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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
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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Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

The food was excellent. It is a small restaurant and easy to miss. I think it caters to locals. The staff was extremely friendly. There is not much atmosphere but it certainly does not effect the meal. we had a great meal and a great time. We arrived early enough we did not have to wait but if you enjoy... More 

Thank Carol C
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

This tee shirt slogan worn by the staff of this bar/ restaurant says it all. My wife and I were by far the oldest people in the place but we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Got the blue chips with goat cheese appetizer, the angus meatloaf and too many of the great margaritas. Luckily the place is just a few feet from... More 

Thank Senatorwho
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We came here because of reviews. Bartender Donnie was friendly and told us a lot about Charlottesville. The food was totally amazing!! Tuna tostadas to die for!!! After 5 margaritas we finally left.... Wonderful bartender and food.....locals we talked to go back over and over!n

Thank belairtraveler
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Shared a booth with 6 friends on the weekend. The place was busy. Wait staff was patient, organized and took our order without writing anything down. To our surprise, the orders were perfect. Food and drinks were delivered quickly. I had the beef tacos. Tons of food, tasted good and went extremely well with a margarita. I would definitely recommend... More 

Thank JNiner
Daytona Beach
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

With no adverising or sign out front, you have to know its good because it is always packed with a wait. Very small but the dishes are out of this world. Chef Amber Cohen is one of the most creative artist chefs we've met. Not to be missed. Not good for large parties...the restaurant is just to small.

1 Thank bandit1DaytonaBeach
Atlanta, GA
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278 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is a fun place to go and get the feel for downtown Charlottesville. The food was delicious and well priced. It is noisy, but that's part of the experience.

Thank Rebecca L
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Really enjoyed the food at Continental Divide. Santa Fe enchiladas were really good. This is a small, crowded restaurant, which is fine. My only complaint was the service. Our waitress would disappear and I spent much of the dinner trying to spot her and get her attention. I am pretty easygoing and don't expect a hovering waitress, but this was... More 

1 Thank Mary B
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

If I could select 0 stars, I would. I have never once in my entire life written a restaurant review, but because of how vile my most recent experience at this place was, I felt it was my moral obligation to warn the world. I find it very ironic that right before we went to this establishment last night, I... More 

2 Thank Holly W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

The food here is always good, but the service is abysmal. I've tried over and over--just love the margaritas and the goat cheese nachoes--but it's not worth it. sad.

2 Thank nicole237
Richmond Va
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Get in here! and get some of the best food and drink in C'ville. Be sure to get your name on the seating list as soon as you get in the door (you might need to be a little pushy and figure out who is managing the list). I usually get the Thai chicken burrito and hubby always gets Santa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:45
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?