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…

Fun Facts for the 4th of July

The forecast says that it is going to be a very hot week surrounding the 4th of July in the lake area. While we're sure that you will want to spend some of your holiday enjoying the beautiful outdoors our city has to offer, you should make plans to spend some of it inside where there is cool air-conditioning. For example, here with us at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant!

Mexicali Blues is known for our fresh, delicious Mexican food and world famous margaritas, but we've got a few American-style dishes on our menu too. You may want to have one of these this time of year in honor of our American Independence Day, or even better, order them alongside your Mexicali Blues favorites. Either way, you'll get the same high-quality meal you're accustomed to when you dine at our family restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

Hamburger - 1/3-pound pattied charbroiled beef, with or without cheese. 

Chicken Strips - Hand-breaded or grilled.

Mexi-Grille - Fajita chicken or steak …

Thank Goodness Someone Invented the Burrito!

A very popular item at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the meal that comes all wrapped up in a tortilla - the burrito. As with most food history stories, the origin of the burrito is a bit hazy, but we've gathered some information about it for you to consider. It will give you something to think about the next time you enjoy a burrito at Mexicali Blues

Burrito History
Going all the way back to 10,000 B.C., Mesoamerican peoples in Mexico wrapped foods in corn tortillas, with fillings like chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, and avocados. Pueblo peoples in the Southwestern U.S. were also known to fill tortillas with beans and meat sauce a long time ago. These resemble the delicious burrito that we know and love today, but their versions are considered to be more like our modern-day taco instead. 

An old piece of folk history claims that Juan Mendez used a donkey to transport himself and the tacos that he sold at a street stand in the Bella Vista neighborhood of C…

How to Become Dad's Favorite This Father's Day!

Father’s Day is right around the corner… THIS WEEKEND! Good thing Mexicali Blues is here to help you out and give you a few tips that will totally get you labeled as Dad’s favorite! We have tons of delicious dishes, a great atmosphere, and a few other tricks up our sleeve! 

Even though we are closed on both Sundays and Mondays weekly, don't let that stop you from coming in and celebrating Father's Day early. The best gift your dad could ask for is a gift certificate to the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Celebrate the father figure in your life with us here at Mexicali Blues – neither of you will be disappointed!

Bring Dad in before Father's Day to try one of our many fresh, homemade entrees, ranging from authentic Mexican dishes to American dishes with a twist. Try starting off with our AMAZING Queso Fundido, a smooth, stringy cheese dip – a local favorite. Can’t decide what to order next? Try one of our combo dinners! Mix & match you…

10 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Liquor - TEQUILA!

It should come as no surprise to you that tequila is our favorite liquor at Mexicali Blues. That's the wonderful liquid that allows us to create the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks! Tequila is a very interesting drink, and we even learned a couple of new facts while researching this story for you. Take a look: 

- Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal is not tequila. Say what? That may sound confusing, but it really isn't. Mezcal is a liquor that is made from the maguey plant, which is a form of agave. While mezcal can be made using a variety of agave plants, tequila can only be made with blue agave. 

- Tequila must be made of at least 51% blue agave. Not only must tequila be made from only blue agave, that ingredient must make up at least 51% of the recipe. If it is made with 100% blue agave, it is a true tequila, and between 51%-99% it is technically called a mixto tequila.  

There are no worms in tequila. You've all heard the stories about the extra "kick" you…