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Chicken tortilla at the West Taghkanic DinerThe West Taghkanic Diner’s chicken tortilla certainly draws a crowd

West Taghkanic Diner

Rte. 82 at Taconic Parkway, Ancram
518-851-7117

The deal: Mexican Fiesta Night

This landmark diner, with its neon Indian-chief sign, has been turning out classic eats in a classic Art-Deco-meets-the-’50s setting since 1953. It’s such a classic, in fact, that several movie scenes and TV commercials have been filmed here.

Lhyussine Siba bought the diner 18 months ago, and wisely changed nothing except to replace the worn blue booths with new red ones. (“Call me Siba, it’s easier,” says the Moroccan-Portuguese native, whose first name kicks off with not one, but two silent letters.)

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