oco Bistro is one of the best-known restaurants in the Turks and Caicos, and is found in a tranquil coconut grove setting in central Grace Bay. The restaurant features a menu of international and Caribbean fusion dishes, with an emphasis on using fresh ingredients and herbs, and a unique al fresco ambiance.
Coco Bistro’s menu is truly a blend of international flavors, with a wide selection of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes, as well as local fish and lobster options. Their wine and spirit list is also extensive.
The restaurant is headed by executive chef Stuart Gray, who came to the Turks and Caicos in 1993 to be the head chef at Anacaona, which was once located at the Grace Bay Club and was one of the island’s first gourmet restaurants.
Coco Bistro is located in the central Grace Bay region, and within walking distance of many of the region’s hotels and resorts. There’s onsite parking for rental cars, and it’s easy to arrange for a taxi.
The restaurant is located in a coconut grove that was planted by Sunshine Nursery, which is the oldest botanical nursery and garden center in the Turks and Caicos. For nearly 30 years, the nursery has been raising coconut, Bismarck, royal, sabal palms, as well as a wide selection of imported and native trees and plants. The palms in the grove where the restaurant is located was initially raised for transplant at resorts and luxury homes, yet part of the site was left and eventually commandeered for its current use.
Coco Bistro is also one of the few restaurants in the Turks and Caicos to launch their own cookbook!
Beautiful by Flavor Coco Bistro is hardbound, and is a guide to creating many of their dinner and dessert favorites. The cookbook is available for purchase at the restaurant.
Accolades and Press
As a long-standing and popular restaurant in the Turks and Caicos, Coco Bistro has accumulated quite an impressive portfolio of accolades, reviews, and awards, including Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
As one of the busiest restaurants in the Turks and Caicos, reservations are required for Coco Bistro. During the busy December to April ‘high season’, we advise making reservations well prior to arrival in the Turks and Caicos to ensure availability.
Cocovan Airstream Lounge
Due to the popularity of Coco Bistro, the more casual counterpart of Cocovan was created. This unique eatery is open for dinner and serves take out style food with a gourmet twist, complete with a 1950s diner flair. Seating is outdoors on picnic tables under the palms.