Know Your Tequila - The 5 Different Types To Choose From

There are so many different brands of tequila available, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We offer a wide variety behind our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant bar, and our bartender is always happy to point you in the right direction. Today's blog might also be of some assistance the next time you want to try a new tequila in your Mexcali Blues margarita. 

2 Tequila Categories
The main types of tequila are split into two different categories before being divided into types: 100% Agave and Tequila Mixto. The 100% Agave is made with all Blue Agave, but Tequila Mixto only has to contain at least 51% Blue Agave in the ingredients. The other 49% is made up from other sugars, and additional things such as caramel color, oak extract flavoring, glycerin, and sugar based syrup may be used in the recipe. 

While true tequila must be made only in certain parts of Mexico, Tequila Mixto can be bottled anywhere since 2006. If a tequila is 100% Agave, it will always say so on the…

So Many Burritos To Choose From!

We offer a wonderful variety of delicious menu items at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, and everyone that comes in usually has a favorite one in mind. Among our most popular items is our incredible list of Mexicali Blues burritos. With 8 different kinds to choose from, it may be hard for you to narrow down a favorite! 

8 Tasty Burritos 
In Mexico, burritos often only contain meat and refried beans wrapped inside a tortilla. Here in the U.S.A., we tend to add a lot more than those two ingredients to make a burrito. This makes for some big burritos with even bigger flavor! For example, here is what the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has in store for you!

Bean - A refried bean burrito topped with enchilada sauce, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Mexicali - A flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans & meat, smothered with enchilada sauce & cheese, then topped with lettuce, sour cream & green onions. If you like, you can upgrade to Faji…

Salsa - Tastes Amazing AND It's Good For You Too!

It's next to impossible to come into our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant and not enjoy our incredible salsa. Once it's set in front of your along with those crispy chips, they're both irresistible! That delicious salsa adds an extra flavor boost to all of the amazing dishes at Mexicali Blues too. It's so good, in fact, that you probably didn't even realize that it's a healthy food to eat! 

Delicious AND Healthy
Go ahead, have an extra helping of salsa. It's full of natural ingredients that are good for more than just your taste buds. Here are a few of the amazing benefits you get from eating it. 

Tomatoes contain the carotenoid lycopene, which has been linked to reducing a person's risk of cancer. Salsa is a cholesterol-free food because all of the ingredients in it come from plants. This also makes it a tasty vegan option. Onions and tomatoes have quercetin, which is an antioxidant that researchers have found to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, …

Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament Sign-up is NOW!

Grab your clubs and your mugs and get ready for the 18th Annual Bogeys & Beer Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is always excited to be a part of this awesome benefit golf tournament at The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A, and we want you to be a part of it too.

Not only does this tournament give you the chance for some mid-week fun, it also raises money to benefit some great lake area organizations: Lamb House, Kid's Harbor, Kiwanis Club, and CADV. Call up your golfing buddies, or your drinking buddies, or better yet, friends that fall into both categories, and put your team together.

Everyone participating in the tournament will get a box lunch provided by Mexicali Blues. There will be cash prizes and 18-hole proxies to be won throughout the day. Registration will start at 10 am, with a shotgun start at 11 am. 

Dinner will be provided for participants during the awards ceremony at Dog Days Bar & Grill. This location…

Kids Become Mexican Food Fans at Mexicali Blues

If you're a big fan of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're going to want your kids to love it too. That way it won't be any trouble at all to convince them to pick Mexicali Blues when you pose the question, "Where should we eat tonight?

Some of the flavors in Mexican food may be a bit advanced for a young palate, but that's not a problem at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. We have an excellent kid's menu with items that children already like, plus a few simple Mexican dishes to introduce them to our cuisine. There are also a few items on our regular menu that make for a nice "gateway food" as their taste buds get braver. 

KIDS' MEALS These meals come in child-sized portions, without a lot of extra ingredients to turn off picky eaters. 

Cheese Quesadilla

Taco - Corn shell, beef, lettuce, and cheese, served with fries.

Burrito - Bean and cheese, served with fries.

Corn Dogs - 6 minis served with fries.

Chicken Strips - …

Viva Mexico! Mexico's Independence Day Is Saturday, Sept. 16

Most people believe that when we celebrate Cinco de Mayo each May 5 at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, that event is in honor of Mexico's Independence Day. Not so! In fact, this Saturday, September 16 is the actual celebration, also known as "Grito de Dolores" (which is Spanish for "Cry of Dolores") which is an excellent excuse to join us at Mexicali Blues for a little fun. 

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 to a woman's name in this case, but the name of the city where the Mexican War of Independence began in the early morning hours of September 16, 1810. A priest named Miguel Hida…

Check Out Our Awesome Appetizer Menu!

Appetizers are great for starting a meal, stimulating your appetite just enough that you're ready for the main course. They're also perfect for those times when you're kind of hungry, but not quite enough for a full plate of food. No matter which is the case, the appetizer menu at Mexicali Blues is filled items that will deliciously satisfy whatever your needs may be. 

The appetizer menu from our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant offers dishes that are great for sharing with a table full of people. We have lots of customers that order an app to keep to themselves too, rather than choosing a lunch or dinner item. 

Another option for a smaller appetite is our ala carte menu. You can order a single Flauta, Enchilada, Chili Relleno, Taco, Tamale, or Burrito, or a side of Beans & Rice or Black Beans & Rice. Of course, an option for a larger appetite is to order more than one appetizer! Regardless of how you choose to order, here are the mouthwatering appetizers that w…