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Continental Divide

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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Always a good choice

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😃

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet L
Charlottesville, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

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 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank CJ V
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Dana K
Missoula, Montana
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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 8
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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