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For 2
Tue, 2/20
11:00 PM
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751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas (32)
  • Fit for Foodies (17)
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Ranazul, an international Tapas style restaurant, truly offers something for everyone. Located in the newly developed Maple Lawn area of Howard County and just minutes off I-95, Ranazul delivers a level of quality and style typically associated with high priced big city restaurants, but does so affordably and in a very warm, friendly, and neighborly way. From the abundant(and free) parking to the custom Maryland made ice creams on our house made desserts, you're sure to enjoy everything about your Ranazul dining experience. Our service staff is trained to guide you and your palate through the Tapas experience as you enjoy signature dishes such as Tuna Tartare, Arepas, and New Zealand Lamb Chops created by Executive Chef Jaime Ayala. Our wine list offers over 150 labels with 25 by the glass so that you may enjoy a multitude of wines to match our vast food offerings. We invite you to experience for yourself why Ranazul is at the top of everyone's list of favorite places.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, International, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Lite fare: Daily: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thurs: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(301) 498-9666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jaime Ayala
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Parking details
Free parking.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 751 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sweettooth (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time visiting Ranazul. I thought all of the dishes were good. However, the scallops were by far the best scallops I had ever had and I would say a must try. The wine list was good, the cocktail/sangria was ok. I would eat here again, not blown away by the meal but still a great option for a date night out with the hubby.

Ladywholunches (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was great. We got a new waiter and he was being trained so there was a more experienced waiter working with him, but the new waiter did just fine--actually more than fine, he was pretty great. Not intrusive but there when we needed him, friendly but not overly so.
The food was reliably good, we had the scallops, fried chicken and a flatbread to share. All were good, the scallops were great. I always like this restaurant, it's reliable and they aim to please. If I lived closer I'd go more often and go to their nice bar more often.

ElkridgeLady (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We tried Ranazul for a belated Valentines dinner. It wasn’t very crowded, which was nice, and the food was good. It is tapas-style, but the hot dishes are larger than the cold ones. 3-4 should be more than enough for most couples! The restaurant was roomy and not too loud, but the bar area is louder. For a wine bar, there didn’t seem to be a very extensive wine list, but the selections were nice wines. Compared to IronBridge, I would say ambience is nicer; food not quite as good, but reasonable and inventive for tapas; wine is good, but not a large list. Do note, there are not many vegetarian/vegan options! Overall, I would recommend

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and service!

vipIrish (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Manager provided superb guidance on wine pairing.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday dinner

vippjmy (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Six of us were there Super Bowl Sunday so we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. It was also the last day of Howard County restaurant week. We all took advantage of the special and we were all very happy with our choices. We willing definitely be returning.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing as always! Service and food were outstanding. Thank you Mariano, Krizia, and Hal for the hospitality

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This service was the worst. They lost our reservation, to us they buy us a round of drinks then charges us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was “restaurant week”, so special priced meals made it a great deal. Food & wine both very good.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was tremendous; excellent service

teejaydee (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner during Restaurant week. Excellent service and ambiance. Highlights were the poached pear salad, the salmon, the roasted cod and the open pork empanada. Very nice wine pairing for the 4 course menu also.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Enjoyed our lunch!

LocalMan (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The food and service were mediocre , not bad but not good either. Good menu, executed carelessly. Used to be really good, but have slipped a lot. They need to tighten up and regain food standards and not just coast on Happy Hour and Beer

Gary (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

First time to Ranazul. Went for restaurant week. Food was very tasty, especially the 2nd and 3rd courses. We had did, shrimp, chicken, and ribeye, and all were excellent. The Sopa Azteca had a nice spice. The pear salad was okay - some different components for me and I wasn't overwhelmed. The molten chocolate cake was good, but the lemon cake was kind of bland....not very lemony. Service was a little slow, but I'm not sure if that's intentional - to give you time to relax between courses. Our server could have been little more attentive. There was also a glitch with the reservation, as Open Table had registered us as missing our reservation. Not sure if the restaurant forgot something when we checked in, or if the system glitched somewhere. But it got resolved. All in all, a very good experience.