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The Original Marini's Empanada House

#1 of 24 Dessert in Katy
Certificate of Excellence
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3522 S Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450-7712
+1 281-391-4273
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great empanadas. Lots of flavors; sweet if you or savory. Nice little local spot. Quick and easy st a good price. Delicious.

Thank Mary R
Katy, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great tasting empanadas. All time favorite for the entire family. They have a wide variety to satisfy the taste buds for everyone

Thank FHA512786
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

First visit , we order milanesa sandwich , beef empanada and chicken florentine The sandwich was ok , good size , milanesa a little overcooked Beef empanada too much cumin and greasy Chicken empanada are good Good size empanada, fried Place is ok , total for sandwich and 4 empanadas and a drink $22

Thank AleliDz
São Miguel do Oeste
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food is great! Bid variety of empanadas and Argentinian style food! The service is fast and the team very attentive!!

Thank Gustavo P
Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Marini's serves up some of the freshest, most flavorful empanadas I've ever had. And there are so many to choose from! Some of the spicy ones actually have a decent kick to them, too. With reasonable pricing, it's a great place to go if you're palate is a little restless and you want to try a few different flavors. Start... More 

Thank Joe R
Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Better than I expected!!! Delicious empanadas, perfectly cooked and seasoned! Lots of flavors to try, so we will be back!

Thank LLaff
Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Casual and delish, pop in get a few empanadas and a glass of Malbec and you are good to go. Grandson loves the place too!

Thank Wallytrout

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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