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…

Rave Reviews for the Best Mexican Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

We can tell you that we are the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks all day long, but you'll just assume that we are biased and still wonder. That's why we've gathered reviews that we found online left by some of the people that have dined at Mexicali Blues. If they liked their experience, then there's an excellent chance that you will too!  

"The staff was friendly and we were greeted right away, and seated quickly. We had a party of 7 (6.5 really) and they could accommodate us with no problem. Our food came out a lot faster than I expected and it was DELICIOUS! I wasn't anticipating loving this place so much as a first time visitor, but I will definitely be back."
Sabrina Osborn, Google review
"Service is very nice here and everybody is very friendly."
Wentzville Church, Google review
"Delicious food. Friendly staff. Start your visit with complimentary chips and salsa. I ordered the Seafood Enchiladas with shrimp and crab meat. T…

Memorial Day Weekend Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

Memorial Day Weekend brings a LOT of people to the lake area. That's no surprise because there are tons of fun things to do around here and a 3-day weekend lets you pack in a lot of excitement! Mexicali Blues decided to help you out by listing a few of the awesome things you might want to check out over the holiday weekend. 

Celebrate With Us
We're so excited about the upcoming holiday weekend at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican Restaurant, we're going to be open an extra day!!! We usually open at 11:30 am every Tuesday-Saturday, but this weekend we'll be open on Sunday too! That gives you more time to fit in lots of lake area fun AND still have the time to enjoy plenty of your favorite Mexican dishes and margaritas. Whether you're in the mood for lunch, dinner, cocktails, or all of the above, we'll be here ready for you.  

Watch the Fireworks
Memorial Day Weekend fireworks displays will be happening once the sun sets on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. There's…

Chips, Dips, & MORE! Check Out Our Awesome Appetizers

When you come into our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, you expect to begin your meal with a bowl full of freshly made, crisp tortilla chips and our famous salsa. You probably even plan to order some cheese dip to enjoy while you look over the menu. We can definitely take care of you when it comes to those delicious items, but if you take a closer look at the appetizer section at Mexicali Blues, you'll see that we can do even more! 

Our appetizer menu is filled with all kinds of flavorful creations that are perfect for sharing before lunch, dinner, or a few margaritas with friends. On their own, many of these appetizers can even be ordered as your main meal. (Your friends can get their own in this case!) 

Here's an even more interesting idea. Everyone at the table can order a whole bunch of appetizers and dine buffet-style at your own table! That's the best way to try lots of our appetizers at once. However you decide to indulge in this portion of our fantastic menu, h…

5 Ways To Make Mom Feel Special This Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13, which means it's time to let that special lady know exactly how you feel about her. Possibly ladies, plural, if you have a step-mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or someone else you would like to honor too. 

The hardest part about coming up with a Mother's Day gift is the fact that moms usually seem to have everything they want or need already. Mexicali Blues did some thinking, and we've come up with 5 ideas that may be perfect for your mother.    

Let Her Sleep In
One gift that just about anyone would love is the chance to stay in bed late and not worry about anything. Make sure that Mom has everything that she needs close at hand the night before so she doesn't have to get out of bed. Some ideas could be magazines, books, the TV remote, scented candles, or anything that you know she enjoys and will help to relax her.

Once you know she's awake, bring in a special breakfast in bed for her. Get everyone else to the other side of t…

It's Cinco De Mayo Time! Check Out Some Fun Facts About This Fantástico Fiesta

Our Mexican restaurant is gearing up to throw the best Cinco de Mayo party at the Lake of Ozarks! Since it falls on a Saturday this year, everyone has the freedom of a weekend to celebrate as hard as they like with us at Mexicali Blues, with an entire day on Sunday to "recover." (Because you'll be tired from dancing all night long, of course!) 

Fiesta at Mexicali Blues
As you may already know, we love to have fun every day at Mexicali Blues, but on Cinco de Mayo, we turn up the fun factor as high as it can possibly go, and then add one more notch to that! Beginning at 11 am on Saturday, May 5, 2018, we'll have incredible food, drink, and shot specials in store for you, and those specials will be going on all day long. 

We'll take the party to the patio at dinnertime with amazing live music from "Cuz I Said So" from 6:30-9:30 pm. There'll be free chips & our famous salsa all around (as usual) plus the best Mexican food and margaritas at the Lake of …