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Rua Basilio da Gama, 70 - Centro - Phone: (11)3257-7580.
Rua Oscar Freire, 523 - Jardim Paulista - Phone: (11)3085-6916.
Established in 1950, this is the most traditional Arabic restaurant in São Paulo. There are restaurants of the chain in other addresses and cities. The restaurant of Basilio da Gama, in São Paulo downtown, has a decoration with the style of the 1950s.

Rua Haddock Lobo, 1397 - Jardins - Phone: (11)3061-2203.
Influential magazine Veja appointed Arabia as the best Arabic restaurant in São Paulo in 2006.

Rua Doutor Franco da Rocha, 637 - Perdizes - Phone: (11) 3675-5462.
Small restaurant, in the top floor of a two-store house.

»Brasserie Victoria
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 545 - Itaim Bibi - Phone: (11)3845-8897.
The oldest Arabic restaurant in town. Open in 1947 by Mrs. Victoria Feres, whose recipes are still used to prepare the esfihas.

»Casa Libano
Rua Barão de Ladário, 831 - Pari - Phone: (11)3313-0289.
The name means Lebanon House. Ran by Mohamad Moussa and his wife Hanie Moussa. This is the only restaurant in São Paulo which prepares meat according to Muslim halal preceptions; also, the restaurant doesn't serve alcoholic drinks.

»Folha de Uva
Rua Bela Cintra, 1435 - Jardim Paulista - Phone: (11)3062-2564.
The name means Grape Leaf. Buffet service, fixed price (in 2007, R$ 28 for lunch and R$ 38 for dinners and weekends).

Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 1690 - Jardim Paulista - Phone: (11)3884-3193.

»Monte Libano
Rua Cavalheiro Basilio Jafet, 38 - Centro - Phone: (11)3229-4413.
Established in 1973 by Alice Maatouk; her daughter, Regina, joined her later and started to research ways to adapt Lebanese food to Brazilian taste.

»Pimenta Síria
Alameda dos Maracatins, 378 - Moema - Phone: (11)5051-2131.
The name means Syrian Pepper. Jose Mauro Akel welcomes guests, while his mother Arlette runs the kitchen. Buffet service.

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