An Irresistible Mexican Restaurant Classic - the Chimichanga!

Our Mexican restaurant and cantina at the Lake of the Ozarks has many of your Mexican food favorites on the menu, plus a few specialties of our own. Among those classic dishes is the always appetizing chimichanga. First, we'll tell you how we serve them here at Mexicali Blues and after that, we've got some fun facts about the possible origins of this delicious dish.  

Chimichangas at Mexicali Blues
We offer chimichangas in a couple of different ways here at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar with a variety of meats to choose from. Below we've also featured another one of our other tasty meals that isn't actually a chimichanga, but kind of close! 

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 fantastic food is also served with a side of our savory rice and beans. If you aren't in the mood for chicken or beef, we also offer an excellent seafood ve…

Add a Little Mexican Flavor to Your 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you don't already live here in this gorgeous part of mid-Missouri, there's a very good chance that you are planning to travel this weekend to spend the 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're vacationing or staycationing this holiday weekend, add a trip to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach to your plans and add a bit of Mexican flavor to your celebration. 

Celebrate at Mexicali Blues
Our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is open every Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm. That means you can join us for a couple of days before the holiday and also on the actual 4th of July, either after an eventful day on the lake or before heading out to catch a local fireworks show. (There is usually a lot of them going on around the lake area. Check out for a list.) 

When it's time to eat, you'll find all of your Mexican food favorites on the menu plus a few specialty dishes you can only get here at Mexicali Blues. We've also got the best mar…

Chip Dippin' & Margarita Sippin' at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The freshly made tortilla chips and homemade salsa you get each time that you dine at Mexicali Blues is a nice perk. What compliments those fresh flavors in the most appetizing way possible? Well, that would be the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, of course! 

Mexicali's Marvelous Margaritas
Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restauranthas perfected the classic margarita! (It's not just our opinion. There are a lot of people that keep coming back again and again especially for those!) In addition to having the best-tasting margarita in town, we're willing to bet that we have the biggest variety of margarita flavors to choose from too.

So Many Tempting Choices...
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 are all our own. The Dreamsicle Margarita, for example, is definitely a fan fa…

Rave Reviews for Mexicali Blues at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you are visiting a new town and need to find a place to eat, the numerous choices can sometimes be overwhelming. In our humble opinion, the best place to eat at the Lake of the Ozarks is Mexicali Blues Mexican Cantina & Restaurant in Osage Beach, but we might be a little bit biased. 

Instead of just taking our word for it, the customer reviews we found across the internet will probably be a lot more convincing for you. After all, if recent diners have enjoyed their time at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, there's a very good chance that you will too! Take a look at what these customers had to say about their meals and the experience at Mexicali Blues.  

"Love Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour!:
We enjoyed the atmosphere here and the food was really good. Our server was a lot of fun and he did a great job. We will be back!"
~PointRandallResort, TripAdvisor review

"Came for Taco Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Completely satisfied with the shredded …

Hope You're Hungry! We've Got a LOT of Burritos For You to Try!

The burrito is a marvelous invention. All kinds of amazingly delicious ingredients, all nicely wrapped up inside a tortilla shell... YUM! Here at Mexicali Blues, we love burritos so much that we created 7 different flavor-filled varieties for you to choose from! Don't expect to be able to pick ours up to eat them, though, because we load 'em up both on the inside AND the outside! 

Burritos at Mexicali Blues
When you're craving the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got many different delicious dishes for you to choose from. If you can't decide, the burrito section is always a wonderful place to start. (Of course, it may still be difficult to decide between all of these tasty choices!) 

Beans with chicken, pork, or beef topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. Fajita chicken or steak may also be substituted. 

Chili Con Queso
A ground beef and bean burrito smothered with chili con queso and topped with lettuce, so…

For the Love of Cheese! - Celebrate National Cheese Day at Mexicali Blues

National Cheese Day falls on Thursday, June 4, 2020. While many people might overlook this unusual holiday, Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach chooses to celebrate it! After all, with so many amazing cheese dips on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, it's the perfect excuse to feature them. Believe us, just one taste and you'll completely see why we're so proud to serve these irresistible appetizers! 

Cheese Dip + Chips = Happiness!
When you join us for the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, your meal will begin with complimentary chips and salsa. Our chips are made fresh daily and our house-recipe salsa full of fresh ingredients is always a pleasant treat for your taste buds. If you really want to splurge, though, you're going to want to dip those chips into a hot, creamy, flavorful cheese dip!

It's a rare person that doesn't like cheese. When you serve it in melted dipping form, well, it's simply irresistible! At Mexicali Blues, you c…

Mexican For Dinner at Your Place or Ours!

Most people are staying home right now and avoiding contact with others as much as possible. (As we all should be!) You're still going to get hungry though and you're very likely going to be craving Mexicali Blues. That's not a problem at all because currently, the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks is still being served here Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00-9:00 pm

Dining In
At the time this is being written, restaurants in our area have not been asked to shut down their dining rooms. If you are able to join us in-house for dinner, come on over! Our employees always practice cleanliness and good hygiene and right now, we're being even more conscious of that than ever. 

There is also plenty of room at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant to space out the tables so that social distancing can be enforced. If you feel up to it and need to get out of the house, we'll be here for you while we still can. Of course, if you'd prefer to eat at home, order Mexical…