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“Terrible service only worth for the view” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier
Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #358 of 577 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Terrible service only worth for the view”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We have been to this place as we've heard about its wonderful views. It's a great place to relax and see all the life happening in jemaa el fna.
My relaxing time suddenly turned to be a disaster when the waiter tried to charge us more money. When I told him the price was not correct, he became very rude, angry with a despicable attitude. We never felt so worthless and left the place without leaving any tips!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Good spot for sunshine and views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Had a quick coke at lunchtime overlooking the Jemaa el-Fnaa square. Nice sun-trap, and efficient, and the pizzas didn't look too bad either.
Good alternative to other cafes overlooking the square.

Visited March 2013
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“Best views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Higher than neighbouring establishments such as the awful Cafe de France (which has no real overview of the square Djemma al Fna) or the nearly completed Argana this cafe has the best vantage point on the square. Go at sunset to watch the food stalls being laid out. The far corner table is the best location with views of the Koutoubia mosque minaret. You may have to compete with others who have the same idea! You need to order a refreshment (avoid the food) such as a mint tea or, my favourite, cafe nus-nus.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Go for the amazing view and cheapish drinks!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We didnt eat hear but from what i can tell the food looked pretty standard, i wouldnt bother eating but it is 100% worth getting a drink and sitting back and watching the madness of the square. We went up here twice, once at sunset which was just perfect!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Just go for the views!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As everyone has said, this is not a place for fine dining, or even good drinks! But you should go up, pay for a coke and then enjoy the views over the djemma el fna and soak up the atmosphere!

Visited March 2013
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