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May 29, 2009 03:20 PM

Terrapin Taco House

This was the best mexican food in maryland. i know there are alot of fans out there. i have been searching for years for mexican food to even come close to Terrapin Taco House. I know the owner has posted on this site. david we need a great taco house in this area. i would drive from new carrollton to collage park. all the time. the best mexican food..... there's a nice store front at the four seasons shearaton this is a NO BRAINER i myself know 100's of people that would eat there all the time and i'm only 1 person . come on everybody post your thoughts I myself have been searching for years for MEXICAN FOOD as good as Terrapin Taco House THANK YOU

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      1. I really miss the place in College Park too. Does anyone know the sauce recipe for the sauce they put on the tables? I can't duplicate it! I even worked there one time and I never saw how it was made. Tomatoes and crushed red peppers is all I can remember. Thanks!

          1. Have you tried Toucan Taco in Laurel?

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            1. re: Jason1

              Toucan Taco used to be a Tippy's just as the Terrapin Taco House was a Tippy's. According to the owners and operators of Toucan, they still use the Tippy's recipes. As my wife and I have been there twice, I can say that it is reminescent of Tippy's if not exactly a duplicate. What I have eaten there as I used to at Tippy's was the burrito and I would swear it was the same.