Sizzling Hot & Irresistibly Delicious - Our Fantastic Fajitas!

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!

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!

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…

Relax & Unwind, It's Margarita Time!

After reading the title, many of you may be asking, "Exactly when is Margarita Time?" Well, in the opinion of everyone here at Mexicali Blues, that's anytime you join us at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant! You have a chance to do that every Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm. Come on by soon because we can't wait for you to see the many different types of margaritas we've got in store for you. 

Famous House Margaritas
Our bartenders have perfected the best margarita at the Lake of the Ozarks with our classic house lime margarita. That's not just our opinion but also that of the many, many people that keep coming back again and again to enjoy them! These are available both frozen and on the rocks. They turned out so amazingly well that we simply couldn't stop at that one flavor alone. 

So Many Choices...
Over the years we've compiled a long list of different types of margaritas to mix up. The ones we have featured in today's blog give you …

Treat Yourself to Something Sweet - Desserts at Mexicali Blues

When you "treat yourself to Mexicali Blues" in Osage Beach, you're probably thinking about taking advantage of our popular $1 Taco Tuesdays or ordering up one of those famous house margaritas. Many people forget that in addition to the best Mexican food & margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got some deliciously tempting desserts on the menu too. 

If you can manage to save room for a sweet treat after your meal, you'll be very happy that you did. (And if you're usually too full once dinner is over, well, maybe you should start with dessert first next time!) To tempt you more, here are some details about two delicious desserts you can enjoy at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant

Fried Ice Cream
One might think that dropping a ball of ice cream into a deep-fryer would result in everything melting away into nothing. On the contrary, if done correctly, it's a scrumptious treat that will impress you and your friends, as well as your taste buds!…

Mexican Food Fun Facts That We Bet Are News to You!

Our blogs usually focus on how we prepare our own blend of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks here at Mexicali Blues. Today, we're turning that focus toward some very interesting facts about Mexican food in general. These are wonderful conversation starters when you're dining with friends or family at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant plus, they're just pretty cool things to know. 

Mexican Food Fun Facts

A Healthy Choice
The majority of Mexican food is quite healthy because many dishes include all of the important food groups in one recipe. Many of the ingredients such as fresh vegetables and spices contain lots of healthy antioxidants. 
Tacos are ancient.
Rumor has it that tacos were invented sometime between 1,000-500 BC. The word "taco" originated from the Mexican-Spanish word meaning a "plug" or "wad" but it is also a word used for "light lunch." (That last one makes the most sense in this context.)

Tamales are old…

5 Great Reasons We Believe You'll LOVE Mexicali Blues

Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant & cantina opened our doors for the first time in 2000. We've seen a lot of people come through those doors of Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach over the past couple of decades and we're thrilled to say that we see a lot of repeat customers! If you have not yet had the chance to dine with us, here are 5 great reasons why we believe you're going to love it here. 

Fresh Mexican Cuisine
Only the freshest ingredients are used in every dish that we make and you can taste the quality with just one bite! Your visit begins with freshly made tortilla chips and our homemade salsa, which includes only fresh, unprocessed, natural ingredients. Our salsa is so irresistible, we've even bottled it (in Original, Salsa Verde, and XXX Hot) so you can take some with you to enjoy at home!

You'll find all of your favorite classic Mexican dishes on the menu, like tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and fajitas in addition to a few unique menu items. (More…