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