If you spend the weekends upstate away from outer bourrough dining but still want that real deal kind of meal, have 2 tacos at The Mexican grocery store/rest in the town of Red Hook, N.Y.( its the only one, On E.market street across from the Mobil station at the 4 cornors ) near rhinebeck. Its only $3.00 and the quality is as good as Rancheros Mexicanos 2 on 9th ave + 38th street. The chicken and spicy pork are great. Go early and i am sure its really fresh. Patrons include the Culinary students from CIA , who know what is good /simple food in a Area /community that is mostly white Folks and not much Ethnicities + ethnic food. Bard students don't count.
In tivioli you may love Sante Fe Resturant but this is much more real and less Yuppie.