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How Halloween is Celebrated in Mexico

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Halloween is just around the corner, and many of the customers at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant have been telling us all about the fun things they have planned to celebrate. Halloween is also observed in Mexico on October 31, but they stretch it out into a 3-day celebration ending with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. All of us here at Mexicali Blues thought you might be interested in learning a little more about that. 


Halloween in Mexico
People in Mexico generally combine All Hallows' Eve on October 31, All Saints Day on November 1, and the Day of the Dead on November 2 into one big celebration. Children in Mexico dress up in costumes and go door to door asking for candy on Halloween, much like kids in the United States, but instead of saying "Trick or Treat," they shout "Queremos Halloween!" ("We want Halloween!") 

The day is also referred to as All Hallows' Eve because it falls on the day before All Saints' Day,…

Know Your Tequila - The 5 Different Types To Choose From

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There are so many different brands of tequila available, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We offer a wide variety behind our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant bar, and our bartender is always happy to point you in the right direction. Today's blog might also be of some assistance the next time you want to try a new tequila in your Mexcali Blues margarita. 


2 Tequila Categories
The main types of tequila are split into two different categories before being divided into types: 100% Agave and Tequila Mixto. The 100% Agave is made with all Blue Agave, but Tequila Mixto only has to contain at least 51% Blue Agave in the ingredients. The other 49% is made up from other sugars, and additional things such as caramel color, oak extract flavoring, glycerin, and sugar based syrup may be used in the recipe. 

While true tequila must be made only in certain parts of Mexico, Tequila Mixto can be bottled anywhere since 2006. If a tequila is 100% Agave, it will always say so on the…

So Many Burritos To Choose From!

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We offer a wonderful variety of delicious menu items at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant, and everyone that comes in usually has a favorite one in mind. Among our most popular items is our incredible list of Mexicali Blues burritos. With 8 different kinds to choose from, it may be hard for you to narrow down a favorite! 


8 Tasty Burritos 
In Mexico, burritos often only contain meat and refried beans wrapped inside a tortilla. Here in the U.S.A., we tend to add a lot more than those two ingredients to make a burrito. This makes for some big burritos with even bigger flavor! For example, here is what the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has in store for you!

Bean - A refried bean burrito topped with enchilada sauce, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Mexicali - A flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans & meat, smothered with enchilada sauce & cheese, then topped with lettuce, sour cream & green onions. If you like, you can upgrade to Faji…

Salsa - Tastes Amazing AND It's Good For You Too!

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It's next to impossible to come into our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant and not enjoy our incredible salsa. Once it's set in front of your along with those crispy chips, they're both irresistible! That delicious salsa adds an extra flavor boost to all of the amazing dishes at Mexicali Blues too. It's so good, in fact, that you probably didn't even realize that it's a healthy food to eat! 


Delicious AND Healthy
Go ahead, have an extra helping of salsa. It's full of natural ingredients that are good for more than just your taste buds. Here are a few of the amazing benefits you get from eating it. 

Tomatoes contain the carotenoid lycopene, which has been linked to reducing a person's risk of cancer. Salsa is a cholesterol-free food because all of the ingredients in it come from plants. This also makes it a tasty vegan option. Onions and tomatoes have quercetin, which is an antioxidant that researchers have found to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, …