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Continental Divide

811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
434-984-0143
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Ranked #73 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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Missoula, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Port Washington, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

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 a better table. The food was average. The portions were weird. We both got the... More

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Dumfries, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

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 was served somewhat cold. I should have asked them to warm it up for me,... More

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virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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 take on hummus - was quite good. I was also impressed with the Fat Tire... More

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charlottesville
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99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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.

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Missoula, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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 use some attention to cleanliness though....Floors and hard to get to spots need attention. Go... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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.

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