2021 Concord Taco Trail Champions announced

2021 Concord Taco Trail Champions announced

2021 Concord Taco Trail Champions announced
Finalists (L to R) Jeff Child, Justin Cook, Spencer Silvestre and Ernesto Hernandez. Fifth finalist Robert Furlow was not in attendance. (Photos courtesy Visit Concord)
2021 Concord Taco Trail Champion Ernesto Hernandez of Concord.

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 17, 2021) – The second annual Concord Taco Trail Challenge has officially wrapped up with a bang.  A total of five competitors successfully completed the full passport trail that features a whopping 47 total check-in locations.

Jeff Child, Justin Cook, Spencer Silvestre, Robert Furlow and Ernesto Hernandez were the top finalists who achieved elite “Trail Master” status by visiting all participating locations during the Challenge period that occurred between September 15 and October 15, 2021.

Visit Concord recently honored the group at a special event at the Concord Visitor Center in Todos Santos Plaza. CEO & President Elaine Schroth selected Hernandez’s name in a random drawing among the finalists as the new 2021 Concord Taco Trail Champion.

All finalists received a Trail Master certificate and gift pack, while Hernandez also received the 2021 Taco Trail Champion trophy.

Fan Favorite Taqueria

Taqueria Los Arcos receives the Golden Taco trophy for the 2021 Fan Favorite Taqueria.

In a separate competition, the coveted Golden Taco trophy for Fan Favorite Taqueria was awarded to Taqueria Los Arcos on Clayton Rd, who scored the most check-ins during the Challenge period. Click here for the full list of participating restaurants & taquerias.

With nearly 1,000 sign-ups for the free mobile Taco Trail Passport, this year’s event had a significant increase in the number of participants and restaurant visits over last year. In contrast with this year’s five top finishers, last year’s Champion, Leyanne Amos, was the only competitor to visit all 32 designated check-in points during the event.

While the Taco Trail Challenge event for this year has ended, the Taco Trail passport continues on through next September. Taco fans can start by downloading the free mobile passport through the Visit Concord website. Participants can still earn a Taco Trail shirt with just 10 check-ins, or go for Trail Master status by visiting all locations. Click here for the full details.

For more information about the Concord Taco Trail, including a downloadable Taco Trail map of all participating locations, go to visitconcordca.com, or follow Visit Concord on Instagram (visitconcordca) and Facebook (VisitConcordCA).

About Visit Concord

Visit Concord is the brand identity created for the Concord Tourism Improvement District (TID), located in San Francisco’s East Bay. Visit Concord and the TID aim to improve economic growth by building awareness and consideration of Concord as a destination for travelers and meeting and event planners. Serving as the organization that defines the brand, Visit Concord is the source of travel inspiration through creative marketing programs and unique destination events. For more information, go to visitconcordca.com.

Concord Visitors Center

Whether you’re looking to find a great restaurant, plan a hike to the top of Mt. Diablo State Park, see a show at the Concord Pavilion, enjoy a day of shopping — or just discover something new — we’re here to help. Our knowledgeable team, along with our new, interactive information kiosk can help you find your way to everything you want to see and do in Concord. The Visitor Center is located in the heart of Concord’s charming, historic downtown at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, Concord CA.