Showing posts from August, 2017

The Magnificent Margaritas at Mexicali Blues

Not only are we convinced that we serve the best margarita at the Lake of the Ozarks , but we're willing to bet we have the best variety of different kinds and flavors of margaritas in town too. Our specialty margaritas contain a marvelous mix of quality tequilas and creative mixers to give them a taste that you'll only find at Mexicali Blues . Which one should we fill your glass with?  Our Magnificent Margarita If you're craving a traditional house margarita, either frozen or on the rocks, we've definitely got you covered. As a matter of fact, those are one of our very best sellers! People love the classics.  We took our drink menu a few steps further and came up with our versions of a few well-known margaritas, plus a lot of unique signature drinks that are all our own. Most of these cocktails have the tequila you'd expect with a few additional mix-ins, but we've also got a few choices for you that invite other liquors to the party, creating a wondrou

The Fabulous Fajita & How It Began

How do you celebrate National Fajita Day on August 18 ? Mexicali Blues spends a little time digging into the history of this delicious dish to share in today's blog. You simply need to take a trip to the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and order up a skillet full of this very popular menu item.  What is a Fajita? This is the dish that you hear coming to the table before you see it! Served on a hot, sizzling skillet, the sound of the grilled meat, onions, and peppers on the skillet alerts you to its arrival, followed by that irresistible aroma. It's accompanied by a plate full of rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes, plus flour tortillas to wrap everything up in.  In Spanish, the word "faja" means belt, and "ita" means little. The strips of grilled meat that are served on fajitas kind of resemble little belts, so that seems to be a fitting name. At Mexicali Blues , we serve strips of steak, chicken, and shrimp. Th

How Salsa Began Before Mexicali Blues Famous Version

Some people enter our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant with all eyes on the menu items, others are all about the world-famous margaritas, but many customers are mainly concerned about the taste of one particular condiment on every table. Mexicali Blues salsa is such a popular item around here, we ended up bottling the stuff so that people could take a big jar of it home with them! Today, you can even find this delicious sauce on the shelves in many Missouri grocery stores.  Salsa History Salsa has been used as a tasty condiment for meals for a very long time. It has been traced back to the times of the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas. The main ingredients in their version were tomatoes, chilies, and ground squash seeds. Aztec lords were served salsa along with dishes such as turkey, venison, lobster, and fish.  A Spanish priest and missionary, Alonso de Molina, is credited with giving this condiment the name "salsa" in 1571, which means "sauce" in Spanish.

How To Pair Beer With Mexican Food

We know you're probably thinking that it's easy to pair beer with Mexican food. All you have to do is stick a lime in a Corona and call it a day right? However, other beers can really complement certain dishes extremely well and bring out unique flavors, just like a good wine pairing. If you're not sure where to start, here are some flavor combinations that can steer you in the right direction. Bright Flavors with Light Beers Although Mexican food is known for its hearty and spicy flavors, many dishes are also bright, vibrant and lively. Dishes that feature citrus flavors and seafood are best paired with light beers. You don't want your drink to be too heavy and wash out the light flavors of the dish. If you choose a lighter flavored beer, it will enhance the flavors of the dish. Light beers will pair well with: Lobster Tacos - 2 fried lobster tacos with lettuce, cheese, cilantro and ranch dressing. Served with rice. Seafood Enchilada Dinner - 2 shrimp and cr