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Tex Drive In-Kona - CLOSED

75-5660 Kopiko St, Ste D3, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3611
+1 808-327-1777
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“malasadas” (29 reviews)
“donuts” (4 reviews)
“mango” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Hawaiian, Fast food, European, Diner, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
75-5660 Kopiko St, Ste D3, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to meet some great people and have some great food, this is it. You must have a malasada. Warning - go there hungry. Their lunch menu is great too.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is hands down the best place for malasadas. They are fresh and hot and they add the fillings after you order so they are not the least bit soggy. We got one mango and one guava - the mango was super flavorful but both...More

Thank Pdxgirl2015
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were told to go for a malasada and boy, am I glad I followed instructions. Forget other donuts - this place rocks. I think they have other food but who cares? Donuts!!!

Thank sparkinator99
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fresh malasadas - Portugese doughnuts - rated in travel guide books as "best on the island"! Your choices are plain or filled with chocolate, strawberry, or Bavarian cream. Choices may change with the seasons. It's worth the drive to have the best! In addition to...More

Thank Denali_Adventures
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Locals told us that we had to try the Malasadas, which are Portugese donuts. There were tasty. We ate one while it was piping hot and it did not disappoint. However, we had to visit the restrooms and they were under construction. This meant that...More

Thank Ammie B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We heard that Tex's were the best, so we drove over 2 hours and arrived at 7 PM only to find out they were sold out. So we came back before we left the island. The masaladas were HUGE! I wasn't hugely impressed, but I'm...More

Thank martinmelissamt
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Okay, so here's the deal--this has drive in food such as burgers, hot dogs and the like with mostly outside seating. That said, the Malasadas are good enough that we drove here just to make sure I got them on this return trip to The...More

Thank Bjmoo10
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Don't miss this place for breakfast, we went on the way to visiting the volcano. Our hosts had suggested it an they were not wrong. Open air seating, pancakes were huge and omelets were great.. Don't forget to try the famous Malasadas (A malasada is...More

Thank karenm652016
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Not sure I ever figured this place out while I was there, but it served the purpose of a quick meal when we were starved after a long day of ziplining. We ate burgers and let's just say, they aren't from Texas. The meat was...More

Thank Chyrl S
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Cool little place for malasadas - plain or filled! If you are heading towards Akaka Falls, this is a must stop! Yummy malasadas - a donut with no hole. Even with all the sugar, it's not as sweet as i thought it would be...unless you...More

Thank Trish R
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5660 Kopiko St, Ste D3, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3611
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-1777
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