Most restaurants in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, are relatively pricey (this isn’t Mexico), and most feature American good (lots of burgers), with some seafood mixed in. You’ll also find a few Italian restaurants and Mexican restaurants, even a Japanese restaurant. Most restaurants are designed for tourists. You won’t find many places targeting locals, at least not in the tourist areas. On the positive side, most places have an excellent wine or cocktail menu, and nearly everywhere offers the local Turk’s Head beer.
For things to see and do in Providenciales, see our itinerary, 5 Days in Turks and Caicos.
Grocery stores in Providenciales
An excellent way to save money on food is by going to a grocery store. In the Gracebay area, you’ll find the Graceway Gourmet, a medium-sized grocery store with everything you’ll need, including a great wine and alcohol selection, and some prepared foods. A great option whether you’re willing to cook a full meal at home, or simply buy prepared foods. Between Turtle Cove and The Bight areas (walkable from both), you’ll find the Graceway IGA, a large grocery store with everything you could want.
Turks Kebab (Grace Bay area, on Allegro Road, just north of Leeward Highway), offers inexpensive and delicious Turkish and Mediterranean food, and great service. Less than 10 tables in an open-air setting with great service. Accepts credit cards.
Somewhere Café & Lounge
Somewhere Café & Lounge (The Bight area, along the beach at Penn’s Road), offers great Mexican appetizers (the conch ceviche and guacamole are must-haves), and a great selection of Tequila and wine (with Wednesday 1/2 priced wine bottles). Open-air, directly on the beach, with a lovely view from the (shared) upper floor.
The Sharkbite Bar & Grill
The Sharkbite Bar & Grill (Turtle Cove Marina), offering solid bar/pub fare over the Turtle Cove marina. Try the cracked conch or conch & chips, and a rum punch.
Have you tried any of these places to eat in Turks and Caicos? What do you think is the best restaurant in Providenciales? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!