Turks and Caicos Restaurant Recommendations

An amazing number and variety of Turks and Caicos restaurant choices from roadside casual to romantic and elegant will tempt your taste buds with a Caribbean twist on everything from seafood to steak, Italian, Asian even Tex-Mex!

I can’t imagine any other island on earth has so manyexcellent choices for adelicious and delightful diningexperience.

You certainly won’t get to try all the restaurants Turks Caicos has to offer... unless you move here... hmmmm.... but, you should definitely make a point to enjoy a few of the notable Turks and Caicos restaurants I’ve highlighted below.

Bars, shops and hotels are a bit scattered about Providenciales (the main island) so I’ve grouped the restaurants by location. Explore what’s in your immediate neighborhood and venture out from there.

Turks and Caicos restaurants

Turtle Cove

A hot spot of activity, the area around the marina at Turtle cove hosts some of the most popular Turks and Caicos restaurants.

Aqua Bar & Terrace: (entrees $20-$45) Chef Clive is truly talented. Classically trained and well-traveled, he serves succulent seafood dishes with creative Caribbean flavors.

Jimmy Buffet says its "one of my top 10 seafood restaurants in the world." Homemade desserts are delicious too. Casual atmosphere with a deck surrounded by palms overlooking the marina...very relaxing.

The bar is a popular and fun spot to chill. Apparently Clive is the chef at Bay Bistro too...another favorite Turks and Caicos restaurant on the beach! (see below)

Magnolia Restaurant & Wine Bar: (entrees $25-$35) Very romantic spot at the Miramar Resort on the hill overlooking Turtle Cove with fabulous sunset views from a spacious deck...perfect for Happy Hour!

Attractive and tasty Asian-Caribbean steak, seafood and pasta dishes, scrumptious desserts and lots of wine. Cigar bar too.

Tiki Hut: ($5-$20) My all-around favorite. Located on the dock at Turtle Cove Marina, casual and friendly with a cool Caribbean vibe and flavors to match.

A HUGE, eclectic menu from waffles to burritos, finger food, seafood, pizza, pasta, a kid's menu and fun drinks like the "Tiki Temptation" and "The Volcano" (bring friends!), but the real deal is the all-you-can-eat Wednesday night "Chicken or Rib Barbecue." Locals and visitors love it alike (so you may need a reservation)... a delicious bargain at $12. Breakfast Sat. and Sun.

Banana Boat: ($8-$25) A fun and funky joint on the dock where you can join the locals for karaoke on Saturday, Bingo on Sunday, play the slot machines, or surf the net while sampling a wide menu of Caribbean favorites and tasty tropical drinks.

A true neighborhood hangout.

Baci: ($15-$30) Serves traditional, but definitelygourmet Italian food and wine. Intimate and stylish European "cafe on the canal" type setting with open-air wrought iron walls on the water at Turtle Cove.

Nice bar and John the owner aims to please.

Sharkbite: ($8-$25) A casual sports bar on the water with a deck, bar games and satellite TV pay-per-view events. Pretty good conch fritters, burgers and sandwiches and cheap pitchers. Hot spot on Saturdays for ladies night.

Matsuri: ($7-$20) Believe it or not this place has superb sushi with a bunch of choices. Next door to IGA supermarket on Leeward Hwy.

Top O' the Cove Deli: Can't beat Angela's for fresh baked pastries, espresso and good food on the go. Sandwiches, salads, desserts, beer and wine. On Leeward Hwy south of Turtle Cove.

Hey Jose's: ($8-$20) Pretty tasty margaritas and decent Tex-Mex popular with locals in Central Square downtown. The thick pizza is good too. Sports on TVs.

Blue Hills / West Provo

Da Conch Shack: ($12-$28) For an authentic taste of the Caribbean, you must eat at this very casual, breezy restaurant on the ocean and off the tourist path... it doesn't get any better or fresher.

You watch as conch is pulled straight from the sea into the kitchen where a variety of recipes are prepared and served "island style." You'll love it... and taste the best island liquors at the specialty rum bar too!

Horse-Eyed Jacks: Next door to Da Conch Shack is a family gathering spot serving conch and other island favorites. Definitely try the jerk chicken! Beach bar and deck are a good hang-out and the service is very friendly.

Smokey's: (most dinners $16-18) Real casual local favorite Turks and Caicos restaurant especially for tasty BBQ ribs. Also, conch, lobster, fish and chicken. Live music and fish fry on Wednesday nights, but the real fun are the Saturday mid-day jams with dance contests! Covered deck right on the beach and real homey service.

Grace Bay

Bay Bistro: (entrees $25-$35) Wonderful, intimate restaurant with superb food and blissful ocean view. A definite all-around favorite Turks and Caicos restaurant especially for an elegant, romantic dinner.

Excellent Sat. and Sun. brunch ($12) and lunch is good too. The bartender is a real pro with his own creative drinks. Located right on the beach at Sibonne Beach Hotel.

Anacaona: (entrees $32-$40) The gilled lobster is the best around at this relaxed palapa-style Turks and Caicos restaurant on the beach at the Grace Bay Club. Tropical plants, tiki torches and intimate tables--very Caribbean and romantic. Specialty seafood dishes, steak, lamb, duck and tantalizing desserts. Pants and collars required.

Coco Bistro: ($10-$25) Also a romantic and relaxing dining experience under a grove of coconut palms with twinkling lights, colorful decor and cool art. Mostly seafood with creative Caribbean flavors.

Coyaba: (entrees $30+) Sophisticated fine dining in an elegant gazebo and courtyard setting. Daily menu changes offer unique succulent surprises. Exquisite presentation and seamless service. Dinner only and no view.

Grace's Cottage: ($25-$40) Mouthwatering sauces complement creative dishes paired with specifically selected wines... a true fine dining experience. Ambience is a comfortable and elegant courtyard at Point Grace Resort.

Mango Reef: ($7-$40) Pleasant poolside setting at Royal West Indies with an extensive, flavorful menu (kid's menu too), good prices and open all day. Full breakfast ($7), wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers, seafood and steaks. Most dinners around $25. Probably best value on island.

Caicos Cafe: ($10-$30) Fun Turks and Caicos restaurant full of ambience with seating under a wonderful tree, a well-rounded menu of seafood, steaks, lamb and chicken grilled on an outdoor barbecue. Nice collection of French wine too.

Barefoot Cafe: ($8-$20) At Ports of Call, a busy and popular spot for breakfast and lunch with gourmet coffee, muffins, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, burgers and pizza. For dinner the seafood platter is fantastic and $15 "Caribbean Dinner" on Tuesdays is a local favorite.

Calico Jacks: ($10-$20) Colorful beachy decor and casual indoor/outdoor dining at Ports of Call. Live music and party crowd at night.

Saltmills Cafe: ($4-$15) Deli-style eatery excellentfor a full American breakfast, lunch and to go. Fruitsmoothies, pastries, sandwiches, salads, pizza and more.

Hemingway's: Popular (but sometimes loud) Turks and Caicos restaurant for casual dining on the beach at the Sand's Resort. Extensive menu with reasonable prices, but average service.

Great breakfast and the nice ocean-view deck are the highlights. Live music Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


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