Pizza Grizzly – Oldest Theme Restaurant in Guatemala

Since living in Guatemala one of the biggest challenges we have had was finding good pizza. We have tasted every pizza made in Antigua and simply are not pleased. Isn’t pizza supposed to be an easy thing to make? Apparently not!

Four years of living in Guatemala, my husband just remembered that when he was a kid his parents used to take him to a fun pizza place called Pizza Grizzly. He didn’t know if it existed anymore, but did have great memories of it.

Entrance - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

So, after a wet and wild day at Mundo Petapa IRTRA amusement park I made it my mission to find it.  And guess what, one of the very first kid friendly, themed restaurant in Guatemala City was still serving delicious pizza. And my kids and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Why Pizza Grizzly  is more of an experience rather than just a Pizza Joint

The minute we entered the cowboy waiter escorted us right to jail.

Jailhouse Fun - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Not sure what it is about kids and jails, but my son was loving it.

ail House Rocks - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

The whole restaurant is designed in the Wild Wild West motif. Old styled saloons outline the walls with tables.

Wild Wild West - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Cowboys serve the food

Wild Wild West in Guatemala - Pizza Grizzly

And Grizzly bears let kids climb all over them

Grizzly Bears and Playground - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Best Pizza in Guatemala – And I don’t say this lightly

The brick oven pizza comes in tons of flavors. From regular cheese pizza to meat lovers delight and vegetarian speciality.

Three Cheese Pizza - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

But that’s not all they have. We also went for some yummy appetizers.

Texas Plate - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

We got the Texas Plate which came with delicious baby back ribs, mozzarella cheese sticks, fries, and jalapeño poppers.

Cheeeeeeese Sticks - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Dessert – I didn’t have any room for sweets, but my kids did.

Brownie with ice cream – my kids didn’t even give me a chance to take a photo that’s how good it was.

Brownie Fun - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Chocolate cheese cake – just look at it

Chocolate Cheese Cake - Pizza Grizzly, Guatemala

Pizza Grizzly Information

Address: 4a. Avenida 13-59, Zone 10

Phone #: 2363-6202

Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday – 7 am – 11 pm
Sunday – 7 am – 9 pm


About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

6 Responses to Pizza Grizzly – Oldest Theme Restaurant in Guatemala

  1. Walter Wirtz says:

    Your article’s premise is mistaken. Pizza Grizzly closed in the early 90’s. This new incarnation is about two years old, and it doesn’t resemble the original, which didn’t have jails, or big plastic bears. It was only a pizza place. The only thing the old and the new restaurants share in common is the name and the logo.

  2. Samuel says:

    What a great site! Everybody loves Pizza Grizzly 😉

  3. Yum! I know that craving – pizza in a culture where you don’t necessarily expect to find it, but when you do, it’s bliss! Pizza Grizzly looks like it makes delicious pizza and provides endless entertainment fir children and their vivid imaginations!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Looks like an entertaining pizza place. I know we’ve been spoiled with delicious pizza the last few years living in Italy.
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  5. Edwin Morales says:

    I remember pizza grizzly in the 80’s. My favorite part we’re the go-karts does pizza grizzly still have those?

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