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“Great View but Horrible Service”

Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier
Ranked #382 of 886 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great View but Horrible Service”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This balcony cafe does offer a great view of the square. I would go for a cup of mint tea and some snapshots, but that's it. We made the mistake of going for dinner. First, they ran out of couscous and tagine, but they didn't tell us until 10 minutes after we ordered, so we had to default to pizza. It came out very oily and I had to use up several napkins to soak all the oil up. Not what we wanted for our last dinner in Morocco! Our tour needed us to get a receipt so we could get reimbursed for dinner, but the cashier refused to give us one. We asked him to just write it down on a piece of our paper but he really rudely dismissed us. I wouldn't even want to give these guys any of my money, but the view is pretty awesome so I would go for a quick tea and then leave.

  • Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good place to take pictures of the Jemaa al Fna square”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

During our trip we escaped the crowded square by drinking tea on the rooftop terrace of Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier. We didn't have anything to eat, but it all looked nice.

The best thing about this terrace is the fact that you can easily observe the hectic activities going on at the square and get a good overview. Also good for a couple of Kodak moments.

Visited December 2012
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Great to go to at sundown”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Everyone goes here from 4.30 to watch the square unfold into a different scene for the evening. Lots of places to get a good view and have a cup of coffee etc

Visited December 2012
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London
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354 reviews
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“Great photographic opportunity”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

If this was a review for photographic opportunities this would rank higher as a venue of interest. We were advised to get a table on the balcony early enough to enjoy the view at sunset and it was well worth it. A front row seat to one of liveliest markets,watching the evening food stalls set up and swing into action was fascinating. To be fair the coffee was good so it wasn't a disaster and worked as a welcome addition to our visit and I did get some great shots.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Great view- rest so-so”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Had lunch here for the view,not for the food. If you want to watch the fascinating goings on in the square, this is great- but dont expect fine dining. Pizzas were fine and brochettes werer surprisingly tender but chips were cold. Toilets basic and younare grunted at by
y the 'sleeping' male attendant who makes you pay for the toilet paper. a people watching place to grab a basic bite and not much else.

  • Visited December 2012
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