3 Excellent Reasons Why You'll Love Mexicali Blues

We've been serving the freshest and best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks since 2000, and we plan to keep doing that for many, many years to come. Mexicali Blues is a local favorite, as well as a popular spot for visitors to the lake area to frequent each time that they are in town. If you haven't given us a try yet, here are 3 excellent reasons why you need to put a trip to Mexicali Blues on your to-do list.  

#1 - 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. 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. Each Taco Tuesday you can even get $1 tacos all day long! We also serve a wonderful mix of m…

A Few Fun Facts About Everyone's Favorite Food - Tacos!

Okay, we realize that tacos may not be every single person in the world's favorite food, but they're definitely in most people's top ten. Once you get a taste of the best tacos at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're willing to bet that they move even further up your list! 

Here at Mexicali Blues, tacos are one of our most popular items. Today we've gathered a few interesting facts for you about this delicious dish, followed by all of the yummy ways that we can cook them up for you. 
Taco Fun Facts October 4 is National Taco Day. (EVERY day at Mexicali Blues is Taco Day, and on Tuesdays, it's $1 Taco Day!)Tacos are rumored to have been invented between 1,000 and 500 B.C. The word taco originates from the Mexican Spanish word meaning a "plug" or "wad." It is also a word used for "light lunch." "Taqueria" is Spanish for "taco shop." The term was originally used to describe street vendors that sold tacos, but today is most o…

All About Our Famously Fresh Salsa

Our fresh salsa is a stable at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. It has quite the great reputation around town! Here at Mexicali Blues, we love our fresh and spicy salsa options. Paired with homemade tortilla chips, you can munch on our tasty salsa every time you visit. If you haven't tried it yet - you are missing out! Our salsa has become so famous, we've started bottling it to sell. There's no excuse now, time to try some delicious Mexicali Blues salsa!

Mexicali's Famous SalsaAfter high demand, the restaurant began bottling their popular salsa. The 16 oz. jars include their original, “XXX” Hot and Salsa Verde, with more products to come. These products are flying off the shelves at nearly 75 grocery outlets in Missouri! The robust taste of Mexico is brought out in Mexicali Blues salsa with a combination of the zesty flavors of tomato, peppers, onions, garlic and other natural ingredients. Yes, NATURAL INGREDIENTS! There are no preservatives in this palette s…

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 …