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 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
We came here a few times last year and today is our third visit this holiday. Lovely simple food including Greek dishes and fish/seafood. Always freshly cooked. Friendly service. The... read more
September 24, 2019
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
August 9, 2020
Owned by a very hospitable couple who are more than happy to cater to your needs. We called in the day before and asked if we could get some lobster... read more
August 26, 2020
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
September 4, 2019
My husband and I loved this restaurant! They were playing traditional music and the atmosphere was great. The hosts were super friendly and the service was perfect. Would highly recommend... read more
July 13, 2022
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
August 9, 2022
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
June 25, 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
August 28, 2020
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
September 4, 2022
A lovely family run restaurant with lots of personal touches. The owners were very welcoming, and brought us complimentary food with our order. Great atmosphere, with quirky decoration (a lot... read more
July 2, 2022