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The Original Marini's Empanada House

#1 of 20 Dessert in Katy
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Latin, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Over 70 variety of Argentine style empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft...
Over 70 variety of Argentine style empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.
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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    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
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Great Empanadas, really friendly staff, nothing more needs to be said. Marini had also increased his beer options what is always a extremely important step! I keep coming back with my family from time to time. Empanadas never die!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jose D
via mobile
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Empanadas, really friendly staff, nothing more needs to be said. Marini had also increased his beer options what is always a extremely important step! I keep coming back with my family from time to time. Empanadas never die!

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Thank Jose D
Fulshear, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this restaurant quite by accident, after driving past it I'm sure a million times. They are somewhat hidden behind a larger building at the corner of Mason and Westheimer. I was intrigued so I stopped in for carry out. I tried the chicken Diablo, the spicy pork, and the Hot Tia Maria. I made myself Ill...they were... More 

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Thank SMAFulshear
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

If you want to try some Empanadas Argentinas, this is the place to be, great variety of flavors, nice looking place to go with family and friends, very kind and polite service.

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Thank Juan S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great Service and friendly staff. Marini's has the best Argentinian empanadas in town. Also they sale Venezuelan Cachapas.

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Thank Francis H
Katy, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

When I get a craving and want something quick, but it is not what it used to be. There are more authentic options in the area that are much better.

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Thank FBG007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food here is always wonderful. I have tried around 10-12 different empanadas and loved each one. I really enjoy their spicy selections (but they make my head sweat). They even have dessert empanadas. The owner/operator is a very nice guy and quite friendly (I've been there often enough that he remembers me). They have one of the most robust... More 

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Thank bayfshr
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This out of the way place is the perfect stop for a quick bite to eat. The empanada's are always hot and tasty. I love the English (reminded me of my trip to England), beef and bacon, and all of the barbecue ones. The apple with cream cheese dessert one is also a favorite. It is very inexpensive and perfect... More 

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Thank Ken W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great selection & always made to order! My favs are the poblano chicken, Texas BBQ, jalapeño chicken and the dessert empanadas are all to die for! I highly recommend Marinis Empanadas!

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Thank ltbarr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I used to go there from time to time and buy many different types of Argentinian empanadas to bring home. The have an amazing variety of empanadas but all with very good taste. Don't forget to buy a pot of "Dulce de Leche" to bring home. It is amazing go eat it with bread, or to put on top of... More 

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Thank Corbellini
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We LOVE Marini's! Delicious food, great value & friendly service. My fave is the beef gaucho- a flavorful meat filled pocket with green olives and hard boiled egg. Also, their dessert empanadas are to die for!

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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: Latin, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Over 70 variety of Argentine style 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?