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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu


Last updated on September 17th, 2020 at 03:37 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

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

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      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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      By accident we found this place and went both nights in Corfu to the Captain Octopus.
    Beside the wonderful welcoming and excellent service by all staff members we had delicious... read more

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      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

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      ....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.

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      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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      Truly loved the friendly service at Captain's place, they really made you feel welcome like you are family without beeing superficial. You can choose to sit inside or outside, free... read more

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      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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      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

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      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

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

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      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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      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

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      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

      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

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