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Hot Tin Roof Restaurant Review: There is no dining room like this anywhere else, period. An artist hand-painted the murals and motifs on the walls and the ceiling. Teamed with old-rose tapestry upholstery, jeweled palm frond-shaped chandeliers and gleaming mahogany floors, the space offers a box office setting (on the second floor) from which to look out over the theatrical Gulf, especially alluring as the sun sets. If you can’t resist the salty breeze, dine at a table on the slate patio. The menu incorporates flavors of Cuba and the Caribbean as interpreted by a Cuban-born, fine dining-trained executive chef, in small plates like pork empanadas with guava barbecue, sautéed calamari with jalapeños and Key lime, and a lobster cocktail with queso fresco. Adventures on a larger scale include main plates like caramelized grouper with coconut and poblanos, Latin braised short rib with roasted tomato salsa, and filet with chimichurri and papas bravas. Last but not least, desserts such as vanilla malt crème brûlée with raw sugar caramel are a must in this “over the top” setting.