Where to Eat in Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is filled with white sand and breathtaking ocean views. From kite-flying competitions and the Big South Regatta to simply lounging along the water, this spectacular destination doesn’t fall short when it comes to entertainment.

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Another perk about Turks and Caicos is the variety of restaurants with both local and around-the-world cuisine.

Whether you’re looking for a family restaurant with options for picky eaters or you’re looking to impress on date night, these dining options won’t leave you disappointed.

Check out my list of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos!

Coco Bistro

Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-5369
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Coco Bistro offers a romantic atmosphere and extravagant Caribbean cuisine. It’s conveniently located in central Grace Bay, so it’s the perfect stop after a day of exploring.

I began my dining experience with the Shrimp and Avocado Spring Rolls. The exterior was perfectly crunchy, and the filling was delicious!

For my entree, I opted for the Pepper Crusted Rare Local Tuna. I enjoyed this dish, especially with the tropical fruit salsa on top.

Don’t forget to snag a piece of coconut pie for dessert—you won’t regret it. This restaurant has a unique setting, surrounded by stunning palm trees.

Bay Bistro

QRV5+MXF, Princess Dr, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-5396
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Located on Grace Bay Beach, Bay Bistro is an oceanfront dining experience with immaculate views and delicious international cuisine. This location is in the Sibonné Beach Hotel.

Bay Bistro serves:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Midday snacks
  • Dinner

But my favorite is the weekend brunch! I ended up visiting on Friday and again on Sunday. My favorite dishes were the Baked Breakfast Tart and the pancakes.

The breakfast tart had the perfect ratio of spicy meat and decadent cheese. The Banana Pancakes were the perfect sweet treat.

I went out of my comfort zone and gave the Bloody Caesar a shot for my beverage choice, and I loved it. I recommend making reservations before visiting the Bay Bistro as it gets busy.

Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar

1 Grace Bay Circle Rd, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-5050
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Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar is located at the Grace Bay Club Resort on Providenciales. The menu features contemporary European cuisine and seafood.

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I ordered the sushi platter for my entree and enjoyed it. It consisted of:

  • An Alaskan Snow Crab
  • Spicy Ahi Tuna Crunch
  • Atlantic Salmon Oishi
  • Avocado Rolls

The fish was fresh and high-quality. I also tried the Curried Cauliflower Soup and was pleasantly surprised by the array of flavors.

If you have a sweet tooth, you cannot pass up the Key Lime Pie. It’s perfectly sweet and creatively presented—the spoon is made from graham crackers and was just as tasty.

Da Conch Shack

Blue Hills Rd, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-8877
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My favorite thing about Da Conch Shack is its welcoming atmosphere and island vibes. This restaurant is a must-visit, trendy spot for tourists.

Although I was skeptical, I’m glad that my first experience trying conches was at Da Conch Shack. I ordered the Conch Fritters and Johnny Fries as starters and both were tasty choices.

The fritters had the perfect texture, and the seasoning on the fries was delicious. I was lucky enough to go on a Friday when they host a DJ all night until midnight!

This restaurant is the perfect location to visit with friends.

Hemingway’s on the Beach

The Sands Resort, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-941-8408
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Hemingway’s is located at The Sands on Grace Bay Beach and features contemporary and Caribbean cuisine. This option is another location that is right on the water.

I began my dining experience with a few starters. The Baked Crab Cake comes with a sriracha tartar sauce that is deliciously spicy.

I also tried the coconut shrimp, which was perfectly fried and served with a tangy mango chili sauce. I opted for the delicious Chicken Penne as a main.

The sauce was flavorful, and the toppings were fresh. Overall, the food was flavorful, and the service was attentive and friendly.

Mango Reef Restaurant & Bar

TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-8200
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Mango Reef’s menu features a wide variety of food options, and the staff provides wonderful service. What impressed me most about this menu was the range of vegetarian options.

If you’re looking for a meat-free meal full of flavor, look no further. The Deep-fried Vegetable Spring Rolls were crispy and a great start to my meal.

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I also tried the Vegetable Risotto and loved it. It wasn’t too heavy but still left me satisfied. My other Mango Reef favorite was the dessert.

I couldn’t resist the Vanilla Creme Brulee, but I was also tempted by the unique ice cream flavors like Cinnamon and Rum & Raisin.

The Arches

FVM8+QF8, Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-331-2399
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Arches on the Ridge is home to the infamous Ridge Cafe. The owners are lovely people, and the food is always fresh.

Breakfast and lunch get served daily, and dinner is served on Thursday through Saturday. The Breakfast Tacos were phenomenal and a wonderful start to my day, along with the Iced Latte.

Ridge Cafe’s lunch and dinner menus change daily, so you never know what delicious surprise you’re going to get! (If you’re not fond of surprises, you can check their Instagram account for the daily menu.)

Ridge Cafe’s Brulee Banana Split is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I couldn’t resist stopping by this location a few times during my time in Turks and Caicos.

Mr. Grouper’s Restaurant

Lower Bight Rd, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-242-6780
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This Caribbean spot is one of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos. Mr. Grouper’s is located near the Turks and Caicos National Museum.

The Strawberry Martini and the various mojito flavors on this menu caught my eye. The strawberry puree in the martini was the ideal, sweet touch.

I ended up trying the Passion Fruit Mojito, and it was fruity and refreshing. I was craving Mac and Cheese, so I gave this one a shot, and I wasn’t disappointed!

I loved the spicy kick to it. The curry grouper was also full of flavor and is a great choice for an adventurous eater.

Caribbean Element Restaurant and Bar

QRW9+23R, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-348-6424
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Located in the heart of Grace Bay, Caribbean Element is another must-visit spot with unique menu items.

I couldn’t decide between the wide variety of choices, so I convinced my friend to split a few dishes with me so we could try more.

We decided on the Mushroom Risotto and the Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Both entrees were well-made, and I loved the Fried Plantain that came with the chicken.

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The Sticky Toffee Pudding was the perfect ending to my meal. Aside from the delicious food, the restaurant has colorful decor and welcoming staff.

Cocovan Airstream Lounge

10 Oak Avenue, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-231-8226
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Cocovan is the smaller extension of Coco Bistro, and the food is just as tasty! I love that this location has different menu items than Coco Bistro.

The food selection is unique and reminded me that there are plenty of non-seafood items worth a try. I visited this location a few times, and my favorite items were the Spicy Falafel Tacos and the Fried Mac and Cheese Balls.

The Lemon Yogurt Tahini Dressing on the tacos was a perfect blend of tangy and creamy. Another dish worth trying is the “Big Mac” Egg Roll—it’s as filling and decadent as it sounds.

Grace’s Cottage Restaurant

Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone: +1 649-946-5096
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Grace’s Cottage is one of my favorite Turks and Caicos spots, mainly thanks to its unique appearance and atmosphere.

The French-inspired cuisine reflects this dainty yet classy location. Although this is a pricer spot than some of my other recommendations, it’s worth every penny.

If you’re feeling adventurous, give the Cottage Fruits De Mer a shot (and make sure you bring along a hungry friend).

The Yellowtail Fresh Snapper is also one of my go-to choices. It’s served with fresh, marinated vegetables.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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