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About Ranazul

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.

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd
Fulton, MD 20759
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 498-9666

Website:
http://www.ranazul.us/

Parking Details:
Free parking.

Executive Chef:
Jaime Ayala

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Sign up for our email list to receive news of our upcoming wine dinners, tastings, and other special events at http://www.ranazul.us and visit often. Or friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RANAZUL to keep up with all of our news.

Ranazul Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (24)
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Good for Groups (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was just fine; it seemed overpriced. The service was quite good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Super delicious novel generous portions.
Cheese dishes both main and desert are WOW. Meat tapas exquisite. Very good value.pink proseco great

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice diverse selection of delicious tapas. Excellent service. Only dislike was the oresence of a big screen tv and pop music playing detracted from the setting. Spanish and Latin music would be more appropriate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place for lunch with a friend. Lovely service and yummy food, as always

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was by far the most impressed with a restaurant. From the food to the service to the ambiance everything was immaculate!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was very slow. Business lunch took 2 hours, normally would have been 1 to 1.5 hours.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The first date night that my wife and I have been able to take in months, and Ranazul provided a perfect dinner. The food and service were spot on!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was good but not extraordinary. I enjoyed my salad. The other dishes that we had were very rich.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The BEST Tapas I have had. Generous portions, unique and very tasty combinations, and reasonable prices

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

good as usual. Made some great menu changes. Comfortable seating. Great location. Crispy duck salad, yum!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and bar. A really great neighborhood jewel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My normal petite filet and spinach:mushroom was not good not enough seasoning. ( I had the dish 10 + times). The mussels were excellent. The carrot cake was also excellent

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very amateur. Dishes took forever to come out - kitchen back up apparently. So many better Tapas restaurants in Baltimore!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Felt like everybody wanted us to enjoy the place. Thank you.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and easy to sample different things since it’s small plate style ( tapas).

Ambiance is decent it’s just a little strange because it’s connected to an office building.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was a great environment. Great food and especially great prices. I will be returning!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a large group and the service was excellent as usual! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed brunch, which is an excellent value! Planning another brunch already!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Chris is an amazing waiter

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was generally good. Service was excellent. One thing we did not like was the horrible dance track playing in the background. I guess this is to make the bar scene seem like it is happening? It's enough to discourage our return.....

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lamb chops are excellent. Tuna Tartar is good. Duck salad good. Deserts so so. Seating comfortable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Quiet and delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful tapas. The spinach with nuts and raisins is delightful. Salmon was very good. Everything is very light and tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As always, Ranazul steps up to the plate. The food and service are always good

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We took advantage of the Howard County pre fix menu...good food, good wine..good night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went during restaurant week - didn't know what to expect but was impressed with the selection and food quality- will return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The glass windows in the front are really dangerous 😂

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

5 of us went to Ranazul during Howard County restaurant week which featured a 4-course dinner with lots of choices and at a very good price. the waiter whom serves out table, Chris, is excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

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).

Tags: Casual
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