Restaurants in the Turks and Caicos

Restaurants in Turks and Caicos follow the islands' laid-back ways

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Turks and Caicos Restaurants

So, it's time for a meal, and you have to make a decision about where you'd like to eat. You're sure to find something to suit your tastes; on the island of Providenciales alone you'll find more than 50 restaurants.

Everything from small, family-owned shops to larger, fine dining restaurants are available on the islands. Consider what and where you'd like to eat. Perhaps you'd prefer to avoid the larger restaurants in favor of some local color, or maybe you'd rather dine first class. Alternately, you might just be looking for something a little nicer than your usual. Whatever you decide, you'll find what you want on these islands.

Due to the Islands' location and size, most foods must be imported to the Turks and Caicos. This causes the cost of food to be higher than it is on other islands; it may also be considered high by U.S. standards as well. Still, low-cost meals can be found for as little as $5(USD). For something mid-grade, expect to spend between $10(USD) and $15(USD). At the most expensive of places, expect to pay more than $20(USD) per plate. Tax, and sometimes a tip, will be added to your bill.

Those in search of the islands finest can find it, but the Turks and Caicos' restaurants will also require a bit of preparation. Casual dress will be perfectly appropriate in many dining establishments, but the top-notch restaurants may request that patrons dress accordingly. Black tie may be desirable in some restaurants, but calling ahead is the surest way to find out what to wear. If you want to learn more about the different cuisines available in the Turks and Caicos islands, read the following table.

Restaurants By Cuisine
Cuisine Restaurants Locations
American 11 Restaurants Grand Turk, Five Cays Settlements, Grace Bay, Bottle Creek, The Bight, North Caicos
Asian 3 Restaurants Grace Bay, Turtle Tail, Parrot Cay
Bahamian 1 Restaurant Grand Turk
British 1 Restaurant The Bight
Caribbean 50 Restaurants Salt Cay, Grand Turk, Providenciales, North Caicos, Cockburn Harbor, Grace Bay, Jan Flemming, Cockburn Town, Pine Cay, Whitby, The Bight, Blue Hills, Neptune Court, Turtle Tail, Five Cays Settlements
Chinese 1 Restaurant Providenciales
Cuban 1 Restaurant Providenciales
French 6 Restaurants Grace Bay, Providenciales, Parrot Cay, The Bight
Fusion 2 Restaurants Grace Bay, Parrot Cay
Greek 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
International 15 Restaurants Grand Turk, Providenciales, Pine Cay, The Bight, Grace Bay
Italian 13 Restaurants Neptune Court, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Parrot Cay, The Bight
Jamaican 2 Restaurants Grand Turk, Grace Bay
Japanese 3 Restaurants Grace Bay, The Bight
Kosher 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Mediterranean 4 Restaurants Grace Bay, Providenciales, Parrot Cay, The Bight
Mexican 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Middle Eastern 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Spanish 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Tex-Mex 2 Restaurants The Bight
Thai 1 Restaurant --
Contemporary 1 Restaurant Turtle Tail
Eclectic 10 Restaurants Grand Turk, Providenciales, Grace Bay, Whitby, The Bight, Parrot Cay
Vegetarian 3 Restaurants Grace Bay

Another reason to call is to make a reservation. While most restaurants don't require them, some will fill up during the high season, and posh restaurants may prefer reservations year-round. To stay on the safe side, make a call and talk to the restaurant before you plan to dine.

Keep in mind that a 10 percent tax is added to every bill; the tip may also be included in the bill as a service charge. If no tip is listed, the standard is to tip 15 percent.  Of course, the tip amount is always at the discretion of the customer.

Your restaurant experience can be anything you want it to be; from cheap and casual to fancy fine dining.


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