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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

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Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Restaurant is in a perfect spot, looking down over the main square, ....the view from the top, truly panaromic.....take your camera.....have a non alcoholic drink, but don't stay for a meal......what a shame the food and the service, was no where as good as the view!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Cheryl M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is in a perfect spot, looking down over the main square, ....the view from the top, truly panaromic.....take your camera.....have a non alcoholic drink, but don't stay for a meal......what a shame the food and the service, was no where as good as the view!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

OK, so everyone knows the restaurants around the main square are a tourist trap and you don't come for a gourmet dining experience, but you're here instead for the views, and all you need to do for them is buy a drink! Sure service isn't exactly brilliant, but who cares, you have the best floor show ever to keep you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

View is good, the service OK, the food is the stock in trade Tagine/kebab/cous cous. I would return but not in haste

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Wandel
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174 reviews 174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I very rarely give 1* reviews. Think this place is coasting on its location, and there are multiple other good places nearby with terraces and similar views (see my other reviews). They're trying to charge for the toilet (others don't) and the service was actively unfriendly, and lazy to boot (leaving tables uncleared for ages). Only place in Marrakech where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There you can enjoy the best views of Jma el Fna. It is a bit crowded during sunset time and it is difficult to find a table. So get there in time!

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

the food and drink are over priced and moderate quality but a purchase of consumables is obligatory to gain access to the balcony, to be honest for taking photos or video of the drama below it is worth buying a drink or two just for the unequaled vantage point,

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went here for a view of the square which it is perfect for if you can get a seat by the railing. The staff however weren't great and on two occasions tried to short change us. The bar is pretty irrelevant though. you could go to a dozen other places around the square for a drink. Its the view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you want to see the square in Marrakech morph from a simple large square by day into a huge open theatre of activity by evening, sit here, drink a local beer and watch it all happen. The best viewing positions get taken quite early though.

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Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This place has great views of the El Fna, which is worth getting a cold drink and some photos. Not sure I could spend too long here but worth the holiday snaps.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We just went here for a drink, so that we could go up to the balcony overlooking the main square. We went about 7pm just as the street food sellers, snake charmers, bands and dancers were starting to warm up. It provided an excellent vantage point, where you can soak up the sounds and smells : very atmospheric. They don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Moroccan

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