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Noriega Hotel

525 Sumner Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
661-322-8419
Noriega Hotel

Photo by Anne Fishbein

Details

  • Daily 9am-9pm
  • $$
  • Banquet Facilities, Family Style
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
The meals, set-price affairs, are communal, which means you are going to be passing the pepper to the dude next to you, and you are going to eat the same thing as everybody else. There is that cabbage soup, the beans with which you thicken it, salsa and bread; a bottle of cool, utility-grade red wine is included. If it is dinnertime, you will be offered slices of marinated tongue and maybe a spoonful of cottage cheese lightened with mayonnaise, which may be sort of an acquired taste; if lunch, a slab of blue cheese. There will be a lettuce salad, nothing fancy.

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