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Marini's Empanada House

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Argentinean, South American
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3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
+1 281-391-4273
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Over 70 variety of empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the empanadas

Really like the empanadas. Spicy pulled pork has been my favorite so far as savory and sweet is the guava with cream cheese. However, my Mom did not enjoy the Churrasco Sandwich, meat was very tough. Enjoy their interior decor and really llike the pet-friendly patio. Pretty good beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Wendy S
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Katy, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
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Katy, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really like the empanadas. Spicy pulled pork has been my favorite so far as savory and sweet is the guava with cream cheese. However, my Mom did not enjoy the Churrasco Sandwich, meat was very tough. Enjoy their interior decor and really llike the pet-friendly patio. Pretty good beer selection as well.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The kids (10 & 13) husband and I stopped in for a quick bite after landing at Hobby Airport. We choose this place because of the reviews and were not disappointed. There were so many choices to pick from it was hard. We tried several varieties including the s'mores empanadas. OMG! Need I say more!. Definitely put this on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Marini's is a fantastic place to stop in and dine for lunch. Fresh, delicious empanada's, excellent service, family-owned, and you can tell they take pride in their restaurant and their food. If you only have your lunch hour from work, it's a perfect choice as well since they are extremely efficient.

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Barstow, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Katy for one night and wanted to have a quick dinner and had seen great reviews for Marini's. I love empanadas and my husband couldn't remember ever trying them so we decided to give them a try. I had the Eggplant and the Asparagus and the Apple Gabriella for dessert. My husband had... More 

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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful place, atmosphere, price. Family atmosphere. Great service! Great wine, great deserts even sandwiches are wonderful.

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Katy, Texas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go to the Empanada House about 6 times a year. The food is good. Service is usually slow. On this visit I had pre/ordered 12 dozen empanadas for a specific pick up time and had pre-paid for them. I waited 40 minutes. I thought they were still preparing them and was happy to wait, thinking the... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great family owned restaurant with dine in and to go available. Quality fresh empanadas made with fresh ingredients.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I tried Beef Gaucho (hubs fav), Italian Marcello (good, but would not get again), hot tia maria (good but won't get again, bacon burger (yum, close 2nd, will order again), chicken diablo (won't get again) and eggplant (my fav) and apple Gabrielle for dessert (good, but will try the coconut one next time. All that for $20... More 

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Katy, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A family tradition is carried on at the Original Marini's Empanada House on S. Mason Road in Katy. So many choices, hand made to perfection. Tired of the same old fast food options? This is the place to go. I cannot go more than a week or two without returning. It is always hard to decide what to order. And,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Marini has been in the Houston area for a long time (I don't remember the exact year) and there is no question why. The food is excellent. It's always busy at lunchtime.

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Additional Information about Marini's Empanada House

Address: 3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
Phone Number: +1 281-391-4273
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Katy
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Katy
  • Phone Number: +1 281-391-4273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Over 70 variety of empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?