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Treat Yourself to Something Sweet - Desserts at Mexicali Blues

When you "treat yourself to Mexicali Blues" in Osage Beach, you're probably thinking about taking advantage of our popular $1 Taco Tuesdays or ordering up one of those famous house margaritas. Many people forget that in addition to the best Mexican food & margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got some deliciously tempting desserts on the menu too. 

If you can manage to save room for a sweet treat after your meal, you'll be very happy that you did. (And if you're usually too full once dinner is over, well, maybe you should start with dessert first next time!) To tempt you more, here are some details about two delicious desserts you can enjoy at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant

Fried Ice Cream
One might think that dropping a ball of ice cream into a deep-fryer would result in everything melting away into nothing. On the contrary, if done correctly, it's a scrumptious treat that will impress you and your friends, as well as your taste buds!…

Mexican Food Fun Facts That We Bet Are News to You!

Our blogs usually focus on how we prepare our own blend of the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks here at Mexicali Blues. Today, we're turning that focus toward some very interesting facts about Mexican food in general. These are wonderful conversation starters when you're dining with friends or family at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant plus, they're just pretty cool things to know. 

Mexican Food Fun Facts

A Healthy Choice
The majority of Mexican food is quite healthy because many dishes include all of the important food groups in one recipe. Many of the ingredients such as fresh vegetables and spices contain lots of healthy antioxidants. 
Tacos are ancient.
Rumor has it that tacos were invented sometime between 1,000-500 BC. The word "taco" originated from the Mexican-Spanish word meaning a "plug" or "wad" but it is also a word used for "light lunch." (That last one makes the most sense in this context.)

Tamales are old…

5 Great Reasons We Believe You'll LOVE Mexicali Blues

Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant & cantina opened our doors for the first time in 2000. We've seen a lot of people come through those doors of Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach over the past couple of decades and we're thrilled to say that we see a lot of repeat customers! If you have not yet had the chance to dine with us, here are 5 great reasons why we believe you're going to love it here. 

Fresh Mexican Cuisine
Only the freshest ingredients are used in every dish that we make and you can taste the quality with just one bite! Your visit begins with freshly made tortilla chips and our homemade salsa, which includes only fresh, unprocessed, natural ingredients. Our salsa is so irresistible, we've even bottled it (in Original, Salsa Verde, and XXX Hot) so you can take some with you to enjoy at home!

You'll find all of your favorite classic Mexican dishes on the menu, like tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and fajitas in addition to a few unique menu items. (More…

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 …