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525 Sumner St, Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 322-8419
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Basque Experience

This is an old hotel in a less than desirable area but the food and atmosphere more than make up for it. Dinner is served family style at one sitting in the evening and is traditional Basque. Service is always spot on and the ability to meet new people is easy with the long table style seating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an old hotel in a less than desirable area but the food and atmosphere more than make up for it. Dinner is served family style at one sitting in the evening and is traditional Basque. Service is always spot on and the ability to meet new people is easy with the long table style seating. Make reservations as... More 

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. It is small but has a large banquet room. Our class reunion was held here. The food was great, and you get to try different things since it is served family style. It is one one the few place places the I will eat the pickled tongue, since it is so tender.

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a special place, breakfast, lunch, or dinner it is so unique. Just flat out fun, a dinning experience you will never forget. Food quality is average, but it's the experience that's off the wall. This is an experience you will always remember.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

excellent basque food and service, the garlic fried chicken was to die for and it was the first time I had ever eaten there but I will be gong back...

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Camarillo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A single seating, family style restaurant set in a large hall. Meals are served course by course and the menu is pre set and served family style. Not only good food but a really nice experience. I highly suggest you try this wonderful place!

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

New Year's Eve dinner with my family at Noriega's was fantastic. It's all served family style & we happened to be seated next to the owners family. We heard stories of restaurant ownership through the years. The food that night was lamb stew & prime rib, along with the best Basque set up in Bakersfield. Outstanding!

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Tehachapi, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Tradition, tradition, tradition. Give yourself enough time to sit in the bar, look at the history of the basque culture. Try a Moscow Mule to drink in the copper cup. Enjoy family style dining. Talk to the people sitting next to you and soak up the culture/ invironment . Great food too

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Noriegas is without a doubt the best Bakersfield has to offer. Classic, rustic, Basque cuisine. Simple and satisfying...words cannot do this place justice. They have one seating a night for dinner and its family style, meaning you sit at a long table and share with whoever you sit next to. Awesome way to make new friends. Its not in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I lived in Bakersfield from 1982-1986 and close friends took me to Noriega's so many times on Saturday nights. It was the best meal of the week! When I just saw the lady describe the Saturday night meal, it made me so homesick for Bakersfield! I live back in NC now, no Basque sheepherders or interesting restaurants with jailai courts... More 

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Perryton, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Been going here for year's and I live in Texas.Me and a few friends go the day after Thanksgiving every year we call it Homers Holiday. The service is great and people are very nice and the food is fabulous!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Sumner St, Bakersfield, CA 93305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 322-8419

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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