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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
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Eclectic and trendy cool

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
RoxxG
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ahhhhhh man ohhhh man ohhhhh man talk about talk about eating good this is absolutely great food..... Enjoyed every bite.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place was cute! However the empanada's are really hit or miss. Overall I think the casing is a bit to thick for an empanada but I could get past that cause it was flavorful. However the inside stuffings were very hit or miss. We loved the cheese ones and we loved the spicy ones all the others were just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

At first, when I heard my grandpa and I were going to eat empanadas, I wasn't too excited. It was Christmas Eve and I was in the mood for turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy. As we pulled up to this restaurant, we exited the car and immediately, the first thing you notice is the smell. The most heavenly smell... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We really enjoyed both the savory and sweet empanadas. They are reasonably priced and a decent size. They had some toys there and my five year old played and let us have a quiet meal!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch not knowing what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised. There was a great menu with a wide variety of fillings to suit everyone's tastebuds. Staff were very friendly and the service was prompt. We loved our meal especially the sweet treat empanadas. Lastly, everything was great value

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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

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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
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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