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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” (97 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
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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 Paul B
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
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch on the recommendation of friends. This place puts a smile on your face. The menu is huge and includes savory as well as sweet empanadas. We tried four savory and two sweet. Each was distinctive and wonderful. We tried both the regular...More

Thank Spg6611
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the empanadas and the sangria even when is only apples inside and the pieces cut to little taste very good,the best was gaucho tomato and basil, spinach and artichoke I didn't care for guava where is the membrillo ? when we ask...More

Thank takes2totango54
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the Sangria ! I had the La Pampas empanada ! So many different choices ! For dessert you can’t go wrong with the flaky apple empanada 😍

Thank Circlecbar
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I tried three different empanadas to explore the menu a bit; Tex Mex, Las Pampas and Macho Nacho. They were OK. Nothing special. Served with two different sauces. Red is very hot; be careful. Green had a lot of flavor. Not bad, but nothing special.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, delicious food, and reasonable pricing!! I personally enjoy the empanadas... I dine here at times with family or friends and sometimes do take out regardless I'm satisfied. Been coming at this location for sometime and like the fact that its nearby...

Thank Rique4206
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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