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Continental Divide

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
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17:00 - 22:15
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Sun 17:00 - 21:45
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

As locals, we come to this restaurant at least once a month, and are never disappointed. The place opens 5:00, and people wait at the door even before that, and the place packs very quickly, so be sure to get there early. There margaritas are good, and they have a big drinks menu. We always get the red hot blues,... More 

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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the small restaurant is super popular and gets packed quickly... But for good reason!! It's worth the effort to find a good time to go. Really delicious, high quality, local ingredients makes this Tex-Mex menu incredible. We shared the Santa Fe enchilada and carnitas tacos. Both delicious and paired perfectly with a house margarita. Quick and friendly service top... More 

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Thank Maria B
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The food is absolutely delicious and while the kitchen staff is not always the most flexible, it's usually only when they're busy. Plus what they serve is pretty damn good as is. Love any excuse to eat here! The service is great and the value can't be beat.

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Thank Amy G
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit and it will NOT be my last. The food was GREAT! They are known for their margaritas! I see why!! They were delicious!

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Thank Shonda H
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Dinner on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 First time eating here. Delicious BBQ-ed meatloaf accompanied by mildly spicy mac-n-cheese. I am a meatloaf fan, so am very critical when it comes to this hearty staple. Basic meatloaf coated with sweet BBQ sauce--I prefer mine with ketchup or tomato sauce--but the BBQ flavor paired very well with the green chili spiced mac-n-cheese...mac-n-cheese... More 

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Thank leftypicker
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2015 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😃

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Thank Janet L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Traci K
Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank AlexMacW
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 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 

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Thank FrankSpencerMolloy
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:45
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:15
Thursday
17:00 - 22:15
Friday
17:00 - 22:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-0143

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?