Dining Experience in Turks and Caicos: Top 7 Restaurants you should visit
Visiting Turks and Caicos means that you consume the world’s best things and you enjoy in life. According to that, you cannot eat poorly when you are on vacation in the Earth’s paradise. Since the biggest concentration of the visitors is on the island of Providenciales, it is the place with wide range of both international and Caribbean cuisine. More traditional, old-style cuisine you can find on the other islands – North Caicos, Middle Caicos, Salt Cay and South Caicos.
Like all countries all over the world, Turks and Caicos have their specialities, too. Meals that mustn’t be skipped are CONCH (A national symbol), BOIL FISH AND JOHNNY CAKE, BOIL FISH AND GRITS, PEAS AND HOMINY, FISH FRY, LOBSTER TAIL…
Dining in Turks and Caicos is a very special experience since the restaurants are offering magical feeling for their guests. Stunning views on the patio of the restaurant while you have dinner, drinking a good glass of wine and listening to the sea under the bright starry sky will make you speechless. There is the list of the restaurants below of our recommendation that you should visit and have a great meal during your vacation on TCI.
da Conch Shack
Da Conch Shack is situated on the island of Providenciales, as well as many others, on the Blue Hills Road. This restaurant is popular by its freshest conch on the whole island and a seafood. Their best food is blackened grouper, Johnny fries (french fries with a black bean and local pepper sauce) and chicken. They often have theme nights and DJ’s nights. Reservations aren’t necessery. This is the place where you can have dinner with your feets in the silky sand of the Blue Hills beach.
This award-winning beachside restaurant provides everything but ordinary. It is located at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach, which is an extra reason to visit it. Most visitors come here for the early breakfast to enjoy the scenic view of the ocean and a sunraise. Very popular meals for the breakfast are cinnamon raisin French toast and famous eggs benedict. Lunch and dinner are also served, among which are specialities like mango shrimp salad and Caribbean jerk chicken and chips. A fresh grouper is the most popular for dinner – spiced and pan seared, served with a tequila sauced veggie salsa with onions, beans, corn, carrots and red and green peppers. Shrimps with pasta are delicious and often ordered meal among tourists. Unavoidable from the menu list for the dessert is an island-inspired rum cake.
Magnolia Restaurant & Wine Bar
North shore of Providenciales is decorated with this colorful flower. You can find it in the Turtle Cove, in the Miramar Resort, more precisely 40ft above the Turtle Cove. „Rum Relaxer“ coctail is the signature mark of this restaurant. Like the Hemigway’s sunraise, the sunsets in Magnolia are widely popular. Guests come back here often for their famous meal Sesame Crusted Rare Seared Tuna. The menu is European-style. You can eat here both in the indoor dining room and outiside on the wooden deck. The restaurant is several times awarded with a certificate of excellence of TripAdvisor.
The largest palm grove on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands hides Caribbean’s cuisine fantasy, situated in the very heart of the Grace Bay beach under the name Coco Bistro. Its meals are considered among the finest ones in the whole island. They serve fresh local food by traditional recepies. Detail-oriented chef and owner of the object, Stuart Gray, made this restaurant widely famous because his meals gives unique hedonist experience to everyone who ever tried his food.
Orange faccade with blue windows and doors on the object stands out among all of the green palm trees. Since 2011, Coco Bistro was awarded every next year with a certificate of excelence of the TripAdvisor. The most loyal guest of the Coco Bistro is one cat named Coco that spends every night there for the past 7 years.
Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar
Infiniti Restaurant is previously known as Anacaona and is the part of the Grace Bay Resorts. It is situated on the Grace Bay Circle road, on the Grace Bay beach. Guests are served with a Caribbean and seafood and are available to drink some of the most expensive French, Italian and Californian wines.
The open-air restaurant with the finest Caribbean cuisine is open for dinner. It is known as the most romantic restaurant among the islands of Turks and Caicos. There is dress code for men and children under 12 aren’t allowed because of the noise. Reservations are essential. Although it is considered as an elite restaurant because of the elite clientele, there is no formality or special attitude from the staff. Infiniti has also the raw bar which offers scallops, salmon, and mahi-mahi. The glow of the oil lamps, the nearness of the ocean water and exquisite service make Infiniti the perfect choice for intimate dinner.
Birdcage Bar and Restaurant
Four words that describes this place. Live music. BBQ night!
Birdcage Bar is located on the island Grand Turk, in the Cockburn Town, as the part of the Osprey Beach Hotel. It is the place where you need to be on Sundays and Wednsdays night when the specialities of the restaurant are served – barbeque ribs, chicken, and lobster. Whether you choose waterfront table or the poolside table in combination with live music the good dining time is guaranteed.
Birdcage Bar has a very large spectrum of drinks and coctails. Both locals and tourists come here for a relaxation near the pool drinking the bar’s most popular drink – Caribbean rum punch. There is a free Wi-Fi by the poolside. Travellers from all over the world brag the BBQ nights at this place and the atmosphere the live band creates.
Guanahani Restaurant and Bar
Guanahani is the part of the Bohio Dive Resort, on the Grand Turk island and is settled in the small, quiet part of the Pillory beach, north of the Cockburn Town(2,5km). This restaurant is one of the best on the island since it serves to the guests both international and local meals. Base of the menu is seafood, local fish and conch. There are house-made burgers and sandwiches. Some of the most ordered meals are local grouper, snapper, crispy spring rolls and many others. Interesting part is that if you went fishing and caught something, the cooks in the restaurant will be willing to make a meal of that and serve your catch. That is a unique experience of joy that you don’t feel every day. You are able to watch the sunset on the restaurant’s patio and eat the fish you caught on your own.