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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

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 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  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  We visited Benitses and were recommended Captain Octopus by a family member. It was by far the BEST meal we have eaten during our many trips to Corfu !! We... read more

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September 17, 2022

star rating  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

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May 16, 2019

star rating  We have been here for a few day and tried many of the restaurants nearby. This was by far one of the best places we have been to. Service, food... read more

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September 21, 2022

star rating  Basic food and service. Not the best, not the worst. The service is ok and the food and wine was ok too.

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September 4, 2021

star rating  Had the best seafood of my life here! All of it was soo fresh and cooked to perfection! The hospitality is amazing we came here as recommended by our hotel... read more

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August 9, 2020

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  Absolutely love this restaurant. I visited before when they first opened and have returned a happy customer. The food is the best on the strip, with a large open kitchen... read more

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July 4, 2021

star rating  Visit was really nice. The owners are so cute and frendly, the woman looks the same as Lisbona in La casa de Papel!! So if you are a fan, you... read more

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August 1, 2020

star rating  We have just came back and this restaurant was one of the most visited from us. We loved food. They make very tasty apatizeres and main dishes were amazing. As... read more

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September 16, 2020

star rating  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

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September 24, 2019

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  We arrived for dinner and the restaurant is lovely, they have themed it in a very Greek but quirky style. The owner is extremely welcoming and is passionate about their... read more

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July 10, 2022

star rating  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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June 6, 2019

star rating  While I was in Corfu I attended this restaurant twice (the food’s so nice I came back twice). Great if you’re looking for traditional Greek cuisine or fresh seafood. Mussels... read more

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August 22, 2022

star rating  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

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July 2, 2022
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