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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
281.391.4273
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Over 70 variety of empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 24
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
The best Empanadas in Katy--And Houston!

The Empanadas at Marini’s are simply the best! My fave if the Tia Maria: it’s loaded with brisket, onions, jalapenos and spices. Also for meat lovers but not as spicy: the Bacon Burger—l get one of each. If you can eat more than two you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din. But you MUST... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Walt S
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Katy, Texas
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Katy, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Empanadas at Marini’s are simply the best! My fave if the Tia Maria: it’s loaded with brisket, onions, jalapenos and spices. Also for meat lovers but not as spicy: the Bacon Burger—l get one of each. If you can eat more than two you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din. But you MUST save room for dessert... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife brought me here and it was very good. All her friends eat at the other location near her office. This is what mom & pop is all about; good value, good food, and a better product. Food taste & quality: 5 stars (loved the Gordon Bleu empanada) Value: 5 stars (3 or 4 empanadas are a good filling... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for some of the best empanadas around, Marini's is the place to go. Tucked into a strip mall in the Cinco Ranch area, Marini's offers the BEST empanadas you can hope to find. Essentially everything on the menu is delicious so don't hesitate to sample the selection of fried deliciousness. My personal favorites are the "hot... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The empanadas are cooked very well. The service is amazing! The employees want everyone to enjoy their meal. Eat here it order out often.

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texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is fantastic. All of the empanadas are delicious. The place is family run, the staff are very friendly and the food is very fresh and comes to your table blazing hot. The raspberry chocolate dessert empanada is one of the best things I've ever eaten. Great value too. There is a nice place to sit outside when... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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100 reviews 100 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I like family run establishments! Friendly service, clean decorative place that I would visit again. All in all, the empanada while much better ~ kind of reminded me of a hot pocket, keep in mind that the flavor & freshly prepared makes it much better, but still it was similar to a hot pocket. Jim Gaffigan ( comedian) would approve... More 

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The empanadas are amazing!!! There are so many options anyone can find something they like here. The cheese & Jalepeno is my favorite and the chicken Diablo is my husband's. Don't forget to try the s'more desert empanada! The two of us can eat for about $20.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place absolutely has THE BEST empanadas I have tried! I've been to other empanada restaurants, but in no way do they compare to this place. It feels like family here. The staff is very attentive. It seems they enjoy what they do, because they care. I give it a thumbs up! My favorite empanadas are the gaucho. I highly... More 

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Katy, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This Gem is tucked away in Katy in a little Strip Mall. You have to know where it's at or your'e going to miss it. Lunch is my favorite time to go here. The service is always the same as it's always the same team working. Consistency is always the same which is something important for me when I eat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Party of four from South America . . . Wanted something different from the usual Katy Area restaurants. Don't expect this place to be a four star full-service place. It's clean, good food at reasonable prices and friendly, helpful service. Initial order was 6 meat/cheese and 2 vegetable. Food was piping hot and fresh with an explanation of order on... More 

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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: 281.391.4273

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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?