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The Original Marini's Empanada House

#1 of 22 Dessert in Katy
Certificate of Excellence
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3522 S. Mason Rd, #100, Katy, TX 77450
+1 281-391-4273
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Katy, Texas
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casual and delish, pop in get a few empanadas and a glass of Malbec and you are good to go. Grandson loves the place too!

Thank Wallytrout
the wodlands, tx
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a new venture for me. What a surprise! The most wonderful small empanadas. I ate way too much but they were so good. I will definitely make a return trip.

Thank lsp8401
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My ode to Marini's: Mushroom and olive empanada filled with warm gooey cheese, I love thee. Hawaiian empanada with ham and pineapple, get in my belly. Chicken Diablo empanada, you're so spiceeeee. For the best empanada in Katy, visit Marini!!

Thank Brad I
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I found this place while looking for a restroom for my preschooler. I had never had empanadas, and now I'm seriously hooked. This place is priced great, so you can try a couple of new fillings each visit. Fresh sauces on the side, and empanadas made to order. One of the last places you can get a really great lunch... More 

Thank Becky G
Sugar Land, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The beef gaucho empanada was delicious! I also got a shake (forgot the name) I tried the Chicken diablo empanada and it was okay. I will be coming back for more beef gaucho empanadas and chimichurri. The empanadas are the best to eat the same day....the next day they don't taste the same.

Thank Ana Vilma P
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We were here again over the holidays. The staff is very friendly and always greet us with a smile. I have had most of the non dessert empanadas The Gaucho is my favorite. The salads are also tasty. The chimichurri sauce is great!!! Service is fast. It is also amazing how they are able to identify each empanada as they... More 

Thank Eric L
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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!

Thank Jose D
Fulshear, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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 

Thank SMAFulshear
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Juan S
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3 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.

Thank Francis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Over 70 variety of Argentine style empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.

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