There’s a new Captain in Tel Aviv ! This time, a little Greek restaurant called Capitan snuggled beside the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv. It’s blue and white and checked out with natty napkins and table mats which proudly pretties up the food.
If you enjoy hearty but simple Greek cuisine in a Mediterranean setting this is the place. Still within buzz distance of the market but with it own gentle atmosphere it’s a great eatery to flop after the heavy shop. Sweet man and I with bags laden with fruit and veg sat down to sample some delights and drink a long cool beer in the process!
The Captain restaurant is a bright and chirpy in decor like the little Greek tavernas on those lovely laid-back islands. It stands out like the six-month newbie it is on the block, surrounded by its more established and tatty street neighbors. The interior has been designed to do the Greeks proud sporting a lovely bar and high tables with blue gingham tablecloths and an unabashed open window to the kitchen. As I am a sunshine girl we sat outside on high stools against a wooden bar to savor the surroundings and the food.
We ordered the special starter of dips, five in total. This included a refreshing tzatziki, a creamy masabacha, tahini, eggplant & feta , beet & tahini. All served with chunky white bread .
Always being big-eyed ( rather than big bellied) we followed up with moussaka and chicken souvlaki. The moussaka was plenty and heartwarmingly delicious and the souvlaki succulent and tender. I personally could have lived without the potato fries with the chicken as the skewers were laid on a greek bread and tzatziki. After all, I need to count my carb calories…
The plates were pleasantly presented and the chef Moshe, both friendly and helpful.
Go for early supper, enjoy the food and the music !
Address : 3, Rambam Street (off the Carmel Market)
Reservations: No need
Opening hours : 17:00 until the last customer