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“Best empanadas in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Original Marini's Empanada House

The Original Marini's Empanada House
10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042 (Westchase)
713.266.2729
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Ranked #163 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Latin
Neighborhood: Westchase
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Neighborhood: Westchase
Houston
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best empanadas in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Wide variety of empanadas, salty, sweet, spicy, fried, baked, healty, big, or small. You will always find something to enjoy. I love the mate (Argentinean tea) and the alfajores. Good wines, and little things in the store to buy and take home. Staff is super nice and friendly, trully a family business. The best of all, when Mr Marini is in the house, he is hillarious specially during soccer games (yes they have tvs as well) !!!! Super recommended, I am a regular.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Empanadas cooked to order - all delicious kinds! Even dessert empanadas!
We visited with our three kids - ages 8, 11 and 14 and we ALL loved it!
Try the tortilla soup and the sangria! Delicious!
The service is friendly, patient and helpful and the prices were reasonable. If you are in Houston - visit this place. Yum.

Visited December 2012
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Kemah, Texas
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Yum Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

This place is so good. On a cool night like tonight nothis is better than a Tia Maria empanadas. No better place in the city.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kemah, Texas
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“Best Empanada's in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I use to eat at Marini's about 3 times a week for lunch. Then I moved to a different office location and had not been back for about 6 months. Well the food was just as good as I remember if not better. I love the chocolate ones for dessert and my favorite savory is the Tia Maria!

Visited October 2012
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lexington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“such sweet owners!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

everything is hand made to order- perfect portions lightly fried not too heavy. Get the wine. every type of empanada you can imagine. Safe for people who dont like "ethnic food" great atmosphere for a quick bite

Visited October 2012
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