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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

Last updated on February 14th, 2022 at 05:23 pm

When tradition meets quality we have an amazing result in the restaurant – taverna of Captain Octopus.

Corfiot cuisine without interference in its purest form.

This is the restaurant – taverna of Captain Octopus in Benitses, Corfu

Captain Octopus sea food restaurant in Benitses Corfu
Captain Octopus sea food restaurant in Benitses Corfu

Captain Octopus Restaurant – taverna

The story begins somewhere in 1935, when Grandfather Antonis, a great fisherman of Benitses area, decided to create his own restaurant – kafe to invite his friends to eat the fresh fish, but also a lot of mezedes made by Granny Aspasia who was an amazing cook.

That is how the magical journey started and continued up to today with the third generation of the current Captain Octopus.

The Philosophy of the Captain is to cook the same way his grandparents did.

The main ingredient of the captain’s kitchen is virgin olive oil and pure spices, all carefully selected with love.

In our Traditional Corfu-flavored cuisine, the lovely Pastitsada with octopus or beef cheeks is always freshly cooked in our saucepans.

Fish either wild or farmed are always carefully selected with criteria of the best quality.

Squid is crispy and soft as the culinary laws stipulate to accompany the ouzo or the local wine which the captain makes for his guests each year.

The Family Atmosphere is the characteristic of Captain Octopus because there are no clients but guests in his home.

The good Greek music and even the dancing are basic components of the atmosphere of the restaurant.

The guests at Captain Octopus Taverna are invited to feel the Greek flavors in their palate and to get to know the Greek hospitality and culture for which the Captain feels proud.

The menu of Captain Octopus

What Our clients say about us

star rating  Though they had beautiful table linen the food itself wasn't very good. We threw the octopus for the stray cat that was begging under our table. I'm pretty sure the... read more

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May 8, 2019

star rating  Absolutely love this restaurant. I visited before when they first opened and have returned a happy customer. The food is the best on the strip, with a large open kitchen... read more

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July 4, 2021

star rating  Being a single person sometimes I find it difficult where to eat but walking past the Captain Octopus in Benitses nobody came out to pester me this gave me time... read more

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July 25, 2019

star rating  Stopped here for early dinner. And ordered the octopus in sauce with pasta which is traditional on the island. The octopus was tender and sauce was deep in flavour. Kids... read more

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September 2, 2019

star rating  The food was good, the staff were very polite, great atmoshere. I recommend the sea food and the baklava

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July 13, 2020

star rating  The food was excellent and the service was more than great.
Very beautiful people and you can order everything you want .
When I will go back in Corfu... read more

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August 31, 2019

star rating  We had a wonderful meal last night and Betty and Alex are such a lovely couple. My husband had fresh octopus and I had the sea bream, which was the... read more

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May 12, 2019

star rating  Really nice (family owned and run) place to visit. We found it by a chance. It was very fortunate for Us. Food was amazingly fresh, prepared just as you order,... read more

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July 22, 2020

star rating  Best octopus in Benitses. We went there by chance and really enjoyed the meal. Don’t visit any of the other places, really worth trying the food there. We went to... read more

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September 4, 2019

star rating  We have been here a few times. Everything is perfect...amazing food and service. We will visit again and would certainly recommend! Please try for yourselves!

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June 20, 2021

star rating  We were almost pushed by a Lady outside of the restaurant to go in , she said stuff like “the food is so amazing that I get goosebumps just by... read more

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June 27, 2021

star rating  Visit was really nice. The owners are so cute and frendly, the woman looks the same as Lisbona in La casa de Papel!! So if you are a fan, you... read more

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August 1, 2020

star rating  Nice family restaurant with cosy atmosphere and good food. Their lemon cake is super tasty. Friendly service and huge portions.

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May 27, 2019

star rating  Fantastic service. Amazing shrimp spaghetti and great mixed grill kebab. Highly recommend despite the price. It’s a bit pricey but you get more than what you pay for.

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August 11, 2019

star rating  The owner was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the dishes the restaurant serves. She took time to explain the dishes and even left us with a tablet so we could... read more

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August 18, 2020

star rating  Great Food, nice and friendly people, authentic experience. Family run restaurant, strongly recommend it! Seafood is amazing here.

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June 29, 2021
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