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The Original Marini's Empanada House

10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
+1 713-266-2729
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (83 reviews)
“tomato basil” (4 reviews)
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Latin, Argentinian, South American
10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found this through recs on trip advisor.... highly recommend the fugetti. Good Argentinian beer. Only reason it's 4 stars and not 5 is that on the wall it advertises a happy hour with 6 empanadas and a glass of sangria for 5.95 and they didn't...More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful empanadas! Tasty and hot. Especially liked the Beef Gaucho, and the Tex Mex. Very friendly, and unpretentious. Will return again.

Thank B767pilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love both locations but was VERY disappointed with my last visit to this one. I don't like my empanadas fried in grease so old that mystery pieces of burnt things are stuck all over it. Not cool!

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We drove way out of the way to find this place! The empanadas were really good. I had the mucho nacho and tomato basil empanadas. They were all stuffed full of cheese and other fillings. Really something for everyone. My daughters are picky eaters but...More

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

As others have mentioned, a large selection of empanadas to choose from. Nice little spot if you in the mood for something small.

Thank R B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited Marini's during a recent trip to Houston... The empanadas were AMAZING! There was a large menu with a variety of filling choices. The dessert empanadas were to die for! We really, really enjoyed our lunch! The price was very good too!

Thank MrsToya M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Great place for lunch with friends. Probably 50 empanadas on the menu, it's hard to choose! Lunch special is great, under ten bucks gets you two empanadas, a dessert empanada, drink, and a side salad or soup. I will definitely go back, many more I...More

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is good fast food, the South American way. Instead of burgers, empanadas. Great quality, good service.

Thank Gianluca M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very nice selection of empanadas - Argentinian style - flour based shell. The savory offerings are quite flavorful and wide ranged. I especially liked the beef and peppers one as well as the Italian. Shells are offered in regular and whole wheat which is nice....More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I was watching an episode of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and Marini's was featured on that show. I thought I'd give it a try but didn't hold out much hope because, let's face it ,how good can empanadas be? Well, omg, They were fantastic ....More

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Response from BevoBurn96 | Reviewed this property |
If you like walking, it's within walking distance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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