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Continental Divide

811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

While staying at a nearby hotel, we decided we want a Mexican dinner. Desk clerk recommended this place. Not even a sign that we could see. Big neon lighter thing in the window that read "GET ON IN HERE!" We went in, not knowing what...More

Thank Jim4249541
Reviewed March 11, 2017

What a great place. Incredible selection of margaritas and great food. Margaritas are based on your choice of tequila and your choice of mixers. We had the special which that night was house tequila with the premium mixers. They were excellent. I had a cup...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Nice little spot on West Main Street in C'ville. Great Tex/Mex with interesting menu. Great margaritas also. Small with only 8 or 9 booths and one large table in the front; so, go early or be prepared to wait. I had the carnitas and they...More

Thank tkent1234
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Red Hot Blues and a Margarita and you will be happy! Just saying! Everything here is great -- it's small, crowded and noisy but wonderful! Be prepared to wait!

Thank Stacey J
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I'm a local and this is one of the long-standing gems in what has become a foodie town. It's where I go for a great margarita, and a great plate of Mexican food that has a southwestern influence (and a few dishes have a hint...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited Continental Divide last night for the first time in many years and it was as good as ever. Good margaritas and nachos, excellent enchiladas and carnitas, we were not disappointed. It's a pretty small restaurant and I don't think they take reservations so...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Continental Divide is known for great Mexican, but the margaritas are the best in Charlottesville. They do not take reservations though, so it's hard to get in on busy nights.

Thank gamblefamilytravel
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Went on first night in town. Loved the nacho appetizer. The tuna dinner was delicious, as were the enchiladas. Tiny restaurant with great ambience and employees. Highly recommend.

Thank 63Kathyd
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our friends recommended this restaurant. The menu is very very limited. We are picky eaters, so we looked at the menu and were horrified! Our waitress was very good at explaining our questions and was very patient! We ended up getting the tacos and fajitas....More

Thank foodlovinboy
Reviewed April 3, 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...More

1  Thank Karen R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
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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