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Marini's Empanada House

3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
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Ranked #10 of 414 Restaurants in Katy
Price range: $5 - $10
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Description: Over 70 variety of empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.
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Houston, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have been in Houston since the 70's, and remember the original family restaurant in the Montrose. Today the children carry on, and the empanadas are the best we know of in the Houston area. We recently had the "gaucho", "Tia Maria", and "chicken poblana". All very good, flaky crust, highly seasoned. In fact the spicy mole chicken poblana will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The first time I went to Marini's the food was great and the empanadas were delicious.... I've been back several times and the empanadas are very poor.... either the dough is sitting in the refrigerator too long or something is not right.... and the price is pretty high for what they are.

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smarini, Owner at Marini's Empanada House, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that the quality is not the same. Here at Marini's in Katy we pride ourselves in providing consistency in the quality of our empanadas. Our dough is made fresh daily and our oil is filtered daily to maintain the highest quality. Please let me know the next time you visit to assure you of our quality.... More 

Mobile, Alabama
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200 reviews 200 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was looking for a different kind of restaurant to try while visiting Katy on 10-27-14 and turned to Tripadvisor for help. Oh wow, I am glad that I did, this place is awesome! I tried the Avocado, Eggplant, Apple, pumpkin, banana and raspberry empanadas and was not disappointed. The place is clean and the staff was very friendly. My... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had heard really good things about Marini's and were excited to try it. The empanada's are good and there is a wide variety, but it honestly isnt that great. i would try ti again if i were nearby, but i wouldnt drive out of my way to go there.

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you are wondering if there is really GOOD food in Katy...here it is! We found this extraordinary place years ago and keep coming back for more! Every single Empanada is delish! And...the beer...what a selection. Yesterday I had the envision from No Name Brewery in Katy...Excellent...we will always stop by Marini's whenever we are in Katy!

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smarini, Owner at Marini's Empanada House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We will be here when you come back to visit Katy. Alex More 

Houston, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had never heard of this place and never had a empanada. I was leaving autozone and wanted to try something different. I used app and saw the ratings on this place and went straight to it. Best decision I ever made. I bought two chicken and beef first but I'm a big guy and immediately bought two more. They... More 

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Houston, Texas
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78 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Have been here many times for lunch and a few times for dinner as it is right near my church. each dough warpped empanada looks like half of a small pie and costs $2.65 and i usually order 3 to be full (my wife & kids each has 2). Threre are 18 meat empenadas to choose from, 10 vegetable empanadas,... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I used to practically live at Marini's on Westheimer when I was in college in the mid-70s. It closed, and I've missed the food ever since. I recently read that the family opened this restaurant in Katy, and I lost no time in zipping down the Grand Parkway! Just as yummy as I remember, with loads more choices. We ordered... More 

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Katy, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I have gone here at least three times since we moved to Katy, TX and probably would have been more if we weren't trying to eat at a bunch of different restaurants to figure out the area. This place is always great no matter what empanada's you get and the deserts are amazing. We're working our way... More 

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Top Contributor
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58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We enjoyed the Gaucho and spinach style empanadas and accompanied it with a good Malbec and Quilmes beer from Argentina. The Dulce de Leche empanadas for dessert are fantastic. A new favourite for us in the Katy area.

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Additional Information about Marini's Empanada House

Address: 3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
Phone Number: 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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