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A Delicious Holiday - The International Day of the Nacho!

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The International Day of the Nacho falls on Wednesday, October 21 this year, and our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican Restaurant serves a loaded nacho plate that is definitely worthy of a celebration! In honor of this special day and the delicious version of this Mexican food favorite we offer at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, here's some interesting information about the origin of nachos. After that, get a closer look at the incredible nachos we've got waiting for you.  A Mexican Food Favorite - Nachos! Nachos, in general, are described as a Tex-Mex dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips covered with melted cheese, often served as an appetizer. This delicious dish is said to have been created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in 1940 when a regular customer of his requested he bring out a different snack than her usual. After glancing around the kitchen, he spotted some freshly fried pieces of corn tortillas. Anaya, aka "Nacho", added some melted…

How Do You Like Your Burrito? We've Got 7 Versions You'll Love!

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We offer a wonderful variety of delicious menu items at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. Every person that comes in usually has a favorite dish in mind before they order. Among the most requested items is our incredible list of Mexicali Blues burritos. With 7 different kinds to choose from, it may be hard for you to narrow down a favorite. Of course, it's hard to have a favorite when they're all this good! Your best bet is to come in often, order a different one each visit, and then start the list over again once you're done! Here's a closer look at each version we have for you to choose from. 
The Mexicali
Inside the Mexicali burrito, you'll get beans plus your choice of either chicken, pork, or beef. Then on the outside, it is topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. It is also possible to substitute fajita chicken or steak as your meat choice. Chili Con Queso
This ground beef and bean burrito is smothered in our savory c…

10 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Liquor - TEQUILA!

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It's probably no surprise to you that the most popular drink at Mexicali Blues Mexican Restaurant & Cantina happens to be the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks. We say margaritas, plural, because in addition to our famous house margarita, we've got an extremely long list of irresistible specialty margaritas as well. That's one of the reasons that tequila also happens to be a very popular liquor around here. That, plus the wide array of impressive types of tequila that we keep behind the bar. Today, we're taking a look at some very interesting facts about the one and only tequila. Here's what we discovered. #1) Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal is not tequila. Say what? That may sound confusing, but it really isn't. Mezcal is a liquor that is made from the maguey plant, which is a form of agave. While mezcal can be made using a variety of agave plants, tequila can only be made with blue agave. 

#2) Tequila must be made of at least 51% blue agave. Not onl…

In the Mood for Something "Different"? Try These Unique Menu Items!

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Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant serves all of your Mexican food favorites like tacos, burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and so many more. Sometimes though, the "usual" isn't what you're in the mood for. Sometimes, when your taste buds are feeling adventurous, you might want to try something slightly "different."  Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach can take care of that for you! Our menu not only features the classics you'd expect to see but also a few unique items that are all our own. When you're in the mood for something new but still as delicious as your old favorites, these tasty treats are sure to satisfy.  Mexican Egg RollsEgg rolls are most often associated with Asian cuisine but we've taken this favorite food and put our own Mexican twist on it. Flour tortillas are filled with chicken, cheese, black beans, red peppers, corn, and spinach to create an egg roll that will make you exclaimed "Ole!" These are served with your choi…

Sizzling Hot & Irresistibly Delicious - Our Fantastic Fajitas!

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The fajitas at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach are a very popular menu item. We're not sure if it's the fantastic flavor alone, the fun of putting it all together yourself at the table, or possibly a combination of both that makes this menu item so irresistible. What we do know is that the fajitas served at our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks are always a good choice for dinner!  Lots of Fantastic Fajita ChoicesFor anyone that might be unfamiliar with exactly what a fajita is, it's a dish that consists of grilled-to-order meat on a bed of onions and peppers served on a sizzling hot skillet. It comes with warm flour tortillas and a plate full of savory toppings that include rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes. Ordering fajitas is an easy decision to make, but the hard part may be in deciding which fajitas to order. (If the choices are just too hard to choose between, the combo skillet is there to solve that problem for you!) The toppings are the…

Cure Those Mexican Food Cravings at Mexicali Blues During Lake Bikefest!

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The 14th Annual Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks is happening this week, September 16-20, 2020. With 5 full days of scenic rides, awesome concerts, exciting activities, and a whole lot more, you're going to need to take a few breaks to have enough energy to enjoy as much of that as possible. We suggest filling at least one of those breaks with the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks! (You're probably riding right by here anyway!) We open the doors to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach at 4:00 pm every Taco Tuesday-Saturday, so you'll have plenty of chances to cruise on by during the event.  Lake Bikefest 2020For those of you who haven't already heard about Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks (where have you been?), here's a quick rundown. Once you see all the excitement surrounding this annual event, you're probably going to want to make a last-minute trip to the lake! The lake area offers the ultimate Bikefest experience. Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the United S…

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day Deliciously at Mexicali Blues!

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Many people make the assumption that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's version of the United Staes' 4th of July. Actually, Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 each year. Since that date is coming up on the calendar next week, the crew at Mexicali Blues thought you might enjoy learning about this annual holiday. Maybe it's the extra excuse you need to head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant to join in the celebration.  (As if you needed an excuse!) 
Also known as "Grito de Dolores" (which is Spanish for "Cry of Dolores"), Cinco de Mayo takes place to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the French forces of Napoleon III in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Grito de Dolores is the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. After a decade of war, Spain's control over the country was removed, which before the war ended was known as New Spain rather than Mexico."Cry of Dolores" does not refer t…