Las Paletas
     Holiday flavors are here!!! Candy cane & Eggnog in chiquitas...
   Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day! We will see you January 2nd 2019 11am-5pm. Les deseamos un Feliz y Próspero Año Nuevo ✨ #nashvillesmallbusiness #greatful #communityfood #12south #12southnashville
 Despite the road work on 12 South, we are OPEN and have Rose Petal Paletas! You can enter our parking lot through the alley on Kirkwood. Happy Valentines Day! ♥️ Open 11-5  Feliz Navidad! Closed 12/24-12/25 Open 11am-5pm 12-26  Celebrating 17 years today, THANK YOU Nashville for your continued support!!! From day #1 in 12South. #12southnashville #localbusiness #nashvillesmallbusiness #12south #thankyounashville #supportlocal #nashvillelove
 It’s that time of year again - we have Rose Petal Paletas!   Join us @laspaletasnashville Saturday 12/22 for a pop-up with Founder Annie Parks of @thebalancedbeetribe she will be answering questions, sampling and selling their medicinal broths from 1-5pm. Come hear her journey with “broths as thy medicine”
 We are OPEN and the shop is nice and toasty - a perfect spot to eat a sweet treat and get those stir crazy kiddos out of the house. ☺️ Today’s hours: 11-5
 Creamy Lime - YUMMO!  We know this is a favorite for a lot of you, and we’ve got plenty! Open today 11-5.  It’s a beautiful day in Nashville! Come enjoy our seasonal flavors. Open 11-5 today
 When the holidays are over we often need to get back on track with our eating habits - and that’s why we made this Paleta! It’s a combination of lemon, cayenne pepper and a little maple syrup for sweetness! The perfect combo to revive and refresh you!   Repost! @12southfrmsmkt will be joining us tomorrow from 11am-4pm to accept donations of new or gently used coats and winter clothing items for @oasiscenternashville ! This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets!   Thankful for our Nashville Community! We are participating in #indienashgiving Small Business Saturday and donating a portion of our sales to @thenashvillefoodproject. Get out and support Nashville's small businesses which impact our local economy directly. #shopsmall #12south #12southnashville #nashvillesmallbusiness #localbusiness

Hours & Location

  • Monday & Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 11am–5pm



Today's Menu

(Paletas can go fast, our menu is subject to change throughout the day)


Norma & Irma PazSisters Norma and Irma Paz grew up in Mexico eating paletas, a frozen treat similar to an ice pop, made with fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. ”Each flavor tastes like what it actually is because it is made with the actual ingredient,” Irma explains.

In 2001 they opened “Las Paletas” in the 12 South neighborhood in Nashville, with the desire to share part of their culture. “We wanted to showcase the very diverse Mexican cuisine as part of our culture, a culture that prides itself on making food from scratch for our loved ones,” Irma recalls. Norma adds,”I wanted to explore my entrepreneurial spirit and have the flexibility to be a mom while starting and growing a new business”. They launched their adventure by Irma learning the art of Paleta making from a paletero (Paleta maker) in a small town in western Mexico where the knowledge is passed on from generation to generation, while Norma handled everything needed to start the business back in Nashville.

Nashville and the 12 South community have embraced Las Paletas as their own, melding diversity and creativity with the traditional Mexican treat. We invite you to walk into Las Paletas with a spirit of adventure, to create your own experience and become part of what Norma and Irma call the “Las Paletas family.”

Our PaletasPaletas

Made in our store’s kitchen, Las Paletas offers “cream” paletas that have the texture of an ice cream bar and “fruit” paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop. Using fresh, ripe fruit, vegetables and other ingredients including grains, nuts, flowers and herbs from community gardens, we offer 20 or more flavors each day. You will find traditional Mexican flavors (such as lime, tamarind, pineapple with chili peppers, hibiscus, avocado, “hot” chocolate with chili peppers, and mexican caramel) next to flavors suggested by our customers (e.g. peanut butter, chocolate banana, chocolate with chocolate chips) and seasonal flavors (e.g. pumpkin,corn, basil, lime with mint). There truly is something for every palate. As Irma proudly says, “When you come through our doors, you will find a wide range of flavors from sweet, tart or spicy, to fruity and nutty … and all are made with the same special care”.


Catering & Special Orders

Las Paletas offers catering and special orders! To learn more or make a request please email us at,

call 615-386-2101, or visit us at the shop.