Terrific Tales of the Tantalizing Taco!

There are quite a few popular items on the menu at our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant - burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, and much more - but quite possibly the most popular item ordered at Mexicali Blues is our terrific tacos. This is especially true every Taco Tuesday when these tasty treats are only $1 each all day long! 

Tacos are not only delicious but also a very interesting food item. Here are a few fun facts about this mouthwatering dish followed by all the ways you can enjoy them when you come to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach.   


  • October 4 is National Taco Day. (Yes, that just recently happened a few weeks ago, but lucky for you, each Tuesday at Mexicali Blues is Taco Day so you can celebrate every week!) 
  • Rumor has it that tacos have been around a very long time. Their invention happened sometime between 1,000 and 500 B.C.
  • 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 a lot more sense in this context!) 
  • The Spanish word for taco shop is "taqueria." This term was originally used to describe street vendors that sold tacos, but today most often refers to a restaurant serving authentic Mexican food. 
  • The first taco truck was operated by two housewives in New York in 1966. 
  • The largest flour taco, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was made in 2003 and weighed 1,654 pounds! It measured 35.9 feet long and 33.8 inches wide stuffed full of grilled steak and onion. 
  • Guinness also states that the longest line of tacos was achieved just last year in 2017. Chadron State College and Creative Dining Services from Chadron, Nebraska lined up 2,017 tacos, which ended up feeding over 2,000 people. 
  • One more Guinness world record is the largest serving of packaged tacos, which weighed 2,712.13 pounds. This honor was earned by UberEats and El Tizoncito, both of Mexico, in 2017. It contained 36,300 tacos and it took over 600 UberEats drivers to deliver them all. 

Tacos at Mexicali Blues
The best tacos at the Lake of the Ozarks come out of the kitchen of Mexicali Blues. They can be served either on a crispy corn shell or a soft flour shell wrapped around your choice of ground beef or chicken. For a small additional charge, you can have fajita chicken or steak instead.   

These tasty treats can be ordered a la carte or as a part of a combo dinner served with rice and beans. The combo dinner allows you to mix and match your tacos with the following delicious items: enchilada, burrito, flauta, chili rellano, or tamale. Kids love tacos too, and they can order a beef taco from our kids' menu served with fries.

We also serve the following specialty tacos:

Lobster Tacos
Two fried lobster tacos with lettuce, cheese, cilantro, and ranch dressing served with rice. 

Shrimp or Grouper Tacos
Two sauteed shrimp or grouper tacos with lettuce, cheese, cilantro, and ranch dressing served with rice. You may also request to have the meat blackened. 

Carnita Tacos
Two slow-roasted tacos topped with lettuce, cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro served with black beans and rice. 

Tacos are just one of the many delicious items on our menu filled with the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and remember, every Taco Tuesday you can get some of our tacos for only $1 each, all day long! We are open every Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 11:30 am. If you are a taco lover, come on into Mexicali Blues soon and give ours a try, and if you don't consider yourself a taco lover, maybe we can change your mind! 

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Osage Beach, MO 65065


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