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Continental Divide

811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
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Ranked #72 of 459 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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65 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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