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“Excellent empanadas and desserts!”

The Original Marini's Empanada House
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Katy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Over 70 variety of Argentine style empanadas made fresh. Selection of craft beers.
London, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent empanadas and desserts!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

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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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Interesting”
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,

  • Visited January 2014
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Katy, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great owner, always good”
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!

  • Visited December 2013
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Texas
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Yummy”
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 anything. They are really good when they are just made fresh and steaming. It was interesting a little different for us but very very good!

  • Visited September 2013
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Denver, CO
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Plenty of options”
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!

Visited August 2013
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