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 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
This restaurant is not just a place to eat, it's an experience that will remain with you for years to come; it's a family run restaurant, and I mean proper... read more
August 4, 2022
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
September 2, 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 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
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
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
August 18, 2020
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
August 21, 2021
The food was excellent and the service was more than great.
Very beautiful people and you can order everything you want .
When I will go back in Corfu... read more
August 31, 2019
Very welcoming that kind of feeling you get as a family member, menus in different languages to suit all, drinks order taken straight away on arrival of drinks order taken... read more
July 21, 2022
Really nice (family owned and run) place to visit. We found it by a chance. It was very fortunate for Us. Food was amazingly fresh, prepared just as you order,... read more
July 22, 2020