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The Original Marini's Empanada House

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Westchase
Latin, Spanish
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10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042
713.266.2729
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 39
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I dined at this little mom and pop restaurant today with a friend! Both of our 1st times! It smelled great! We ordered the two empanada combo that came with a soup and dessert for like $9. It was great! The cashier was part owner and her mother makes almost everything!!!! I love when someone's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
htownstar32
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined at this little mom and pop restaurant today with a friend! Both of our 1st times! It smelled great! We ordered the two empanada combo that came with a soup and dessert for like $9. It was great! The cashier was part owner and her mother makes almost everything!!!! I love when someone's mother or grandparents are cooking... More 

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Thank htownstar32
Aberdeen, Scotland
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! Big selection of empanadas, you're sure to find a filling to your taste, I had Asparagus King and an English and for dessert chocolate. Think I may have to work my way through all the dessert options. Hubby has been before as he works nearby and my 17 year old son really enjoyed it. He said... More 

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Thank ChocolateBabz
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

It a family owned restaurant where locals seem to go. No real decor, in a mall near the Marriott Westchase and the Hilton. Very good food and cheap.

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Thank ame054
Grapeland, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We dropped by here one day because I wanted to see what the fuss was over these empanadas. Their menu is extensive, their food prepared fresh. I enjoyed this place a lot! Would eat here all the time if I lived in the area. I loved that they offer mini empanadas for a buck...I bought three savory, three sweet, was... More 

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Thank Kelli P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Empanadas were great sooo many options to choose from. (: All though I wish they had more options for people who don't eat onions.:/

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Thank Joa L
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Somehow, yet again, Marini's messed up my order. Rather, I should say, they skipped my order, and after about 20 minutes I finally asked about my order. There was a mix-up, is what I was told. Problem is, that's about the third time that has happened to me at this place. But to make up for it, I was given... More 

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Thank Alfonso M
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal. We had a great time. The owner brought our food to us and he was really witty and funny and very interesting to talk to. We really enjoyed the food and the uniqueness of it. And of course it did taste fantastic!

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Thank Gregory S
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently got an assortment of the vegetarian empanadas for take out. They were fantastic! Our favorites were the avocado and the spinach, but all were delicious, beautiful, and perfectly cooked. The little pies were carefully boxed in sturdy cardboard and clearly labelled, too. We will be eating here often.

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Thank Juliette144
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I love Marini's! The staff is friendly and passionate about what they do, the service is quick (though the line will be long), and the food is outstanding. I haven't eaten through the whole menu yet, but so far I've enjoyed every empanada I've had here. Even the vegetarian options have been good. My handsdown favorite is the dulce de... More 

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The title "Empanada House" may turn some people off, but believe me when I say everyone can find one they like. There are pizza empanadas, vegetarian empanadas, bbq empanadas, fish empanadas, mexican empanadas and more. There are even several types of sandwiches as well as dessert empanadas. They have all sorts of beer and wine and even sangria. Both the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
  • Neighborhood: Westchase
  • Phone Number: 713.266.2729

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?