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How to Eat Healthier at Mexicali Blues

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People that have decided to watch what they eat, whether to lose weight or for health reasons, sometimes avoid dining out. It can be difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan when you're not sure which dishes are the healthiest options. 


You can find plenty of delicious dishes on our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant menu that are a smart choice. When you get a little pickier about your ordering habits and substitute what you regularly ordered before with lighter items, you can stick to your plan and save the richer foods for your cheat day or a special treat. Here are a few Mexican food menu items that are a good choice when it comes to healthy eating. 

SALSA
The house-recipe salsa served at Mexicali Blues (in Original, Salsa Verde, and "XXX" Hot) is always made with natural ingredients with no preservatives. Those always fresh, never processed ingredients we use are much better for you than many store-bought versions. (Our salsa is available by the jar too so you…

The Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament Signup is Happening NOW!

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Grab your clubs and your mugs and get ready for the 19th Annual Bogeys & Beer Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. It's only a couple of weeks away, so get your teams put together and get signed up NOW so you can join your favorite Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for this crazy-fun day on the golf course! 


Bogeys, Beer, & MORE!
The tournament will take place at The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A Resort with registration beginning at 10:00 am and 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 a fun day of golf and a delicious box lunch provided by Mexicali Blues. Once the tournament ends, we'll all head on over to Dog Days Bar & Grill for the awards ceremony where you'll get dinner and have a chance to bid on lots of awesome l…

5 Myths About Tequila - Debunked!

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Tequila is a very popular spirit here at Mexicali Blues. Mostly because it is the main ingredient in the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, but also because we carry a wonderful variety of different tequilas behind the bar. 

If you aren't a tequila connoisseur, there's a good chance you've heard some things about this wonderful liquor that simply aren't true. Today's blog will debunk a few of those silly myths and possibly give you a new appreciation for tequila.   


Tequila is made all over the world.
Just like authentic champagne must be made in Champagne, France (otherwise it is sparkling wine,) true tequila must be made in specific areas of Mexico. More specifically, it has to come from a delineated part of Mexico that is centered in the state of Jalisco. Types of "tequila" made outside of these designated areas are actually referred to as an agave spirit.  

Tequila is made from a cactus.
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant. It does resemble a…

The Sweet & Savory Sopapillas at Mexicali Blues

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When you head to our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're probably already thinking about what you'll be ordering on your way here. Whether it be our $1 tacos on Taco Tuesday, fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, our famous Mexicali Blues margaritas, or another menu item, we've got one more to add to those thoughts - sopapillas! 


Sometimes it's tough to save enough room for dessert when you're faced with a meal full of irresistibly delicious foods, but believe us, it's worth the effort! We highly suggest trying one of our delectable desserts, even if you have to take part of your meal home in a doggy bag to finish later. We featured our amazing fried ice cream in a previous blog, so today we're putting the focus on our savory sopapillas.

What is a Sopapilla
A sopapilla is a deep-fried pastry which is most often served with powdered sugar and honey or chocolate syrup. They can also be coated with cinnamon and sugar. Here at Mexicali Blues, we like to m…