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
Afghan 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
African 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
American 18 Restaurants Grand Turk, Providenciales, North Caicos, Cockburn Harbor, Grace Bay, Bottle Creek, The Bight, Neptune Court, Five Cays Settlements
Asian 5 Restaurants Grace Bay, Turtle Tail, Parrot Cay
British 1 Restaurant The Bight
Cajun 2 Restaurants Cockburn Harbor, South Caicos
Caribbean 74 Restaurants Salt Cay, Grand Turk, Providenciales, North Caicos, Turtle Tail, South Caicos, Cockburn Harbor, Grace Bay, Jan Flemming, Cockburn Town, Pine Cay, Whitby, The Bight, Blue Hills, Neptune Court, Middle Caicos, Five Cays Settlements
Chinese 3 Restaurants Providenciales, Cockburn Town
Continental 1 Restaurant Cockburn Town
Creole 1 Restaurant South Caicos
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
Indian 1 Restaurant --
International 21 Restaurants Grand Turk, Providenciales, Grace Bay, Pine Cay, Whitby, The Bight, Neptune Court
Italian 14 Restaurants Providenciales, Grace Bay, Cockburn Town, The Bight, Neptune Court, Parrot Cay
Jamaican 3 Restaurants Grand Turk, Providenciales, Grace Bay
Japanese 5 Restaurants Grace Bay, Providenciales, The Bight
Kosher 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Mediterranean 4 Restaurants Grace Bay, Providenciales, Parrot Cay, The Bight
Mexican 1 Restaurant Providenciales
Middle Eastern 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Pan Asian / Pacific Rim 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Spanish 1 Restaurant Grace Bay
Tex-Mex 2 Restaurants The Bight
Thai 1 Restaurant --
Contemporary 1 Restaurant Turtle Tail
Eclectic 16 Restaurants Salt Cay, Grand Turk, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Grace Bay, Cockburn Town, 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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