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Feb 13, 2007 09:19 AM

Recommendations for good place to eat off 5 freeway between Bakersfield and Orange?

Would appreciate suggestions for somewhere good to eat, within a few minutes' drive of 5 freeway. Any ethnicity, cheap, tasty. Thanks!

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  1. There is a well-known authentic Basque restaurant in Bakersfield called Noriega's - friends from LA drive there for their Basque festival. Not sure how close to the freeway they are though.

    1. I don't know where you're starting or ending your trip, but Noriega's is nowhere near I-5; it's closer to Highway 99. Probably a good 30 minutes out of the way. There's an OK taco stand right off of I-5 and Highway 58 (Buttonwillow) on the East side of the freeway. (look for an awning near the truck in a dirt lot) A good selection of tortas, burritos, tacos and seafood cocktails. About $5pp. I don't know their hours, as I always drive by there around lunchtime.