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…

How to Eat Healthier at Mexicali Blues

People that have decided to watch what they eat, whether to lose weight or for health reasons, sometimes avoid dining out. It can be difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan when you're not sure which dishes are the healthiest options. 

You can find plenty of delicious dishes on our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant menu that are a smart choice. When you get a little pickier about your ordering habits and substitute what you regularly ordered before with lighter items, you can stick to your plan and save the richer foods for your cheat day or a special treat. Here are a few Mexican food menu items that are a good choice when it comes to healthy eating. 

The house-recipe salsa served at Mexicali Blues (in Original, Salsa Verde, and "XXX" Hot) is always made with natural ingredients with no preservatives. Those always fresh, never processed ingredients we use are much better for you than many store-bought versions. (Our salsa is available by the jar too so you…

The Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament Signup is Happening NOW!

Grab your clubs and your mugs and get ready for the 19th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. It's only a couple of weeks away, so get your teams put together and get signed up NOW so you can join your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for this crazy-fun day on the golf course! 

Bogeys, Beer, & MORE!
The tournament will take place at The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort with registration beginning at 10:00 am and a shotgun start at 11:00 am. Not only will you get the chance to take part in a little mid-week fun, but you will also be helping to raise money for some great local organizations: Lamb House, Kid's Harbor, and CADV

Included with your registration fee, you will get a fun day of golf and a delicious box lunch provided by Mexicali Blues. Once the tournament ends, we'll all head on over to Dog Days Bar & Grill for the awards ceremony where you'll get dinner and have a chance to bid on lots of awesome l…

5 Myths About Tequila - Debunked!

Tequila is a very popular spirit here at Mexicali Blues. Mostly because it is the main ingredient in the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also because we carry a wonderful variety of different tequilas behind the bar. 

If you aren't a tequila connoisseur, there's a good chance you've heard some things about this wonderful liquor that simply aren't true. Today's blog will debunk a few of those silly myths and possibly give you a new appreciation for tequila.   

Tequila is made all over the world.
Just like authentic champagne must be made in Champagne, France (otherwise it is sparkling wine,) true tequila must be made in specific areas of Mexico. More specifically, it has to come from a delineated part of Mexico that is centered in the state of Jalisco. Types of "tequila" made outside of these designated areas are actually referred to as an agave spirit.  

Tequila is made from a cactus.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. It does resemble a…

The Sweet & Savory Sopapillas at Mexicali Blues

When you head to our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're probably already thinking about what you'll be ordering on your way here. Whether it be our $1 tacos on Taco Tuesday, fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, our famous Mexicali Blues margaritas, or another menu item, we've got one more to add to those thoughts - sopapillas! 

Sometimes it's tough to save enough room for dessert when you're faced with a meal full of irresistibly delicious foods, but believe us, it's worth the effort! We highly suggest trying one of our delectable desserts, even if you have to take part of your meal home in a doggy bag to finish later. We featured our amazing fried ice cream in a previous blog, so today we're putting the focus on our savory sopapillas.

What is a Sopapilla
A sopapilla is a deep-fried pastry which is most often served with powdered sugar and honey or chocolate syrup. They can also be coated with cinnamon and sugar. Here at Mexicali Blues, we like to m…