The folks at Tradiciones could coast on their great location: a nice, new restaurant smack northeast of downtown, just far enough away not to be mired in Metro construction, convenient and close enough to lure customers from several busy areas. But they've stepped up and made a little Eden of drinking and munching, whether you choose the charming patio (separated from abundant parking by a flowery courtyard, splashy fountain, and several stalls of colorful merchandise) or the cavernous-yet-welcoming interior, with elevated booths, large and small tables, and a full bar. No matter where you sit, you're likely to be serenaded by live musicians. You'll want to take advantage of Tradiciones' specialties, like a premium margarita, a gem-toned sangria, or a pitcher of something to share with your amigos. On the appetizer tip, one solid sopecito topped with beans, cheese, and/or meat is one dolla. Have a cilantro marg for us.