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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

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Last updated on February 14th, 2021 at 09:13 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  Had an absolutely lovely time there with my family today. the restaurant is extremely accommodating, especially the staff, guiding us to the best spots. Chefs were great, food was gorgeous,... read more

    avatar thumb Zingyburger
    6/25/2019

    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

    avatar thumb Melanie C
    8/18/2020

    star rating  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

    star rating  We had a brief visit to Corfu and found this gem of a restaurant on a first out of three days - fantastic food, even better service. Owned by amazing... read more

    avatar thumb kristina118
    9/11/2020

    star rating  I was in Benitses with my friend for a week and on the first day we found this place. The atmosphere is very different than the rest of the places... read more

    avatar thumb Richard S
    7/14/2019

    star rating  Decided to come to Benitses and found this lovely restaurant run by Betty and Alekos who are really lovely hosts. We have now been back 3 times and have to... read more

    avatar thumb BicesterQPR
    5/27/2019

    star rating  ....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

    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

    avatar thumb Adrian D
    7/22/2020

    star rating  Fantastic family restaurant, really friendly owners and staff, great coffee and food, so good we went there on the way to the Palace and again on the way back. Brilliant... read more

    avatar thumb David A
    5/16/2019

    star rating  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

    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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    8/11/2019

    star rating  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

    star rating  Best calamari on the island. Try the Mix Fish dish it's gorgeous. Lovely service and watch out for the cat called Whisky, she's a cutie !

    avatar thumb RuxiNick
    9/12/2019

    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

    avatar thumb Guy_Kokken
    5/08/2019

    star rating  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

    star rating  Had an absolutely lovely time there with my family today. the restaurant is extremely accommodating, especially the staff, guiding us to the best spots. Chefs were great, food was gorgeous,... read more

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    6/25/2019
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