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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
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16:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Tammy P
Glen Burnie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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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 

Pasadena, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

great food and service small place but great time.would tell friends to go and would go myself again.

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2 Thank hoss11960
Pasadena, Maryland
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican place. Food is great and portions are huge. Great place for families or groups of friebda. Staff is very friendly and always remembers your name. Really good margaritas.

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1 Thank Stephanie W
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 favorites including steaks, ribs, seafood, crab cakes, gourmet salads, burgers, and, yes, American Southwest customer favorites like burritos, enchiladas,... More 

Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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253 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Lista's is a small, family owned/operated restaurant that I simply cannot say enough about! They always welcome you like you are a long lost family member! The food and drinks are always fantastic no matter what you order. We come back often and have never once been disappointed. I wish them continued success! Order the margarita on the rocks -... More 

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1 Thank ddallas1969
Pasadena, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We found this gem a few years ago. The place has great good and excellent service. Recommend reservation during the weekend, very popular. They also have great drink....

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1 Thank Amy H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Every time we go, we love the food and the staff and the atmosphere! We love taking family members there when they're around and the quaint atmosphere is perfect whether you're enjoying a romantic dinner, or getting together with a bunch of friends and family.

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3 Thank daveandkara B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

What a great little restaurant. We were treated here by friends. The owners and employees are all very friendly and inviting. They went out of their way to serve us. They don't have a separate kids menu but were willing to make a special plate for our 7 year old. The food was terrific and flavorful. The prices were good... More 

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2 Thank Brian K
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Everything about our visit was great. Had a large table with kids and a familyember in a wheelchair. They were very accommodating. Food was amazing and so was the service. If you go around when they open its not crowded and better for larger parties.

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2 Thank MChez21
Pasadena, Maryland
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The food and service at Listas is always good sometimes prices are a little but always a good dining experience!

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Thank Sharon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, International
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?