By Beth Javens, Executive Director, Visit Concord
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary escape for the annual Concord Taco Trail Challenge returning this month. This is your chance to explore all the delectable goodness of 40-plus taquerias and restaurants along the celebrated Concord Taco Trail while supporting some very hard-working family and locally owned businesses.
Each Taco Trail stop offers authentic specialty and signature tacos from al pastor, birria and carne asada to grilled tilapia, shrimp, vegitariano … so many delicious choices.
The Taco Trail Challenge is a part of Concord’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (September 15 – October 15). Those who visit the most individual restaurants along the trail have the chance to win the coveted Taco Trail Champion Trophy. To participate, start by following Visit Concord on Instagram or Facebook at VisitConcordCA. Then post a picture of your visit to a participating restaurant using the hashtag #ConcordTacoTrail and the name of the location. Pictures can capture the food or ambiance of the restaurant. Each post will count as another entry.
Concord’s vibrant taquerias and restaurants participating in the Taco Trail will also be vying for their own recognition: the esteemed “Fan Favorite” Trophy. You can cast your vote for your preferred eatery online.
For full details, a list of all participating restaurants, and for voting for your favorite eatery, go to https://www.visitconcordca.com/eat-drink/taco-trail/.
Since its inception in 2019, the Concord Taco Trail has not only won the prestigious Visit California Poppy Award but has also been featured in Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine magazines. Visit Concord started the Taco Trail to simply uplift and showcase our local remarkable taquerias and now it has grown into an iconic culinary adventure, putting Concord on the global map for its unrivaled, authentic taco offerings.
For those who want to immerse themselves in all things tacos, pick up your official Concord Taco Trail map and exclusive Taco Trail merchandise at Visit Concord located in Salvio Pacheco Square. Share the Taco Trail experience with friends and family year-round, with the Visit Concord “Stay and Play” package. Details are at VisitConcordCA.com.
Your culinary taco trail journey begins now. Enjoy.