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Lista's Grill

2412 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1212
+1 410-437-8999
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Southwestern, American, International
$$ - $$$
2412 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1212
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Lista's is a great "hole in the wall" restaurant with a small bar area that offers an eclectic menu, and some phenomenal Mexican food.... if it's available, try the "fried cheesecake".... it's so unique, and quite goodMore

1  Thank Cl C
ListasGrill, Owner at Lista's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Cl C, thank you SO MUCH for your great review! However, we just wanted to clarify for TripAdvisor readers that Lista's Grill is NOT a Mexican restaurant nor are we Tex-Mex. We are a modern American restaurant serving a great variety of local and eclectic...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

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!

1  Thank Alison K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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....More

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

Thank joan c
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...More

Thank Gary M
ListasGrill, Owner at Lista's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

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...More

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
Reviewed 17 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
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...More

Thank Michael A
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...More

Thank HawaiiBrownlees
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Southwestern, American, 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, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1212
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 410-437-8999
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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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