There is no shortage of culinary delights in Turks and Caicos and each gourmet restaurant offers its own attractive ambiance, distinctive flair, and impressive menu of succulent, tempting, rich and flavorful dishes. With exemplary service, breathtaking views and inviting candle-lit environs, the only difficult part of the evening is choosing at which restaurant to dine.
Boasting the finest wine list on the Islands, elegance and a regal setting define Opus, one of the Turks & Caicos’ finest gourmet dining options. This dimly-lit and atmospheric restaurant provides an intimate setting for a romantic dinner or for a classy getaway with your pals. Opus also caters to wedding parties and corporate events. The palm-trees swaying in the cool ocean breezes inspires relaxation and a chance to appreciate the enticing, freshly prepared seafood menu. Indeed, seafood is the specialty at Opus, and the chef sends his kitchen staff out daily to procure the finest and freshest catch of the day. Enjoy a delectable dish of Filet of Snapper with cherry tomato, cucumber & cilantro salsa, or feast on the Grouper roasted in banana leaves with orange-pineapple relish. Or try the exquisite Pan-Fried Filet of Atlantic Salmon with dill lime sauce, served with vegetables and jasmine rice. Save room for dessert, as the decadent and sinful Dark Chocolate Truffle Torte with fresh berries & Grand Marnier whipped cream is a wonder onto itself. Also, a place for live entertainment and a bit of local island culture, paintings and other art pieces enhance the scene and are available for purchase.
An enchanting, yet sophisticated atmosphere awaits you at Coyaba. This gazebo-style restaurant is surrounded by lush, fragrant tropical gardens, twinkling lights and gurgling fountains. A bit of a revelation, the chef of Coyaba inspires, astonishes and astounds with his ingenious and eclectic Caribbean fusion menu. Dishes past have included Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Conch Bolognese and the wonderfully delectable Jerk Chicken Supreme with green banana croquette, tropical fruit merengue, sauté ackee and calalloo, drenched in an island thyme jus. Oh my! Current offerings include the popular Bay Scallop Ceviche, served with hijike seaweed salad, spiced marie rose, tobiko caviars and crisp ginger, Lobster Thermidor and Turks Head Beer Battered Fresh Island Strawberry Grouper with guava ketchup, sauce remoulade, minted green pea puree and white truffle fries. Let the orgasmic flavors, sauces and rare island spices blend, meld and fuse in your mouth as you enjoy one of the most savory and awe-inspiring meals of your life.
Romance is in the air at Coco Bistro. Located under a canopy of gorgeous palm fronds with twinkling lights and cool ocean breezes, it’s no wonder this perennial favorite holds the #1 spot for Turks & Caicos restaurants on TripAdvisor. The food is just as impressive as the ambiance. Hints, flavors and sauces suffused with saffron, pomegranate molasses, West Indian curry, kaffir lime and Jamaican pimento add Caribbean spice and flavor to imaginative dishes such as the Chicken Breast and Tiger Shrimps with West Indian Coconut Curry, crispy poppadum, jasmine rice and a spicy banana chutney. Indeed, Coco Bistro, with it’s bright tangerine orange and aqua coloring, provides a most exceptional culinary experience. Oh, and watch out for Coco, the resident cat, who just might slip under your table and lick up a morsel, as you dine in this most pleasurable atmosphere under the stars.
Relatively new to the culinary scene in the Turks is Via Veneto. This hip and stylish eatery promises La Dolce Vita with its extensive offerings of Gnocchi, Fettucinni, Ravioli, Lasagna and Prosciutto. But, besides the usual, traditional Italian fare, visitors can also tuck into hearty meat dishes, such as the Grilled Beef Filet served with vegetables in Umbrian Extra virgin olive oil & Aromatic Erbs sauce or the Grilled Sword Fish Loin served with diced tomatoes and olives from Gaeta. A sweet taste of Dolci (dessert) in the form of Napolitan Ron Baba with lemon-flavored homemade custard creme & amarene cherries should not be missed. Bellisimo!
With all of the old world charm of a Mediterranean bistro, Caicos Cafe infuses Mediterranean flavors with succulent and savory Caribbean delights. The result is an ever-changing, but diverse and inspired menu that features fresh, indelible offerings, such as the Seafood casserole, Grilled Calamari and Tuna Tartare, in addition to seasonal offerings, which have included Cheese Pumpkin Ravioli, Grilled Lobster during lobster season, and a quite unbelievable Seafood Stew Bouillabaisse, an impressive melange of fish, muscles, squid and thinly-sliced light and flaky pieces of toast to soak up the white wine and tomato sauce. Should you have room for dessert, Caicos Cafe doesn’t disappoint with Affogato (baileys, espresso, ice cream), Tiramisu and Mango Apple Tart with honey. It’s no wonder this warm, cozy bistro is a favorite with tourists and locals alike.