Fun Facts About Mexican Food You Probably Don't Know

The best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks comes out of the kitchen at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach. The most important part is the fresh, quality ingredients that give it an amazing flavor. Less important but still very interesting, are the little known yet intriguing facts about some of these foods. 

Today we've gathered a few fun facts about some popular Mexican foods & drinks. They will make for wonderful conversation starters the next time you are dining with friends at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant

A Healthy Choice
The majority of Mexican food is quite healthy because many dishes include all of the important food groups in one recipe. Many of the ingredients such as fresh vegetables and spices contain a lot of healthy antioxidants. 

Burrito means donkey?
The word "burrito" derives from the Spanish word "burro" which means donkey. Burrito actually translates to little donkey. No, that does not mean donkey was ever an ingredient! Actually…

Fiesta Fridays Are BACK at the Lake of the Ozarks!

It's that wonderful time of the year once again - Fiesta Fridays at back at Mexicali Blues! Taco Tuesdays are quite possibly the most popular weekday at our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks most of the year, but these weekly Friday specials are every bit as exciting (and delicious) as $1 tacos! 

TGIF (Thank Goodness It's FAJITAS!)
Throughout November you've got an extra reason to get excited about Fridays because our Fiesta Fridays are filled with all kinds of delicious deals! The first of these fantastic Friday deals is one of our most popular dishes - fajitas.

Every Friday you can enjoy a small order of our chicken fajitas for only $9! For that incredible price, you get savory grilled chicken served on a bed of grilled onions and peppers. That's all served with tortillas and a plate full of rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes.  

Normally, our small chicken fajitas cost $13.50 and our larger orders are $19.50. On Fiesta Friday, you'll be…

A Few Fun Facts About a Delicious Ingredient - Shrimp

We pride ourselves in only using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients in the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today we are focusing our attention on one extremely delicious ingredient used in many dishes at Mexicali Blues - shrimp. First up, a few fun facts about this savory seafood followed by the many different ways you can enjoy it at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant.  
Intriguing Fun Facts About Shrimp

They're not hard to find.
Shrimp are found widely around the world and are able to live in both freshwater and saltwater. They're not all "shrimpy."
Shrimp come in different sizes, from around a half-inch long up to 12 inches or longer. The longest shrimp ever found on record was located in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida and measured in at 18 inches long!They're not picky eaters.
Shrimp are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals. "Green" shrimp is safe to eat.
While this is true, you need to pay clo…

Mexico Celebrates Halloween For 3 Entire Days!

Halloween is almost here. A spooky-fun night to go out, get dressed up, and indulge in way too much candy! Halloween falls on a Thursday in 2019 so our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant will be open for you to enjoy all of your favorite Mexican food treats. (Maybe a few margaritas too!) 

Here in the United States we only celebrate this holiday officially 1 day of the year (although parties surround the actual date both before and after it.) In Mexico, they stretch the holiday into a 3-day celebration! Halloween is observed on October 31, just like it is here, but the festivities continue through November 2 with Dia de los Muertos. Mexicali Blues has all of the fun facts about Mexico's extended holiday for you in today's blog.  

All Hallow's Eve - Oct 31
Mexico observes Halloween (or All Hallow's Eve) much like we do here in America. Children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door asking for candy. One small difference is that instead of crying "Trick or Treat&q…

What's For Lunch? How About One of These...

Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach has a menu full of delicious dishes for you to enjoy every Tuesday-Saturday. Our full menu of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks is available beginning at 11:30 am daily, but today we're highlighting a few of the dishes that are great for a lunch break. 

Mexicali Blues is always a wonderful way to end your day on a high note with an amazing dinner. Joining us for lunch means you get a happy (and tasty) boost of energy to help you over the hump of a busy day! 

These savory selections are all "wrapped" up nicely for a handheld treat. We take a chipotle tortilla and fill it with your choice of chicken, pork, or beef with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro ranch. It's served with a side of rice or fries. You may also upgrade your meat to include either fajita chicken, fajita steak, or fajita shrimp. 

Mexi-Grille Wrap
This one takes the wrap to the next level! You may choose either fajita chicken or steak and …

Fall Fun to Enjoy at the Lake of the Ozarks

There are a LOT of fun events and attractions happening around the lake area throughout October. Most are taking place just a short distance from our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. That means you can add lunch before or dinner after at Mexicali Blues and make an entire exciting day out of it! (More than 1 day actually. There really are a LOT of things going on!)

Fall Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks
The Cave Pumpkin Patch
Open Saturdays & Sundays in October
This family-owned and operated pumpkin patch located in Brumley, MO, is full of fall family fun. They accept cash only, so be prepared for that. Your admission price includes all kinds of exciting activities like the cave, a corn box, bounce house obstacle course, games, hayrides, and much more. Most importantly, you can wander the pumpkin patch and pick your favorite to buy and take home. More info here.

Thunder Mountain Fall Festival at Bridal Cave
October 5-October 27
Bridal Cave is all decked out with over 3,000 pumpkins, 1,0…

5 Tequila Myths - Debunked!

Tequila is very important to us here at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach. After all, it is the main ingredient in the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks

We keep an extensive variety of tasty tequilas behind the bar. Most people assume that all tequilas are pretty much the same, but each one is slightly different than the next. There are actually a lot of facts about tequila that true connoisseurs know to be false. Today's blog is here to educate you by debunking a few of those tequila myths. 

Tequila is made all over the world.
NOPE! Champagne made anyplace other than Champagne, France, is actually just sparkling wine. In a similar fashion, if you want authentic tequila, it must be made in Mexico. More specifically, it has to come from a delineated part of Mexico that is centered in the state of Jalisco. Any "tequila" made outside of these designated areas is technically referred to as an agave spirit.  

Tequila comes from a cactus.
UH-UH! The blue agave plant that tequ…