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The Original Marini's Empanada House

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Westchase
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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

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  • 4
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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
Incredible!

Real deal. The selections of empanadas is amazing and delicious! You have to try the dessert ones as well. Very casual, order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. Don't let the line scare you, it moves fast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Real deal. The selections of empanadas is amazing and delicious! You have to try the dessert ones as well. Very casual, order at the counter and food is delivered to your table. Don't let the line scare you, it moves fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This places is wonderful! Lots of empanada choices. We had the 4 cheese, tomato basil, fugasetta and las pampas. We loved them all. They are deep fried, warm and crispy. The family clearly cares about their food and their business. We will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you are looking to try something fresh and new, try the children's plate, and share a variety of empanadas. The menu has a lot to offer and prices aren't bad. You can also order and carry across parking lot to sip with your choice of wine in Vintropolis.

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Mount Vernon, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

During my stay in Houston I ate twice at Marini's. The food was very good and inexpensive. Would recommend.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

While in town visiting family, we were taken here to eat. The empanadas were really good! We tried the spinach, the Hawaiian, and the pizza one. The kids loved the pizza one and would definitely go back again. On our next visit, we'll have to go back to try the dessert empanadas.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

So glad this little gem is conveniently located next to the Westchase Marriott. They have the most delicious empanadas. Their sangria is tasty too. This place is too GOOD to pass up.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I don't have a lot of experience with empanadas but they were very good. Large selection and sizes available. Was not a big fan of the Hawaiian ChuChu, but the Hot Tia Maria and Asparagus King were very good. Dessert empanadas were also very good. My wife and I liked it so much we went back the next afternoon for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I agree with a previous review...the empanadas are a hit and miss. For a sure thing, try the location in Katy...solid. The people at both locations are super nice...but the empanadas in Katy were perfection.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Thanks, Trip Advisor! We ate here on our cross country trip thanks to Trip Advisor reviews and wish we could eat here once a week! The location is a small strip mall. The restaurant is very clean and cute. The empanadas were to die for! We are vegetarian and tried the bean and cheese, the roasted poblano and cheese, and... More 

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good option for a light lunch. Empanadas are not the best. I got soggy ones. I liked the chocolate Empanadas. The lunch combo is a good option at lunch time.

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Additional Information about The Original Marini's Empanada House

Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042
Phone Number: 713.266.2729
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Latin, Spanish

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish
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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