Fresh seafood, exotic conch dishes and a little bit of spice are generally what people expect when they visit the Caribbean. In Turks and Caicos we are fortunate to have many great restaurants that showcase the fresh, local ingredients -
especially at Mango Reef, the on-site restaurant located at the Alexandra Resort. Mango Reef serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and offers a diverse menu, consistently good service and an outstanding beachfront setting.
This is always a convenient and delicious choice. However, if you stay in Turks & Caicos Islands for longer than a few days you may want to branch out and experience some different types of cuisine - beyond conch and island fare.
We are fortunate to have a number of international dining options that offer intriguing flavors and interesting dining experiences. When you’re ready to explore, consider these excellent, international options:
The Beach House (Cuisine: contemporary French; location: Lower Bight Road)
While you might expect a restaurant called the Beach House to serve burgers and fries, the cuisine here is far from ordinary. This is one of the newest restaurants to open on Providenciales and its début has created a stir in the dining scene. Already, it has climbed to one of the top spots on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Turks and Caicos. The reason for all the fuss is the creative and sophisticated menu created by Chef Eric Vernice. With an emphasis on freshness and harmony among flavors, the dishes coming from Chef Eric’s kitchen are truly a culinary celebration.
Yoshi’s Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant (Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi; Location: Salt Mills Plaza in Grace Bay)
This is more than a sushi restaurant - it is a gathering place. With its black and red modern décor, the inside dining room of Yoshi’s Sushi buzzes at lunchtime and in the evenings. The food here is fresh and flavorful, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. In addition to having bento boxes where you can sample a bit of tempura, sushi, salad and soups, Yoshi’s menu also includes meals like salmon teriyaki or Japanese curry beef.
Garam Marsala (Cuisine: Indian; Location: Regent Village)
Flavor is the name of the game here, in fact the menu describes the restaurant as “an aromatic affaire with Indian Cuisine.” The restaurant is under new management but the recipes are old-school and feature authentic, traditional Indian dishes. This is one of the few restaurants to offer air-conditioned indoor dining as well as an open air lounge and dining area, making it a good choice no matter the weather or season. While the Garam Marsala official website is under construction, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is popular with visitors and residents alike. Recently, it has had a professionally-designed interior revamp that adds to the ambience.
Thai Orchid (Cuisine: Thai; Location: Regent Village)
Smooth coconut soup with shrimp, sweet and savory crab rangoons, and spicy Thai green chili - these are just some of the more than 60 different delectable dishes served from this small Thai restaurant located in the Regent Village in Grace Bay. The restaurant is open seven days a week and even late nights with a small amount of indoor and outdoor seating. The consistently busy take-out business is proof of the restaurant’s popularity. Owned and run by a local resident who was born and raised in Bangkok, the food here is genuine and unique - just like him. If you enjoy Thai cuisine - a visit to the Thai Orchid is not to be missed.
Lemon Café (Cuisine: Moroccan; Location: The Village at Grace Bay)
For a fun night out and some delicious Mediterranean dishes, head to Lemon Café in the Village at Grace Bay. The hummus and homemade pitas are mouth-watering and the lantern-lit patio and dining room draped in rich fabrics make you feel like you’re in Morocco instead of Providenciales. In addition to fresh, flavorful Mediterranean dishes that please both meat lovers and vegetarians, the restaurant hosts monthly parties that go on until late, and usually feature DJs, belly dancers and occasionally even fire spinning!