Our Delicious Dishes That You Can Only Get At Lunchtime

Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach is open every Tuesday-Saturday at 11:30 am. While we serve the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks all day long, there are a few specialty items that are only available for lunchtime between 11:30 am-4 pm. 

What is Lunch? 
Obviously, it's the meal you eat midday between breakfast and dinner, but we looked a little deeper to find out more about this particular feast. The word "lunch" is actually an abbreviation of the word "luncheon." It originally indicated a small snack that was eaten at any time of day. At some point in the 20th century, the meaning of lunch changed slightly to a small or mid-sized meal eaten at midday. 

The main meal of the day during the Middle Ages happened late in the morning following several hours of work. During the 17th-18th centuries, this meal was gradually pushed back until later in the day, leaving a space in the middle of the day where people needed something to eat to tide them over. In the 19th century, with the onset of industrialization, men were working long hours during the day rather than early in the morning, and their bosses began providing time in the middle of the day to eat something to get them through their shift.   

Lunch at Mexicali Blues 
You can order off of the rest of our menu at any time during the day, for lunch, dinner, and in between, but there are a few dishes that we only serve between 11:30 am-4 pm. When you join us during those hours, you may want to give one of these delicious lunch items a try. 

Cancun Melt
A toasted English muffin layered with guacamole, shrimp & crab, grilled onions, and peppers, then smothered with a cream cheese sauce and served with rice or salad.

A grilled chipotle tortilla filled with your choice of meat and lettuce, cheese, tomato, green onion, & cilantro ranch. It is served with rice or fries, and black beans and grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp can be added for an additional charge. 

Mexi-Grille Wrap
Fajita chicken, steak, or shrimp topped with sautéed onions & peppers and smothered with pepper jack cheese, served with rice or fries. Black beans can be added for an additional charge. 

Smothered Shrimp or Chicken
Sautéed shrimp or grilled chicken served on a bed of rice and smothered with cream cheese sauce. This is served with salad.

Tamale, Burrito, or Enchilada w/ Rice
Exactly as the title describes, and black beans can be added for an additional charge. 

If one or more of those fantastic menu items happened to catch your eye, then head on over to the best Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for lunch soon. While you're at it, bring a few friends along with you. They are sure to love Mexicali Blues every bit as much as you do. So much so, that maybe we'll be seeing all of you again for Happy Hour and dinner too! 

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Osage Beach, MO 65065


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