Showing posts from October, 2020

Did You Know? In Mexico "Halloween" is 3 Days Long!

Halloween is celebrated in the United States on October 31 every year, which happens to be this Saturday. In Mexico, however, they extend their holiday into a 3-day celebration ending with Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. Since you trust Mexicali Blues  in Osage Beach to bring you the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks ,  we decided to also share the details about this wonderful Mexican tradition with you in today's blog.   Day #1 - All Hallow's Eve Mexico combines All Hallow's Eve on October 31, All Saints' Day on November 1, and the Day of the Dead on November 2 into one big 3-day-long celebration. Children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door asking for candy on All Hallows' Eve, much like children in the United States do for Halloween. Instead of saying " Trick or Treat " when doors are opened, they instead shout " Queremos Halloween! " ( We want Halloween! )  The day is referred to as All Hallows' Eve beca

A Delicious Holiday - The International Day of the Nacho!

The International Day of the Nacho falls on Wednesday, October 21 this year, and our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican Restaurant serves a loaded nacho plate that is definitely worthy of a celebration! In honor of this special day and the delicious version of this Mexican food favorite we offer at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, here's some interesting information about the origin of nachos. After that, get a closer look at the incredible nachos we've got waiting for you.  A Mexican Food Favorite - Nachos!  Nachos, in general, are described as a Tex-Mex dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips covered with melted cheese, often served as an appetizer. This delicious dish is said to have been created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in 1940 when a regular customer of his requested he bring out a different snack than her usual.  After glancing around the kitchen, he spotted some freshly fried pieces of corn tortillas. Anaya, aka "Nacho", added some me

How Do You Like Your Burrito? We've Got 7 Versions You'll Love!

We offer a wonderful variety of delicious menu items at our  Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant . Every person that comes in usually has a favorite dish in mind before they order. Among the most requested items is our incredible list of  Mexicali Blues  burritos.  With 7 different kinds to choose from, it may be hard for you to narrow down a favorite. Of course, it's hard to have a favorite when they're all this good! Your best bet is to come in often, order a different one each visit, and then start the list over again once you're done! Here's a closer look at each version we have for you to choose from.  The Mexicali Inside the Mexicali burrito, you'll get beans plus your choice of either chicken, pork, or beef. Then on the outside, it is topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and green onions. It is also possible to substitute fajita chicken or steak as your meat choice.  Chili Con Queso This ground beef and bean burrito is smothered in our

10 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Liquor - TEQUILA!

It's probably no surprise to you that the most popular drink at Mexicali Blues Mexican Restaurant & Cantina happens to be the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks . We say margaritas, plural, because in addition to our famous house margarita, we've got an extremely long list of irresistible specialty margaritas as well. That's one of the reasons that tequila also happens to be a very popular liquor around here. That, plus the wide array of impressive types of tequila that we keep behind the bar. Today, we're taking a look at some very interesting facts about the one and only tequila. Here's what we discovered.  #1)  Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal is not tequila . Say what? That may sound confusing, but it really isn't. Mezcal is a liquor that is made from the maguey plant, which is a form of agave. While mezcal can be made using a variety of agave plants, tequila can only be made with blue agave.  #2)  Tequila must be made of at least 51% blue agave.