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