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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

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Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with a mate and we sat and watched the market in the evening the spot is perfect to see what is going on and you wont be hassled, it is cheap to buy drinks and even though we didn't eat the food smelt great!

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Thank kate s
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on first night as werent organised and wanted a view of the square. The food was terrible, the bread was stale and the kefta tagine was cold and inedible. Really disappointed.

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Thank Vicky C
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to sit down in the evening and have a view over the main square. We had 2 mint teas , which were ok but expensive for what we got. We didn't have another drink but sat for a while watching the activity below. it was fairly quiet in the cafe as it was 8pm on a February night..... More 

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Thank eve108
Marrakech, Morocco
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Only wanted to grab a coke, but refused this where we were sat. So we left.there are other places that will serve you what you want and when.

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Thank petercook44
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

From upstairs or downstairs the view of the square is excellent, it's the Florians of Marrakech but the prices are a fraction of it's Venetian cousin. Great for people watching,

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Thank Manc-Holidays
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's a bit shabby, but basically the only reason anyone is up on the balcony is for the view, which is FANTASTIC, you can see over the whole of the square. yes, you have to buy a drink but what's wrong with that. go up before sunset, nab a chair and then watch the square hustle and bustle. didn't eat... More 

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Thank ikkiv12
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534 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice setting with great views of the madina. We visited in Jan 2017 so the evenings were a little fresh and this place had patio heaters to keep clientele warm. Very clean toilets, with good hand washing / drying facilities. Not really suitable for infirm or wheel chair users due to the super steep spiral stair case leading from street... More 

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Thank Thebates22
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

frist I went this place coz I want to catch nice photo to alfana square but after I'm try the food its was one of the best taken i had in morracoo

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Thank Faisal A
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Check-in at sunset, go upstairs, take a tea since it's mandatory and chill out enjoying the breathtaking view on the Square, the crowd and wait for the sunset pray when all the people shut up instantaneously for respect. Touristic attraction, probably the greatest one, but a must see!

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Stanmore, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Found the Peach Melba doused in sauce and cream. Ice cream was too sweet and lacked flavour . Hardly any peaches which is ironic considering how cheap fresh fruit in Morocco is Expected more from a quality establishment for the price

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Thank Neil D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Moroccan, Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?