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Lista’s Grill is permanently closed

Dear Friends and Loyal Customers of Lista’s Grill,

It is with great sadness and a heartfelt sense of loss, that we must announce that Lista’s Grill is now permanently closed. After 47 years doing what we absolutely love, we must now retire. We had hoped that another owner was going to take over operations and reopen the restaurant, but sadly that plan has fallen through. The extremely volatile operating environment created by the pandemic simply proved more than we could sustain.

We want to THANK YOU with all of our hearts for all of the love, support and friendship that you have given to us over the past 47 years—the last 21 years of which have been filled with the joy of seeing your faces at our door on Mountain Road. We sincerely appreciate every customer whom we’ve had the honor to serve. THANK YOU for making Lista’s Grill one of Pasadena’s most popular local restaurants.

We would also like to offer our deepest gratitude to our many outstanding employees over the years including our chefs, cooks, front end managers, servers, bartenders, runners, and dishwashers. Our success was always a team effort.

To our colleagues and fellow restaurant owners, we wish you all much continued success! And we ask all of our valued customers to support independent small businesses.

We wish you all the best for a happy and prosperous future.

Sincerely,
Kathy & Ruben Evangelista

 

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Lista’s Grill

Lista’s Grill has been treating guests of our family-operated restaurant to delicious, high-quality American food in a casual, cozy, cheerful atmosphere since 1974. Our Modern American menu features a great mix of American, local, and Southwest favorites that our customers have told us they enjoy most, along with weekly specials spanning the globe to keep our selection exciting and new. Locals have voted us one of Pasadena’s Best Restaurants, so give us a try… carry out tonight!

Our diverse menu features premium house-cut steaks, ribs, seafood, crab cakes, gourmet salads, and burgers. Our executive chef, Ruben Evangelista, is a Colorado native, so we also serve authentic American Southwest favorites like burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. We still import our fresh green and red chiles directly from New Mexico.

Lista’s food is available for carryout. View our full menu or watch our facebook page for weekly specials.

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Lista’s is incredible

Lista's is incredible. The food is always amazingly delicious and flavorful. And there aren't enough positive words in the dictionary to describe the simply wonderful owners!

Martha Walton LeDoux – April 2020

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2021-01-08T18:03:40-05:00

Martha Walton LeDoux – April 2020

Lista's is incredible. The food is always amazingly delicious and flavorful. And there aren't enough positive words in the dictionary to describe the simply wonderful owners!

We love Lista’s Grill!

We love listas grill! Just ordered carry out for dinner tonight and it was just as great as usual. And as always the staff is amazing! Thank you all so much for the amazing dinner and change to our weekly meals!

Jade Bullough – March 2020

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2021-01-08T18:04:46-05:00

Jade Bullough – March 2020

We love listas grill! Just ordered carry out for dinner tonight and it was just as great as usual. And as always the staff is amazing! Thank you all so much for the amazing dinner and change to our weekly meals!

Amazing Everything!

Amazing Everything! Came in expecting the run of the mill… left trying to imagine when I would be hungry enough to, again eat my leftovers, since ♡ the portions are Perfect in amount/size and flavor... PLUS, I seriously can't stop thinking about my fish tacos and the sides… spot on deliciousness.

Julie Mae Panas

Lista's Grill
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2021-01-08T18:06:10-05:00

Julie Mae Panas

Amazing Everything! Came in expecting the run of the mill… left trying to imagine when I would be hungry enough to, again eat my leftovers, since ♡ the portions are Perfect in amount/size and flavor... PLUS, I seriously can't stop thinking about my fish tacos and the sides… spot on deliciousness.

They are amazing

They are amazing. All their food is perfect. Very friendly staff and fair prices. If you haven’t tried this place out you should.

Roscoe Maldonado – Nov. 2020

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2021-01-12T12:52:10-05:00

Roscoe Maldonado – Nov. 2020

They are amazing. All their food is perfect. Very friendly staff and fair prices. If you haven’t tried this place out you should.

Great place to eat

I have lived in Pasadena for 16 years and this was my first visit. We decided to dine here as part of our support to local businesses. They were only open for carry out but we didn’t mind. We were greeted by the owner and had friendly conversation while our food was prepared. I got black bean soup and Kathy’s salad. My husband got the cowboy burrito. Everything was delicious and portions were a good size. We were given complementary chips and salsa. Will definitely be back!

vebbie68 – Jan. 2020

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2021-01-08T17:54:42-05:00

vebbie68 – Jan. 2020

I have lived in Pasadena for 16 years and this was my first visit. We decided to dine here as part of our support to local businesses. They were only open for carry out but we didn’t mind. We were greeted by the owner and had friendly conversation while our food was prepared. I got black bean soup and Kathy’s salad. My husband got the cowboy burrito. Everything was delicious and portions were a good size. We were given complementary chips and salsa. Will definitely be back!

I love this place

I love this place, they are the best around. I ran corporate restaurants for many many years and refuse to eat in them now for obvious reasons lol. This is small family opened restaurant is why I originally got into the business. I love this place and you should try them out.

Chauncey Phillips – Nov. 2020

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2021-01-12T12:53:00-05:00

Chauncey Phillips – Nov. 2020

I love this place, they are the best around. I ran corporate restaurants for many many years and refuse to eat in them now for obvious reasons lol. This is small family opened restaurant is why I originally got into the business. I love this place and you should try them out.

Lista’s great food

The food is great. I really like the taco salad and my wife likes the enchiladas. The menu has a good selection food. I would recommend it.

Tourist559464 – Nov. 2019

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2021-01-08T17:58:31-05:00

Tourist559464 – Nov. 2019

The food is great. I really like the taco salad and my wife likes the enchiladas. The menu has a good selection food. I would recommend it.

Surprisingly Good

Have often driven by but never explored. Really happy we did. The shrimp appetizer was fantastic. I went with the special of the day. A steak dish. FANTASTIC. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The other option we chose was a burrito. Very well done. Nice flavor and presentation. Dessert was fried ice cream! The staff was well informed and helpful. … The food is well worth the visit

F8556XWjamesm – Jan. 2020

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2021-01-08T17:56:19-05:00

F8556XWjamesm – Jan. 2020

Have often driven by but never explored. Really happy we did. The shrimp appetizer was fantastic. I went with the special of the day. A steak dish. FANTASTIC. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The other option we chose was a burrito. Very well done. Nice flavor and presentation. Dessert was fried ice cream! The staff was well informed and helpful. … The food is well worth the visit

Food was amazing

Went and picked up dinner for the first time last night. The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! Definitely returning in the future!

Mike Young – Sept. 2020

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2021-01-08T18:00:53-05:00

Mike Young – Sept. 2020

Went and picked up dinner for the first time last night. The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! Definitely returning in the future!

Our Favorite Place

This is our go to restaurant, with friends and family. Always cordial welcome, great staff in a very friendly atmosphere.

Navigate58798 – Jan. 2020

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2021-01-08T17:52:44-05:00

Navigate58798 – Jan. 2020

This is our go to restaurant, with friends and family. Always cordial welcome, great staff in a very friendly atmosphere.
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