Did somebody say conch fritters with a side of pink mayo? Turks and Caicos restaurants offer up fresh fish, delicious (and potent) tropical drinks with fruit adorned on the rim, and views of that famous crystal clear water you have to see to believe. It’s a paradise that will have you overusing the #nofilter hashtag at every turn.
I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurants in Turks and Caicos, a vibrant mix of local cuisine and western favourites. We were lucky enough to be toured around the island by two lovely locals (thank you again Kelly and Stephen!!), so this list is curated based on their expertise.
Read on for a list of best restaurants in Turks and Caicos. Enjoy!
Coffee Shops in Turks and Caicos
Lemon 2 Go
Great place to get work done and sip some of the best coffee on the island! This quaint coffee shop has great smoothies and fresh food as well. The shop shares space with an amazing florist and gift store. It’s the perfect place to pick up gorgeous fresh flower arrangements and unique gifts for the home.
Lovely vegetarian restaurant that is an extension of the yoga studio next door. Head to a class and pop over to try the super coffee and organic breakfast.
Lunch Restaurants in Turks and Caicos
Hemingway’s on Grace Bay Beach
Break up your beach day at Grace Bay Beach by hopping over to Hemingway’s for lunch and a mojito. Fair warning, our entire group was pretty intoxicated after one round of these deadly mojitos. Wasn’t mad about it. It’s vacation after all.
Las Brisas is perched right above Chalk Sound, so it is worth a visit for the views alone. The restaurant was entirely wiped out after Hurricane Irma, so they recently had to rebuild a brand new bar & lounge. A new restaurant is also on the way, opening January 2019.
Beachfront bars sometimes sacrifice quality food for the picturesque view. When it comes to Jack’s Fountain, the opposite is true. It doesn’t reside on a sandy beach or have sweeping sunset views, but the food is incredible! They also make a mean margarita. Some of the best food we ate all week.
Skull and Rock Cantina
We were craving tacos and margaritas, so we headed to this spot in town. It wasn’t the best Mexican food I’ve ever had, but it hit the spot.
Located in heart of Grace Bay in Vele plaza this is a great spot to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. They have a forecast on the wall that reads “sunny with a chance of bikinis”. Sign me up for that weather report every day.
If you’re craving Jerk chicken and want to eat where the locals eat, then definitely check out Chinson’s. The best Jerk chicken on the island and if you’re adventurous you can even try their curried goat. As a pescatarian, I had the grilled shrimp and fried rice and it did not disappoint! Great spot to stop before or after the airport!
Happy Hour in Turks and Caicos
The Shore Club
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Grace Bay and head to Long Bay Beach for the afternoon. Sip happy hour beverages at this picturesque hotel bar or have dinner at Sui-Ren, an eclectic Japanese restaurant infused with Peruvian style cuisine. Cue flavour explosion.
Infiniti Bar at Grace Bay Resort
One of my favourite spots of the trip, Infiniti Bar is a gorgeous beachfront bar with fire pits, hanging lanterns and stunning sunset views.
However, residing in a 5-star hotel located on the most beautiful beach in the world means it’s gonna cost ya. Head there for happy hour to ease up on the wallet! This is where the Ex-Pats convene every Friday night from 6-8pm.
It’s usually packed, so it’s a fun atmosphere to indulge in some (you guessed it) margaritas and small bites. . I didn’t realize how many margaritas were consumed this trip until writing this post 😐 When in Rome..
We spent a few hours here before heading to Coco Bistro for dinner and it was the perfect end to an amazing trip! Speaking of dinner restaurants in Turks and Caicos, here are a few favourites..
Dinner Restaurants in Turks and Caicos
Situated right on Grace Bay Beach, Somewhere Bar is the perfect spot to watch the sunset while sipping local rum punch. The food isn’t mind blowing, (Mexican themed menu of tacos, fajitas, etc) but the atmosphere is worth the visit.
Sit under the stars soaking up fresh bread with oil and vinegar followed by a large plate of pasta on this deck-style Italian restaurant. They have a lovely selection of fine wines here, and the portions are huge!
If you’re looking for another chance to curb the Italian food craving, Bella Luna is a local fav for pizza and pasta (served in a pretty courtyard).
One of the best meals of the trip! We ate here on our last night sharing a few bottles of red and chatting about the week. I ordered the Blackened Mahi with Red Curry sauce and it was sensational. Make a reservation for the patio and eat amidst the largest palm grove on the island!
We didn’t have a chance to visit Provence this time around, but our local friends love treating themselves to dinner at this locale. If you’re in the mood for fine dining and delicious French food, book a reservation at Provence! My girl Kelly said this is the best food on the island!
Tour Turks Head Brewing
I-Ain-Ga-Lie, this local beer is delicious. It also happens to be the namesake for their most popular brew, a crisp lager that pairs beautifully with toes in the sand and Kenny Chesney humming in the background. Explore the Brewery on a tour and try some of the local beer.
The Turks and Caicos version of Pinkberry. Head here after a meal for a refreshing treat.
Thursday Night Fish Fry
Head down to the local fish fry for authentic Caribbean cuisine, STRONG rum punch, live entertainment and local vendors. It seems like everyone on the island migrates over to this weekly event (and stumbles home after one too many rum punches sipped from a pineapple).
Hungry late night? Head to Turks kebab after the fish fry for cheap eats!
Danny Bouy’s Sports Bar
Popular late night spot after the Thursday Fish Fry (it’s karaoke night!), or to watch sports while on the island!
Well, that’s a wrap! Some of the best restaurants in Turks and Caicos curated by a couple of locals. If you have any questions about your trip to this stunning island, feel free to reach out in the comments!