Manena's Pastry Shop & Deli

★★★★★
  • 11018 Westheimer Rd

    Houston, TX 77042

    Map & Directions
  • 713-278-7139

About Manena's Pastry Shop & Deli

Hours
Mon-Sat 8:30am-8pm

Food

Food
More choices in Houston:
Resultset_next

Hollywood Espresso

6000 W Hollywood Rd Wasilla, AK

Resultset_next

Lumberyard Deli

10911 W Big Lake Rd Houston, AK

5.0 1
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Manena's Pastry Shop & Deli was?
Write a Review
.

Housed in the middle of a strip mall next to the very popular Tennis Express, Manena's is the real deal if you love Argentinian bakeries. I've passed by this 7-year-old Argentinian Bakery/Eatery countless times without entering because it's extremely nondescript from the outside. But today they had a new banner hanging from the front, advertising "argentinian pastries," and I had to try it.
From the minute I walked in, I felt like I was transported to a small panaderia in Buenos Aires. I loved everything about it, from the saffron colored walls to the little Argentine wall art, to the wooden tables and chairs, to the brightly lit bakery display filled with empanadas, mouthwatering flan, and dulce de leche alfajores, and other typical Argentinian pastry items. The menu also reminded me of my favorite panaderia in Buenos Aires, with items like "sandwich de miga", crustless thin white sandwiches, "milanesa", breaded cutlets, and "lomita", or steak sandwich.
With eyes bigger than my stomach, I ordered a "cafe con leche" (coffee with milk) a "lomita" (steak sandwich with ham, cheese, egg, lettuce, tomato), and an "empanada de carne" (beef empanada). The coffee came first, foamy and steaming hot for only $1, I was in heaven. Then came the beautiful golden, crusty, perfectly crescent-shaped empanada. One bite and I was sighing in satisfaction. Possibly even better than the empanadas in Argentina, these large, juicy, perfectly seasoned pastries filled with meat are to-die-for at just $1.99/each. Then came the lomita, in typical Argentine fashion, extra large and spilling over the sides with filling. Definitely big enough for two, I somehow finished one half of it and took the rest home for later.
I ordered 6 more empanadas to-go and will definitely be coming back for more. Maybe next time I'll allow myself to sample the tres leches and the flan, both displayed enticingly in the main pasty window.
As I would say in Argentina, "me gusta mucho!" I like it very much! Muchas gracias for bringing a bit of Argentina to Houston!

2
★★★★★

Housed in the middle of a strip mall next to the very popular Tennis Express, Manena's is the real deal if you love Argentinian bakeries. I've passed by this 7-year-old Argentinian Bakery/Eatery countless times without entering because it's extremely nondescript from the outside. But today they had a new banner hanging from the front, advertising "argentinian pastries," and I had to try it.
From the minute I walked in, I felt like I was transported to a small panaderia in Buenos Aires. I loved everything about it, from the saffron colored walls to the little Argentine wall art, to the wooden tables and chairs, to the brightly lit bakery display filled with empanadas, mouthwatering flan, and dulce de leche alfajores, and other typical Argentinian pastry items. The menu also reminded me of my favorite panaderia in Buenos Aires, with items like "sandwich de miga", crustless thin white sandwiches, "milanesa", breaded cutlets, and "lomita", or steak sandwich.
With eyes bigger than my stomach, I ordered a "cafe con leche" (coffee with milk) a "lomita" (steak sandwich with ham, cheese, egg, lettuce, tomato), and an "empanada de carne" (beef empanada). The coffee came first, foamy and steaming hot for only $1, I was in heaven. Then came the beautiful golden, crusty, perfectly crescent-shaped empanada. One bite and I was sighing in satisfaction. Possibly even better than the empanadas in Argentina, these large, juicy, perfectly seasoned pastries filled with meat are to-die-for at just $1.99/each. Then came the lomita, in typical Argentine fashion, extra large and spilling over the sides with filling. Definitely big enough for two, I somehow finished one half of it and took the rest home for later.
I ordered 6 more empanadas to-go and will definitely be coming back for more. Maybe next time I'll allow myself to sample the tres leches and the flan, both displayed enticingly in the main pasty window.
As I would say in Argentina, "me gusta mucho!" I like it very much! Muchas gracias for bringing a bit of Argentina to Houston!

Pros: Tasty empanadas, extremely well priced

Cons: Signage could be better

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Manena's Pastry Shop & Deli, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review