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Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wonderful old school family style dining. Meet new people every visit. Sit down one of 2 sittings noon & 7pm. Bread, wine, salad, potato salad & beans already on the table. soup with 2 entrees. this day was Bacalao & Tri Tip beef. Dinner few days later Chicken Cacciatore & Garlic Steaks. Hugh meal. Just like yer Basque grandma used... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The James Beard Foundation honored Noriega's as an "American Classic." If that isn't enough to convince you to dine here, nothing I can say will change your mind. To the Noriega "family": Please do not touch or change a thing! For me the eating here elevates dinner to a dining experience. From gathering in the bar area awaiting the call... More 

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portland oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After the soup course all dishes are Americanized - chicken cacciatore and spaghetti with marinara, and steaks, and plain green beans and lettuce with vinegrette. The food is good not great and very plentiful. They assign your seats and our table mates were far more colorful than the dinner. (Crazy and weird but fun). This isn't a foodies place but... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My friend and I recently had lunch here for the first time. We had such a great time! Everyone is seated and served family style. There is no menu to order from - everyone gets the same food for the meal and you share a platter with those sitting around you. A very unique dining experience! We had a great... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bakersfield is blessed with a great many good Basque restaurants and Noriega's is one of the oldest and one of the best. All means served family style in the Basque tradition. An older restaurant but still serving great Basque food.

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Additional Information about Noriega's

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

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