Last updated on January 20th, 2020 at 08:39 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 Pastidado 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
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
Captain Octopus offers the best of welcome and advice. Good food at good prices. Captain Octopus also has the best beard in Corfu. You can’t go wrong here. Lovely place,... read more
We tried both the grilled octopus and the octopus pastisada and they were delicious. Cooked to be very tender, just the way octopus should be. Betty was very friendly and... read more
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
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
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