get a great meal here for a reasonable price. No pretense here, it's where you go for beer and margaritas. Nachos are excellent, their tuna is fabulous. Be prepared to wait, and it's noisy, but a fun atmosphere.

1  Thank jenny g
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Delicious food, interesting beer selections, friendly servers! We were there for several meals recently and strongly recommend trying the daily specials and the tuna tostada. If you can, get there early (as soon after five as possible) to avoid needing to wait for a table.

Thank A_Saunterer
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Loved our visit to Continental Divide on busy Charlottesville Main St. Located opposite the Amtrak station, this Mexican joint has 50 tequila choices and they kept me happy by serving a decent Rhone table wine. Appetizers filling for three guys and food consistent. They could...More

Thank Wtftraveler
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Clearly a local place, which is fun when in a new town; the food was very good in taste and ingredients. It was affordable and laid back.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 27 July 2013

One of my favorite local hangouts, CD features an excellent tequila selection, top-shelf margaritas, and a loud, vibrant scene. The food is better than average, but the drinks and energy are the real draw. Just a great local hang, with an interesting mix of UVA...More

Thank BJoelG
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:15 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
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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