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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
434-984-0143
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 35
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  • 27
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Get the nachos

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Melissa J
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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.

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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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!

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VA
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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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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Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
Phone Number: 434-984-0143
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: American

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  • 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

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