Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 12:19 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 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.
What Our clients say about us
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
June 6, 2019
Captain octopus’s restaurant is our favourite place to eat in Corfu! We covid yes twice during our week away! The food is amazing!! I’d highly recommend the garlic mushrooms to... read more
August 16, 2020
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
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
August 2, 2020
100% authentic and honest experience, this is what I call a host, who doesnt only know what hospitality at its best means, who has also the heart at the right... read more
June 21, 2019
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
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
May 12, 2019
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
November 25, 2019
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
August 8, 2019
Delicious food, tried greek salad, kalamari, sword fish and mussels and also delicious deserts(cream brulle and chocolate and orange). Can't wait to come back. See you soon Betty and Alex.... read more
July 29, 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