Where to Find the Best Margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks

On Thursday, February 22 the United States will celebrate National Margarita Day, but here at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, we celebrate margaritas every day! (Okay, technically Mexicali Blues is only open Tuesday-Saturday each week, but we still love that tasty cocktail, even on our days off!)

Our Amazing Margaritas
Not only do we claim to serve the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we're willing to bet that we have a bigger variety of creative flavors than any other place in the lake area. We, of course, have a fantastically delicious, traditional, house margarita available either frozen or on the rocks, but we didn't stop after perfecting that recipe! 

Our margarita menu is filled with a wonderful variety of different flavors to keep your thirst quenched and your taste buds entertained. Some of these you may have seen offered elsewhere, but those are accompanied by lots of signature recipes that are all our own. The majority of them contain tequila as…

Mardi Gras is Coming to Mexicali Blues with the Lake Pub Crawl!

This Saturday, February 17, 2018 is the Annual Mardi Gras Lake Pub Crawl, and your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the perfect place to both begin and end this exciting event. There are 15 stops on this year's pub crawl, but Mexicali Blues is throwing the best party of the bunch!

We're An Express Stop
During the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, 30+ buses will be traveling the entire route from 4 pm-2:30 am, offering a sober ride to everyone wearing a pub crawl wristband. Most of the buses will travel the entire route, stopping at each venue every trip and at some hotels along the route, but a few "Express Buses" will only be making only 3 stops to allow riders to get across town a little faster. 

Mexicali Blues happens to be one of those express stops, which means every single bus will be stopping here at our incredible party! You can get your pub crawl wristbands for $10 each at all of the participating stops, specific hotel/motel sponsors, an…

All of Your Mexican Favorites Are Back This Thursday, February 8, 2018!

The long wait is over! The best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is back from our winter break this Thursday, February 8, 2018! We truly enjoyed our time off, but we're as anxious to get back to Mexicali Blues as you are. Here's a refresher about the delicious things we have in store for you. 

Fresh Homemade Mexican Food
Here at our family-friendly Lake of the Ozarks restaurant, we always use the freshest and most savory ingredients in everything that comes out of our kitchen. We serve the finest Mexican cuisine in the Midwest, as well as a few American dishes prepared equally as delicious, for lunch and dinner every Tuesday-Sunday. You'll find the classics like tacos, chimichangas, burritos, and fajitas, as well as specialty items like our Lobster Tacos and the brilliantly stringy Queso Fundido. 

Don't forget about that famous Mexicali Blues salsa too! It is loved by everyone that dines here so much, by popular demand we began bottling it. The robust taste of…

Start Your Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Mexicali Blues!

The biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks is coming in February, and Mexicali Blues is the best place to enjoy this year's Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. We'll keep you well-fed, deliciously hydrated, and thoroughly entertained the entire time you are here! 

The Party
The 17th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is taking place on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Buses will begin running at 4 pm that afternoon, and they'll continue to carry pub crawlers around the route until 2:30 am to make sure that everyone gets back to where they are going safely. 

We strongly suggest beginning your pub crawl adventure right here with us at Mexicali Blues. You can enjoy an early dinner and a few drinks, make your rounds, and finish up the night with appetizers and dance music right here with us! Wristbands are $10 each and can be purchased at all participating bars and restaurants, specific hotel/motel sponsors, and Sunshine Daydreams on the Bagnell Dam Strip. That wristband will get you …

7 Mexican Traditions for Celebrating the New Year

“Feliz Año Nuevo!" which in English means, "Happy New Year!" 2017 is almost over, and we are all looking forward to a prosperous and happy 2018. Here in the United States many of you will celebrate New Year's Eve with champagne toasts, feasts, parties, and watching the ball drop on TV in Times Square. Mexicali Blues took a look at how people celebrate the coming of a new year in Mexico, and here are some of the traditions we discovered. 

Eat a Dozen Grapes
A popular Hispanic New Year's Eve tradition is to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight and make a wish on each grape. There are 12 grapes to represent the 12 months of the year. We saw a couple of variations on this one. Some say you must eat all of the grapes in the 60 seconds before midnight strikes to get your wishes to come true. Others say you must eat a grape every time the clock strikes at midnight. (You'd have to be pretty fast to do it that way!) It is said that sweet grapes mean the month you ar…

The Delicious Desserts of Mexicali Blues

Even if you have dined at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant many times, there is a very good chance that you filled up on your delicious dinner and didn't have room for dessert. Big mistake! (Well, not necessarily a mistake, but you're really missing out on something special.) Mexicali Blues has two amazing desserts to choose from - sopapillas and fried ice cream.  

A sopapilla is a deep-fried pastry most often served as a dessert covered in powdered sugar and honey or syrup, and sometimes coated with cinnamon and sugar. They even taste wonderful with a scoop of ice cream on top!

The sopapilla has become a staple in Mexican restaurants worldwide, but while it is considered a Mexican dish, it was actually first created in the United States. It is believed that the first sopapilla was created over 200 years ago in New Mexico. This dish became extremely popular across South America too. Latin American sopapillas are generally more tortilla-like, while the New Mex…

4 Great Holiday Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again when you have to start looking for the perfect present for everyone on your "nice" list. It can be difficult finding something you know the recipient is going to love and actually get some use out of. To help you with that search for a great gift, Mexicali Blues has a few fun ideas for you. 

A Gift Basket
You know how much you love the taste of our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant's all natural salsa full of fresh ingredients. Why not share a jar of that savory sauce with everyone else? You can buy jars of our premium salsa here at the restaurant, and you can also find it on the shelves at many grocery stores in Missouri. It is available as Original Salsa, Salsa Verde, and XXX Salsa (XXX-tra hot!) Pick up a bottle (or 2 or 3,) add a bag of tortilla chips, and put that all in a basket or gift bag with a bow. Now you have a beautiful... and delicious... gift everyone would love to receive. 

A Night Out
Give the gift of a night out with inc…