The Original Marini's Empanada House

10001 Westheimer, Ste 2570, Houston, TX 77042 | Get Directions
Phone: 713-266-2729
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Husband-and-wife team Marcello and Pelusa Marini have perfected the art of the fried pastries that are a staple of their home country. They opened their first restaurant back in 1971 after immigrating to the United States from Argentina, and continue to draw the crowds today with their homemade empanadas. The menu is crowded with dozens of options stuffed with fillings both sweet and savory, but for a taste of an Argentinean classic, Guy recommends the beef gaucho empanada. The ground beef is artfully seasoned, layered with olives and then enveloped in a light and airy dough before being plunged into the deep fryer.

Special Dishes: Beef Gaucho Empanada, Chicken Diablo Empanada, Hot Tia Maria Empanada

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