The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

The 2018 Charlottesville 29: The Bebedero


The 2018 Charlottesville 29 is here, answering: if there were just 29 restaurants in the Charlottesville area, what would be the ideal 29? One restaurant will be added each day, until The 2018 Charlottesville 29 is complete.

Next up is The Bebedero, the downtown mall Mexican restaurant where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Why The Bebedero? See the guide to The Bebedero, with ordering recommendations from the chefs and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where other chefs have named dish from The Bebedero one of the best in town.

The Bebedero


225 W. Main Street . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 234-3763

Why The Bebedero?

Usually you have to choose. Do you want traditional Mexican food from recipes that date back generations – the type you might find at your favorite dive or taco truck? Or, do you want a more refined atmosphere, polished service, and a well-kept bar?

At The Bebedero, you can have it all. In the kitchen, Yuliana Perez-Vasquez, of Veracruz,  and Cesar Gazpar-Perez, of Puebla, prepare the same family recipes they enjoyed growing up in Mexico. In the front of the house, meanwhile, Charlottesvlle’s best restaurant management company, Ten Course Hospitality, runs the show. Throw in a dazzling, vibrant scene and expertly crafted mezcal and tequila cocktails, and you’ve got a night out that is both festive and delicious.

What to Order

The menu changes frequently, so not every pick will always be available. Below are our favorite items, the chefs’ picks, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where a chef or personality has named a dish from The Bebedero as one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Nachos
  • Ceviche
  • Vegetable Torta
  • Camarones Veracruz
  • Del Mar Stew
  • Homemade Mexican Chocolate Flan

Chefs’ Picks

  • Caldo de Camarones
  • Camarones Veracruz

Five Finds on Friday Picks


Photo by Tom McGovern


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