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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (81 reviews)
“tomato basil” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Argentinian, South American
10001 Westheimer Rd Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042-3253
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

They obviously take great care making the dough, the sauces, the meats, and the vegetables. Very nice! I walked over from the Hilton, twice.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

In town from Atlanta, great food and geasious hosts. This is a great family run business with fresh food like you would get when you visit someones house. Be sure to save room for the freshly made alfajors!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We heard about this gem from fellow travelers, and we are so glad we stopped in! The food is amazing! I had a Tex-Mex and a Nacho Macho empanadas. As we dined, we were delighted to meet the owner, his daughter, and granddaughter. They have...More

Thank rj1222
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how close to Marriott west chase
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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