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Le Grand Balcon Cafe Glacier

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Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

self-service at the 1st floor; possibility to drink in the afternoon and to eat in the evening from 18:00

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Thank tigranoffs
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

From this place you have a good look over the Djema el Fna square. The prices for the drinks are high, looking to Maroccan standards, but its worth it. You can film and photograph the snake-charmers, without beiing stalked from people who wants money for the photo's

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Thank Marchel V
England, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I came here with a mate and we sat and watched the market in the evening the spot is perfect to see what is going on and you wont be hassled, it is cheap to buy drinks and even though we didn't eat the food smelt great!

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Thank kate s
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went here on first night as werent organised and wanted a view of the square. The food was terrible, the bread was stale and the kefta tagine was cold and inedible. Really disappointed.

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Thank Vicky C
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We wanted to sit down in the evening and have a view over the main square. We had 2 mint teas , which were ok but expensive for what we got. We didn't have another drink but sat for a while watching the activity below. it was fairly quiet in the cafe as it was 8pm on a February night..... More 

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Thank eve108
Marrakech, Morocco
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Only wanted to grab a coke, but refused this where we were sat. So we left.there are other places that will serve you what you want and when.

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Thank petercook44
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

From upstairs or downstairs the view of the square is excellent, it's the Florians of Marrakech but the prices are a fraction of it's Venetian cousin. Great for people watching,

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Thank Manc-Holidays
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's a bit shabby, but basically the only reason anyone is up on the balcony is for the view, which is FANTASTIC, you can see over the whole of the square. yes, you have to buy a drink but what's wrong with that. go up before sunset, nab a chair and then watch the square hustle and bustle. didn't eat... More 

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Thank ikkiv12
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551 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nice setting with great views of the madina. We visited in Jan 2017 so the evenings were a little fresh and this place had patio heaters to keep clientele warm. Very clean toilets, with good hand washing / drying facilities. Not really suitable for infirm or wheel chair users due to the super steep spiral stair case leading from street... More 

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Thank Thebates22
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

frist I went this place coz I want to catch nice photo to alfana square but after I'm try the food its was one of the best taken i had in morracoo

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Thank Faisal A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Moroccan, Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?