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Moroccan, Cafe
After-hours, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service

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1.0 km from Medina of Marrakesh
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

Today I was with my friend but the waiter we got out of the coffee I don't know why but was a bad service Terrible service,bad drink and food

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2020

Being an amateur photographer, I was looking for a place to get a good overview of Jemaa El Fna. Our tour guide recommended Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier. It was not easy to find. While the terrace/balcony is easy to see, the stairs leading up...to it are about "half a block" to the left as as you face the terrace. You have to buy something to get onto the terrace. I spent 20 dirham for an overpriced orange soda, but the view it gave me was outstanding. I spent about an hour up there takingMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

The perfect place to admire the famous square, but nothing more. it's okay to drink tea and watch the show

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

We went here because of the reviews. While there are good views (2 drink purchase required), we saw slot of other places with great views as well. If you haven’t ate yet, find another restaurant with a great view and eat/drink there. You want be...missing anything. This isn’t a place I would eat at.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Very busy, loads of tourists. The mandatory drink system probably works for them. Nice view from balcony, however too crowded.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 22 September 2019

The only good thing about this place is the view. Staff can be rude and drinks are wayyy too expensive!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

Simply the best viewpoint of the square. It is indeed so. The deal consists in buying a drink (non-alcoholic) at the entrance and than enjoying the wonderful panorama. Mint-tea costs you 2€, soft drinks a bit more. The tables directly at the balustrade are the...most popular and can take a while until one becomes free. No one's pushing you to drink anymore or leave the place. After a while you have enough anyway and leave again. No place to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Very unpleasant restaurant, waiters are very bad. I really regret to stay in this place. Advice : Run away !!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

If you look for a restaurant which has the best view on the Djemaa El Fna then is is your No 1 choice! Food is nothing special, however it is ok! Its not about the food I guess, its about the amazing view! I would...recommend to arrive 1 hour before sunset and have 1-2 drinks and dinner. Before sunset it is crowded and everybody looks for a free table. Be there before them :)More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

Staff are a little aggressive when trying to enter the balcony. You get your own drinks from the fridge then pay before you’re allowed in, at 25 dirhams for a soft drink it’s a bit of a rip off. The views of the square below...are amazing but it’s very busy. We ordered food, reasonably priced but quite slow and they got my pizza order wrong! I would recommend for the views below it’s great to watch as the sun sets.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 2.5
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5