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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.
Fulton, MD 20759
Tapas / Small Plates, International, Continental
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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Ranazul Ratings and Reviews
Have been many times for dinner but this was the first for lunch. Much more limited menu and could not get my favorite tapas. Main dish salad consisted only of field greens, minimal manchego cheese, and many but unexpectedly small and not especially tasty shrimp. Very disappointed.
Had the 4 course prix fixe special for $39. The pumpkin salad was very tasty and a good size. The scallops and sauce were delicious, but I wasn't a fan of the accompanying apples. Dessert was lava cake and ice cream... very chocolately and a perfect way to finish the meal.
Server was well versed about the menu, very friendly and attentive, and followed up without hovering. A nice, easy tasty dinner.
Lovely 'date night' meal. Crab Orzo was phenomenal, cheese plate was generous and delicious, open-faced pork tenderloin empanada with mushrooms was succulent and rich. Cocktails were well thought-out, special and beautifully crafted. Sopapillas with vanilla ice cream were the perfect sweet touch to end the evening. Atmosphere was relaxed, table spacing far enough apart to feel private. Would absolutely recommend.
A regular "go to" spot for business lunch in Howard County. Convenient for meeting guests arriving at BWI without going into Baltimore from my office in Montgomery. Innovative light fare, and wonderful Tapas. Service sometimes falters, as it did this time, but only a minor setback. It is a fun pace to "graze" on the appetizers or Tapas items.
The food at Ranazul relies so much on butter or cream to flair their food. I somehow forgot this after 3 years and went back the other night with some friends. Now I remember why we only get drinks here and avoid their food. Between my husband and myself, we ordered 5 tapas. If you are starving that shouldn't be too hard for 2 adults to finish. But we I left two dishes unfinished. So we ordered the crab Orzo, empanadas, pork tenderloin, lamb chops and peach salad. The peach salad was good. Everything else was crazy heavy. The crab orzo was literally drowning in browned butter, as you could see the bottom layer of what looked like 5 TBSP of oil. This would hve been so much better if it were clean, and there was use of herbs not butter/ cream for everything. The empanadas were also dressed with a heavy cream sauce as was the overcooked, jerky like pork tenderloin. I could not even try the lamb chops because my stomach was so caked up at this point. In the end my husband and I shared a creme brûlée. Flavor wise it was good, but because it was served hotit wasn't good at all. It was most likely over torched or fresh out the oven. Warm creme brûlée is kind of gross. Anyhow I can't really recommend this place to any foodie, it's just over priced, and not very good.
Came here and had a seat at the bar. This place has a great bar scene. Friendly and inviting. They had a special menu item they were running that night which was lamb shank. I love lamb so I had to order it. Well, needless to say, it was very, very good. The lamb was tender and well flavored. I think we got one of the last orders!
Their food is always good, but for brunch, they are always out of something. Last time, black beans, so no huevos rancheros, this time, no asparagus, so no asparagus scrambled eggs. Service painfully slow. Definitely better for lunch or dinner. But the food is great, so we keep going back.
Our friends group goes to dinner together every Friday. This night
we enjoyed a choice of amazing 4 course dinners during "Howard County Restaurant Weeks".
The food was great. Everyone was delighted with their selections.
The staff were all attentive and helpful.
We will be back!
We had the Restaurant Week menu and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and it was a very good value! We both had the strawberry and granny smith apple salad, which was large and delicious. I had the scallops (3), the Peruvian chicken, and the plum cobbler - each wonderful. I ate maybe half of the chicken and took the rest home. I could've skipped it altogether and been satiated, but it was delicious. My husband had the salmon, the rib eye (large portion for a small plate!), and the molten chocolate cake. He enjoyed them all and took home part of the steak. Definitely a good deal on a restaurant week, but the previous time we were here and got items a la carte, the dishes were unique and tasty.
We visited for the first time during Howard County Restaurant week! My husband wasn't blown away by the pre-fix menu but I thought it sounded great! He says his food wasn't seasoned enough- very bland. Fairly expensive for food that isn't quite at that level. Decent cocktails and selection though! (Bar was very dirty and not wiped down when we were offered a seat there while we waited for our friends to arrive for our reservation).
We went during Restaurant week so tried many dishes and were pleased with all. The mushroom soup was exactly as described, satisfying and delicious; short rib was sweet and tender. The apple salad was fresh, crunchy and refreshing and the salmon was cooked perfectly. the creme brulee was perfect. We left comfortably full and happy.
We have been here before and had much better service. Service was great in the beginning but then it took about 25 minutes before the waiter came back to take our order (he said he was just dropping off some waters and he would be right back). The food was mostly very well done with the exception of the short rib. The short rib has been really good and moist in the past. Unfortunately, it was dry and lacking in flavor on this visit. The steak that my husband had was much better.
Fantastic restaurant with great food and very reasonably priced. We were there for the prix fixe menu for restaurant week but the normal menu is great. My two favorite waitresses are Sophia and Eva. Just fantastic--good chef and management. Try the flight of white too
We were waited on by Ana who was delightful. The food was excellent and the portions were generous, I would recommend this place for any occasion. The only down side of the evening is there was a child's birthday party with the most unruly kids I have ever seen, complete with negligent parents. Kids were screaming and running all over the place. Out in hall throwing the "caution wet floor signs" truly disturbing to witness. Hopefully when we go back there won't be a repeat of the that unpleasantness.
Generous portions for tapas. We had Patatas Bravas, pork empanada, citrus salad (excellent), and arepas (crab and shrimp). All were really good and 4 plates was plenty for the two of us. There was a guy playing acoustic guitar....very nice atmosphere. We will definitely be back.
Tasty small plates in a chic contemporary setting. Our party of 7 shared about 8 tapas plus 3 entrees. Highly recommend the rack of lamb and rib eye. Favorite tapas included were mixed seafood, fried green tomatoes, and crab orzo. Excellent attentive service on a busy Saturday night, nice crowd at the bar. This is one of the consistently best dining experiences in HoCo. As good as any upscale big city venue but right here in the burbs!
Peruvian chicken had a strange taste so we sent it back. Replaced with scallops that were perfectly seared and tasted great, but they promised the noodles were gluten free and they weren't. I have a severe gluten allergy and this should have been taken off the bill. And the noodles that I did eat didn't taste all that great. Mussels, however, were excellent. Tuna tartare tasted like chopped tuna in mayo.
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