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Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers

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The crust, sauce, cheese & toppings – everything comes together to make this the best pizza in Ajijic & Lake Chapala.

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Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers make the best pizzas in Ajijic and use quality, fresh ingredients in their kitchen.

[Note: Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers just re-opened at its new location at San José #246 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Due to the coronavirus, they are currently offering only takeout and delivery. They are also serving pizza only; they aren’t making other items on their menu for the moment. Delivery hours are Mon-Sat, 12:30-8 p.m. Cost for delivery is 30 pesos in San Antonio, 40 pesos to Riberas and East Ajijic, 50 pesos to the center of Chapala and West Ajijic (West Ajijic starts at 5 de Febrero), and 100 pesos to San Juan Cosalá and east of Chapala.]

The pizzas are everything you’d expect in a great pie: a crispy-but-chewy crust, a balanced garlicky tomato sauce, and the taste of real Italian mozzarella cheese.

There are 13 pizzas on the menu from the standby plain cheese and Hawaiian to more adventurous combinations.

Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers used to be located on the highway in Ajijic. In June 2019, it moved to the south side of the plaza before re-opening at its current location in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Last updated May 1, 2020

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San José #246

San Antonio Tlayacapan

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Delivery hours are Mon-Sat, 12:30-8 p.m. Cost for delivery is 30 pesos in San Antonio, 40 pesos to Riberas and East Ajijic, 50 pesos to the center of Chapala and West Ajijic (West Ajijic starts at 5 de Febrero), and 100 pesos to San Juan Cosalá and east of Chapala.

HoursClosed Now

Due to the coronavirus, many businesses are now closed. Many restaurants now only have takeout/delivery. See the home delivery list.
Mon12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Tue12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Wed12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Thu12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Fri12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Sat12:00 pm -8:00 pm
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Phone

331-091-3385

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Inside Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers at Parroquía #12-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers at Parroquía #12-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

Javier (Javi) lived over 20 years in the United States and eventually spent five years working in one of the top pizzerias in Charleston, South Carolina.

Javier (Javi) lived over 20 years in the United States and eventually spent five years working in one of the top pizzerias in Charleston, South Carolina.

Pizza crusts are available in three different thicknesses: thin, normal or thick. Every time it comes out as the right combination of crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

Pizza crusts are available in three different thicknesses: thin, normal or thick. Every time it comes out as the right combination of crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

Every pizza at Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers starts with a healthy dose of (what else?) garlic.

Every pizza at Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers starts with a healthy dose of (what else?) garlic.

Pizzas that don't have a tomato sauce base usually start off with some extra virgin olive oil.

Pizzas that don't have a tomato sauce base usually start off with some extra virgin olive oil.

The tomato sauce has oregano, other herbs, and imported Italian tomatoes.

The tomato sauce has oregano, other herbs, and imported Italian tomatoes.

Next goes on the Italian mozzarella cheese.

Next goes on the Italian mozzarella cheese.

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Then some toppings.

Then some toppings.

Making a small 'Phoenix' pizza: sliced chorizo, pineapple, serrano peppers, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

Making a small "Phoenix" pizza: sliced chorizo, pineapple, serrano peppers, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

Javi makes a medium 'Del Mar' pizza: pesto base, sauteed garlic shrimp, mozzarella cheese.

Javi makes a medium "Del Mar" pizza: pesto base, sauteed garlic shrimp, mozzarella cheese.

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A vegetarian pizza: cherry tomatoes, purple onions, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach, light mozzarella. This order also has sausage added to it.

A vegetarian pizza: cherry tomatoes, purple onions, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach, light mozzarella. This order also has sausage added to it.

Add spinach to a small pizza.

Add spinach to a small pizza.

A medium 'Samurai' pizza ready for the oven: sausage, black olives, green peppers, mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes, purple onion.

A medium "Samurai" pizza ready for the oven: sausage, black olives, green peppers, mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes, purple onion.

The pizzas are baked in a commercial pizza oven at 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit).

The pizzas are baked in a commercial pizza oven at 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit).

A medium Samurai pizza fresh out of the oven.

A medium Samurai pizza fresh out of the oven.

A medium 'Meathead' pizza: pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

A medium "Meathead" pizza: pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage, mozzarella, tomato sauce.

Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers is owned by Javier Vera and is named after his two sons.

Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers is owned by Javier Vera and is named after his two sons.

A medium pepperoni pizza: pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.

A medium pepperoni pizza: pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce.

A large 'Gryphon' pizza: spinach, balsamic chicken, bleu cheese crumble, mozzarella, olive oil and garlic base.

A large "Gryphon" pizza: spinach, balsamic chicken, bleu cheese crumble, mozzarella, olive oil and garlic base.

A large margherita pizza: cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella.

A large margherita pizza: cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella.

Once out of the oven, the pizza crusts are brushed in a butter sauce.

Once out of the oven, the pizza crusts are brushed in a butter sauce.

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And then the edges of the pizzas are sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

And then the edges of the pizzas are sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

A waiter takes an order.

A waiter takes an order. (This photo was taken in the restaurant's previous location.)

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Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers have regular live entertainment, such as jazz, blues and rock. Seen here is Tommy Banks and the Soul Investors.

Purple Garlic Pizza Brothers have regular live entertainment, such as jazz, blues and rock. Seen here is Tommy Banks and the Soul Investors. (This photo was taken in the restaurant's previous location.)

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