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“Truly authentic local food”

Tex Drive In & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Honokaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This place is most famous among locals for its malasadas, a local/portuguese type of donut. They are truly a delicacy when eaten fresh, still warm from the oven right there at the window! Lots of good local food too. I always try to plan trips to the Hilo side so that I can grab lunch or early dinner at Tex's on the way.

Thank konastephen
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

By now you know you can get great Malasadas here ( filled pastries ) but for local food, you need to stop. Get a double hamburger dripping with cheese and bacon or their special of the day. Ours was papaya with chicken. To go we got a "big TTex" sandwich that was made wither their own sweet bread. Thank goodness because when traveling the center of the island, you can run for long stretches with nothing. We ended up Chowing down on it after visiting Mauna Kea for sunset. 1 1/2 hrs back to Kona at 9 pm. What a life saver. This is the Big Island so slow down and try the local stuff like tex drive in

Thank Al M
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We always make it a point to stop here for Malasadas which are Portuguese sugared donuts. You can enjoy others which are filled inside. They by for the very best and our favorite, compared to many other malasadas you find around the state. So stop on by if you're on your way to Hilo or Kona, or like us who would just drive here just for malasadas. Come enjoy the view and food!

Thank WaSunlover
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

A local place a few minutes from Waipio Rim B & B. Good food at very reasonable prices. A family place

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Any and every time pass by Honokaa, make a malasada stop! The outside is in need of repairing, economy taken its toll, garden shop closed. After all I am there for their incredible- hot, tasty sugary and creamed filled malasadas. one word...yum

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Thank Skooma
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