Las Paletas
     For all of you who have been asking, we made a batch of Rose Petal Paletas!  We are open until 6pm today!
   NEW HOURS! We will be closed on Mondays, and open 11am-5pm Tuesday through Sunday.
 Can you believe it... next week is Thanksgiving! We’ve got some tasty seasonal Paleta flavors like Pumpkin, Sweet Potato + Pecan, Cranberry Orange and Gingersnap Cookie! 🤤  ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin, and we have Pumpkin Chiquitas! Stop in to try one, or one of our other seasonal flavors!   Join @oakhallnashville in celebrating the first Saturday of our official Grand Opening Month! 10% of sales will be donated to the fine folks over at Iroquois Steeplechase who benefit the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. @laspaletasnashville will be serving up ice cold treats!
 We’ll be back at 1pm!!  Celebrating with our neighbors @12southtaproom 12 years on 12th Avenue. Come support our Local small business. #12southnashville #community #localbusiness #smallbusiness #neighborhood
 Repost from @whitesmercantile: On the 12S lot today - Shower Up is a mobile shower unit providing showers and personal care to Nashville’s homeless! They are taking donations of hats, gloves and scarves, or $3 which is the cost of one shower. Consider helping to support those less fortunate in our community by dropping off a donation today! ♥️
   NASHVILLE! It’s #NationalVoterRegistrationDay ! We’ve got everything you need to get registered before the November election. We will be giving a free Paleta for the person that comes and fills out the registration form. So if you aren’t already registered, come on by! We are open 11-6. 🇺🇸
 Stop in and try one of our seasonal flavors - we’ve got Pumpkin and Sweet Potato w/ Pecan Paletas! It’s the perfect treat to get you out of the house on this beautiful day! Open until 5pm.  Tomorrow is National Register to Vote day! We are partnering with Parnassus Books and will have voting registration forms for you to fill out if you haven’t already registered. Being registered to vote gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your community, city and country - so if you haven’t yet, stop by our shop tomorrow and register! 🇺🇸  It’s a HOT Labor Day Weekend, and we’ve got plenty of refreshing treats... like Watermelon Paletas! Open today until 8pm, Sunday 11-7, and Monday we will be closed!

Hours & Location

  • Monday
  • Tuesday - 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.