The Best Turks and Caicos Restaurants
While islands like Anguilla and St. Barths are renowned for their food, Turks and Caicos has solidly established itself as a place with equal amounts of casual and fine dining restaurants. Below are our picks for gourmet dining to in-the-know local gems.
Baci Ristorante - (Turtle Cove)
This small, intimate Italian restaurant nestled dockside in Turtle Cove offers Mediterranean style cuisine infused with delicate hints of the islands. Dine indoors or on their terraced outdoor dining area. Don’t miss their legendary garlic bread or their owner, John Draper, who is always there to great you at the entrance.
$$$ +1 (649) 941-3044
Bay Bistro - (Sibonne Hotel, Grace Bay)
Just steps away from the surf of Grace Bay, Bay Bistro offers a comfortably mellow style of dining directly on the beach. Serving creative international cuisine with a distinctive Caribbean flair, this open air restaurant has remained a staple for both locals and tourists alike for the past 30 years. Menu features familiar favorites like Asian spring rolls, and pear and blue cheese salads, as well as a few award-wining conch dishes.Weekend brunch $$$+1 (649) 946-5396
Bugaloo's Conch Crawl - (Five Cays)
Bugaloo's Conch Crawl is a beach-side seafood restaurant known for seaside, casual atmosphere in Five Cays, serving lunch, dinner, extensive International Wine List and specialty spirits and cigars. This toes-in-the-sand style restaurant serves up conch in any way you can think of as well as lightly battered alligator tail, and offers daily entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!
$$+1 (649) 941-3863
Caicos Café - (Governor's Rd. Grace Bay)
Perhaps one of the more popular restaurants on the island, Caicos Café offers laid back, open air dining right in the heart of Grace Bay. Its Italian meets Caribbean style menu is constantly changing yet continuously serves up fresh seafood and island favorites that you are sure to fall in love with.
Closed Sunday $$ +1 (649) 946 5278
Chinson Grill Shack - (Leeward Highway)
While it may not look like much from the outside, Chinson's Grill Shack is one of the most popular casual dining restaurants on the island. Serving BBQ, Jamaican and Asian specialties, locals and tourists alike consistently rave about their incredibly delicious food and family friendly atmosphere.
Stop in for some fresh jerk chicken to enjoy at picnic tables outside or take to go. Ask about their weekend chicken and ribs barbecue with music. $$ +1 (649) 941-3533
Coco Bistro and Cocovan - (Grace Bay)
Nestled under a canopy of coconut palms, Coco Bistro is a unique gourmet dining experience and perhaps the most popular fine dining restaurant on the island. Reservations are highly recommended. Can't get a reservation? Try out their Airstream turned food truck aptly named Cocovan. *Closed Mondays. $$$ +1 (649) 946-5369
Coyaba Restaurant - (Coral Gardens)
Contemporary Caribbean gourmet cuisine served in an unmatched seaside setting. Wine aficionados will love their extensive wine list. Coyaba is an elegantly gazebo style restaurant in a lush tropical garden offering fine eclectic contemporary Caribbean Cuisine While the menu is ever changing, Chef/Owner Paul Newman's creations are always succulent and inspired and have made Coyaba a defining staple of TCI fine dining. Closed Tuesdays. $$$ +1 (649) 946-5186
Da Conch Shack - (Blue Hills Road)
Perhaps one of the most popular beach bars on Provo, this vibrantly hued ramshackle beach shack is justifiably famous for their fresh conch and seafood dishes, all broiled, spiced, cracked and fried to perfection. Waiters will pull conch right out of the sea and slice it up for you there and then. It's unpretentious, fun and casual, and for an island that's not overrun with places to choose from, the prices aren't too steep either. A must do on the island to enjoy local conch done every which way- conch salad, grilled conch, cracked conch, conch fritters (we're sure there are a few more variations). $$ +1 (649) 946-8877
Hemmingway's - (Grace Bay Beach)
Perched on the scenic shore of Grace Bay Beach, Hemingway's beachfront restaurant offers a casual atmosphere and elegant open air dining. From Breakfast to Dinner, Hemingway's menu is full of choices that are anything but ordinary!
$$ +1 (649) 941-8408
Grace's Cottage - (Point Grace)
Dine under the covered verandah or enjoy gazebo seating under the stars. The romantic Grace's Cottage, found at the outstanding boutique resort, The Point Grace, is acclaimed as the island's finest dining experience. Not only is its unique blend of Caribbean ingredients and gourmet cuisine incredible, but it is also the former home of the original Grace, of whom the world-famous Grace Bay is named after.
The small but selective menu features the kind of dishes you want to eat: Grace's lobster salad, rack of lamb with pineapple chuntey, and simply grilled Snapper. $$$$ +1 (649) 946-8147
Infiniti - (Grace Bay Club)
Formerly known as Anacaona, Infiniti is the premier gourmet oceanfront restaurant on Provo, featuring fresh ingredients and modern presentations. Located at the Grace Bay Club, the ambiance of this restaurant reflects the sophisticated chic atmosphere of the islands where guests can dine enjoying the sound of waves from nearby Grace Bay Beach. The menu spans from local seafood with thoughtful accompaniments, such as passion fruit butter, as well as heartier meat and pasta dishes. Vegans and the gluten-averse will appreciate their own section on the menu, too.
Dinner only. $$$ +1 (649) 946-5050
Kalooki's - (Grace Bay)
This newly renovated family restaurant is an immensely popular local favorite. Offering a uniquely casual dining atmosphere with delicious Caribbean-forward cuisine, Kalooki's is never one to disappoint whether you come in for Lunch or Dinner.
$$ +1 (649) 941-8388
Kitchen 218 at Beach House - (Grace Bay, near Turtle Cove)
For a poolside meal, head to Beach House. The innovative and playfully worded menu features their famous pumpkin soup, seared scallops, and handmade crab ravioli. Each dish suggests a wine pairing, and for the daring (and hungry), try their 7 course tasting menu. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. $$$ +1 (649) 946-5800
Las Brisas - (Chalk Sound)
Located right above Chalk Sound, Las Brisas offers views and fresh fare. Expect to see local dishes like conch, as well as easy favorites like Caprese salads. Stop at the poolside bar to sample a creative cocktail or two before dinner. Closed Tuesdays $ +1 (649) 946-5306
Le Bouchon du Village - (Grace Bay's Regent Village)
This little French bistro, located in the heart of downtown Grace Bay in Regent Village, has an excellent reputation for its incredible food and delightful presentations. Its Parisian sophistication and casual Caribbean charm make this lovely sidewalk café not to be missed.
$$$$ +1 (649) 946-5234
Magnolia - (Turtle Cove)
Located on one of the few elevated spots on the island, Magnolia offers unbeatable panoramic views of Turtle Cove and the endless ocean from its wooden deck. Like the views, the food itself is incredible and considered some of the best on the island. Expect well-prepared, uncomplicated choices that range from European to Asian to Caribbean along with an extensive, well curated wine list to match. Be sure to get a reservation around sunset for an absolutely unforgettable experience.
$$$$ +1 (649) 941-5108
Mango Reef - (Turtle Cove)
This immensely popular restaurant is dockside in Turtle Cove; where you can sit on their open-air terraces, relax and watch the boats go by. Mango Reef specializes in fresh local flavors and seafood, plus a comprehensive selection of international favorites thanks to their multicultural chef staff.
$$$ +1 (649) 946-8200
Mr Grouper's - (The Bight Settlement)
"One of the most beloved local places, Mr Grouper's is an island go-to for fresh, delicious seafood," so says Travel & Leisure and they are absolutely spot-on! From the great music to the locally caught fresh seafood, Mr Grouper's is a true island dining experience.
$$ +1 (649) 212-6780
Opus Restaurant and Wine Bar - (Grace Bay)
Marrying American contemporary cuisine and Turks island specialties, OPUS brings a unique culinary experience to Provo. Not only is the food wonderful, but their cocktails and extensive wine list are certainly impressive. You can find them at the Ocean Club Resort right in Grace Bay.
$$$$ +1 (649) 946-5885
Sharkbites Bar and Grill - (Turtle Cove)
Enjoy casual dining on the water in Turtle Cove, serving local and international fare for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a drink while looking out on to Turtle Cove Marina and the boats that dock there. Hopefully you'll be greeted by the sharks that swim below the balcony each night!
$$ +1 (649) 941-5090
Somewhere Café - (Harborside Turtle Cove)
This two-story restaurant overlooks Grace Bay beach and offers a prime spot to watch the sun set. Dishes are simple, with a Tex-Mex feel. If you're craving pulled pork Tacos, you've come to the right place $$ +1 (649) 941-8260
Sweet t's - (Airport Road)
This may be Turks' equivalent of fast food done right - if you're in the mood for something quick (and delicious), head to local favorite Sweet t's for its famous fried chicken. $