The Sweet & Savory Sopapillas at Mexicali Blues

When you head to our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're probably already thinking about what you'll be ordering on your way here. Whether it be our $1 tacos on Taco Tuesday, fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, our famous Mexicali Blues margaritas, or another menu item, we've got one more to add to those thoughts - sopapillas! 

Sometimes it's tough to save enough room for dessert when you're faced with a meal full of irresistibly delicious foods, but believe us, it's worth the effort! We highly suggest trying one of our delectable desserts, even if you have to take part of your meal home in a doggy bag to finish later. We featured our amazing fried ice cream in a previous blog, so today we're putting the focus on our savory sopapillas.

What is a Sopapilla
A sopapilla is a deep-fried pastry which is most often served with powdered sugar and honey or chocolate syrup. They can also be coated with cinnamon and sugar. Here at Mexicali Blues, we like to make our sopapillas even more of a treat by adding a big scoop of ice cream on top!  

Sopapilla History
Sopapillas are believed to have originated over 200 years ago in New Mexico. Although the delicious dish we are familiar with today started in the United States, it's popularity spread to several South American countries. Technically, they are a type of deep-fried bread, and that food had been seen in other forms previously. Foods similar to sopapillas existed in European and Middle Eastern kitchens. 

The name comes from the Spanish "sopaipa." That word derives from the Mozarabic word "xopaipa" which means bread soaked in oil, which describes this delicacy nicely. In turn, their word came from the Germanic word "suppa" which means bread soaked in liquid. Even though New Mexico gets the credit for modern day sopapillas, these word origins demonstrate how fried bread has definitely been around for a while.      

Save Room For Dessert!
Regardless of how we got to the way that our delicious sopapillas are prepared and served now, the important thing is that we have them available for your taste enjoyment every day that we're open! We highly encourage you to save at least a little bit of room after dining on your favorite Mexican foods at the Lake of the Ozarks so that you can enjoy this tasty dessert. 

You can share a plate with the rest of the people at your table so that everyone gets a few bites, or possibly even start with dessert first. That way, you don't have to worry about saving room! Believe us, your taste buds will thank you!
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