We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red's Donuts

Is this your business?
433 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-372-9761
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“donuts” (48 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
433 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (72)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go there at least once a month and end up buying a dozen for friends or colleagues in the Bay Area. The donuts are fresh and the shop is vintage with a counter that runs ( almost ) the length of the shop. From...More

Thank Silvertiger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few steps from the Monterey Marriott Red's Donuts offers fresh old fashioned cake donuts for that early morning sweet tooth craving.

Thank h2onab
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Pulled this gem up on my phone as we were looking for breakfast. Arrived about 10 with probably a few dozen left to choose from, so you know this place is good! Super friendly gal running the shop, very homey with lots of regulars, one...More

Thank rokeedy
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I used to call Red's on a Saturday morning to order my crueler and coffee, going in my pjs, jump out with exact change and my order would be waiting on the counter! So good, I'd go in my pjs!

Thank realpaula
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I use to go to Red's everyday 7 days a week for many many years. The young Lady Evelyn who has worked here for well over 20 years was a true Gem for this Business. Well unfortunetly changed happend and She only works here at...More

Thank Kaiserlichehohe... L
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Hang out with locals at the counter. Have some coffee, turn off the cell, converse over a French cruller or twist, Bismarck or maple bar, fried right behind the counter in this righteous institution of Oldtown Monterey. The unsold donuts are sent over to their...More

Thank Justine_CMT
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Great little local donut shop. They close early in the afternoon so go early. I got the Wednesday special. 6 special and 6 regular donuts for $8. Even though there were only 3 of us. Very fresh donuts, in particular I enjoyed the apple fritter....More

Thank EatLaksa
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Looked in here more than once but the thought of doughnuts for breakfast was just a step too far. I was wrong. Try the maple doughnuts (filled with custard) and you'll look no further. So bad they're good.

Thank philipjkelly
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Literal hole in the wall donut shop...get there early and get them while they are hot. Delicious and so worth the calories!!!

Thank Bo R
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

They offer a dozen donuts for $5 on Monday and Tuesday. We got a wide variety. The cake donuts were far better than the others. Even so, they just aren't great. The chocolate tastes cheap and watered down. The glaze were okay. The guy who...More

Thank Flint34
Nearby Restaurants
Montrio Bistro
948 reviews
.07 miles away
Rosine's Restaurant
888 reviews
.03 miles away
Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
356 reviews
.03 miles away
Caffe Trieste
245 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Colton Hall Museum
52 reviews
.20 miles away
Old Monterey Farmer's Market
57 reviews
.12 miles away
Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street
82 reviews
.17 miles away
MST Trolley
29 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Red's Donuts staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
6:30 am - 12:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-9761
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing