Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Good Eats

As I always say, you can’t have a good vacation without some good food involved. Here are a few dinner places I would recommend to eat around Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace

Grace’s Cottage is a romantic dinner getaway that offers seating at a covered bar, on a porch surrounding the bar or on the beautifully landscaped semi-covered patio area surrounding the porch. The small menu offers tastes of the Caribbean and the gracious staff makes you feel welcomed and right at home.

I ate a beautifully cooked tuna steak topped the the most flavorful vegetables I have ever eaten. My sister and I split a caramelized banana with ice cream. Between the explosive tastes and kind staff, I would recommend this place over and over again.

More info here.

Da Conch Shack

As I mentioned before, Da Conch shack is a tourist favorite on the island. It is a mixture of tables and picnic tables set on the beach with an option to sit on a raised deck as well. If you are looking for a laid-back night, this is your place. From burgers, to jerk chicken, to conch stew, the menu offers a number of options for people with all tastes. If you want to try the atmosphere, but aren’t hungry, you can have a drink at the covered bar area. The best part about it for me, though, was the group of island dogs who took rest on the beach in front of us.

I wasn’t in the mood for anything fancy, so I had a plain burger, which was cooked perfectly. I also tried the conch chowder, which is based in a red sauce. They both satisfied me.

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Conch Chowder

More info here.

Yoshis Sushi

Right on Grace Bay Road, where many resorts are located, sits Yoshis sushi. Nestled between different shops and boutiques, this is an easy dinner for those who want a relaxed evening of shopping and dining, or just don’t want to travel too far for food. The atmosphere isn’t aweing compared to the abovementioned restaurants, but the food was tasty and the wait staff was friendly. A unique thing about Yoshis is the menus are completely loaded onto tablets (so make sure someone is tablet-friendly in your party!).

We shared Hamachi tartar and a spicy tuna martini to start, and we were all happy with the refreshing taste of both appetizers. I tried conch sashimi to have the staple food in another way. It is a bit tough and chewy, but I am glad I gave it a try! My sister and I shared fried ice cream at the end, which we always used to do when we were younger.

More info here.

Opus Wine Bar and Grill

Within the Ocean Club Resort sits this beautiful indoor/outdoor restaurant that offers a higher-end look, with a more casual vibe. The menu offers soups, salads, fish, pasta and more. The restaurant prides itself on its locally caught entrees.

I was in the mood for pasta, and so was my sister. We each ordered a pasta and seafood dish, which we each gave a passing grade. We also shared a chocolate cake dessert, which was rich and delicious.

More info here.

These are just a few of the many fantastic food options on the island, but I would confidentially vouch for any of them!

 

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