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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #352 of 555 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

On the Jemaa squre good for drink or snack, we had a tagine here one night and it was very good. Inexpensive and an ideal location to observe the activities in the square.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Food (brochettes and pizza) were tasty and reasonably priced. but the service was slow and quite unfriendly. Nice view of the square

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UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We ended up eating lunch here at the behest of our personal tour guide who finished our 4 hour walking tour here. Yes the view is great (assuming you get a table near the edge) but the food is terrible (bland tasteless couscous, weird tasting turkey kebab) It's a good place to go in the evening to watch the square... More

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Milan, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One thing to be said, I did not have any meals here, but instead did like many people do at sunset -that is, I took a drink before accessing the terrace (you have to pay and get it upfront if it's a soft drink). I thought they charged a rather appropriate price, considering how popular the spot is -I have... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's nothing particularly exciting but worth a visit if you want to capture nice photos of the busy square down below. It gets quite busy as lots of other tourist are gathered to watch all the goings on in Djemma El Fna. It's worth the 20 Dhm for a soda if you just want to have a sit down and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The terrace of the cafe is almost always crowded... It' s difficult to find a table next to the corner, to watch Jemaa el-Fnaa... But if you can do this, you can enjoy your coffee, tea or cold drinks (not cheap but not expensive neither)... But the service is too slow!

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My friend and I came to Cafe Glacier purely for the view over Jemaa El Fna. You have to buy a drink to get in, so buy a coke and enjoy the atmosphere while you people watch. I loved being able to get my photos without any hassle, before going into the square to enjoy the mayhem first hand. Come... More

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Aberdeen Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We dropped in for a bite to eat on the roof terrace to take advantage of the view over the Jemaa El Fna. Unfortunately that's the only reason to go. The food was at best OK but nothing like the quality elsewhere. The apple drink I had was awful, I got water as I couldn't drink it. Prices are quite... More

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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Popped in here to watch the square come to life at night. Compulsory drink at the door - which is fine - but then crowded and a bit commercial for us - headed over to Taj'in Darna across the road - as good a view and much nicer.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The best thing about this cafe is the view and for me thats really it. I ordered a pizza and a fanta. I got a fanta yes but the pizza, I'd rather not comment on. It was worth the money I guess for the view as we stayed for a while to watch the sunset. Its was absolutely fantastic.

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