in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Hidden behind the scrap and steel of Av Paulista skyscrapers, upscale diner Spot is the self-consciously sophisticated domain of celebrities, hip gays, artists, performers and journalists. The menu is simple, with classic but well-prepared pastas and grilled meats, and the people-watching patio is a superb oasis for wasting away a weekend afternoon with a pitcher of clericot (sangria).