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The Original Marini's Empanada House

10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042 (Westchase)
713.266.2729
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Ranked #162 of 7,288 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Latin
Neighborhood: Westchase
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here based strictly on other reviews. And the food we enjoyed at Marini's is exactly why we keep taking advice from TripAdvisor! We started with three empanadas each -- 2 savory and one dessert. But we had to go back for more. We tried the following: Beef gaucho, chicken poblano, chicken diablo, apple (with fresh chopped green apple!),... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

SWEET BABY OF MARY. I FOUND HEAVEN, AND HER NAME IS MARINI'S EMPANADA HOUSE. Why would I go to Katy, TX? Initially it was for an outlet mall nearby, and now I realize that my calling was to be brought to the light. The empanadas here at out of this world. Seriously, listen to every other review. They're consistent for... More 

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Cabot, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

while in training in Houston texas I ran across this restaurant. Great place to eat with great people working there. Will probably eat here a couple more times this week. Price is cheap cheap.

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Houston, Texas
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I first enjoyed the Argentine empanadas on old Westheimer near Montrose in the seventies. Yesterday I experienced Marini's empanadas on far Westheimer. We tried the meat, vegetable and dessert empanadas and neither my wife nor I were impressed. The dough of the empanadas was heavy and without fresh taste. My wife even tried adding salt to improve the taste of... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We came here twice on our visit to Houston and this place is amazing!! Everyone is really nice and it's family owned. This should be on the number one spot of places to eat while I'm Houston. They have so many options for empanadas, even dessert ones that are delicious!! During lunch time it does get very full so try... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This family eatery claims to offer traditional Argentinian fare with a wide variety of empenada's that highlight this menu. Combining traditional Argentinian flavors, local favorites, and international flare from around the world make this one of my favorite destinations in houston. Not to mention I don't look out of placing sipping a Yerba Mate from my gourd.

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Pagudpud, Philippines
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153 reviews 153 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Found this place by accident, was a great discovery and this place is almost a local institution. They were great empanada's and we ended up ordering more and Linda's Chicken we very good, a bit of time warp back to the 70's and rustic café ambience. We will be back

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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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