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Continental Divide

811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
434-984-0143
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Ranked #42 of 447 restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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 students and older locals...really good vibe.

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Mount Airy, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Love this restaurant! It is located on Main Street but has no sign outside that says Continental Divide - just a sign that says "get in here". :) Once inside, it's a bustling, loud, fun kind of place with a ton of tequilas to choose from for your margarita. But the food is even more amazing. We had an incredible... More

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