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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

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Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't expect brilliant food, though it is no doubt safer than in the square below. We had brochettes that were totally servicable, though the pizza wasn't great. BUT we had prime seats to watch the square as the sun went down. Wonderful!

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Thank Travelling G
Athens, Greece
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505 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No wifi, rude people and average service. The place is also very dirty. Food was less than average, so i suggest you focus in the amazing view and have a coffee or a drink (non alcoholic of course)

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Thank Johnmir13
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a tour the day before and our guide recommended having a drink on the balcony here. It was a great sugggestion and after negotiating the main square and finding the entrance this is a great vantage point. The terrace has a dual aspect of the square which means that you can view most of the square regardless of... More 

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Thank Nick S
Buggenhout
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mandatory consumption + terrace entrance/service cost (approx. 16Dh) but a great overview of the square in return. The terrace is closing around 22:00 so don't hesitate to visit.

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Thank Dieter V
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

self-service at the 1st floor; possibility to drink in the afternoon and to eat in the evening from 18:00

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From this place you have a good look over the Djema el Fna square. The prices for the drinks are high, looking to Maroccan standards, but its worth it. You can film and photograph the snake-charmers, without beiing stalked from people who wants money for the photo's

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Thank Marchel V
England, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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Marrakech, Morocco
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?