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The Original Marini's Empanada House

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3522 S Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450-7712
+1 281-391-4273
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sugar Land, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was our first time at Marini's and the guy who took our order was friendly and patient. Between the two of us we tried 5 different savory empanadas and two sweet empanadas. All good but the standouts were the Beef Gaucho, the Hot Tia Maria, Spicy Pulled Pork, and the Charro. Hot off the cooker and great flavors. The... More 

Thank des0001
El Campo, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I'm usually not one to write a review for a place right away, but I can say that this is one of the places that had inspired to do so! We were in the neighborhood as a family and I've been wanting to try this place out. I had previously met Mr. Marini and have been curious about the fair... More 

Thank Adrian M
Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Our first empanadas were at Marini's Empanada House. We were hooked! There is great variety in the empanadas. Salads and sandwiches are also excellent. Typically, the owner is cooking or taking orders. They take great pride in their restaurant and the food reflects that.

Thank LRD37
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161 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Just visited tonight with a friend. This was my first visit even though I passed by that shopping strip many times and have never noticed this place. There is a big variety of meat/vegetarian /cheese empanadas, as well as sweet ones. I had a spicy pulled pork and dulce de leche. They were freshly made and the filling inside the... More 

Thank sumanuta
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Love, love, love this quick little place. The empanadas are wonderful. Really wide variety. Family owned and great service. Nice people.

Thank Mary R
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visited with my daughter for lunch and we were both impressed with this cute restaurant. Great variety of both savory and sweet empanadas. We had savory empanadas and finished with a dessert empanada, all were served piping hot and were very flavorsome. The gentleman who took our order and served us was extremely pleasant and the restaurant is very clean... More 

Thank TXGAL6
Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

First, the Empanada House is slightly hidden. You have to be looking for it. But, one you find it, you will like what you get. If you don't know what an Empanada is, then look it up, or just go to Marinis'. They have many different flavors, all of which are good. They are a little pricy for what you... More 

Thank txmmoore
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Highlight was the desert Empanada lemon curd cheesecake. It was very delicious and flavorful. Loved the place. We had been to their Westhiemer place earlier and had loved the empanada's. The one in Katy also delivers the same taste and high quality.

Thank Mansi P
Cypress, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stopped in for quick and different take out - the brisket, the chicken, and the cheese empanadas made the perfect light dinner with a glass of 14 Hands Red Blend.

Thank Rene D
Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There are a large variety of empanadas both savory and sweet, with other food options. The quality is always consistent (Fresh and tasty). No thrills self service cafe or you can get take out. This is one of our regulars. Price is a little on the high side.

Thank J20ELA111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3522 S Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450-7712
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Katy
  • Phone Number: +1 281-391-4273
Over 70 variety of Argentine style empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.

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