About Chef Gail

pic of Chef Gail“This isn’t Tex-Mex, we like to call it Fresh Mex.”
– Chef Gail Brockway

Our owner and head chef, award winning Chef Gail Brockway has created a menu that provides authentic Mexican food to Key West, FL locals and the many visitors who flood Key West every year. We bring you a style of Mexican food that’s layered and sophisticated, full of fresh ingredients, with everything made here in-house. We even roast our own chilies.

Chef Gail has been a prominent Key West, FL chef since 1973 and over four decades has launched five successful restaurants in a whole range of cuisine styles. While on sabbatical in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she fell in love with the complexity and variety of authentic Mexican and New Southwest cuisines. Chef Gail brought her New Mexican experience back to Key West, FL and to you in 2000.

Since opening Old Town Mexican Cafe in 2000, Gail’s New Southwest dishes have garnered numerous awards including Chef of the Year 2003, Key West Restaurant Association, Best Entree 2008, Key West Master Chefs Classic, and a People’s Choice Award 2009, Key West Master Chefs Classic. Chef Gail has truly created a uniquely authentic Mexican and seafood restaurant in Key West, FL.

Make us your new favorite Mexican restaurant in Key West, FL

  • We make everything made from scratch.
  • All our food is a blend of traditional, contemporary, familiar and unexpected flavors.
  • We roast our Chilis in-house.
  • Multiple Awards for delicious and Chef Gail Brockway.
  • Our Famous Banana Enchiladas.
  • Our menu full of fresh seafood dishes and authentic Mexican fare.

Come see us for a truly unique and delicious experience. Reserve your table today.