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Papai Salim

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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Avenida Benjamin Constant 1307 | Centro, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13010-141, Brazil
+55(0)19 32361128
09:30 - 22:00
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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with many options of arabian food. Simple, nice prices and excellent arabian food with nice deserts and typical drynks.

Thank João Ernesto C
Campinas, SP
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Today, it's the only place I can find Arabian food since Al Sultan restaurant closed. They have popular delicacies, such as esfiha, kibe, homus, coalhada, tabule, and typical sweets. Unfortunately, the price has increased a lot in the past years, so I don't go there very often anymore. It's more a delicatessen than a restaurant - people who go there... More 

Thank Luciana L
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you want to try some new food, this is a nice place to go. Very tradicional place of the city and good food.

Thank Arvaldo S
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The food is unbelievable! All dishes was very well served and delicious. The waiters were very helpful and although the food took a while to get to the table it was worth waiting for. If you really want arabic food, once in Campinas, you have to go to Papai Salim.

Thank Fabiana B
Campinas, SP
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have lived in Campinas for a long time now and have visited many arab restaurants in this town. I can assure that Papai Salim is the best one of its kind in Campinas. The food served is spectacular and the relaxing and familiar ambience of the restaurant just adds more to it. I truly recommend you visit it on... More 

Thank Vinicius M
Porto Alegre, RS
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251 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Everything we had was just delicious. Tradicional place in Campinas really worthy of the visit. It gets really busy at lunch hour.

Thank dannlaly
Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Papai Salim has the best sfiha of the city. I believe the restaurant has had the same owner since 70's. Clean, simple and trustful!

Thank Kazuo-Tomi
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Small, without any luxury, however one of the most traditional places in town. In my opinion one of the best restaurants when one consider arab cuisine. The simplicity and the fact that it is often frequented by ordinary people of the city are positive characteristics in my opinion. When travelling I am always interested in finding this kind of place,... More 

Thank ToshiOiko
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Im a Lebanese food lover, and ive tried different places in different countries but this simple restaurant in the heart of Campinas CBD was definitelly the best i ever had!

Thank KachanTherezao
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I had ordered the home delivery once and decided to visit the restaurant. Don´t expect a fancy restaurant in a trendy neighborhood with top notch service. You go there for the food and period. I enjoyed the dishes, not cheap but worth it. If you like Arabic food , you won´t regret going there.

Thank aledcc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Benjamin Constant 1307 | Centro, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13010-141, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Campinas>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55(0)19 32361128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?