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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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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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