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The Original Marini's Empanada House

10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
+1 713-266-2729
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (100 reviews)
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here several times to try their food for a place that is named empanadas they're not that great of course there's not many places in town that do empanadas I guess around this area this would be your only choice but I would...More

Thank AUSAGUY007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place for food, great welcoming feel when you walk in, dozens of different empanada options all made fresh. Owners are very friendly and shows the place is authentic. Ordered 2 savoury, 2 dessert and some curly fries. Everything was spectacular I’ll probably never find...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group dined al fresco at Marini's and were delighted with our food choices and charmed by our hosts! There must be several dozen South American empanada choices, savory and sweet PLUS you can custom order some! The chimichurri sauce, made fresh also, was delicious.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The empanadas were beyond delicious...I would recommend the bbq ones. It was unexpectedly delicious.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Normally when I travel, I will try different restaurants each night. This was one of the few exceptions. Went back to back each evening to try some more and different empanadas. Very friendly staff, very helpful in the selection. Made fresh and it shows. Each...More

Thank Monte S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

These are the real deal. They have the traditional empanadas as well as empanada flavors that cater more to an American palate. Savory and sweet empanadas are available as are a wide range of tasty treats. The Marini’s are a joy and interact with their...More

Thank Victor A
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Saw this on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and was in town. Delicious empanadas. My fav was the pizza but also enjoyed the chicken a a king and tomato/basil/mozzarella. The flat sopapilla's were SO good! I couldn't finish my dessert one but I'm looking forward...More

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I saw this place spotlighted on Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives, so I thought I'd check it out. I ordered two different empanadas to check out a small sampling of what's on the menu. Neither one really met expectations that were presented on the show. Maybe...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Tried this spot from a recommendation at Marriott right next door. The salad was good. The empanada’s were excellent and served fresh, hot and with quality ingredients. BBQ beef and chicken had great sauce. Cheese with ham, very good. It is a cool place with...More

Thank 825PaulB825
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I heard about this place from a friend and was overly impressed. The empanadas are very affordable ranging from $2-3 dollars per empanada. They not only have regular meat, veggie, and cheese empanadas but they also have DESSERT EMPANADAS. The menu may be a bit...More

Thank Clisby W
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If you like walking, it's within walking distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
  • Neighbourhood: Westchase
  • Phone Number: +1 713-266-2729
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