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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
Unfortunately, I've really only dined here when I've had gift cards. The meals are expensive for the amount of food you get. The fried oysters had excessive breading, and were topped with some kind of sauce. (Sauces shouldn't go on fried foods because it makes the breading soggy). The steak portion was cooked well, but the potato that came with it was a little hard. The bread, drinks, and ceviche were fantastic. The caesar salad was 3 giant romaine leaves with a good caesar dressing on the ends of them. Please, I don't want to be cutting up my own salad at the table. Service was slow. We had to flag someone down to try and order a second drink after waiting for some time.
I’ve been here several times before but we decided to try for NY Eve after our friends party cancelled and we’re delighted to find they had a couple of seatings available. We arrived in frigid cold and realized my other half had left his wallet at home and I had brought no credit or atm card with me. I had some cash fortunately ($83) but not as much as we had intended to spend ($100+) so I embarrassedly asked our waiter if they accepted Apple Pay. Since they did not (a suggestion?) we had to forgo drinks but were able to share a delicious bruschetta, each have a hot tapas entree (the ribeye was so tender and generous I had to share some with my significant other) and we shared a dessert. We were full without being uncomfortable. Our waiter was so understanding and professional and the assistant servers were always on the ball. This place is a bit out of the way but so worth the drive. We’ll be back soon fully loaded with payment options!
We have eaten there twice and thoroughly enjoyed our meal each time. The first time we had small plates. The food was excellent and very interesting. Most recently we enjoyed a meal from the Prix Fixe menu. Again the food was great. I especially enjoyed the Sopa Azteca and the Pan Seared Scallops.
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).
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