The Irresistible Appetizers You'll Find at Mexicali Blues

A nice way to get a "preview" of the incredible entree that is coming your way get when you dine at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach is to treat yourself to an appetizer first. Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant always starts you off with crispy tortilla chips and our house recipe salsa. Some might think that's enough to tide you over until the main meal arrives, but once you get a look at the delicious appetizers we've got to offer, you're going to have a tough time resisting them! 

Chili Con Queso
Warm, melted cheese with chili pepper

Queso Blanco
White cheese dip with peppers

Baja Dip
White cheese, spinach, peppers, and spices

Trip Dip
A variety of chili con queso, queso blanco, and guacamole
Made fresh daily from real avocadoes!
Queso Fundido
Smooth, stringy cheese dip (A local favorite!)

Eight jumbo wings tossed in Buffalo sauce
Mexican Fireballs
Six cheese balls with jalapenos, lightly breaded and fried

Mexican Egg Rolls
Fried flour tortillas filled with …

5 Reasons Why People LOVE Tacos!

We serve a wonderful variety of many delicious dishes at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant but tacos always seem to get the most love and attention from our diners. Why is that? After all, it's a very simple food but one that just about every single person in the world will eagerly eat any time it is offered. 

Here are a few reasons why all of us here at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach think tacos are so irresistible. We're sure there are tons more, but you don't want to be reading this all day long. That would cut into your taco-eating time! 

Easy to Eat
Tacos are not only easy to make but they are also easy to eat. No silverware is necessary, just a couple of hands and an appetite! That is unless you drop a lot of the insides when you bite into it. 

Then you may want a fork to make sure you get every last bit. Another brilliant idea is to put a tortilla on your plate under the taco. Then, anything that falls out of the first taco creates a second taco. BONUS!

Wonderful …

Let Mexicali Blues Help You Celebrate National Tequila Day, July 24

National Tequila Day rolls around again this year on Friday, July 24. That's perfect timing for you to get the weekend started on an exciting note with us here at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach! The doors will open at 4:00 pm (because we always open at 4:00 pm, every Tuesday-Saturday) and our Mexican restaurant & cantina at the Lake of the Ozarks has a wide variety of tequilas and margaritas to get the celebration started off right!

Tequila 101
To properly celebrate this lovely liquor, you might want to know a little more about it besides the fact that it makes a great margarita. For example:

There are 5 types of tequilaBlanco - Also may be labeled as silver, plata, white, or platinum, this tequila is the Blue Agave spirit in its purest form, clear and if it is aged, it's no more than 2 months.Joven - Also called gold, in most cases these are a Mixto because colorants and flavorings are added. Reposado - Stored in wooden barrels or storage tanks from 2-11 months and have a gol…

Salsa vs. Pico de Gallo - Similar But Not Exactly the Same

When you visit Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, you'll find the most flavorful, savory, best house-recipe salsa served with every meal. Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant also creates fresh, delicious pico de gallo to serve with many of our menu items. 

The recipes for salsa and pico de gallo can be nearly identical but the texture and preparation are what sets these two tasty condiments apart from each other. Here's a little more information about each that may clear it all up for you. 

Salsa has more of a liquid consistency than pico de gallo, making it a perfect sauce to dip your tortilla chips in or pour over your favorite Mexican dish. Salsa is also cooked, giving it a more savory tomato flavor.

Here at Mexicali Blues, we achieve the fantastic flavor of our salsa by using only all-natural ingredients and absolutely no preservatives in our special recipe. The robust taste of Mexico comes out from the combination of zesty-flavored ingredients such as tomato, peppers,…

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…