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The Original Marini's Empanada House

#140 of 7,075 Restaurants in Houston
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Westchase
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10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
+1 713-266-2729
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something unique while passing through and stopped here based on others Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The empanadas and service was great. Order several different types. 😊

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my gosh, this is one of my favorite places for lunch. I pretty much always get the Combo #1 but with different empanada combinations. And their soup - oh my gosh. I even like their salad, and those are words I don't often say. Best of all, it's a family run place, and they are so nice and sweet... More 

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260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with my family for a holiday lunch and what a surprise. I had the bacon burger as well as the brisket empanada. They were incredible. The crust was perfect and the fries delicious. Fast friendly service and high quality.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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415 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

At first glance, Marini’s has the look-and-feel of a fast food joint. You stand in line, order, pay bargain basement prices, grab some red or green salsa in tiny plastic containers at the condiment counter, eat and go. Don’t let that fool you. Houston is loaded with restaurants which use the same logistics, but deliver outstanding foot: the top BBQ... More 

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Katy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had several different types. Everything was good. The prices are very reasonable. I love the fig/cheese dessert empanada best.

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Dallas, Texas
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201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

get there early this is very popular with the lunch crowd. everything is good and they have some different takes on the fillings. the staff makes you feel like family as they come out to visit.

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Decatur
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have had empanadas in others countries and these are the best tasting that I have eaten. I especially liked the Beef Gaucho, Tia Maria and the Chicken la Queen. Two or three empanadas make a great lunch.

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I usually don't like to eat fried foods but the empanadas here are delicious. I really enjoy their dulce de leche (miniatures) that way I can eat 2 small ones without feeling too guilty. Also the chicken with queso and delicious. It's a family restaurant so everyone is kind and helpful. Love it!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic family owned place. Empanadas were so delicious we were tempted to go back for dinner the same day! Super affordable. Will definitely be back super soon!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Was taken to this place on my last day in Houston. Great empanadas. This has all the feel of a family run business - Papa was sitting inside holding court. Great atmosphere and sitting outside in the sun people watching was a great end to my trip. Will come back here again next trip. Food was really good, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Argentinian, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Westchase
  • Neighbourhood: Westchase
  • Phone Number: +1 713-266-2729

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?