Showing posts from October, 2020

A Delicious Holiday - The International Day of the Nacho!

The International Day of the Nacho falls on Wednesday, October 21 this year, and our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican Restaurant serves a loaded nacho plate that is definitely worthy of a celebration! In honor of this special day and the delicious version of this Mexican food favorite we offer at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, here's some interesting information about the origin of nachos. After that, get a closer look at the incredible nachos we've got waiting for you.  A Mexican Food Favorite - Nachos! Nachos, in general, are described as a Tex-Mex dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips covered with melted cheese, often served as an appetizer. This delicious dish is said to have been created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in 1940 when a regular customer of his requested he bring out a different snack than her usual. After glancing around the kitchen, he spotted some freshly fried pieces of corn tortillas. Anaya, aka "Nacho", added some melted…

How Do You Like Your Burrito? We've Got 7 Versions You'll Love!

We offer a wonderful variety of delicious menu items at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant. Every person that comes in usually has a favorite dish in mind before they order. Among the most requested items is our incredible list of Mexicali Blues burritos. With 7 different kinds to choose from, it may be hard for you to narrow down a favorite. Of course, it's hard to have a favorite when they're all this good! Your best bet is to come in often, order a different one each visit, and then start the list over again once you're done! Here's a closer look at each version we have for you to choose from. 
The Mexicali
Inside the Mexicali burrito, you'll get beans plus your choice of either chicken, pork, or beef. Then on the outside, it is topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. It is also possible to substitute fajita chicken or steak as your meat choice. Chili Con Queso
This ground beef and bean burrito is smothered in our savory c…

10 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Liquor - TEQUILA!

It's probably no surprise to you that the most popular drink at Mexicali Blues Mexican Restaurant & Cantina happens to be the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks. We say margaritas, plural, because in addition to our famous house margarita, we've got an extremely long list of irresistible specialty margaritas as well. That's one of the reasons that tequila also happens to be a very popular liquor around here. That, plus the wide array of impressive types of tequila that we keep behind the bar. Today, we're taking a look at some very interesting facts about the one and only tequila. Here's what we discovered. #1) Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal is not tequila. Say what? That may sound confusing, but it really isn't. Mezcal is a liquor that is made from the maguey plant, which is a form of agave. While mezcal can be made using a variety of agave plants, tequila can only be made with blue agave. 

#2) Tequila must be made of at least 51% blue agave. Not onl…