Mexicali Blues Is Delicious Fun For The Whole Family

August is Family Fun Month, and one way to have fun with the family is by treating them to a delicious night out at the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. (Especially for Mom and Dad, who won't have to worry about cooking!) We've got a wonderful kids' menu at Mexicali Blues to get them started, and as those kids grow older, plenty of tasty menu items to grow with their maturing palates. 

Kids' Menu
Some of the flavors of Mexican food may be a bit advanced for young taste buds, but that's not a problem at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. We have an excellent kids' menu with items that all children love, plus a few simple Mexican dishes to introduce them to the type of cuisine their parents love.  

Chicken Strips - Hand-breaded with fries

Corn Dogs - 6 minis served with fries

Cheese Quesadilla

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

Burrito - Bean and cheese burrito served with fries

Gateway Foods
There are also a few item…

5 Impressive Reasons Why You'll Love Mexicali Blues

Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant has proudly been serving the people of the lake area, as well as the many visitors we get every year, since 2000. We have many repeat customers at Mexicali Blues, but if you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing everything we have to offer, here are 5 excellent reasons people keep coming back to enjoy us again and again. 

Fresh Mexican Food
We use only the freshest ingredients 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. We also serve a wonderful mix of menu items that are special to our restaurant, like Lobster …

Did Someone Say Margarita?

There's nothing quite as refreshing on a hot summer day as the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only do we have the most delicious classic margarita recipe at Mexicali Blues, we also offer more flavors and varieties than you'll find anywhere else in the lake area. Whether you're in the mood for a traditional margarita or ready to try something new, we've got you covered!   

Unique "Margaritas"
Margaritas usually have tequila as the main ingredient, but we've taken the liberty to use a few different liquors to come up with these creative and flavorful cocktails.  

Cowboy Margarita Jim Beam Bourbon, Sweet Tea, & Frozen Margarita - Unbelievably delicious!

Caribbean Breeze Sauza Gold Tequila, Cruzan Estate Light Rum, Blue Curacao, Midori, sour, and OJ
Reggae-Rita Bacardi O, Grand Marnier, OJ, sour, mango, and a splash of Rose's Grenadine

Frozen Margaritas
You can get our marvelous margaritas frozen in the following flavors. All of these can also b…

Unique Items From the Mexicali Blues Menu at the Lake of the Ozarks

We are known by many as the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks because of the delicious Mexican food that we serve to the lake area every Tuesday-Saturday. Mexicali Blues uses only the freshest ingredients in our own special recipes to create homemade dishes that satisfy your hunger and leave you anxious to come back for more!

In addition to the traditional Mexican food that you're used to, we also have a few menu items that are a little more out of the ordinary. You most likely won't find these at other Mexican restaurants. If you do, we bet they won't have the extraordinary taste of our versions! 

Queso Fundido

This isn't your everyday cheese dip. It's a local favorite that is as fun to eat as it is delicious! This is a smooth, stringy cheese dip that you might need a little help getting to let go of your chip so that you can put it into your mouth. It may take a little work to get a bite, but oh, so worth the effort when you do! 

Mexican Fireballs

The Fantastic Fajita Choices at Mexicali Blues

One of the many popular food items on our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant menu is the fajita. Not only is this dish delicious, but it's fun too. We prepare the ingredients in our kitchen, but bring them out to you "deconstructed" so that you can build your own custom fajita in any way that you choose. It's like a DIY craft that you get to eat when your masterpiece is finished! 

Fantastic Fajitas
Fajitas at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach come to the table with everything that you need. You will get one plate with all of your toppings; beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. The meal also comes with flour tortillas, and our amazing house-recipe salsa will already be on the table. (But we're happy to bring you more if you ate it all with your chips!) 

Last, but certainly not least, comes a sizzling skillet filled with your choice of grilled meat on a bed of grilled onions and peppers. First, you'll hear it headed to your table, and soon after y…

Mexican Food That Made It Into the Guinness Book of World Records

Even though it feels like we serve the most tacos ever each Taco Tuesday at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant in Osage Beach, we don't quite reach the numbers that the record-breakers below were able to achieve. Due to our infatuation with Mexican food here at Mexicali Blues, we decided to find out exactly what the Guinness Book of World Records had on file about these delicious dishes. It's pretty impressive!  

Largest Serving of Tacos
36,300 is the number of the largest serving of tacos (packaged.) This feat was achieved as a joint effort on May 26, 2017, by El Tizoncito and UberEats at Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico. Altogether, that serving weighed just over 2,712 pounds and took 600 UberEats drivers to deliver.  

Largest Taco
Weighing in at 1,654 pounds was the largest taco on March 8, 2003. It was made by the city of Mexicali. (Great name!) It took about 80 people approximately 6 hours to cook this humongous taco. It measured 35.9 feet long and 33.8 inc…

A Unique & Delicious Way To Enjoy Ice Cream - Fried!

The month of July is National Ice Cream Month. You can celebrate that right here at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, but quite possibly in a way that you've never had ice cream before - fried! Yes, that's right, at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach we deep-fry this ice-cold treat, but the result is not a gooey mess, but instead a delicious dessert that may become your new favorite. 

How Do They Do It?
You would naturally assume that if you drop ice cream into a deep-fryer, it's going to melt 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. 

This is done by using an extremely frozen ball of ice cream (the more solid, the better) and rolling it in cornflake crumbs and cinnamon. The cold temperature helps the ice cream to resist the heat, and the coating turns into a crisp shell surrounding the sweet goodness. The entire thing is dropped for a short period of time into th…