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Lista's Grill

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American, Southwestern, International
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2412 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
+1 410-437-8999
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and cozy. Have been to Lista's many times. They have specials that very from Voodoo Jambalaya to Sangria Tenderloin. Recommend reservations on Holidays. The Steak Relleno is worth a try when available; flank steak wrapped with bacon and filled with chorizo sausage. Crab Cakes are also very good. Have never been disappointed. Geared for families with older children,... More 

Thank Joseph M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came for dinner and are happy we did. We shared the cilantro basil salmon and a carnitas. Both were excellent. The chips and salsa were delicious as well. Our servicer was very attractive and the owner came by to make sure everything was to our liking. If we didn't live in AZ, this would be our... More 

Thank Faith D
Pasadena, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whenever we go to Lista's we are never disappointed. Excellent specials, but a great standard menu. The Cajun Cream of Crab soup can't be beat. Our fallback if we can't decide is the Cowboy Burrito. It is the bomb! The beef/steak melts in your mouth. It is not just a regular burrito. The quality and quantity are great along with... More 

1 Thank gail k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Another one of several FANTASTIC small businesses in Northern Anne Arundel County. Lista's has a diverse menu with lots to choose from, but their staple is mexican food. The burritos are amazing - I saw others getting tacos, carnitas, enchiladas, and more. The quality of food is top notch - real chunks of grilled chicken, gobs of melted cheese, fresh... More 

Thank Steve K
baltimore, md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This restaurant was incredible from the beginning to the end of our meal. We arrived at Lista's at 3:40 pm on a Saturday evening. We did not know they did not open until 4 so we thought we would wait in the car until they opened, as we turned to go to our car a young lady came out of... More 

Thank ironangel1012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service and we'll prepared and tasty food. This is pretty much all I need for an evening out. Thanks Lista's for an enjoyable dinner

Thank Anthony L
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Interesting Mexican Restaurant that also serves some american food. Shrimp appetizer was very good. Service was good but did not rush you

1 Thank WxmanMD
ListasGrill, Owner at Lista's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive 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 favorites including steaks, ribs, seafood, crab cakes, gourmet salads, burgers, and, yes, American Southwest customer favorites like... More 

Sparrows Point , MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit here. Both times we have loves the food. They have Mexican, but also offer other dishes. The shrimp appetizer is excellent. The food quality is amazing and you can't miss the homemade sangria!

1 Thank LoriW30
Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Passed by many times but decided to stop in....it was very busy. Our server (Iris) was wonderful and made us feel like family. I noticed they hug the regulars and it seemed like a family. When you ask for a carafe of Sangria....you get a huge pitcher so be ready. Food was as great as Iris.

1 Thank Tammy P
Glen Burnie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Staff was excellent. Atmosphere is great. Food was very good. Good mix of Mexican and American meals. Parking is a bit problematic--had to double park. Overall, I had a great time and look forward to going back again.

1 Thank Kathy S
ListasGrill, Owner at Lista's Grill, responded to this review

Hi, KSmith. Thank you very much for your positive review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant and hope that you come back soon and often. We understand that parking on our lot can get a bit tight, especially on Fridays and Saturdays or when we are hosting a catered event. Please keep in mind... More 

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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, Kids, 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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?