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Salsa Mexicana is the latest Rockville Centre venture from chef-restaurateur Art Gustafson, who also owns Chadwicks American Chophouse & Bar and is a partner at Tony Colombos. The executive chef at Salsa Mexicana is Axell Urrutia, who headed the kitchen at Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill in Island Park and, before that, Cannon’s Blackthorn in Rockville Centre.

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Urrutia said that his repertoire features “authentic Mexican flavors and modern platings” characterized by an innovation such as pumpkin seed-crusted scallop tacos. A glance at the menu (with most dishes under $20) reveals Mexican street corn (at $8, the least expensive option), jicama salad, duck al pastor tacos on handmade corn tortillas, shrimp ceviche, sangria-braised short rib enchiladas, adobo-rubbed scallop fajitas, and, at $26 (the costliest dish) tampiquena, or lime-seared beef tenderloin.

Salsa Mexicana is at 13. N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-544-2526.