Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:03 am
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 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 Pastidado with octopus or beef cheeks is always freshly cooked in our saucepans.
Fish either wild or farmed are always carefully selected with criteria 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 tanerna 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
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
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
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
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
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
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