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Captain Octopus: Seafood Restaurant in Benitses Corfu

Last updated on September 12th, 2019 at 10:11 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 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 Pastidado with octopus or beef cheeks is always freshly cooked in our saucepans.

Fish either wild or farmed are always carefully selected with criteria 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

      The restaurant owners are always kind, professional and friendly they have a good variety of tasty traditional dishes and on every visit me and my other half made the food... read more

    thumb Marleyandleoni
    7/03/2019

      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

    thumb alisha8x
    6/25/2019

      Though they had beautiful table linen the food itself wasn't very good. We threw the octopus for the stray cat that was begging under our table. I'm pretty sure the... read more

    thumb Guy_Kokken
    5/08/2019

      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

    thumb ChristophPuschmann
    6/21/2019

      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

    thumb Axswn15
    9/24/2019

      Decided to come to Benitses and found this lovely restaurant run by Betty and Alekos who are really lovely hosts. We have now been back 3 times and have to... read more

    thumb BicesterQPR
    5/27/2019

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

    thumb Tim G
    5/27/2019

      ....but a friendly, clean taverna with excellent service and charming hosts who were obligingly helpful as I made an arse of myself trying to speak Greek! Lovely experience.

    thumb lawdylawdy
    6/12/2019
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