BEST RESTAURANTS IN TURKS AND CAICOS
To help you make the most out of your Turks and Caicos vacation, our team here at Grand Slam Fishing Charters has put together a list of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos. Specifically, where to eat in Providenciales better known as Provo! We recommend getting reservations ahead of time to ensure availability, especially during peak seasons.
We have to start with our beloved Mango Reef Restaurant. Here, you can bring your fresh catch and have them prepare a meal for you. They cater private parties and host special functions their spacious indoor banquet room. This restaurant is one of our neighbors, conveniently located on Turtle Cove Marina! So join us on a private deep sea fishing excursion with us and end your day for dinner here – with your prized catch! In addition to preparing your catch of seared tuna, grilled grouper, or pan seared snapper, their calamari and rum punch is as good as it gets. The square tiki hut bar provides views of the harbor and boats returning for the day. The stunning sunsets are a must see!
The Deck Restaurant
The Deck Restaurant at Seven Stars Resort is open for lunch and dinner. Come for the international cuisine and seafood, stay for the water views and beachfront ambiance. The service at The Deck is superb, the Ahi tuna wrap is outstanding and their Yucca fries with accompanying secret sauce are worth every bite of calories. Plus, vacation calories don’t count right?
Hemingway’s is an award-winning beachfront restaurant offering a casual atmosphere and elegant open air dining. Hemingway’s Restaurant is located inside of The Sands at Grace Bay. Here you will find a burst of tropical flavors including Caribbean jerk chicken, mango shrimp salad, and red conch chowder. Even their dessert menu offers a taste of the Caribbean such as their Bacardi Rum Cake. For guests staying at The Sands at Grace Bay, don’t forget about our ‘Stay and Play’ program that gives you a special discount of $200 off your base charter price.
Da Conch Shack
This iconic TCI beach restaurant & bar is the perfect place to grab modern island food in an open-air setting. At Da Conch Shack you’ll find seafood favorites like curried conch, butter poached lobster (when in season), and deconstructed fish tacos. Some evenings you’ll be lucky enough to hear live music. Nearby, you’ll find local vendors selling souvenirs.
Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar
Looking for a more upscale and sophisticated experience? Look no further than Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, located at Grace Bay Club. Here you will find premium gourmet food with spectacular oceanfront views. For dinner, you’ll find inventive dishes like Colorado Veal Osso Bucco and Miso Back Cod. You can wash it all down with their extensive wine menu. Infiniti Bar is a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator for the past 4 consecutive years. This is the perfect spot if you are visiting Turks and Caicos for a specific celebration or occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary.
Baci Ristorante is definitely one of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos. It is an intimate Italian restaurant that can also be found in the Turtle Cove Marina. Patrons love their selection of white and red wines imported from Italy as well as their lunch and dinner menu featuring creative Italian fare like Gamberoni alla diavola (shrimp in a spicy tomato herb sauce) and lumache con salsa di burro all’aglio (snails in a garlic butter white wine sauce). For less adventurous eaters in the family, they can also find good ole fashioned pizza on the menu as well.
The newest fine dining experience from celebrated chefs combines two unlikely cuisines – Peruvian and Japanese! It has been turned into one amazing new concept: SUI-REN (Japanese for water lily). Here, you’ll find only the freshest seafood and organic produce. What type of food can you expect to find at SUI-REN? You’ll find dishes like Peruvian spiced crunchy cauliflower, pan fried chicken katsu, and lamb shank rendang. Come take a culinary tour of two different countries in an elegant setting!
Outside of the Grace Bay area, near the airport, you’ll find Sweet T’s. This is a casual fast food restaurant serving up crispy fried chicken and fries. Just look for the small building near Rubis gas station – you can’t miss it! Don’t forget to get you a $1 soda can to top off your tasty meal.
Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl
Swimming and beach attire is absolutely welcome at Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl! This beach-side seafood restaurant in Five Cays serves lunch and dinner along with wine, spirits, and cigars. Patrons can enjoy daily live entertainment, outdoor fun games, and horseback riding activities. They serve a variety of surf and turf options including buffalo shrimp, burgers, and fries. What makes Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl unique is that they have an entire conch section featuring conch fritters, conch salad, coconut cracked conch, and buffalo cracked conch. They offer “the best conch salad in Provo!” Well, you can be the judge of that… go check them out!
At Crackpot Kitchen, Chef Nik is cooking local authentic dishes he learned from his father Aulden ‘Smokey’ Smith who was one of the country’s top local cooks and owner of Smokey’s Restaurant Bar & Grill. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree here as Chef Nik has stepped up as the owner of Crackpot Kitchen. He only serves authentic Caribbean cuisine including shark tacos, lemon pepper fried snapper, Turks Beer jerked Cornish hen, and johnny cake muffins.
Caicos Café Bar & Grill
All of this talk of burgers, conch, and fries are making our mouth water, but if you’re looking for lighter fare, check out Caicos Café Bar & Grill. You’ll find healthier options like Faroe Islands salmon with a lemon zest relish and sea scallops. For vegetarians, you’ll find a spinach salad with roasted red beets and a honey dressing. Note that they are currently closed on Sundays!
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the folks at Lemon2Go couldn’t agree more! Check out their breakfast menu featuring various breakfast sandwiches, muffins, croissants, and yogurt parfait with fruit and granola. This is also the perfect place to get caffeinated so you can enjoy all of the fun that Providenciales has to offer! You’ll find popular hot drinks like cappuccino, mocha, and lattes, while also having the option to try new hot drinks such as the cortado. If you want to beat the heat, dry some of their iced drinks such as their iced cappuccino and iced latte.
Omar’s Beach Hut
Omar’s Beach Hut is a popular beachfront restaurant located at Five Cays. It’s one of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos due to their fresh seafood collected from the local fisherman’s dock next door. Here you can catch local fishing boats returning to shore with the day’s catch, view pelicans, and people watch. With tacos and wraps $20 and under, you won’t break the bank here.
The team over at Caribbean Element combines 20 plus years of culinary experience. What’s neat about this restaurant is that they allow you to see them at work. They cook in an open kitchen, allowing you to get a glimpse of the magic. Their aim is to provide the feeling of you “being in your element” while dining. In addition to lunches and dinner, be on the lookout for special events here like Sip & Paint Book launches, and more. They also cater for private events like weddings and cocktail receptions. One of our favorite menu items is the grilled octopus!
Pelican Bay Restaurant & Bar
Located at the Royal West Indies Resort in the heart of Grace Bay, Pelican Bay Restaurant & Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are known for their special theme nights such as Wednesday’s “Lobster Extravaganza” (when in season), Thursday’s “Bambarra Fish Fry” and Sunday’s “Jerk Fiesta.” They also have a killer happy hour from 5PM – 7PM daily with great discounts that will make your wallet happy.
Grace’s Cottage, one of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos features picturesque outdoor seating under gazebos, on the terrace under the starlit sky. This dinner-only restaurant offers a diverse gourmet French inspired menu. The extensive wine list offers an excellent selection from around the globe, many available by the glass.
The Patty Place
The Patty Place is a no frills, small, takeout restaurant serving up Jamaican beef patties and ice cream. While their menu may be more limited to a handful of items, you can never go wrong with what you order here. They put a lot of care into those patties. You can choose from beef, beef & cheese, chicken, shrimp, soy and vegetable. It’s the best Jamaican patties you’ll find off of One Love Island.