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“Really worth the visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Grand Cafe de la Poste

Le Grand Cafe de la Poste
Corner of bd. El Mansour Eddahbi and av. Imam Malik | (behind the main Guéliz post office), Ville Nouvelle, Marrakech 40000 , Morocco
524 433 038
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Ranked #126 of 555 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Gliwice, Poland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Really worth the visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Avocado with shrimps, salmon tartar, crab fish were just excellent (starter/lunch) - fresh and tasty! My steak was a bit overdone (wanted medium and got well done)....but the service was superb and the waitress made sure my wine glass was replenished when necessary. The interior is also nice. The restaurant offers international cuisine rather than Moroccan...the prices are also European (20-30EUR for main dish). It's good to book a table in advance as the place is full all the time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible service negates any possibility of an enjoyable experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

If only we had taken heed of our lonely planet guide, whose author had tried to forewarn us that at this establishment, "prices run high for dinner" and "service can be agonisingly slow". Why the lonely planet guide had seen fit to include Le Grand Cafe de la Poste at all is still beyond me.

If you do decide to try this place, it might be best to pretend that all the waitresses are actually zombies devoid of sight, hearing or independent thought, and that the maitre d' is their zombie master, equally devoid of sight and hearing but with a slight hint of consciousness - just enough to comprehend how angry and dissatisfied all her customers are (and their were quite a few while we were there) but not enough to be capable of doing anything about it. That way, at least, the restaurant's operations will make some sort of sense. If not, bring a good book to read while you wait for your bill to come.

Truly the worst restaurant experience I have ever had.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Are we in France or Morocco?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went for lunch just before New Year. Fortunately arrived early so we were shown a table for two. The ambience and atmosphere, the food and the staff is really like being in Southern France, with some Moroccan dishes thrown into the menu just to remind the well-heeled patrons of where they actually are.
The Moroccan sourced oysters were top-notch. In fact, all the food was excellent, the service was very pleasant, only the bill was a little top heavy - it's really Euroland priced for tourists, ex- French pats and the well heeled locals. All in all a very positive eating experience but just feel this is not really the genuine, authentic deal we were really looking for in Morocco. Having said that we had eaten our fare share of Tajines, Cous-Cous, Pastillas, Harira soup and Méchoui lamb so this was in all honesty a bit of a cop-put, a guilty pleasure indulging in the delights of the former colonial masters, whose influences and are still very much present in the country.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place was great, loved the atmosphere, the food, and the staff. We were made feel extremely welcome from the minute we arrived. Food was beautiful, recommend the prawn and monkfish tagine, it was lovely!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Third time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I am pleased that they are still serving medallion Sauvignon blanc wine as this is easiest the best wine that you can get in morocco. We popped there over Xmas for some antipasti, bread and a wine/beer. The antipasti was nice and we really like this restaurant, it is cool, laid back and simple in what it does, god food and wine. Due to the lack of smoking ban may I suggest that if you do not like to be near smokers you just let the staff know and I am sure that they will do their best, the staff are helpful and seem hardworking. The staff are turned out smartly and service is quite quick. The staff are polite and speak good English. This place is great if you are wandering into Gueliz from the medina and fancy a nibble and glass of vino on your way there.....and back! Expect to pay 30mad from the taxi rank outside the mosque to the grand cafe, maybe upto 50mads in peak season or if you get a Sally of a taxi driver who is willing to pull the wool over your eyes! Or, if you are willing to pay it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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