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Salsa and Pico de Gallo are Similar but Not the Same

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You'll find the most flavorful, savory, house-recipe salsa at Mexicali Blues as well as the tastiest pico de gallo you've ever had. Even though these two contain many of the same ingredients, they are not exactly the same thing. Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant serves both and since many people do not realize the difference between them, today we'll try to clear that up. 



Salsa
The recipes for salsa and pico de gallo can be nearly identical, but the texture and preparation are what sets these two delicious condiments apart from each other. 

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 combinati…

Awesome Appetizers - A Great Way To Start Your Meal!

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Every meal at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant begins with a bowl of freshly made, crisp tortilla chips and our famous house-recipe salsa. For some, that may be enough to keep their appetites satisfied until the main meal shows up at the table. One look at the appetizer menu at Mexicali Blues, though, and you're going to want to come in hungry enough to order something between the chips and your main dish! 


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 meal. (In that case, your friends can get their own!) 

Last month we featured the many amazing dips we have to offer which are found in the appetizer section of our menu. A closer look at that section reveals that we have a LOT more than must those many delicious dips for you to choose from. 

First, we'll refresh your memory about the dips (as if you co…

We're Throwing a 2-Day-Long Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

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It's nearly time for one of our favorite holidays, but since it falls on a Sunday this year, Mexicali Blues is going to celebrate all weekend long! Not only will we be throwing the best Cinco de Mayo party at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we'll also be starting early on Saturday and making it a 2-day celebration! (So we guess that technically Saturday is "Quatro de Mayo."😉)  



Fiestas Saturday AND Sunday
Yes, you read that correctly. Even though we are normally closed on Sundays, this holiday is a very special event worth opening our doors for. After all, we can't expect you to celebrate correctly unless you can enjoy the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks for the holiday! 

First up, on Saturday, May 4, we're planning some incredible drink and food specials for dinner beginning at 5:00 pm. In addition to that, we'll be partying on the patio with live entertainment from London Strangers from 5-9 pm. These talented fellas are a professional duo covering…

Celebrate National Burrito Day at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The first Thursday in April is set aside on the calendar to celebrate one of our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant's most popular dishes - THE BURRITO! National Burrito Day is happening on April 4 this year, so Mexicali Blues decided that today's blog would be the perfect place to sing the praises of this delicious delicacy.  


Another great place to brag about it is right here, in person, at our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. That way, rather than just talking about it, you can actually enjoy eating one as well! The origin story of the burrito is a bit hazy, but we've pulled together some information about it that will help you better understand this favorite food.  

Burrito History
Going all the way back to 10,000 B.C., Mesoamerican peoples in Mexico wrapped foods in corn tortillas with fillings like chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, and avocados. Pueblo peoples in the Southwestern U.S. were also known to fill tortillas with beans and meat sauce …