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

The Original Marini's Empanada House
Ranked #147 of 7,982 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television
Neighborhood: Westchase
Houston
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best empanadas in town”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Matzner5
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Kemah, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yum Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank worldfoodie64
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Kemah, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Empanada's in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“such sweet owners!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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