Celebrate Turks and Caicos’ Lobster Season with These Local Specials
The Caribbean spiny lobster season in the Turks and Caicos Islands opens annually from August to March (specific dates vary by year) and is much anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Once the season opens, it’s the perfect time to get your lobster fix as restaurants will add lobster dishes back to their menus. While our traditional lobster dishes (hashed lobster, lobster salad, grilled lobster, etc.) can be found throughout the islands, here are five must-try lobster dishes in the Grace Bay area specifically:
Spicy Lobster Curry at Mango Reef Restaurant
Located in the Turtle Cove area of Providenciales, a mere 3 minute drive from central Grace Bay, is Mango Reef Restaurant – a favorite eatery for locals and visitors. The open-air restaurant overlooks the marina and is the perfect atmosphere for dinner under the stars. The spicy lobster curry dish consists of stir fried lobster in red curry paste with ginger, scallions, lemon grass, lime kaffir, galangal chili, cilantro and basil which is simmered in coconut milk with vegetables.
Baked Lobster Tail Thermidor at Caicos Café
Caicos Café is located in the heart of Grace Bay and serves up Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a Turks and Caicos flair in a casual yet intimate setting. Try the baked lobster tail thermidor which is served with mustard sherry sauce with onions, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.
Grilled Caicos Lobster at Coco Bistro
Coco Bistro has been ranked as the number one restaurant in Turks and Caicos Islands for several years by Trip Advisor. The restaurant is uniquely located in a palm grove for a memorable culinary experience in paradise. If you manage to snag a reservation at this in-demand restaurant, have the grilled Caicos lobster with chimmichuri, sautéed kale and French beans with balsamic
Lobster Reuben at Fresh Catch
Locally owned and operated, Fresh Catch offers authentic Turks and Caicos Islands cuisine in the heart of the Grace Bay strip in the Salt Mills Plaza. The diner style restaurant serves up flavorful dishes made with fresh, local ingredients as evidenced by its name. The Lobster Reuben is a lunch favorite and is a must-try after a morning of island adventure. The dish consists of “cracked” or deep fried lobster topped with Swiss cheese and pickled cabbage slaw.
Lobster Extravaganza at Pelican Bay Restaurant
Held every Wednesday, the Lobster Extravaganza at Pelican Bay Restaurant is the perfect way to enjoy delicious ‘all you can eat’ lobster at an impressive value. The poolside restaurant offers a grilling station, pasta station and fry station featuring lobster prepared in a variety of ways along with other local Turks and Caicos dishes. The atmosphere is lively with entertainment making this the perfect fun-filled family dining experience.