5 Ways to Show Gratitude to the People That Make You Thankful

Tis the season to ponder over things that make us feel thankful. For example, we are very thankful that we get to see so many friendly, familiar faces at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant on a regular basis. We show our gratitude by offering quality customer service and special events like Taco Tuesday and Fiesta Friday. If there's someone that you believe deserves your gratitude this year, Mexicali Blues has a few ideas on how you can show them. 

Tell Them
Don't just assume that someone knows how grateful you are to have them in your life. You need to actually tell them. Even if they know it already, it's always a nice thing to hear. You can do this through compliments, write it down in a thank you card, or simply say the words "Thank you!" Go the extra mile and detail to that special person exactly what makes you thankful they are a part of your life. 

Buy Them Dinner
Take them out for a night on the town! Invite them to join you for lunch or dinner at Mexi…

Say "Margarita" and See What Happens!

All you have to do is say the word "Margarita" and you're definitely going to have your friends' attention. Especially if you're talking about the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks! We take extra-special care to create a memorable margarita here at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, and we do it deliciously in a LOT of different ways. 

How Will You Margarita Today?
Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant has perfected the classic margarita! (It's not just our opinion. There are a lot of people that keep coming back again and again for them that tell us the exact same thing!) In addition to having the best margarita in town, we're willing to bet that we have the biggest variety of margarita flavors to choose from too. 

Our drink menu is filled with a wide array of margarita 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 a…

Which is Your Favorite Fajita Meat? Steak, Chicken, or Shrimp!

A very popular menu item at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the fantastic fajita. Not only are the flavors of this amazing dish delicious, but most people find that building their own customized fajitas at the table adds some fun to the meal too. Perhaps the toughest part about ordering fajitas for dinner at Mexicali Blues is deciding which meat to order.  

Fantastic Fajita Choices
In case you are unfamiliar with this particular dish, a fajita consists of grilled to order meat on a bed of onions and peppers served on a hot skillet. It comes with warm flour tortillas and a plate full of additional toppings that include rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes. Once this all makes its way to the table, you are free to build your own fajita any way that you prefer.      

Since classic fajitas were made from beef, steak is an obvious choice. The rich, bold flavors of our grilled steak meat make for an irresistible meal and the peppers and onions grilled along…

Terrific Tales of the Tantalizing Taco!

There are quite a few popular items on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant - burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and much more - but quite possibly the most popular item ordered at Mexicali Blues is our terrific tacos. This is especially true every Taco Tuesday when these tasty treats are only $1 each all day long! 

Tacos are not only delicious but also a very interesting food item. Here are a few fun facts about this mouthwatering dish followed by all the ways you can enjoy them when you come to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach.   


October 4 is National Taco Day. (Yes, that just recently happened a few weeks ago, but lucky for you, each Tuesday at Mexicali Blues is Taco Day so you can celebrate every week!) Rumor has it that tacos have been around a very long time. Their invention happened sometime between 1,000 and 500 B.C.The word taco originated from the Mexican Spanish word meaning a "plug" or "wad" but it is also a word used for "…

Mexico's Version of Halloween Lasts 3 Entire Days

Halloween will be here in just a couple of weeks. It is celebrated in the United States on October 31 every year. In Mexico, however, they extend their holiday into a 3-day celebration ending with Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. Since you trust Mexicali Blues to bring you the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we decided to also share the details about this wonderful Mexican tradition with you in today's blog.  

All Hallows' Eve
Mexico combines All Hallow's Eve on October 31, All Saints' Day on November 1, and the Day of the Dead on November 2 into one big 3-day-long celebration. Children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door asking for candy on All Hallows' Eve, much like children in the United States do for Halloween. Instead of saying "Trick or Treat" when doors are opened, they instead shout "Queremos Halloween!" (We want Halloween!) 

The day is referred to as All Hallows' Eve because it falls on the day bef…

Can You Resist the Irresistible Chimichanga?

A very popular dish that gets ordered extremely often at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the chimichanga. We made great efforts to perfect this delicious dish here at Mexicali Blues, and the result was two amazing versions of this irresistible treat. 

We take a large flour tortilla and stuff it full of meat and cheese. It is then deep-fried and topped with lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. This delicious dish is served with a side of our savory rice & beans. If you aren't in the mood for chicken or beef, we also offer an excellent seafood version. 

Baja Chimichanga
This chimichanga is also served with rice and beans and is deep-fried. The inside of the large flour tortilla is stuffed with chicken in this case, and the outside is covered with our Baja cheese dip, which is made up of white cheeses, spinach, peppers, and spices.   

We also have a wonderful Deep-Fried Burrito on our menu at Mexicali Blues. This is very similar to a chimichanga, but the dif…

Fiesta Fridays Are Back at Mexicali Blues!

Your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is bringing back an old favorite from last year - FIESTA FRIDAYS!!! Once again, every single week from 4-10 pm, Mexicali Blues is changing the meaning of "TGIF" from "Thank Goodness It's Friday" to "Thank Goodness It's FAJITAS!" Those fantastic fajitas aren't the only surprise we've got in store for you to get the weekend started... 

Chicken Fajitas
The return of Fiesta Fridays means the return of quite a few TGIF specials at Mexicali Blues. The first one on the list is our mouthwatering Chicken Fajitas for only $9! For that great price, you get to enjoy savory grilled chicken on a bed of onions and peppers. That's served with all the fixings (rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and flour tortillas) so you can build your fajita in your favorite way. 

Normally our Chicken Fajitas cost $13.50 for a small serving and $19.50 for a large. That means on Fiesta Fridays, y…