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Marini's Empanada House

3522 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
(281) 391-4273
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Ranked #9 of 408 Restaurants in Katy
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a South American Pastry a crust folded over a filling fried. We had Chicken Florentine,Poblana,Chicken Diablo, Texas BBQ,English,and a blackberry and raspberry. They aren't very big but tasty. There are about 36 items on the menu,

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Katy, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great family owned restaurant. They do empanada's and they do them well. Fries are hand cut and curly. Service polite and efficient. Save room for the chocolate empanada, they are the best!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've driven past this place for years and after reading reviews finally tried it. We opted to take an order to go trying 3 different types and two desserts. The asparagus/cheese was yummy and so was the fig for dessert. You eat the empanada by itself like a little sandwich but nothing was served with them no salad, vegetable or... More

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Denver, CO
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Six of us enjoyed a variety of empanadas, including some dessert ones. Having spent some time trying empanadas in Argentina, I thorough enjoyed everything. The beer and wine selection was well done also if we had dined in - carry out was very easy. I would love it if they added a Roquefort empanada!

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Houston, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I am not an empanada pro, but my Columbian friend assures me these are exceptional as far as empanadas go! Freshly made to order they are warm and wonderful and run the range of tangy, savory, to sweet and gooey. I admit I go for the dessert. The fig and the chocolate and the berry empanadas are not to be... More

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