Las Paletas
     Merry Christmas, everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.✨ We will be open for normal business hours tomorrow through Sunday.
   TOMORROW! We have a special pop-up happening from 11am-2pm! Stop in for for some Pambazos and Tlacoyos for lunch from @succulentvegantacos !!
 COVID19 Dear community, We are following suit on the decision to close our store in this time of uncertainty. As a business we know that this is the action we must take. Las Paletas is a small business and being part of this community gives us a connection that we have cherished for almost 2 decades. We want to make ourselves and what we do available to you as our neighbor. With the store being closed know that you can still reach us. Email us at if you would like to stock your freezer with some healthy treats for you and your family. We can accommodate a safe way to meet your needs, either by: -opening the store for you alone to pick up -if you live close to the shop, which is where we live, we can drop off at your door -check our Instagram, if we are doing work at the shop, we can open the door for you. We know that times are tough for all of us, but if we are here for each other, we will get through this. We are here for you. In gratitude, Las Paletas team  We have a special pop-up happening next Saturday! Stop by between 11am-2pm for some Pambazos and Tlacoyos for lunch from @succulentvegantacos !!  CANDY CANE CHIQUITAS!  Just in time for Christmas! We are open today through Sunday, 11-5. The week of Christmas and New Years we will be open Thursday-Sunday 11-5.
 COVID19 Dear community, You have probably heard from many businesses as we become aware of the roll we all play as we navigate the COVID19. As of now, our store will open for our regular business hours, with heightened monitoring and precautions for our employees and customers. As you may know “las Paletas” is a small local business and because of it, our team is a tight net. We make small batches on site and we can trace every element in the process. Even though public health authorities suggest that COVID19 is not transmitted via food, we are taking extra precautions and making sure to do everything to help prevent and spread the virus. “Las Paletas” is not just our place of business and you are not just our customers. We are all community. In gratitude for you support, The “las Paletas” team  It’s a beautiful January day in Nashville! Pick out a Paleta and take a walk in beautiful @sevierpark across the street!
 Saturday 3/07/20 11-5 come enjoy tacos @karla_catering @tacosvivalavida
 Popup today 2/15/20 12-5 @karla_catering with @tacosvivalavida come eat some yummy tacos!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season spent with loved ones! We are open for our normal hours, today through Sunday (11-5)!
 In celebration of the month of love, we now have Rose Petal Paletas!  Surprise your bestie or significant other with a sweet treat for Valentines Day.  Continue your holiday celebrations with us!! Open until 5:00pm #12southnashville #nashville #buylocal #smallbusiness  HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm the week of Christmas, as well as the week of New Years! Be sure to stock up on Paletas in time for your holiday parties!

Hours & Location

  • Monday & Tuesday 
  • Wednesday through 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.