Las Paletas
     We are open today from 12-4 pm!
   Celebrate spring with us! Redbuds are blooming and we are sprinkling the flowers into the refreshing lime Chiquita . #edibleflowers #springinnashville
 A beautiful day @cheekwood botanical garden, catering a wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds!  We are reading the new book selected by our mayor as part of Nashville Reads program "The Color of Water" . Enjoy it while with your favor Paleta color. #nashvillereads  Snow day! We are close .... See you at the park enjoying the day with our community!#snowday #12southcommunity #sevierpark
 Good People = Good Paleta....These are the people that make it all happen .... This is what they are made of....  All you need is love!.....but a Rose Petal Paleta will add a touch of delicious fragrance taste to your day! Visit us and bring your loved ones #rosesforyouall
 We are @cmt music awards after party where they created a menu with our refreshing Chiquitas Paletas!
 Follow us @laspaletasmenu for our every day opening menu! Also this menu is available at our website The menu is subject to change throughout the day, paletas can go fast during summer season. #laspaletasnashville #laspaletasmenu  Chill with us this snowy day! We are open from 12 -4 pm
 Nashville is celebrating earth day at Centennial Park! . Support your local economy  We are back to our regular winter hours for now . Come and visit us!  Happy Snow Day! We will be open 11am-4:30pm today. Come on by to enjoy a paleta and take a stroll through the snowy park across the street!

Hours & Location

  • Tuesday - Saturday:
  • 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday - Monday:
  • 11am–6pm

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 or visit us at the shop.

Our office hours are: Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am to 3:30pm