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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

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Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 01:07 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

      Charming place, excellent food, and incredible service. A family business where you feel at home and have a real experience of the cuisine of Corfu. My husband and friends had... read more

    avatar thumb Manu_Fava11
    9/22/2020

      The long beard of the owner and the smile and kindness of his wife are a warm welcome to their tavern where Greek music is played on the stereo. Relaxing... read more

    avatar thumb Gasollywood
    8/15/2019

      nice friendly staff excellent location amazing food very clean toilets
    will eat here again for sure one of the best

    avatar thumb Tim G
    5/27/2019

      The restaurant owners are always kind, professional and friendly they have a good variety of tasty traditional dishes and on every visit me and my other half made the food... read more

    avatar thumb Marleyandleoni
    7/03/2019

      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

    avatar thumb Melanie C
    8/18/2020

      ....but a friendly, clean taverna with excellent service and charming hosts who were obligingly helpful as I made an arse of myself trying to speak Greek! Lovely experience.

    avatar thumb lawdylawdy
    6/12/2019

      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

    avatar thumb Emi1609
    9/02/2019

      Lovely bar with great food

    (Wonderful clean toilets)

    Great views of the harbour too we particularly enjoyed the service - very friendly

    Owner has an... read more

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    6/06/2019

      Delicious food, tried greek salad, kalamari, sword fish and mussels and also delicious deserts(cream brulle and chocolate and orange). Can't wait to come back. See you soon Betty and Alex.... read more

    avatar thumb Travelbandits88
    7/29/2020

      Captain octopus’s restaurant is our favourite place to eat in Corfu! We covid yes twice during our week away! The food is amazing!! I’d highly recommend the garlic mushrooms to... read more

    avatar thumb ViviA1985
    8/16/2020

      Probably the nicest and most helpful restaurant owners we we've ever encountered. The wife explained to us about different local dishes before we sat at the restaurant and at no... read more

    avatar thumb xanthod
    8/09/2020

      Captain Octopus offers the best of welcome and advice. Good food at good prices. Captain Octopus also has the best beard in Corfu. You can’t go wrong here. Lovely place,... read more

    avatar thumb Siencyn
    9/16/2019

      We tried both the grilled octopus and the octopus pastisada and they were delicious. Cooked to be very tender, just the way octopus should be. Betty was very friendly and... read more

    avatar thumb jaimew578
    7/12/2019

      On first impressions this looked like a perfect spot for us to eat and the reviews looked good. We ordered food and drink at the same time. The drinks arrived... read more

    avatar thumb G2005DJandrewf
    8/16/2020

      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

    avatar thumb 518badeai
    8/31/2019

      The owners of this family restaurant were friendly, passionate about the food and nothing was too much trouble. They brought us samples of their own wine and we had a... read more

    avatar thumb X1323VDhelent
    8/28/2020
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