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…

Mexicali Blues Burritos - So Many Choices!

One extremely delicious delicacy you expect to find at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the burrito. Well, of course, we have a burrito at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach but we don't limit it to just one kind! As a matter of fact, burritos have their very own section on our menu and there are 7 different delectable types to choose from!

Burritos at Mexicali Blues
Our talented chefs have come up with some irresistible burrito combinations to add to our menu of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Most of the varieties you will read about below are available in both regular and large sizes. In addition to these, you'll also find a tasty burrito option included with our combo meals and also a child-sized version on the kids' menu.  

Beans with chicken, pork or beef in a tortilla topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. You may also choose to add fajita chicken, steak, or shrimp.

Chili Con Queso
A ground beef and bea…

It's Time to Sign Up for the Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament!

If you love golf and beer, then we've got the perfect Lake of the Ozarks fall golf tournament for you - Bogeys & Beer! Even if you don't love those two things, it's a day full of fun that raises money for some well-deserving local organizations, so you're still bound to have an awesome time. Plus, Mexicali Blues will be providing a box lunch for the day to everyone that plays!

Bogeys, Beer, & MORE!
The 20th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at The Oaks at Margaritaville Lake Resort on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Registration begins at 10:00 am with 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 an exciting day of golf and a delicious box lunch provided by your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

Appetizers You Won't Be Able To Resist!

Appetizers are a great way to whet your appetite before the main meal. They are also a wonderful snack to enjoy along with one of Mexicali Blues' world-famous margaritas. Of course, many of the appetizers at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant are hearty enough to order as a meal on their own. (Nobody said you had to share!) 

Every meal at Mexicali Blues begins with our freshly made tortilla chips and house-recipe salsa. Don't fill up on those though, because you're going to want to save plenty of room to take advantage of our awesome appetizer menu full of irresistible dishes you're going to find hard to resist. 


Queso Fundido
Smooth, stringy cheese dip (A local favorite!)

Chili Con Queso
Warm, melted cheese with chili pepper

Queso Blanco
White cheese dip with peppers

Baja Dip
White cheese, spinach, peppers, and spices

Made fresh daily from real avocadoes!

Trip Dip
A variety of chili con queso, queso blanco, and guacamole

Loaded Nach…

A Classic Mexican Restaurant Dish - the Chimichanga

One of the delicious dishes you expect to see on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant is the chimichanga. It's a classic that everyone loves and we do our best here at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach to serve a chimichanga that will make your taste buds very happy! 

Have you ever wondered who the creative genius is behind this fantastic food? Well, there are a couple of versions...

The Origin(s) of the Chimichanga
There are a couple of different stories about how the chimichanga became the beloved dish it is today. The first possibility claims that Monica Flin from Tucson, Arizona's El Charro restaurant dropped a burrito into the deep-fryer by accident back in 1922. This made her start to curse with a Spanish word that begins with "chi..." but she quickly censored herself and instead said, "chimichanga!" which is similar to the American word "thingamajig" in Spanish.

Another tale tells that Woody Johnson claims to have created the fir…