The tourism slogan for the Turks and Caicos Islands is that they are beautiful by nature. So, it is fitting that, while enjoying fine dining in Turks and Caicos, it is possible to do so amidst natural beauty. Coco Bistro, located in the heart of Grace Bay, provides a great dining experience within the largest palm grove on the island of Providenciales. The restaurant is located just off Grace Bay Road within walking distance of several large resorts and is open from Tuesdays through Sundays for dinner only. The palm trees provide a lush canopy for the outdoor dining area and are lit during the evening hours of service. The combination results in a most beautiful and romantic Caribbean setting.
Coco Bistro, however, offers much more than great ambiance. Its cuisine sets the standard for fine dining in Turks and Caicos. Fresh island ingredients are prepared with a unique flair. Conch lovers will be happy to know that locally caught conch is available as a starter conch, garlic and potato soup or as an appetizer of sweet and sour conch with an accompanying conch ceviche martini. It is also offered as an entree in an herb, conch and sweet pepper ravioli. Devotees of other seafoods can enjoy lobster, shrimp, tuna and soft-shelled crab offerings. There is also an excellent blackened mahi-mahi served with tropical fruits. Meat lovers and vegetarians need not despair. Black Angus beef is available as is free range chicken and Colorado lamb. Hydroponic vegetables are offered as starters and a first-rate penne pasta with vegetables in a white wine sauce is available as an entree.
Desserts are equally spectacular. The coconut pie served with fresh cream is nothing less than famous around the island. However, it is not the only way to end a great meal at the Coco Bistro. Banana fritters, a chocolate and banana bread pudding and a vanilla bean creme brulee can also be chosen. When dining in the Turks and Caicos Islands, this beautiful restaurant in the palm grove should certainly be a number one choice.