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The Original Marini's Empanada House

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10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
+1 713-266-2729
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (92 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly
10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I heard about this place from a friend and was overly impressed. The empanadas are very affordable ranging from $2-3 dollars per empanada. They not only have regular meat, veggie, and cheese empanadas but they also have DESSERT EMPANADAS. The menu may be a bit...More

Thank Clisby W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch on the recommendation of friends. This place puts a smile on your face. The menu is huge and includes savory as well as sweet empanadas. We tried four savory and two sweet. Each was distinctive and wonderful. We tried both the regular...More

Thank Spg6611
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the empanadas and the sangria even when is only apples inside and the pieces cut to little taste very good,the best was gaucho tomato and basil, spinach and artichoke I didn't care for guava where is the membrillo ? when we ask...More

Thank takes2totango54
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Loved the Sangria ! I had the La Pampas empanada ! So many different choices ! For dessert you can’t go wrong with the flaky apple empanada 😍

Thank Circlecbar
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I tried three different empanadas to explore the menu a bit; Tex Mex, Las Pampas and Macho Nacho. They were OK. Nothing special. Served with two different sauces. Red is very hot; be careful. Green had a lot of flavor. Not bad, but nothing special.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, delicious food, and reasonable pricing!! I personally enjoy the empanadas... I dine here at times with family or friends and sometimes do take out regardless I'm satisfied. Been coming at this location for sometime and like the fact that its nearby...

Thank Rique4206
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is the Original Marini's Family from Argentina from the 1970's , their Children and Grandchildren run this (Also Visit the 2nd Original Location in Katy , Texas, where the Original Marini's sign is from their Original location on upper Westheimer which burned in a...More

Thank genoacowboy
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

First time visit last night, lots of options, surely something to please everybody! Hope to go back and try something else!

Thank candace_vee
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

The place has been around over a size. Years. They AMS empanadas and more empanadas. All flavors from Spivey to sweet With great sauce a cool vibe and neat people. In a shopping center with more empty shops than open. They thrive. A meal is...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I’ve tried multiple flavors and they’re all great! The owners have come out and walked around talking to guests and are so sweet! I always bring out of town friends here!

Thank Candace H
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If you like walking, it's within walking distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
  • Neighborhood: Westchase
  • Phone Number: +1 713-266-2729
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