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Lista's Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, International
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2412 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
+1 410-437-8999
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed every visit to Lista's! The food has always been very good, very fresh and the staff has always been very friendly and efficient!

Thank Alison K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and been coming here since they opened (moved from Baltimore) The staff and ambience are nice but the food is wonderful. This is not a generic Mexican place, although they do have many dishes, they have a southwestern fusion to them. My favorite here is the cajun cream of crab soup. Its a great twist on... More 

Thank Jessica M
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The is the nicest and friendliest restaurant you could ever go too. The owners are always they and really make you feel special. And on top of that, it is so cute and quaint, you just cant go wrong here. Their food is superb! The will even do special orders for you if you are trying to eat healthy! Love... More 

Thank joan c
Union Bridge, Maryland
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162 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a week night when Lista's wasn't that busy. The decor is fun although the wooden bench seating is not that comfortable. I had the carnitas which, unfortunately, were overcooked, tough and stringy. The nachos appetizer was a meal in itself and probably the highlight of our order. The house sangria was very good. Portions are generous which... More 

Thank Gary M
ListasGrill, Owner at Lista's Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Gary. It pains us to know that any customer would leave and not be completely delighted with our food and service. Our Carnitas is a very popular dish, but our apologies if we missed the mark with your order. We know that you have many options for dining in our area, and we are so grateful that you chose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! The garlic shrimp appetizer is to die for. Great drinks, fast service and big portion size dinners . Oh! Don't forget the fried ice cream. Delicious!!!

Thank Colleen P
Pasadena, Maryland
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lista's is one of the best restaurants between Annapolis. Very good service, very friendly staff and very good food. All in all, a very nice experience. We love this place!

Thank Dena21122
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food was good atmosphere was good. The staff was very friendly. I would have to say the food was not the best I have had but it was very good and worth the visit. I would return and just to try other things on the menu.

Thank Michael A
Pasadena, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Having now been an extended member of the Evangelista family for more than a decade, we can assuredly say that Lista's is a unique dining experience. Where else will you get a hug at the door from the entire staff, and then sit down to a world-class meal? We have been fortunate to live in, and travel through, much of... More 

Thank HawaiiBrownlees
Pasadena, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The staff treats you like family. The food is freshly prepared and tasty. Often have great specials. My favorite is the steak quesadilla. The sangria is good and the margaritas are too.

Thank 236gailh
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I recently traveled to Pasadena to visit friends and family. After a seemingly endless flight and desperate search for our car at the airport parking tower, we headed to Lista's for dinner. I began with one of the tastiest Margaritas I've ever had, and couldn't resist a second. The specials of the night included a rack of lamb. I was... More 

Thank Clair Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
American, Southwestern, International
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 410-437-8999
Lista's Grill is an award-winning, Modern American restaurant serving an eclectic mix of steaks, seafood, and American Southwest entrees. (We are NOT a Mexican nor Tex-Mex restaurant.) Since 1974, chef Ruben Evangelista and hostess wife, Kathy, have treated guests to delicious, high-quality food in a casual, colorful, cheerful atmosphere. Our diverse menu is available for dining in or carry-out, and we also cater 7 days and nights weekly at our restaurant or your location. See our menu on our website, or visit our facebook page for weekly specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?