Lista’s Grill is racking up the accolades yet again from the Maryland Gazette Reader’s Choice Awards, winning in categories like Best Chef and Most Creative Cuisine. Don’t mistake their all-American food for Mexican or Tex Mex cuisine, though; they consider their dishes to be Southwestern, but no matter what you call it, it’s some of the best in Pasadena.
The menu has plenty of variety, but when in doubt, go for Chef Ruben’s specialties. Colorado Carnitas, TNT Chicken, and the Cowboy Burrito are among the menu standouts, and they come in huge portions. Lista’s Grill also features daily specials that take advantage of what’s fresh and allow Chef Ruben to flex his cooking chops. Be sure to make reservations at Lista’s Grill if you have a large party or you are visiting during a peak time. Use the form on their website, or call the restaurant for day-of reservations.