Looking for the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos? Well, look no further. Ladies, throw the heals out the window and gents, forget those dress shirts, the island vibes are real. You’re going to be eating fresh local seafood, drinking some rum punches and dancing the night away. While most of the places on the island are super casual and laid back, we also found a few restaurants where you can enjoy a real chic ambiance as well. We explored as much as would could and have come up with a curated list to the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos.
Best Restaurants in Turks and Caicos: Great food and great ambiance
Located on Grace Bay Beach, named the best beach in the world, Infiniti Restaurant is a dining experience like no other. Sit back, relax and soak in views of the Atlantic Ocean as you indulge in International cuisine which include dishes like the Wood Fired Local Lobster and Black Cod Miso at Infiniti Restaurant. While there is no conch on the menu (which is an island must), they have other highlights including a full Raw Bar with delicious and fresh sushi and sashimi.
For a more intimate experience, you have the opportunity of dining right on the beach. Every night, they set up two or three beautifully candlelit tables on the sand, which are perfect for couples, but even a nice group dinner.
UJ Tip: If you feel like dancing, head there on the a Friday night to catch a live DJ and head to the bar after where the party will keep going until late. If not, head in for a pre-dinner drink and soak in views of the stunning sunset.
Grace Bay Club, 1 Grace Bay Circle Rd, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Do you want to transport to the Mediterranean for a few hours? If so, Vita Restaurant at Rock House is for you. The Rock House is one of the island’s newest resorts and the entire property is unlike anything else on the island. Vita Restaurant is the resorts main restaurant. The menu features mainly Italian seafood options like yellowfin tuna crudo, chili crab linguini, and lemon spaghetti lobster. After a few glasses of wine, we won’t blame you if you think you’re in Italy.
Rock House, 1 Blue Mountain Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Chef Eric fuses French and Italian flavors at his fine dining restaurant in Grace Bay. There is plenty of space on the 70-seater patio, but if you can snag a seat at the 14 seater chef’s table, you can watch the chefs in action and sample a divine 5-course tasting menu. The dishes here are innovative and imaginative with creations like the hand-rolled gnocchi with Caicos lobster and the sous vide milk-fed veal loin with wild mushroom puree.
Grace Bay Rd, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Fancy some fine-dining French cuisine? Grace’s Cottage Restaurant is a beautifully designed spot in the Point Grace Resort. Settle in on the terrace at a table under the stars or head indoors to sidle up to the huge mahogany bar. Sample elegant French dishes with a hint of Caribbean flavors like the Caicos conch chowder and pan-roasted halibut with oxtail ragu. Children are welcome, and they can accommodate larger groups. (Closed for summer: Sept 6 – Oct 6)
Point Grace Resort, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
Dine under the palm trees and the star lit sky at Coco Bistro, located on Grace Bay. This is the perfect place to come to if you’re looking for great food and a nice ambiance, that’s not on the beach. Dishes focus on mainly seafood and highlights include Conch 2 Ways (sweet sour with fresh Dominican pineapple & ceviche martini, scented with lemon) and hot pepper, West Indian style shrimp curry with coconut rice, banana chutney, garlic flat bread, grilled asparagus, amongst others. Mouth watering yet? (Closed for summer: Sept 4 – Sept 28)
UJ Tip: We highly recommend to book in advance of your visit as it’s one of the hardest places to book on the island.
Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Italian food on your mind? Here’s a cute hidden spot in town which offers up a fusion menu of modern Italian with a touch of Caribbean cuisine. Located in a cottage with a wooden terrace, expect a charming and cozy vibe. Tuck into homemade pastas and homemade breads alongside dishes like escargot with shallot and garlic and savory herb butter, black tagliolini Pernod flambéed spiced seafood cooked with tomatoes & lime, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, scallop, octopus, catch and Homemade Ravioli filled with grouper, zucchini, seafood Provençale and many other dishes. The restaurant offers up dairy free, Gluten Free and Veggie options, so there is plenty for all kinds of eaters. (Closed for summer: Aug – Oct 2023)
Governor’s Rd. Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Best Restaurants in Turks & Caicos: Casual & Good Eats
Known for its stellar seafood and spectacular views over Turtle Cove Marina, Magnolia is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails and dinner. The eclectic menu features globally inspired dishes like the grilled lobster tail, chickpea-mushroom-spinach curry, and oven braised lamb shank. There is also an extensive wine list curated by sommelier-owner Gianni. (They’re closed during the summer season, but open again for business in November.)
76 Sunburst Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
It’s all about fresh, flavorful local cuisine at Caribbean Element Restaurant. The space is casual and inviting with a spacious dining room where you can watch the chefs cook your meal in the open kitchen. Start with the conch salad or coconut fish fingers, then move onto hearty mains like the whole snapper, jerk chicken, and goat curry. They also have excellent lobster dishes when it’s in season. (Closed for summer: Sept 5 – Oct 15 2023)
Le Vele Plaza Unit #102, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
If you’re looking for a dining spot by the water with relaxed vibes, Mangrove Restaurant is a good bet. The place is cozy and comfortable with a great mix of locals and tourists, and the rotating menu features seasonal items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is the kind of spot where you can settle in and play some dominoes as you snack on seafood and sip cold drinks.
Industrial Park, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands
If you want a break from seafood and beachside dining, Le Bouchon du Village is a hidden gem in town. Choose from a variety of options from the chalkboard menu which can include oysters, charcuterie, steak, duck and more. If it is not too hot, dine outside on the sidewalk, but you may prefer to be in the air-condition in the dining room. Prices (comparatively) are not as pricey as some other restaurants and the food is good. This is a great place for a casual and relaxed evening, with comforting French food. (Closed for summer: Aug 18 – Oct 16 2023)
104 Regent St, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
We like this little cafe because it’s the perfect place for a pit stop if you’re shopping in town. whether for breakfast pre-shopping or lunch to fuel-up. We love that they offer fresh baked croissants, charcuterie, sandwiches, salads, coffee and wines. It’s a small place, so don’t expect much in terms of service.
QRW9+9V2, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Located on the grounds of Coco Bistro, this is a solid and approachable spot if you are looking for a casual lunch or early dinner (and a potential alternative if you can’t get a table at Coco Bistro.) You order from the ‘food truck,’ which is not your run of the mill food truck. Expect gourmet food and high quality bites like their Mahi Sandwich, Fried Fish Tacos and Tuna Tar Tar on Asian Crispy Rice & Spicy Mayo. Their menu is subject to change depending on availability and freshness, so you know you’re going to get something good to fill your belly. Check out their instagram for weekly specials.
UJ Tip: Get here early for dinner time to prevent any waits. This place can get busy.
Coco Bistro Palm Grove, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Located right on the water at Turtle Cove Marina, Baci Ristorante offers up delicious Italian cuisine outdoors on the dock or indoors at intimate tables in the dining room. They’re open for lunch and dinner with a great selection of pizzas, pastas, salads and more. They also have a decent wine list with Old World and New World selections. (They’re closed for the summer, but open again at the end of October.)
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Middle Eastern cuisine your thing? Make a trip to this shack which serves up some great Chicken Shish Kebabs, and Adana Shish Kebab Plates . Go local on your flavors with the Jerk Fish Taco, Caribbean Jerk Fish Salad, Curry Chicken Pita, and end it with and Don Martin Rum Cake. The problem we know you’re going to have here is that there are too many good dishes to order, so go with a group if you can. The icing on the cake is they have a vast beverage menu which include everything from local beer to top shelf liquor AND they just started serving up some pide – Turkish flat bread pizza.
Best Restaurants in Turks & Caicos: Beachside Bars
Cabana Bar & Grill is an easy-going spot on the beach that’s open all day every day from 8am to 10pm. It’s a super relaxed spot where you can grab salads, tacos and wings next to the beach. They also have TVs where you can catch up on sports games, happy hour specials from 3pm to 6pm daily on beers, wines, and house pour drinks, and live music throughout the week.
Ocean Club Resort, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Best Restaurants in Turks & Caicos: Local Eats
You’ll get some great food here, but no views to boot. This is a two story spot in the middle of town with the focus on seafood. The problem is what to order (we recommend any of the grouper, for obvious reasons). Whatever you do, just wash it down with Turks Head Beer. If you want to try a local breakfast, drop in for seafood boils. It’s a casual spot and we recommend coming in for a fun Sunday lunch or early dinner.
Lower Bight Rd, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Named after the beautiful harbor it overlooks, Mudjin Bar and Grill is a breezy beachside eatery that specializes in fresh seafood. Visit during lobster season and you can snack on exquisite specials like lobster roll sandwiches and grilled lobster tail. If you want to burn off all those carbs, you can swim on the beach here and look for sea glass. (They’re closed for the summer, but should open at the beginning of November 2023.)
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
da Conch Shack & Rum Bar
Good vibes, good food, local beer and rum punch. If that’s what you’re after, this is where it’s at. Don’t expect anything clean and fancy, but a simple and good meal with local food. Depending on the night, you’ll get some music to add to the vibe whether it be a live DJ or a live band. If you’re with the family, head in earlier so you can chill along side the beach to keep the kids entertained, but if you’re with a friend or a group of friends, head in a little bit later.
You’re not going to go wrong with the conch dishes here – they literally scoop them out of the ocean, crack them and cook them. You may even enjoy views of horses going by along the water. They’ve got live music on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and a live DJ on Fridays. The music will most likely get you up and dancing.
Blue Hills Rd, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Omar’s Beach Hut
The highlight of Omar’s Beach Hut is that they get their seafood from the fisherman’s dock right next door, on Five Cays beach. Choose from burgers, lobsters (their menu is huge), conch, tacos and more. Their prices vary and are based on the catch’s of the day but you know you’re going to get fresh and tasty food here. They’ve got some Jamaican inspired dishes, so if you enjoy jerk. It’s the perfect place to gaze out at the stunning water of Turks and Caicos and soak in the sun. You can even opt in for the beachside tables, which has water below it during low tide for a super immersive experience. Wash down your food with the great local beers.
Five Cays TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Best Restaurants in Turks & Caicos: Healthy Eats
When traveling, it’s always good to know where to find a good healthy option. Especially because when you’re on holiday mode, you’re most likely to be indulging all the good stuff. Enter Crest & Berry. Head here when you’re craving all things healthy like acai bowls, smoothies, fresh juices and more. They usually closed by 4pm during the week and closed all day on Sundays, so if its a refreshing and healthy breakfast or a lunch you are after, definitely add this to your list.
To sum it up…you are not going to be hungry on this island. They offer a variety of cuisines from Asian, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. In general, people are very friendly on the island so make some friends with the locals. They’ll let you in on some local knowledge, local eats and the best little nooks to explore on the island. Definitely try and make bookings ahead of time at the restaurants, especially during busy seasons. And do note, plenty of restaurants close during the summer season. Check out their websites for the most up to date information.
We hope you found our recommendations for the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos helpful! If you’re traveling to Jamaica and looking for some good restaurants check out The Best Restaurants in Montego Bay, JamaicaandThe Best Restaurants in Kingston, Jamaica