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Marini's Empanada House

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3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
+1 281-391-4273
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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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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Best empanadas yet ever

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Nattyelena
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Katy, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stop by here well out of our way twice a month. If you have ever been to the Kolache factory it's a lot like that except with empanadas. They have 25-30 different types of empanadas with some for vegetarians, meat lovers, Italians, Mexicans, sweet tooths, etc. they have something for all tastes and come in single orders so you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Have been to both locations and this newer one wins hands down. Like me, you may not think that a brisket empanada would be very good...but it was perfection from the first bite. Also would recommend the peanut butter and name...delicious!! Can't wait to get back.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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