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Terrapin Cantina

Mexican, American, Seafood
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3803 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8895
570 387-0055
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good stopoff

After being on the Pennsylvania road for hours and taking several turnoffs to find food, found this place tucked away a few miles off the I-80. A good place to have a beer and regroup, but the food doesn't taste like authentic Mexican - it is what it is. The owner was nice and friendly and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As of January 2016, the property is for sale. It has been a good restaurant over the years, but appears to be an ex-dining experience.

1 Thank Bloomsburg_resident
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

After being on the Pennsylvania road for hours and taking several turnoffs to find food, found this place tucked away a few miles off the I-80. A good place to have a beer and regroup, but the food doesn't taste like authentic Mexican - it is what it is. The owner was nice and friendly and the restaurant clean and... More 

1 Thank NikoPhoto
Milton, pa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I think my other comment was taken down somehow. We should've know from the start of the meal, that it was going to be less than stellar. The salsa tasted like watered down garlic, no tomato taste at all. We had ordered 3 entrees because everything sounded so good. I got a burrito which was just steak in a tortilla,... More 

Thank Kristy_Burns
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Disgusting. Gordon Ramsay please help. These people do not know what tastes good, nor do they know what Mexican food is. Chips were overly salty, guacamole was out of a package, on a bed of lettuce to look bountiful. Chili relleno is a mystery dish, chili-less relleno?! Glop, dreck and feh, all rolled into one. Bring on the tequila if... More 

Thank dresz
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Absolutely terrible food. Overpriced glop from a can, and the $6 "chili con queso" is literally a bowl of melted cheese. We lost our appetites halfway through and had to awkwardly decline take-home boxes for our uneaten "food." You have been warned.

Thank Victoria H
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Food is excellent at the terrapin. Mid to high priced for this area...good service, been here many times over past 30 years! Always go back!

Thank llmccaffrey
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Terrapin has been the one constant presence for Mexican food in the Bloomsburg area for years. Their food has always been good, but there has been and ebb and flow over the years. Recently I've noticed a new vitality to the place. The food is better, the ambiance improved. The have the BEST salsa anywhere within an hour of Bloomsburg.... More 

Thank Hogan5D
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a creepy and disappointing dinner at playa cancun down the street, we complained to our neighbor who recommended Terrapins. She said "they have maragaritas there and they are delicious, i should have told you PC doesnt have alcohol." Uh yeah, you think. Either way, the atmosphere is great here. Not a complaint at all for me. The complaint comes... More 

1 Thank jason b
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Obviously not here...by far the worst meal i have ever had the displeasure of chewing.I have had better food in prison.The rice was a mix of frozen mixed vegetables with under cooked rice..and the margarit-huh? Watered down taste of the mixer..barely any liquor..very disappointing considering i know what real mexican food an drinks taste like...this place just dont got it..

2 Thank Dusrin Y
Berwick, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I went once and the place was gorgeous.  The server was not to knowledgeable other than the Mexican food is an American variation from Colorado.  My husband and i are big fans of Mexican food.  But this by far is very different even compared to Mexican food even in Colorado. The burrito with carne asada is what i had ordered... More 

1 Thank Victoriases

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3803 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8895
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bloomsburg
  • Phone Number: 570 387-0055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?