Classic Car Night At Mexicali Blues

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, classic cars fill the parking lot of Mexicali Blues for our monthly Classic Car Night. This is a great excuse to come to your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and view some cool looking vehicles. If you have a classic car (or even if you don't), we invite you to join us July 19th for the July Classic Car Night! Here are a few reasons why you should come out.

Rad Looking Vehicles

Classic Car Night at Mexicali Blues happens on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Bring the family and enjoy a night together with delicious food, classic cars and for those of age, Happy Hour! If you happen to own one of these classic cars, make sure to bring it, as you can enjoy 20% off food that night.

The Best Mexican Food

We work hard to make sure we serve the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We use only the freshest ingredients in our dishes - you'll be able to taste the difference! From burritos and tacos to fa…

Find Your New Favorite Dish At Mexicali Blues

We have been serving up the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks for nearly 20 years. Over the years, we have perfected many of our dishes, making them go-to items for many people. If you're looking for a new favorite dish at Mexicali Blues, here are a few of our more popular items.

Mexicali Salad
You may not think to order a salad at a Mexican restaurant, but you'd be missing out if you don't try the Mexicali salad. Filled to the brim with mixed greens, cranberries, tomatoes, egg, candied walnuts, cheese, tortilla strips and topped with either cilantro ranch, Italian or honey mustard dressing. If you're wanting some protein, top this delicious salad with chicken or shrimp or both!

Mexi-Grille Wrap
The Mexi-Grille Wrap is basically a delicious fajita wrapped in a tortilla. With Fajita chicken, steak or shrimp, topped with sauteed onions & peppers, smothered with pepper jack cheese, what more do you want? Oh, maybe some rice and fries! Try this delicious wrap w…

The History of the Burrito

After our famous tacos and margaritas, the burrito is a favorite at our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. While the exact origin of the burrito is a bit hazy, there are a few interesting pieces in its long history. Mexicali Blues took a look a the possible history of this now American favorite, the burrito!

The Word Burrito In Spanish

While burritos are a fan favorite at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, anyone who knows a little bit of Spanish may raise an eyebrow at the name. The word "burrito" derives from the Spanish word "burro," which means donkey. "Burrito" actually means "little donkey." How did this delicious item get named after a donkey, though? For that answer, we need to dive into the history. 
The Origin Of The Name Burrito
Like many other dishes and cocktails, the history of the burrito is highly disputed. There are quite a few stories about how the burrito got its name, but little in the way of documented evid…

3 Reasons To Visit Mexicali Blues

At Mexicali Blues, we've been serving up some of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks for nearly 20 years! During that time, we've made a name for ourselves for having the best margaritas and the best tacos at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you still need to make your way over here (or if you just need a reminder), here are three reasons to visit Mexicali Blues.

1. The Freshest Mexican Cuisine

We work hard to make sure we serve the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We use only the freshest ingredients in our dishes, and you are sure to taste the difference! From burritos and tacos to fajitas and tamales, no matter what Mexican entree you're craving, we've got it at Mexicali Blues. We, of course, have your traditional Mexican entrees, as well as some dishes we put a twist too. Come try something new the next time you come in and find your new favorite item!

2. Deliciously Good Margaritas

You can find the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks right he…

What You May Not Have Known About Tequila

At Mexicali Blues, we love a good margarita, so of course, we love tequila! Lake of the Ozarks' best Mexican restaurant features several delicious specialty cocktails that feature this spirit, so we wanted to take a closer look at the history of tequila. Here are a few things you may not have known about our favorite spirit.

What Makes A Tequila, Tequila

Much like bourbon, tequila distillers have a very strict set of rules they must follow. They include making sure that each bottle is made in the proper location, from the correct ingredients and that Reposado and Anejo versions are aged for the right amount of time.

The Spanish Invasion

While there are many theories on how the agave distillation began, but the most common theory involves the Spanish invasion and primitive mud stills. The parched Spaniards were starting to run out of their beloved brandy, so they had to improvise with mud and agave, essentially creating what is now known as mezcal. In the mid-1500s, the Spanish gover…

Fun Facts About Lobster For Lobster Day!

June 15 is National Lobster Day and there is no better way to celebrate than with some of our famous lobster tacos! Two fried lobster tacos with lettuce, cheese, cilantro and ranch dressing served with rice. Are you hungry yet? Because it's National Lobster Day, Lake of the Ozarks' best Mexican restaurant wanted to learn a little bit more about this delicacy, so here are 9 facts you may not have known about lobster.

1. The American or Maine lobster is found in the Atlantic Ocean and has large, meat claws. Spiny lobster species, such s the California spiny have large, spiny antennae, but no large claws.

2. A lobster's nervous system is very similar to that of grasshoppers and ants, so they are often referred to as bugs.

3. The lobster's largest claw is called the crusher claw and it can exert pressure of up to 100 pounds per square inch. This claw looks like it has molars because it's used to break up anything hard like crabs, clams, mussels. The other smaller claw …

What People Are Saying About Mexicali Blues!

When you're looking for authentic Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, come to Mexicali Blues! We opened our doors in 2000, and have been delivering the area's freshest and finest Mexican cuisine ever since. So many of our menu items are a must try! Don't just take our word for it, here are what other people are saying about Lake of the Ozarks' best Mexican restaurant.

"I would have never thought I liked "fish tacos" of any kind until I went to Mexicali Blues and had their lobster tacos. They are the best! It's the only thing I order every time I go there plus the margaritas of course! Do yourself a favor and get the lobster tacos!!" ~ CoffeeGirl24 St. Louis, MO

"We ate here today and had great food. l love seafood and the seafood enchiladas were amazing. My husband's fajitas were also great. If you go there ask for the chili con queso with added ground beef. It's fantastic" ~ TripAdvisor Member

"My wife and I come her…