Concord Taco Trail

The East Bay’s go-to destination for authentic tacos now has a name – the Concord Taco Trail. 

Concord has long been home to deliciously authentic, family-owned taquerias and restaurants and we’ve rounded up a list of the best for taco lovers to explore. And while the Taco Trail may have had its official introduction in 2020, tacos have always been a part of Concord’s heritage and legacy, so we’re just going to say it all started in 1869. 

The compilation process involved many hours of tasty research, but first we had to establish some parameters. While many Concord restaurants may serve tacos, contenders had to meet some very specific criteria to make the cut:

  • The venue’s primary business must be Mexican or Latino food
  • Must be located in Concord
  • Must be a single location or one of a small number of locations, no national chains (sorry, Taco Bell, El Pollo Loco and Chipotle)

And while we do love Concord’s awesome taco trucks as well, they were not included due to the lack of a permanent address and contact information.

For your convenience, we have compiled a short list of tried-and-true spots that might help you to choose a place to start. Each of our nearly 40 locations have specialty and signature tacos as well, including al pastor, carnitas, grilled tilapia, vegitariano, carne asada, crispy fish, and even filet mignon, so fire up your sense of adventure and just see where the Trail takes you. And when you do discover a glorious new favorite, be sure to take a photo and tell everyone about it at #concordtacotrail, #visitconcord and #concordeats.

Adios amigos and happy, tasty Trails to you! 


Concord Taco Trail Map

Concord Taco Trail Starter List:

For a downloadable version with Map and Top 11 list, click here.

1. Mercado Del Sol: 

1450 Monument Blvd, Concord
(925) 676-8837
http://mercado-del-sol.cafe-inspector.com/
Known for: Fish Tacos

2. Ranchero Taqueria: 

1099 Reganti Dr., Ste B, Concord
(925) 685-7101
https://www.yelp.com/biz/ranchero-taqueria-concord
Known for: Al Pastor Tacos

3. Tortilleria El Molino: 

1500 Monument Blvd, Concord
(925) 687-7066
http://www.tortillaselmolino.com/
Known for: Al Pastor and Carnitas Tacos

4. Salsa Verde Mexican Cuisine: 

970 Detroit Ave, Concord
(925) 825-8504
http://www.salsaverdecuisine.com/
Known for: Street Tacos

5. Taqueria Autlan: 

3535 Clayton Rd, Concord
(925) 332-5915
https://taqueria-autlan.negocio.site/
Known for: Carnitas Tacos

6. Los Tacos De Pancho

2699 Clayton Rd, Concord
(925) 827-0517
http://los-tacos-de-pancho.cafe-inspector.com/
Known for: Carne Asada & Grilled Tilapia Fish Tacos

7. La Pinata of Concord: 

2301 Willow Pass Rd., Concord
(925) 609-9119
https://www.lapinataconcord.com/
Known for: Fish Tacos

8. Taqueria Los Dos Gallos:

1950 Grant St. Concord
925-687-5988
http://www.taquerialosgallos.com/
Known for: Vegetariano & San Felipe Fish Tacos

9. Canasta Kitchen:

2118 Mt Diablo St
(925) 822-3996
http://www.canastakitchen.com/
Known for: Three Street Tacos Lunch

10. Taqueria La Soledad: 

1758 Salvio St, Concord
(925) 689-9670
https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-soledad-concord
Known for: Carne Asada Tacos

11. Puesto:

 2035 Diamond Blvd., Concord
(925) 334-7794
https://eatpuesto.com/
Known for: Steak & Filet Mignon Tacos

CONCORD TACO TRAIL – Complete List, by District

For a downloadable version of this list including all Taqueria's & Restaurants, click here.

Monument Blvd.

El Faro Mexican Food2280 Monument Blvd(925) 827-0976
El Rancho Restaurant1450 Monument Blvd, Ste A(925) 685-5582
El Yahualica Tacos2699 Monument Blvd, Ste I(925) 686-0319
La Cabana Restaurant1500 Monument Blvd, Ste B(925) 293-6439
Las Chismosas Taqueria1955 Monument Blvd Ste 4E925) 691-3925
Las Morenita Market1120 Meadow Ln (near Monument)(925) 609-8748
Herencia Hidalguense La Casa de la Barbacoa1140 Meadow Lane (near Monument)(925) 676-6450
Mercado Del Sol1450 Monument Blvd(925) 676-8837
Mercado Del Valle1651 Monument Blvd(925) 687-7032
Pancho Villa1500 Monument Blvd Ste F13(925) 798-3155
Ranchero Taqueria1099 Reganti Dr Ste B (just off Monument)(925) 685-7101
Tacos El Patron2290 Monument Blvd(925) 822-3993
Tortilleria El Molino1500 Monument Blvd(925) 687-7066
Taqueria Los Chachanillas1880 Monument Blvd(925) 270-3616
Taqueria Mariscos1500 Monument Blvd, Ste A1(925) 375-1955

Willow Pass Rd.

Casa Del Alfajor1665 Willow Pass Rd(925) 695-5994
Las Montanas Supermarket1725 Willow Pass Rd(925) 686-5123
La Pinata of Concord2301 Willow Pass Rd(925) 609-9119
La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant and Cantina ($$)1802 Willow Pass Rd(925) 685-1986
Mariscos La Playita1841 Willow Pass Rd(925) 276-0028
Salsa Mexican Grill1680 Willow Pass Rd, Ste C(925) 687-9300

Clayton Rd. 

El Mariachi Grill4673 Clayton Rd(925) 349-4482
Lisa V’s5100 Clayton Rd(925) 687-7527
Los Portales Taqueria4305 Clayton Rd(925) 691-3818
Los Tacos De Pancho2699 Clayton Rd(925) 827-0517
Taqueria Autlan3535 Clayton Rd(925) 332-5915
Taqueria La Plaza1801 Sutter St (just off Clayton Rd)(925) 671-9411
Taqueria Los Arcos4530 Clayton Rd, Ste A(925) 825-1262
Taqueria Los Palmas4787-A Clayton Rd(925) 680-7700

Todos Santos (in & near Plaza)

Canasta Kitchen ($$)2118 Mt Diablo St(925) 822-3996
Taqueria El Farolito1844 Grant St(925) 363-3940
Taqueria La Soledad1758 Salvio St(925) 689-9670
Taqueria Los Gallos1950 Grant St(925) 687-5988

Other Areas

Salsa Verde Mexican Cuisine970 Detroit Ave(925) 825-8504
Guacamole Authentic Mexican Grill790 Oak Grove Rd, Ste D(925) 689-4822
Puesto ($$)2035 Diamond Blvd(925) 334-7794
Cinco de Mayo4115 Concord Blvd, Ste 22(925) 691-8855