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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
434-984-0143
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Dana K
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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English first
VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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 

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Missoula, Montana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wanted to have Mexican food for dinner, asked a friend local to the area for a recommendation, his quick response was The Continental Divide 811 West Main. Took us a few minutes to locate as there is no obvious sign outside, had to rely on the numbers posted on adjacent buildings. The front window had cacti with lights on and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was hoping for something more than we got. Apathetic service at best, food average at best. Wish I would have dined somewhere else for the money.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Be warned, they do not have high chairs or booster seats. And it's loud there. The food is super good. Traditional tex next with a flair. The daily quesadillas are amazing. I had the Santa Fe enchilada that was the best I had ever had with a great ratio of meat to cheese. The margarita is wonderful. It's not made... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Year after year this little tex-mex continues to deliver wonderful food. It gets crowded early so be prepared. A bit loud for my liking but the food makes up for the noise.

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Perry Hall, Maryland, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you get there right at the average dinner time, there is a slight wait, but well worth it. Staff was fun, food was very tasty and filling. Large selection of tequila for margaritas. Went 2 nights in a row.

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Missoula, Montana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What delicious food! My husband loves the tuna tostada, and I (a vegetarian) like the mushroom and spinach enchiladas. It is indeed loud, and it can be very crowded, but we love this place and solve the waiting-for-a-table issue by trying to get there as soon as possible after five, when they open. On this visit, we had a friendly... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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186 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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 told that their Margaritas were excellent but found them lacking in flavour. A big disappointment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-984-0143

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American

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