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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

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Last updated on November 7th, 2023 at 12:57 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  This little restaurant is such a hidden gem, in the most beautiful setting! The service was fantastic, the owners could not do enough for us and we really enjoyed our... read more

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August 2, 2020

star rating  nice friendly staff excellent location amazing food very clean toilets
will eat here again for sure one of the best

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May 27, 2019

star rating  I chose a very beautiful place that was matching my taste... I wanted to give my fiance a romantic night besides the sea, but the mood of the night wasn't... read more

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September 17, 2022

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  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

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

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August 18, 2020

star rating  We visit this restaurant every year several times during our stay. 100% fresh sea food. Owners of restaurant are amazing people. You feel here like home. Food is delicious, servis... read more

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August 23, 2022

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  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  Great hosts, the food was excellent every time we ate there and we where soon made to feel valued guests.

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May 28, 2022

star rating  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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September 22, 2020

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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June 25, 2019

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

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July 21, 2019

star rating  Just a lovely friendly family restaurant. It's so good we ate there 3 nights out of 7. The menu choice is very good and the fish choices are excellent. The... read more

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September 6, 2022

star rating  Really enjoyed our meal, beautiful fresh Calamari, and the Slovaki was delicious. The complimentary creme brulee topped off the evening.

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July 22, 2020
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