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Noriega's Basque restaurant, family style dinning - Noriega's, Bakersfield, CA

Noriega's

3.2
3.2
11 Reviews
$31 to $50
Basque
At Noriega's you will get more than just a meal, we have a unique dining experience from start to finish. A traditional Basque dining menu. Enjoy our family-style dining with long tables, which provides a fun experience and an opportunity to meet some new faces seated near you.

Our unique menu changes daily, so be sure to come and enjoy an amazing experience and delicious food, that has been around since 1931

Make sure to try our deli menu and signature Picon Punch drink during your visit!


Noriega's received the prestigious James Beard award in March 2011

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Basque, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am
  • Phone number
    (661) 885-8515
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We offer catering for your events, big and small. Please visit our website for more information on our catering options: https://www.noriegasbasque.com/events-1
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website for more information on the wonderful variety of events we offer! https://www.noriegasbasque.com/events-1

What 11 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.2
3.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 2.6Value

NoiseModerate

11 Reviews
  1. JJH1

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation issues. Did not honor reservation when arrived.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    For a Friday evening dinner with my wife and daughter, it just wasn’t what I would do again. The place isn’t a warm environment. There is better Basque food in town. I’m sorry for the negative review.

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  3. MarshallI

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was plentiful and pretty tasty. We went on Father’s Day so they served tomahawk steaks and lobster tails. It was pricey. But the place is charming, servers are friendly, and ambiance was just right. We will return.

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  4. JMCM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for breakfast that it seemed was not on their books. We got there about 15 min before our reservation which was 30 min after they opened. The door was locked (understandable for the young hostess being in the restaurant alone) she told us that the chef was not yet there and she would call to see if he was on his way. She said that he claimed to be 10 minutes away but we didn’t want to wait in an empty restaurant for likely 30+ minutes or more for him to prep the kitchen. We ended up leaving. We both worked in the restaurant industry previously so there is a level understanding we usually go into a restaurant with, but not having the chef there to open a restaurant is really disappointing. We were looking forward to patronizing the new location as my husband had previously been to their breakfast at the original location and I had never eaten there at all. We live close and want to try again in the future but this experience makes us quite hesitant to trust that we will get up early to enjoy a breakfast on our Sunday off from work. Possibly a Saturday breakfast there is busier to substantiate the chef opening the restaurant before opening time.

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  5. jodim

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaruant changed their prices in last few months. Alomost $50 per person. The lamb we were served was filled with fat and had no flavor. We used to love coming here last year. Will not return.

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  6. JerryG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What a disappointment! All 5 of us agreed that our meal was no place near worth the $46 per person price tag. The ribs were sketchy at best and the garlic chicken seemed like leftover fried chicken reheated with garlic on it. The only part of the meal that was acceptable was the soup and salad. If you want good reasonably priced basque food, try Benji's or Woolgrowers.

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  7. Claire

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noriega’s was amazing! We had the oxtail stew and fried chicken - the Saturday night prix-fix - and it was so good. Save room, as it’s very easy to fill up before the mains come out, and they are worth waiting for. We were able to pack up the leftovers. Oxtail stew is just as yummy on day 2.

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  8. Seedman77

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I made this reservation for out of town guests, but did not attend myself. I had to rate ambiance and noise level to complete this survey so put a 3 star for both. My friends raved about the experience. Food, service, family atmosphere, they loved.

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  9. JanS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had high hopes, the food did not taste anything like it should have, The beans seemed like straight out of a can, salad was ok, soup was over salted, bread was dry as it it was several days old, for those who like rare steaks those were good, chicken was not good, The server brought out everything pretty quickly, you never had to wait for the next course, the wine tasted as expected, as did the blue cheese, the corn was also so salty it was not edible Somehow they need to learn how, where and exactly foods were purchased and prepared , because if they don’t they will be gone, really sad

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  10. MimiR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Expensive. Not as fabulous as I remembered. The food was plenty and the tongue was good but most of it was tasteless.

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  11. LondoW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, couldn’t have been happier

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Noriega's is rated 3.2 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Noriega's

4809 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bakersfield
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:30 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Basque, Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Phone number
    (661) 885-8515
  • Catering
    We offer catering for your events, big and small. Please visit our website for more information on our catering options: https://www.noriegasbasque.com/events-1
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website for more information on the wonderful variety of events we offer! https://www.noriegasbasque.com/events-1
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