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525 Sumner St, Bakersfield, CA 93305-5145
+1 661-322-8419
07:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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Arvin, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating here with my family for more than 50 years. On our most recent visit the out of town guests were raving about the oxtail stew and garlic fried chicken. There was a mix of locals and first time visitors. There were also people who used to live in Bakersfield who make it a point to come... More 

Thank SheBear63
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Bakersfield is a bit famous for it's Basque food. If you want authenticity, this is the best place by far. Meals are served family style. Don't leave Bakersfield without at least one visit.

Thank tp1026
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Family style. Everyone sits at a long table at set times. A lot of yummy food and wine. We were served both beef & pork!

Thank Travelendude
Oakura, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The food is served family style, there is nothing like Noriega's. Excellent food & lots of it: soup, salad, cottage cheese, pickled tongue (the BEST), spaghetti, oxtail stew, green beans with garlic, prime rib. Coconut & pineapple ice cream. All accompanied by red wine. Yum!!! Plus surrounded by great friends & family, can't beat it.

Thank Holli M
Bakersfield, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Intimate dining style. Very active fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Good value decent selection of entree's.

Thank JEC351650
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I love the Basque cabbage soup. The soup had noodles and no cabbage the day we visited. I was very disappointed. Service and hospitality were great.

Thank Linda S
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Breakfast 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday Lunch at 12:00 noon Dinner is served at 7:00. Reservations are highly recommended for all three meals. 661.322.8419 ❤💚❤💚❤💚❤💚❤💚❤💚❤💚❤💚

Thank michanne8
San Jose, California
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278 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It's been almost 10 years since moving from Bakersfield to the Bay area and decided to return and visit family. My spouse and I took three family members to visit Noriega's for the first time. All enjoyed the soup, beans and salsa entree first. The tongue and the oxtail were also a big hit with our group. The usual potato... More 

Thank EdUrias
State College, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Food offerings seemingly random and served family style, several meats (beef brisket, chicken), fries, spaghetti with tomato sauce, various vegetables. Lots of food, pretty tasty, but the best part was the eclectic decor and the family style service during which one could meet new, interesting people and carry on group interactive conversations. Food prepared and served by an aged woman.... More 

Thank Tamarack97
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I was in Bakersfield on business and was invited by my associates there to go to dinner at Noriega's. My hosts were so excited and proud to bring me to this place of history and nostalgic memories. Our meal, servers and conversations with others at our long buffet table was priceless. When I return in April, I will be sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Sumner St, Bakersfield, CA 93305-5145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-322-8419

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?