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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  Excelent service and very good food with fresh ingredients. We will definitely come back here eat 🙂

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July 21, 2019
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July 22, 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  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  We were recommended this taverna by the “the locals” and it did not disappoint.

Run by several generations of the same family it’s everything you would hope for... read more

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August 9, 2022

star rating  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

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August 9, 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

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July 14, 2019

star rating  Great meal, I can highly recommend the whole sea bass! Nice atmosphere, must try the homemade captain octopus wine, best wine I have had the whole holiday, dangerously quaffable!! The... read more

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August 21, 2021

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  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

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May 16, 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  We came across this restaurant by accident on the first day we got here, and we have another 13 days to go!! We were walking along the Main Street where... read more

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September 4, 2022

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  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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June 6, 2019

star rating  While I was in Corfu I attended this restaurant twice (the food’s so nice I came back twice). Great if you’re looking for traditional Greek cuisine or fresh seafood. Mussels... read more

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August 22, 2022

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
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