Add a Little Mexican Flavor to Your 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you don't already live here in this gorgeous part of mid-Missouri, there's a very good chance that you are planning to travel this weekend to spend the 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you're vacationing or staycationing this holiday weekend, add a trip to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach to your plans and add a bit of Mexican flavor to your celebration. 

Celebrate at Mexicali Blues
Our Mexican restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is open every Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm. That means you can join us for a couple of days before the holiday and also on the actual 4th of July, either after an eventful day on the lake or before heading out to catch a local fireworks show. (There is usually a lot of them going on around the lake area. Check out for a list.) 

When it's time to eat, you'll find all of your Mexican food favorites on the menu plus a few specialty dishes you can only get here at Mexicali Blues. We've also got the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks, and margaritas are an excellent addition to any holiday celebration! 

Of course, if someone in your group insists on more "American" fare for dinner, we've got a few options for you in that department as well. We make a mean hamburger around here and there are the always-popular chicken strips on the menu.   

We've even got a Mexi-Grille Sandwich on that portion of the menu too that combines the best of both worlds featuring fajita chicken or steak topped with sauteed onions and peppers smothered with pepper jack cheese and served on a toasted bun. Your friends will get a great meal and you still get to quench your own Mexican food cravings! 

4th of July Fun Facts
Especially for the holiday, we've pulled together a few interesting facts about the 4th of July that you can impress everyone with at the table while you munch on chips and homemade salsa waiting for dinner to arrive. 
  • When America was much younger, the layout of the stars on the American flag changed every time a new state was admitted to the union. In 1777, the first official United States flag debuted on June 14 with 13 stars.
  • Beginning in 1818, the 4th of July was the official date set for updating the American flag. The design we know and love today has only been the official flag since July 4, 1960.
  • One well-known early American flag design, credited to Betsy Ross, had the stars in a circle so that all of the colonies would appear equal.
  • That final American flag design was created by a 17-year-old Ohio high school student, Robert G. Heft, in 1958. It was a high school class project on which he received a B-minus!
  • Three different United States presidents have died on the 4th of July. Two of them, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both died on the same day, July 4, 1826, which also happened to be the 50th anniversary of the nation's founding. The other was James Monroe just 5 years later on July 4, 1831.
  • On a happier note, one U.S. president was actually born on the 4th of July, 1872 - Calvin Coolidge.
  • Our nation's independence was actually approved by the Second Continental Congress on the 2nd of July, but it wasn't until 2 days later that Congress approved it, making the 4th the day that we actually celebrate.
  • Congress offered everyone a day off of work for the 4th of July as an official "unpaid" national holiday in 1870. This was part of a bill that officially recognized other holidays too, including Christmas. It got even better for many in 1938 when they switched Independence Day to a "paid" federal holiday.
  • The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration is the 4th of July parade in Rhode Island which has been happening annually since 1785. 

Okay, now you've got some cool new holiday facts under your belt that many people don't know and you know exactly when Mexicali Blues will be open over the 4th of July so you can come in and enjoy the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Seems like you're all set to enjoy an incredible Independence Day Weekend. We'll be waiting for you!
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