Las Paletas
     #Repost We are serving Paletas at @draperjames until 2pm today! ☺️ ・・・ It's #MintJulepDay, y'all! While the Kentucky Derby may be long over, we're always in the mood for a Mint Julep. So much so, we even designed two mint julep-inspired bags, and @katiejacobsnashville shared her recipe for Honey Peach Mint Juleps on the #LoveReese blog  Link in bio to shop the new styles and get the recipe! // : @evinphotography
   For those of you who have been waiting... CORN PALETAS ARE HERE! They don’t last long, so be sure to stop in to grab one! We are open 11-6 today, and 11-7 Friday and Saturday!
 Temperatures have dropped, and our creamy Pumpkin Paletas are back!   We have Peach Paletas made with fresh peaches from @thepeachtruck ! We’re open today 11-6... stop in to enjoy a sweet treat and cool off, or take some home to stash in your freezer.   Sunny and 60’s! It’s the perfect day for a Paleta.  We are open today 11-5!
 Come and try our collaboration with Guiness at the Music City Food and Wine Festival!!  Y’all... it is HOT outside!! This Clementine with Basil Paleta is sweet, refreshing and the perfect way to cool off on a day like today! ☀️
 HEADS UP! We will be opening at 1pm on Friday September 13th. Thank you!
 We are CLOSED LABOR DAY, as well as every Monday. Come in Saturday and Sunday to stock up on treats for your holiday!   We will be closed 4th of July! Be sure to stop in today to stock up on some Paletas to stay cool on your holiday! We are open 11-6. Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
 Supporting our friends @fristartmuseum for the Art Deco Affair #DECO #Art #community #Nashville #nashville #smallbusiness #localbuisness  Come visit us today at the Frist Family Day! 1:00-4:30 #mexicanartist #localbusiness #smallbusiness #communityfood #nashvillelove  Today we will be open from 12-4pm. We will resume normal hours of 11-5 on Wednesday! Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine.

Hours & Location

  • Monday 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
  • 11 – 6pm

Friday and Saturday 11 -7pm

 Closed July 4th


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.