The Bebedero

4.3
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Bebedero is a Mexican restaurant serving a blend of traditional flavors with contemporary fusions. The eatery has a vibrant and energetic ambience and is adorned with bright hues in a chic modern style. The artistic style interiors and friendly staff members make The Bebedero a wonderful place to enjoy the tasty food with background music and southwestern fashion. The restaurant also offers outdoor seating for a more relaxed environment.

The Bebedero has a full alcohol bar to enjoy food with drinks. Stew de albondigas, del mar stew, chile relleno, snapper a la parrila and pumpkin seed pipianon are known to be some of the popular entrée menu items. The restaurant also has scrumptious appetizers, kids' menu, shared plates and dessert variety.

The Governor's new guidelines require all alcohol service to be suspended at 10pm. You may still sit and dine, but after ten pm no alcoholic beverages can still be on your table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Servings were large, taco plates could be shared, great dinner, great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place is fine. The food is nothing special….the chips are not particularly good. The service was OK given how bad it is at some places.

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HCor
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The reservation was for Sunday brunch, but the restaurant was closed. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience here! The food was delicious and we ordered drinks that were in fire! Great experience

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vipOniL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were reminded why The Bebedero is our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. Everything about the experience at The Bebedero is 5 star from the service to the food to the ambiance. We also loved the live music and those dancing!

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome visit on 9/23/21. The drinks are tasty, the food is solid, and the atmosphere is GREAT. Seriously, everyone was happy and laughing, a band was playing, young and old people were dancing. Just great energy and positive vibes, in a neat space off the Downtown Mall. Highly, highly recommend.

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GailS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the empanadas! Seriously huge!! The margaritas are tasty and so is the complimentary chips and salsa. We came home with 1/2 of our entrees after eating and drinking just that. So good. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bebedero closed for the night and did not notify that we were not able to keep our reservation. They did not provide any notification whatsoever.

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RickB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Why on earth would a restaurant except an open table reservation and be closed without notification? These types of problems and lack of communication to the public generally mean that management does not have things under control. Very disappointing to make the trip and think all is good only to find the doors locked and no sign on the front door to report they were not open and haven’t been all week. Something is up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is closed. Walked up and the door was dead bolted with tons of old mail in the box. Called to confirm and no one answers.

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jenniferh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed. The restaurant beneath it said they had a covid scare. You would think they would call the people who made reservation. And the very least they could have done was leave a note on the door. Horrible customer service!!!

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Drisvayas
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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Lorie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These were the best tacos I have ever had and the margaritas were amazing. Also, our waitress was very nice and attentive. Would totally recommend this to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was good and we were enjoying our meal until a woman came into the restaurant with way too much perfume on such that we had to box up our food and leave early.

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JamesP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. A nice Mexican vibe! Definitely will be going back!

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vipPeterB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty decent place with terrific dishes. Guacamole, salsa and ceviche are standouts. House margharitas are also great. Main entrees are fantastic. Take your pick.

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Elsie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great drinks! Don't miss it! We got there early to beat the rush, and it was well worth it. The place was hopping' by the time we left.

EM
ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was fine; nothing spectacular. The food was okay; different, but not mind-blowing. I would not recommend or eat here again.

CN
CarolineN
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy margaritas, birria tacos and a wonderful atmosphere! Love bebedero

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Woodson
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chose this restaurant based on the gluten-free menu choices and the interesting tacos. The fried oyster taco was delish!

JT
JaniceT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit or our last, always above our expectations. Food and service excellent!

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jackcorvette
Raleigh
56 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We didn't realize you need to climb a whole bunch of steep stairs to get to the restaurant, but once we survived that, it turned out to be a great experience. It's obviously a young people's bar and restaurant, but they took us in hand and found us seats at the bar until our table was ready. Margaritas were excellent and served quickly in a busy bar. Food was ordered and served by very accommodating servers who knew the menu. We started with nachos and then we both had tacos. All were different from your standard Mexican fare, but excellent.

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Jenstar
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The drinks and the service were excellent, and the food was good, but every dish was extremely salty, particularly the ceviche.

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LindseyK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best margaritas in Cville! Love the atmosphere!!!

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StephanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from NY I really enjoyed a restaurant with a great ambiance. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not been to Benedetto since pre-COVID. The food was excellent and my margarita was spicy. Loved it.

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SandraH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The margaritas were awesome! Definitely will be back!

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MissingTexas
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite Mexican restaurant in Charlottesville! But must plan ahead making reservations!

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LittleJohn
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed at The Bebedero. The atmosphere was great, a beautiful space with friendly people. The food was excellent, spicy Jalapeno popper chips, the Fish Tacos, and the Costillas. Drinks were wonderful and complex, this is a great spot for lovers of tequila as well. I'll be back for sure! One word of warning, the entrance is straight up a long flight of stairs so if anyone is your party has mobility issues make sure you can sit on the patio on the mall when you book a reservation.

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vipSueO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Our food was very bland - even the spicy dishes lacked substantial spice. Service was slow and spotty. Not a great experience for the money.

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IvysF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, live music was superb. yummy food and outstanding drinks.

CJ
CvilleJH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mezcal tasting, wonderful live music, a relaxed and hip vibe, excellent cocktails, good food. Everybody in the place looked happy to be there, including us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and love music!

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LilyB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was in training but was still amazing. Live music, awesome nachos, great margs! So fun!

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EasyEd
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good to very good. The server was overworked but doing her best. People were having a good time. They had run out of some selections which I guess is not surprising coming out of the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. We did the tequila tasting first and it was amazing. The owner is so knowledgeable and just a great evening :)

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Grace
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow but it seemed like they had one server for almost the entire restaurant. The food was not bad but far from exceptional. The drinks were decent. We like spicy but the level 2 spicy margarita felt like it was more for sport than for enjoyment. They had great music and vibes but we would order differently next time we visit.

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Liamo
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Margarita was way too sweet. The chips with the guacamole were mediocre. You could not get guacamole with nachos unless you got vegetarian nachos. The tacos were good.

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HaleyK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was ok. I thought it'd be more authentic, but it's just typical American-ized. They don't even make their own tortilla chips

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Clem
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful margarita pure...but is pricey at $17 for the large.

FAQs

The Bebedero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 234-3763.

The Bebedero is rated 4.3 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.