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Three restaurants to eat empanadas in Houston

Jason Martinez

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HOUSTON, TX - Looking for a new Houston treat with vibrant taste? This hand-sized pie with rich fillings might catch your appetite. We have collected three restaurants that serve South American Empanadas for you to explore in Houston.

1) The Original Marini's Empanada
10001 Westheimer Rd, Carillion Shopping Centre

Still going strong since 1969 to serve the original empanadas. Even though it's named 'The Original', you might be surprised with the creative flavor combos they can make. From savory, cheese, specialty, vegetable and even dessert empanadas are all on the list. Begin from the top list of Marini's Combo, they offer #1 (Numero UNO), Two Savory Empanadas, House Dessert + Soup or Salad and #2 (Numero DOS), One Empanada + One Dessert Empanada + Curly Fries + Small Drink, also Kid's Meal with Two Little Empanaditas + Curly Fries + Small Drink.

2) 5411 Empanadas
811 Louisiana St, Ste 320

Started with the delivery-only business in 2009, now they offer freshly baked daily empanadas with over a dozen flavors. If you're into sweet cravings in empanadas, luckily they have Banana Nutella and Sweet Corn. All vegetarian and vegan empanadas are also available. Don't forget to choose your dipping sauce with Chimi Home Jar, Chimichurri Side Sauce, or Red Hot Side Sauce.

3) The Empanada Factory
3833 SW Freeway Service Rd

Now you can have a taste of Argentina's Empanadas made originally from the family recipe for generations. Served in a matter of minutes to bring the fresh taste of Argentina into your mouth. It's also an affordable option to have lunch. Spend $2-3.30 for each and you'll have a filling lunch meal. From chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, to seafood, everything are worth the try.

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